Skiing Holidays in Austria: Pure Winter Pleasure in the Alps

Austria offers a winter playground for outdoor sports enthusiasts, with 40% of its land area sitting above 1,000 meters—guaranteeing ample snow for thrilling downhill action. Look forward to a variety of experiences, from glacial vistas and cozy mountain hospitality to international winter sporting events.

At ALPS RESORTS' exclusive accommodations, you'll find the ultimate winter vacation package, featuring a blend of nature, ambiance, culture, and sports. Our holiday homes and apartments are often conveniently located right by the slopes..

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Alpenchalets Reiteralm by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS

Diverse Ski Areas in Austria – A Slope for Every Expectation

An Austrian ski holiday caters to every taste, and we'd like to introduce you to some winter sports gems.

1. Ski Amadé in Salzburger Land – Endless Piste Enjoyment
Ski Amadé is expansive, offering 760 km of pistes and 270 lifts—in other words, no need to unclip your skis ever again! There is no shortage of variety either, ranging from fun slopes to snow parks. It's a haven for families, pros, and recreational skiers alike. Better still: the region even hosts a legendary Gourmet Wine Week.
The ski area is also part of the vast 4 Mountain Ski Area of Schladming-Dachstein, a favorite training ground for world-class athletes.

2. Zillertal Arena – the Allrounder
This ski area boasts around 150 km of slopes and almost a 2,000-meter elevation difference, sure to appeal to a variety of skill levels and expectations. Zillertal Arena spans two neighboring provinces and features SkiMovie and SpeedCheck runs, as well as adventurous, action-packed attractions such as a Bagjump and Snowtubing.

3. Hintertuxer Glacier – Extraordinary!
Fancy hitting the slopes in August? The Hintertuxer Glacier ski area makes winter sports possible 365 days a year. With a total of 60 kilometers of ski runs spanning around 1,750 meters, you can enjoy skiing here even during the warmest months..

4. Pitztal and Pitztal Glacier – A Haven for Highflyers
If you're keen on taking your skiing to new heights, the Pitztal Glacier in Tyrol has got you covered. Situated at an elevation of 3,340 meters, these are Austria's loftiest slopes, open for action from mid-September to early May. Advanced and expert skiers are able to elevate their skills in this rarified air. X Park Pitztal is brimming with attractions, including funlines and wavelines, and let's not overlook the ibeX Slope either. For families as well as beginners, the ski areas around the Hochzeiger in Pitztal are just the ticket, offering around 40 kilometers of pistes. And the cherry on top? Kids under 10 ski for free.

5. Kitzbühel – All-Round Sophistication
If you're the type who values après-ski and a stylish setting just as much as the skiing itself, then Kitzbühel will definitely be the perfect playground for you. This chic ski resort is a magnet for the glitterati, thanks to its bustling calendar of music and sporting events, including the legendary Hahnenkamm race.

6. Serfauss-Fiss-Ladis – The Family-Friendly Resort
This ski area in Western Tyrol is ideal for children and beginners, thanks to its wide slopes that are also perfect for carving. With 214 km of runs, freeriders and snowboarders also find dedicated areas and fun parks of their own.

7. Werfenweng – A Quick Getaway for Culture Lovers
Looking to make a quick dash to the slopes? Perfect for families or those with a cultural bent, the Werfenweng ski resort is barely 45 km from Salzburg. This is the ideal way to marry a city escape with a skiing holiday.

Winter Magic Off the Slopes: From Sledding to Romantic Winter Walks

An Austrian ski vacation offers you a wealth of sporting opportunities beyond the downhill runs themselves, whether you're looking to expend some physical energy outdoors or take it down a notch or two

Needless to say, romantic winter hikes are particularly popular with couples. Along gloriously scenic routes, you can relish the breathtaking alpine vistas at your leisure. Set out on your own or join up with a guided tour, giving you valuable additional insights into the local wildlife and geological wonders of the region.

Sledding promises perfect enjoyment for families with children. For instance, Styria's longest sled run is located on the Loser. A lift carries you up the mountain effortlessly, after which you will be able to zoom down the 9 kilometers-long panoramic road. Over in Zillertal meanwhile, the Spieljoch sled run begins at an impressive elevation of 2,000 meters and is accessible via gondola. Another unique highlight: the 6 km long hill for nighttime sledding in Pitztal, where you glide down the hillside through magically illuminated forests.

