5 Best Destinations for Skiing In Austria

Step by step, Austria has become one of the best and most famous destinations in Europe for different kinds of winter activities, and skiing is the most popular and trendy one! No wonder, Austria is located in the centre of Europe and is well-known for the beauty of Alps, snowy days and great service. How to choose the best place for winter vacation and not make a mistake? We are here for you! Read our selection of 5 BEST destinations for skiing in Austria and start thinking about your next trip!

1. Sankt Anton am Arlberg (St. Anton)

Sankt Anton am Arlberg, commonly known as St. Anton, is one of the most popular ski resorts nowadays. It is located in Austria’s Arlberg region, which is also famous as one of the snowiest areas in Europe! Also, it is located in the western part of the country, not more than 2 hours of driving from any international airport of Austria (also from neighbouring Switzerland or Germany), so its accessibility also gives additional credits to this resort! Worth to mentioning that St. Anton will suit more advanced skiers than beginners.

2. Sölden

Sölden is actually one of the most renowned ski and snowboard resorts in Europe and is breaking many records. For example, with a total length of 15 km the ski route from Schwarze Schneide at Rettenbach Glacier is the region’s longest ski trail featuring nearly 2,000 m elevation change! Moreover, skiing enthusiasts can even ski from the village of Sölden up to the glaciers at the elevation of 3,250 m! Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Being adventurous and brave enough, at Sölden you will create memories of your life and experience unique emotions, not even mentioning about great service and breathtaking views. Are you ready?

3. Ischgl

This is a town in the Paznaun Valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Its ski resort Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland. Together this ski area belongs to the largest skiing resorts in the Alps. However, this is not the only thing the resort is famous for! It is also well-known all over the world for its intense nightlife and huge parties. Each year, in the end of the skiing season, it also hosts the traditional Top of the Mountain Concert with participation of the largest world super stars! So this is a right destination to go, if you are searching not only for sport activities, but also wouldn’t mind to have some fun!

4. Kaprun

It is known as “Zell am See-Kaprun” with the neighbouring Zell am See. Also it is famous for the glacier Kitzsteinhorn with the height of 3,203 m. The resort is located right next to the city of Salzburg, what makes it fast and easy reachable. The important fact to mention is that the resort is Kaprun is actually a year-round sport centre, so it’s a perfect place not only for visiting during winter, but a great destination for summer vacations as well!

5. Kitzbühel

This is actually one of the greatest destinations in Austria to visit not only for skiing in winter, but also for any kind of vacation during the year. Located in the heart of the Alps, this historical medieval town is charming, cozy and of course, and of course, also famous as one of the best locations for winter sports since the end of the 19th century! The town is located between the mountains Hahnenkamm (1712 m) and Kitzbühler Horn (1996 m), which are also famous for hosting international sport competitions, festivals and other events. So if you want to have an active vacation with a touch of history and culture, Kitzbühel may be the right choice for you!


Austria actually offers types of vacations, resorts and destination for any kind of traveler - for beginners and professionals, for luxury and budget trips, for family vacations and friends’ parties. So of course, this list is incomplete and could be much longer! But for this, we would have already publish a book :)
We are wishing you unforgettable fun and great time in Austria! Enjoy mountains, skiins, snowy weather and the company of your beloved ones!


Kate Makogon
Traveler and adventure seeker. Expert in travelling in Europe. Foodie and art lover. Can't stop wondering the beauty of this world.