The Best Ski Resorts in Austria.

The Best Ski Resorts In Austria.

The Best Ski Resorts in Austria

With the Alps covering most of the country, well laid out slopes, excellent mountain facilities, modern lift systems, Austria is one of Europe’s top ski destinations.

Austrian ski villages can be chocolate-box pretty, with good, reasonably priced accommodation.

The downside is that many of the best ski resorts in Austria are at mid-altitude, so the snow can be a bit sketchy.

Winter Driving In Austria.

All vehicles driving on snow-covered roads must have winter or all season tyres from Nov 1 to April 15. Snow chains are not compulsory, except when advised.

Speed limits in Austria.

Austrian Speed Limits

Motorway Tolls in Austria.

Vignettes are required for use of motorways and expressways for all vehicles of up to 3.5 tons. Drivers without a valid vignette can be fined, typically €110 to €240. A Vignette can be bought from any petrol station as you approach Austria and are valid for 10 days, 2 months or a year.

Special Toll Routes.

A9 Pyhrn Motorway
A10 Tauern Motorway
A11 Karawanken Motorway
A13 Brenner Motorway
S16 Arlberg Expressway

Ischgl Ski Resort.

Ischgl Ski Resort LogoThe ski resort of Ischgl is situated high in the Paznaun valley in the heart of the stunning Silvretta Mountains. An efficient high altitude lift system and beautiful scenery makes Ischgl a paradise for skiers.

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Kitzbuhel Ski Resort.

kitzbühel Ski Resort LogoFamous above all for the Men’s Downhill Race on the Hahnenkamm.
Kitzbühel has 158km of piste of its own and is lift linked with Kirchberg.

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St Anton Ski Resort.

St Anton Ski Resort LogoConsidered to be one of the best high alpine ski resorts in the world, St Anton presents a vast network of cable cars and lifts, spectacular beauty, reliable snow and excellent piste conditions.

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Zell am See and Kaprun Ski Resorts.

Zell am See Ski Resort LogoZell am See is a lakeside summer resort town with a charming old centre. Zell am See’s ski slopes have a lot of variety and some slightly challenging terrain, but not enough to keep a keen intermediate or expert skier happy for long. Plenty of activities for non-skiers.

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