Who says cross-country skiing is only for valleys and lowland areas? Austria definitely proves otherwise. A must-visit for any cross-country fan is the alpine trail at 1,600 meters above sea level in the Zillertal Arena. Sun-worshippers will find 220 km of groomed trails on the sunny plateau of Ramsau am Dachstein. Even higher, on the Dachstein at an elevation of 2,700 meters, the world's highest glacier cross-country ski trail awaits you.

From ice skating to curling to idyllic carriage rides, all kinds of other outdoor activities are just waiting for you to discover during your ski holiday in Austria. Many of these magical moments can also be enjoyed during your dog-friendly holiday in Austria.

Culinary Delights in the Snow – Austria’s Gastronomic Highlights

Nothing works up an appetite like physical activity in the great outdoors, especially in the chill of winter. The Austrian Alps offer numerous mountain huts and restaurants where you can refuel with traditional dishes. Expect hearty fare: think flour and egg-based dishes, bacon and meat, dumplings and potatoes, along with a variety of soups and stews to get you right back on your feet.

Each region has its own unique offerings that extend beyond the stereotypical staples such as Wiener Schnitzel and Kaiserschmarrn.

Take, for example, the Tyrolean-style Gröstl, a dish made from potatoes, pork, onions, and spices like marjoram and caraway, all topped with a fried egg. The popular Kaspressknödel, or cheese dumplings, serve as both main courses and accompaniments for soups and stews. These dumplings come in countless variations, filled with meat, cheese, or even fruit, ranging from savory to sweet.

For those with a sweet tooth, Austrian cuisine offers a veritable paradise of delicacies, from apricot dumplings and Buchteln to crepes. Adding a cherry on top is Austria's renowned hospitality, complete with a unique charm all its own, referred to as "Schmäh."

Exclusive and Cozy Accommodations for Your Ski Vacation in Austria

The key to enjoying your ski vacation to the fullest is finding the right accommodation. Ideally, it should be located near or directly on the pistes, allowing you to hit the slopes whenever the mood takes you. Many accommodations from ALPS RESORTS boast such prime locations.

A wellness area is a particularly pleasant feature in winter, not only to rejuvenate joints that are fatigued from sports, but also to warm up after extended time spent outdoors. Whether it's an indoor swimming pool or an outdoor whirlpool with a mountain view, a Finnish sauna or an infrared cabin, a shared wellness area or a private spa right there in your own holiday home, ALPS RESORTS lets you relax in every way possible.

All our holiday apartments and holiday homes in Austria feature ample space and fully equipped kitchens for a carefree self-catered vacation. Enjoy the mountain view from your sun terrace and spend an uncomplicated ski vacation surrounded by family and friends, all with plenty of privacy and flexibility.

Ski holidays in Austria at ALPS RESORTS: A short and compact summary

The Winter Vacation of Your Dreams

Winter is a magical time of year, and a holiday home in the Alps is the perfect place to fully embrace this enchantment. While hotels undoubtedly have a certain charm of their own, a holiday home offers a truly unique experience. Here, you have the freedom to tailor your vacation to your desires, with all the comfort and coziness you need.

Why a Holiday Home in Winter?

Why choose a holiday home when planning a winter getaway? Well, the reasons are plentiful. Imagine waking up in the morning, opening your front door to fresh snow and breathtaking mountain landscapes. In a holiday home, you can experience just that. You have your own private oasis, far removed from the crowds and stresses of the outside world.

Cozy Seclusion and Freedom

One of the greatest things about a holiday home is the coziness it offers. After a day on the slopes or out taking a winter hike, you can relax by the fireplace, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa, and savor the warmth to the fullest. This sense of a home-away-from-home and peaceful seclusion is unparalleled.

Ideal for Families and Groups

If you're traveling with your family or a group of friends, a holiday home is the perfect choice. There's ample space to spread out, cook and eat together, play games, and create lasting memories. Here, you can feel at home while experiencing adventures together.

