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Austria is considered to be one the top ski destinations in the entire world and we’re not surprised. The ski resorts are surrounded by unbelievably fantastic picturesque views and its towns are so charming and friendly.
The ski resorts are known for having the best lift systems in the world and for offering perfectly groomed slopes from the beginning to the end of the ski season.
The ski season in Austria starts at the end of November or beginning of December (depending on the weather) and can last until the end of March. Some of its ski resorts have glaciers and therefore can stay open during the summer season!
If you’re wondering when is the best time to go skiing in Austria, our ski and snowboard experts in Esquiades.com would suggest you to go skiing anytime between the middle of January to the end of February. March can also be a great time to go skiing as you can find great snow conditions and lovely weather if you enjoy soaking in some of the sun as well.
January and February are considered peak season in the ski and snowboard world so, if you’re looking for cheap ski holidays, skiing in March is also great for skiing on a budget ;)
As we’re totally flexible with the booking dates and durations, you’ll surely find ski holidays to Austria at a great price on Esquiades.com
The capital of Tyrol also provides access to a total of 13 ski resorts:
This is known as Austria’s largest glacier at the height of 3.210 metres. It has 26 modern cable car and lift facilities and is about a 45-minute drive from Innsbruck. This ski area is ideal for intermediates and keen beginners as its 36 slopes range from easy to somewhat more demanding.
This ski area is 19 km from Innsbruck and its slopes spread across 40 km of perfectly groomed snow and they are ideal for those in search for some action.
Perfect for a family ski holiday, the Skizentrum Schlick 2000 ski area is only 15 minutes from Innsbruck and offers a great selection of restaurants and cosy lodges where you can make your pit-stop to recharge.
Many of you may have heard about this ski area as it’s the highest one in Austria and therefore, offers you the purest snow conditions. So, if you’re visiting this ski area, you can book with total peace of mind knowing that the snow is guaranteed. If you’re into less crowded and wide slopes, this is the place for you. You can even ski all the way to your accommodation as we offer some excellent ski-in/ski-out hotels and apartments here.
Here you’ll find a total of 39 kilometres of pistes and is considered to be the winter paradise for families as its host to loads of different events. Its children’s programmes are also fantastic.
If you’re looking for a cosy ski resort to visit with your family, Mutterer Alm is perfect for you. Here there are 15 km of slopes with lengths between 700 and 4.200 metres. Great if you want something laidback where the kids can gain confidence on the snow.
This is the place for top quality skiing as here you get to enjoy the magnificent views of Wipptal. You can also give night skiing a go as there are a total of 9 km of illuminated slopes.
This ski resort is a must-visit as it is the jewel of the Alps. Here is Austria’s largest nature park, located a short walk away from the old town. This ski area is only 20 minutes from Innsbruck and the ski pass gives you access to the Seegrubenbahn that will take you to the very top of the mountain from where you have impressive views of the capital of the Alps as well as Karwendel Nature Park.
This ski area is ideal for families, beginners and also if you’re feeling rusty and want to get reacquainted with skiing and snowboarding as the runs are mostly blue.
You can get to this ski resort by car. There’s a 20 minute drive from Innsbruck to the Elferbahnen Valley station where you take the Elferbahn to the slopes. Here there’s a platform with the largest sundial in the Alps.
The ski resort is 1.674 metres above Innsbruck and only a 10-minute drive from the city centre. It’s known for being family-friendly and offers a variety of pistes, which is great if you’re travelling with skiers and snowboarders of different levels.
This ski resort is what you want to find if you’re looking for some winter fun with friends and family. The runs range from easy to medium level across a total of 17 kilometres. Here you’ll also find a 10 km toboggan run!
This ski resort is new from season 2020/2021. If you ski here you’ll get the chance to take in the beautiful mountain landscape whilst descending down well-groomed runs.
As you’re booking on Esquiades.com, our ski holidays include a ski pass that will give you access to all of the ski resorts listed above. We're talking about 291 km of slopes and 48 km of ski routes as well as 11 cable card and lifts, 8 resorts with night skiing and/or tobogganing. How incredible is that! Head to the info section about Innsbruck and find out what other amazing services are included in your ski pass.
As the austrian ski resorts that you can visit with Esquiades.com are all short drive from Innsbruck, we would recommend for you to fly directly there as most international airports offer direct flights to this airport which will allow you to maximise your time on the slopes.
Driving to the ski resorts is also very popular and our self-driving ski deals offer you precisely this! So, pack your bags and start planning your travel itinerary! Austria has a well-developed road network with its neighbouring countries and all main border check points are open day and night.
What you need to know is that you must have a “vignette” toll sticker to drive on Austria’s motorways and expressways. This is available at the border as well as petrol stations..
Some people reckon this is the best way to get to Austria as the train service is very efficient and you’ll get to take in the beautiful scenery during your travels. The trains are operated by OBB (Osterreichische Bundesbahnen), aka Austrian Federal Railways and you can check travel times, prices and purchase the tickets directly on their site.
As you know, our flexible ski deals will allow you to decide how you wish to get to your ski resort in Austria and plan your own travel itinerary to best suit you.