The splendor of the Austrian ski resorts
Austrian skiing places are recognized as one of the best resorts in Europe, which are popular with tourists from all over the world. Their other advantage is that the cost of a winter holiday on them is quite acceptable for any budget. Therefore, from year to year, a huge number of people who want to brighten up their leisure time in an active and useful way flock here.
The main part of the country was occupied by the eastern Alpine mountains. And it is not surprising that the country has noticeably become a leader in the number of specialized places for spending time in the winter, as well as in the number of resort towns for skiing and, of course, in the length of the corresponding slopes.
In Europe, this country has been awarded the title of a highly industrial state, and the main source of income and, accordingly, replenishment of the country's budget has been, is and will be a business associated with a constant flow of tourists. In addition, from year to year this business is gaining momentum and is constantly improving. Every year more and more people who want to actively relax come to ski holidays in Austria, and all of them expect the highest level of comfort and impeccable service there. More than eight million inhabitants live in Austria, and there are six airports wishing to receive tourists from all over the world: the airport in Salzburg, Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Linz and Klagenfurt.
For various groups of visiting tourists, Austrian resorts offer a variety of programs. All of them will undoubtedly be interesting and tempting for people of all ages and social status: both for young energetic students and for young families who have come to the resort for the first time.
Once you have visited the magnificent Austrian ski resorts, you will not only be stunned by the breathtaking steep slopes. You will still experience a lot of pleasure from sleighing or skating with children on the mirror-clear ice on the lake. You will experience unforgettable emotions while climbing the mountain and will no doubt be enchanted by the waterfalls right in the rocks covered with ice.
But if you are lucky enough to meet Christmas and New Year's days in this small country, you can be sure that you will never feel such a magical atmosphere anywhere else. Such mountainous terrain, and even under the snow, is like a story from a colorful children's book. The variety of tours offered on New Year's Eve will allow you to plunge into the atmosphere of peace and magic that you can feel while sleighing, skiing. And in the evening, sitting by a small fireplace under the roof of a mountain chalet, you can enjoy the feeling of wonderful relaxation and rest from everyday work.
In this country, there are more than eight hundred places where skating, beloved by many, is carried out. You will be delighted and fast descents. A significant proportion of all this infrastructure is located near Vorarlberg, Styria, Tyrol, Carinthia and the Salzburg region. Particular preference is given by tourists to Salzburg and Tyrol .
The highest glacier in Tyrol is the Pitztal. Here you can enjoy winter sports from September to May at the ski resort. The area has more than 38 kilometers of slopes of varying difficulty. The tracks are located at an altitude of 1640 to 3440 meters. The Pitztal glacier is home to the highest cafe in Austria. You can eat and drink something here at an altitude of 3440 meters. Ideal for sports holidays starting from November.
Local spa towns like Mayrhofen, Zell am See and Sölden are enduringly popular.
The longest town in terms of mileage, which is located in the southwest of Tyrol, is Soelden. Its main attraction is that the ski slopes here reach more than 3 kilometers. In Sölden, the highest slopes of Austria, and the ski resort rises to a height of 1350 - 3250 meters and becomes snowy already in the autumn months.
There are several ski slopes on the Tiefenbach and Rettenbach glaciers. These two glaciers are connected to each other. In total, Sölden has over 150 kilometers of slopes for varying degrees of difficulty. The village of Sölden is a popular winter sports resort and offers a wide range of accommodation options. Often here you can meet young people from all over the world.
The Kaunertal Glacier is a snowy ski resort in the south of Tyrol. The ski area reaches a height of 2150 - 3100 meters. At this altitude, they ride from October to June. This glacier has more than twenty kilometers of slopes. The skiing area is over thirty kilometers. If you buy a ski pass for a ski resort, you don't have to pay a fee to get to the glacier. This is a great ski area in a beautiful setting.
The resort of Mayrhofen is also very popular with the younger generation. Coming here to rest, you will surely be able to see a lot of people from Russian-speaking countries, as well as British and German tourists. On days free from skiing, tourists are given the opportunity to spend their holidays in water parks with all kinds of slides and pools. The beauty and grace of nature here is pleasing to the eye, and the clean paths between the magical green fir trees allow you to enjoy a walk and get enough of the fresh air of the Alpine region.
The resort town of Zell am See is best suited for representatives of the modern generation, who prefer to spend the evening no less actively after active skiing, visiting discos and bars. Not far from this resort is the Karun Glacier, which is famous for its high-speed descents. One of the largest sports centers in the whole country, named Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang, is located a short drive from this resort.
The winter Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun is a popular destination for many skiers. Due to the altitude and the glacier, it is possible to ski from October to summer. The ski area is located at an altitude of 1978 meters to 3029 meters and has more than 41 kilometers of slopes and 18 lifts. There are plenty of places to stay in Kaprun and nearby Zell am See.
In the small village of Ischgl you can find an upscale ski area. The ski track here is located between 1.4 meters and 3 km in relation to sea level. This ski area is considered to be the best in Europe.
This Austrian ski area is open 365 days a year. In November, there are already many snowy places in the valley, and several slopes open for skiers and snowboarders. The ski area of the Hintertux Glacier is located in the Zillertal in the Austrian Tyrol. The slopes of the Hintertux Glacier rise to a height of 1500 to 3250 meters. Ski routes stretch here on eighty kilometers of slopes for all levels of difficulty.
The Stubai Glacier
is located in the Stubai Valley. The ski area has more than sixty kilometers of different slopes. The ski resort claims guaranteed snow from October until the end of May. There are many other activities on the Stubai Glacier, such as ice cave visits and excursions. The ski area is easily accessible and is a 45-minute drive from the city of Innsbruck. This makes it attractive for air travel.
Given the relief of the mountainous country, you can have a great ride here in almost any town. For connoisseurs of good skiing, everything you need is waiting for you. Everyone will be happy with the local long runs and more than three thousand modern lifting systems. Those with ease will bring you to the tracks of any degree of difficulty and steepness. Such an active holiday, combined with the atmosphere of magic reigning around you, will be remembered by you forever!