Book Your Winter Dream

A winter getaway in a holiday home is more than just a trip – it's an unforgettable experience. At Alps Residence Holidayservice GmbH, we have a selection of charming holiday homes in the Alps. Discover our cozy accommodations and plan your perfect winter vacation. Book now and immerse yourself in the wonders of winter!

FAQ

Which ski resorts are especially family-friendly?

The family-friendly destinations in the Alpine region are perfectly tailored to “next-generation” athletes. Particularly in larger ski areas like the Zillertal Arena, around Serfauss-Fass-Ladis, or in the 4 Mountain Ski Area in Schladming-Dachstein, ski schools and beginner slopes offer an ideal start. At the same time, fun parks guarantee all the action and variety you could possibly wish for.

When is the best time for a ski vacation in Austria?

Most ski areas open their slopes at the end of November. The Advent and Christmas season offers an especially cozy atmosphere, not least when local traditions are celebrated at quaint, romantic Christmas markets. Ideal snow conditions usually prevail in January and February. Depending on the area and weather conditions, the season may well last until about mid-to-late April.

Can my holiday be booked with ski passes?

It is currently not possible to book a holiday at ALPS RESORTS with ski passes. However, guests in the Schladming-Dachstein Region can pre-book their ski passes online: Order ski pass

 

 

Our holiday homes and flats for your skiing holiday in Austria

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Dorfresort Kitzbühel by ALPS RESORTS
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Bedroom Apartment Reith   Dorfresort Kitzbühel
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Dorfresort Kitzbühel

Apartments, holiday homes

Reith bei Kitzbühel, Tyrol

Next to the ski slope, wellness, restaurant

  • Chalet
  • Apartments
  • Tyrol
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
  • Pool & Sauna
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Almresort Gartnerkofel Nassfeld by ALPS RESORTS
Almresort Gartnerkofel Nassfeld by ALPS RESORTS
Almresort Gartnerkofel Nassfeld by ALPS RESORTS
Almresort Gartnerkofel Nassfeld by ALPS RESORTS
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Almresort Gartnerkofel Nassfeld

Holiday homes

Nassfeld, Carinthia

Sauna, Ski-in & Ski-out

  • Chalet
  • Carinthia
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
  • Pool & Sauna
Alpenchalets Biberwier Zugspitze by ALPS RESORTS
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Alpenchalets Biberwier Zugspitze by ALPS RESORTS
Alpenchalets Biberwier Zugspitze by ALPS RESORTS
Alpenchalets Biberwier Zugspitze by ALPS RESORTS
Alpenchalets Biberwier Zugspitze by ALPS RESORTS

Alpenchalets Biberwier Zugspitze

Holiday homes

Biberwier, Tyrol

Next to the ski slope, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Tyrol
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
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Alpenrock Schladming

Apartments

Schladming, Styria

Ski slope nearby, wellness area

  • Apartments
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
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Kreischberg Suites by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Suites by ALPS RESORTS
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Kreischberg Suites by ALPS RESORTS

Kreischberg Suites

Apartments

Kreischberg in Murau, Styria

Near the valley station, sauna

  • Apartments
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
Bergresort Hauser Kaibling by ALPS RESORTS
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Bergresort Hauser Kaibling by ALPS RESORTS
Bergresort Hauser Kaibling by ALPS RESORTS
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Bergresort Hauser Kaibling

Holiday homes, apartments

Haus im Ennstal, Styria

Ski-in/ski-out, pool, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Apartments
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
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Dining area Chalet Zirbenwald II   Alpenpark Turracher Höhe
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Alpenpark Turracher Höhe

Holiday homes, apartments

Turracher Höhe, Styria/Carinthia

Ski slope nearby, whirlpool, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Apartments
  • Carinthia
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
  • Pool & Sauna
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Brixental Suites Hopfgarten by ALPS RESORTS
Brixental Suites Hopfgarten by ALPS RESORTS
Brixental Suites Hopfgarten by ALPS RESORTS
Brixental Suites Hopfgarten by ALPS RESORTS
Brixental Suites Hopfgarten by ALPS RESORTS

