Why We Love Winter in Austria

  • Publish date: Sunday، 05 December 2021 Last update: Sunday، 12 December 2021
Why We Love Winter in Austria

Those who’ve been to Austria know how magical the winter in the country is. The whole country turns into a Winter Wonderland with pale morning sun, the slope still untouched, giant evergreens covered in snow, deep, crunchy footsteps between them, the twinkling lights of the village.

You feel the exhilaration when skiing down perfectly prepared pistes, and inhale the aroma of the fluffy Kaiserschmarren at the mountain hut while listening to the children’s laughter during their snowball fight.

City Stroll and a Ski Run, All in One Day – in Innsbruck

You’ll definitely won’t get bored with 13 ski areas to choose from. Imagine the color white surrounding a beautiful Baroque town.

Stroll its streets full of imperial elegance and have a coffee in a classic Austrian coffeehouse. And then, take a cable car from the city centre and be at 2,000 m in just 20 minutes!

Why We Love Innsbruck

The SKI plus CITY pass gives you all-inclusive access to 22 city sights, 13 ski areas, 3 swimming pools, and public transport

You have to visit, Lumagica, Innsbrucks’s newest dazzling attraction displaying more than 300 light sculptures in the snowy Imperial gardens.

Why We Love Winter in Austria

(c) Innsbruck Tourismus / Danijel Jovanovic

Bless your Instagram feed with pictures of Innsbruck. It’s a Baroque old town surrounded by impressive mountains. It offers 308 km of snow-guarantee pistes and 111 lifts

Ride a cable car in the city centre at one of Zaha Hadid’s designed stations and reach Nordkette mountain within 20 minutes to ski down the slopes.

Why We Love Winter in Austria

Old Town Innsbruck

(c) Innsbruck Tourismus / Tom Bause

Winter Wonderland in Zell am See

Up on Zell am See-Kaprun’s groomed pistes, you’ll see glittering lake way down below you with a natural panorama of snow-covered mountains all around. Make sure to head to the glacier that beckons with snowy adventures all year round.

Why We Love Zell am See-Kaprun

Skiing fans can expect a 100% snow guarantee & extra-long skiing season from October to June

Easy access to three ski resorts (408 km of pistes) which are interconnected with cable cars: Choose between glacier skiing on Kitzsteinhorn and the Schmittenhöhe family & panorama ski resort - plus the entirety of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Why We Love Winter in Austria

Kitzsteinhorn 3K Connection

(c) Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus GmbH / Artisual

Feel the spirit of winter by sleighing down the world’s longest tobogganing run: With a length of 14 kilometers and an altitude of 1,300 meters.

Why We Love Winter in Austria

Longest tobogganing run (c) Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen - Bramberg

The Legendary Kitzbühel

It is home to the first high Alpine ski run since 1893. The skiing season in Kitzbühel is long, from End-October to Mid-April.

Ski enthusiasts can follow in the professionals' tracks by taking the Streif, one of the steepest runs in the world.

Why We Love Winter in Austria

Kitzbühel Snow Park

(c) Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Why We Love Kitzbühel in Tirol

Kitzbühel has been repeatedly voted Best Ski Resort in Austria. The world's best athletes compete every year during the Hahnenkamm races.

You can take an easy winter hike around the famous Hahnenkamm with a stop at one of the region’s cosy huts.

The town offers an award-winning restaurant with world-class the cuisine. Those wanting to have retail therapy, can find many shopping opportunities in the historic 750 year old town centre

Visit the Kitzbühel Snow Park for creative jumps, small kickers, boxes, special obstacles, rails and jibs at this state-of-the-art snow park.

Every Thursday and Friday you can enjoy a freshly prepared ski slope under a starry sky at the Gaisberg for a unique experience of Night skiing

Why We Love Winter in Austria

Kitzbühel c) Kitzbühel Tourismus


This is a place where you can conquer 3 three-thousanders and 363 km of slopes, be part of the jet set in one of Tirol’s trendiest towns,and relax in a 22,000-square metre spa in the middle of the Alps.

Why We Love Ötztal

A true skiing haven with 363km of slopes, 90 lifts and six ski areas with a huge variety: grand mountain panoramas framed by 250 peaks over 3,000 m, glamorous and lively wintersport towns, dreamy mountain villages.

Relax at one of Austria's most brilliant thermal spa. The AQUA DOME thermal bath in Längenfeld, with its eye-catching architecture and outdoor pools with hot thermal water, offers the most unique spa experience you have ever come across.

Why We Love Winter in Austria

(c) AQUA DOME Tirol Therme Längenfeld

It is nestled in the breath-taking nature of the Ötztal valley, and surrounded by the serene majesty of the mountains.

Follow James Bonds steps as you ski in the tracks of the world’s most favourite spy and discover SPECTRE filming locations. Enter the world of the action sequences at the ELEMENTS interactive exhibit.

For more fun times, head to Top Mountain Star, a futuristic glass-enclosed bar perched perilously atop a mountain ridge, where you will have a hard time deciding if the views or the coffee is better.

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New Years Eve in Innsbruck

(c) Innsbruck Tourismus / Tommy Bause