Skiing in Austria means quaint villages that double as fantastically family-friendly ski and snowboarding resorts complete with good English-speaking ski schools and short transport times of just an hour and half. As with ski holidays in France and Italy, it also means lots of wonderful food to give you plenty of energy for tackling those sparkling slopes!
A perennially popular choice for ski holidays in Austria, the Tirol is a classic Alpine landscape including the world-famous resort of St Anton. It offers perfectly groomed pistes and challenging runs for more experienced skiers and boarders.
East of the Tirol, the Salzburg region is another area globally renowned for being home to some of the best ski resorts in Austria, Zell am See among them.
The Tirol region produces wonderful cheese, beef and trout that form the basis of local cuisine. Bacon dumplings and massive doughnuts filled with cream are just two of the local specialities worth looking out for. Plus make sure you sample the famous après scene St Anton offers and head to the remounted Moosewirt, Bar Cuba or our own Scotty’s Bar.
Cross over Zell am See and sample the good wholesome (if often highly calorific!) food, including mountain lamb, lake fish and to-die-for cakes and pastries. Then try out the mulled wine after a hard day’s ski.
Though known as one of the world’s most challenging areas, the Tirol’s St Anton isn’t reserved for experienced skiers and snowboarders, with nursery slopes, easy runs and lots of scope for intermediates too. Lech and Zürs are just a short bus-ride away for those who fancy a change of scene.
Similarly, though it has a reputation for its lively nightlife, St Anton also has plenty of gentler après-ski on offer for families, including ice-skating, tobogganing, sleigh-rides and swimming.
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