Brixental Suites Hopfgarten

Apartements

Hopfgarten in Brixental, Tyrol

Ski-in/Ski-out

  • Apartments
  • Tyrol
  • Next to the slopes
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Saalbach Suites by ALPS RESORTS
Living area Suite   Saalbach Suites
Apartment 19   Saalbach Suites by ALPS RESORTS
Apartment 19   Saalbach Suites by ALPS RESORTS
Saalbach Suites by ALPS RESORTS

Saalbach Suites

Suites

Saalbach, Salzburg

Next to the ski slope, wellness area

  • Apartments
  • Salzburg
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
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Living area   Almresort Sonnenalpe Nassfeld
Bedroom   Almresort Sonnenalpe Nassfeld
Sauna   Almresort Sonnenalpe Nassfeld
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Almresort Sonnenalpe Nassfeld

Holiday homes

Nassfeld, Carinthia

Ski-in/ski-out, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Carinthia
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
  • Pool & Sauna
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Bergeralm Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Bergeralm Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
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Bergeralm Chalets

Holiday homes

Steinach am Brenner, Tyrol

Next to the ski slope, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Tyrol
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
Holiday home 6b   Kreischberg Pool Villas by ALPS RESORTS
Holiday home  7b   Kreischberg Pool Villas by ALPS RESORTS
Living room   Kreischberg Pool Villas by ALPS RESORTS
Holiday home 7a   Kreischberg Pool Villas by ALPS RESORTS
Bedroom   Kreischberg Pool Villas by ALPS RESORTS
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Kreischberg Pool Villas & Penthouses

Holiday homes, apartments

Kreischberg in Murau, Styria

Near the valley station, pool, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Apartments
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
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Bergresort Gerlitzen by ALPS RESORTS
Bergresort Gerlitzen by ALPS RESORTS
Bergresort Gerlitzen by ALPS RESORTS
Bergresort Gerlitzen by ALPS RESORTS
Bergresort Gerlitzen by ALPS RESORTS

Bergresort Gerlitzen

Apartments

Gerlitzen, Carinthia

Ski-in/ski-out, wellness area

  • Apartments
  • Carinthia
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
Zugspitz Suites Lermoos by ALPS RESORTS
Zugspitz Suites Lermoos by ALPS RESORTS
Zugspitz Suites Lermoos by ALPS RESORTS
Zugspitz Suites Lermoos by ALPS RESORTS
Zugspitz Suites Lermoos by ALPS RESORTS
Zugspitz Suites Lermoos by ALPS RESORTS

Zugspitz Suites Lermoos

Apartments

Lermoos, Tyrol

Ski slope nearby, wellness area

  • Apartments
  • Tyrol
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
  • Pool & Sauna
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Carpe Solem Rauris****

4-star apartments

Rauris, Salzburg

Ski-in/ski-out, wellness area

  • Apartments
  • Salzburg
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
  • Pool & Sauna
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS
Kreischberg Chalets by ALPS RESORTS

Kreischberg Chalets

Holiday homes, apartments

Kreischberg in Murau, Styria

Next to the ski slope, whirlpool, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Apartments
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
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Chalets & Glamping Nassfeld by ALPS RESORTS
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Chalets & Glamping Nassfeld

Tree houses, chalets, tents

Kötschach-Mauthen, Carinthia

Ski slope and water oasis nearby

  • Chalet
  • Glamping
  • Carinthia
  • Next to the slopes
  • With dog
Alpenchalets Reiteralm by ALPS RESORTS
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Alpenchalets Reiteralm by ALPS RESORTS
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Alpenchalets Reiteralm by ALPS RESORTS

Alpenchalets Reiteralm

Holiday homes

Pichl near Schladming, Styria

Ski-in/ski-out, whirlpool, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes
  • Pool & Sauna
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Bedroom Suite Feldalphorn   Chalet 149 Westendorf
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Chalet 104 Westendorf

Apartments

Westendorf/Brixental, Tyrol

Infrared sauna

  • Apartments
  • Tyrol
  • Next to the slopes
Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht by ALPS RESORTS
Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht by ALPS RESORTS
Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht by ALPS RESORTS
Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht by ALPS RESORTS
Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht by ALPS RESORTS
Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht by ALPS RESORTS

Naturpark Chalets Lambrecht

Holiday homes

St. Lambrecht in Murau, Styria

Next to the ski slope, sauna

  • Chalet
  • Styria
  • Next to the slopes