Snow-covered slopes and spruces whose icy branches glisten in the sun: Austria’s winter landscape fascinates with picturesque scenery. Carriages dash through deep powder snow, while high-tech snow ploughs prepare the slopes for skiers and snowboarders. The mixture of Winter Wonderland, an awareness for old traditions and the exciting modern touches all characterize Austria’s ski hotels.
Vorarlberg is nestled between Lake Constance, Liechtenstein and Switzerland to the west and the Arlberg forms the border to the east. During the summer months, Vorarlberg is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. You can’t get enough of the mountainous landscape: deep mountain lakes, herb-scented alpine meadows in the shade of jagged rocky peaks. In winter, the snow transforms the mountains into a meeting place for all winter sports enthusiasts. The Arlberg - the "cradle of alpine skiing" - is the number one meeting place, particularly with Lech and Zürs attracting holidaymakers to Austria’s ski hotels. As early as the 19th century, the first skiers swooped down the Arlberg and thus set the starting point for the most popular winter sports on the Alps. Today the slopes are perfectly leveled and often packed with snow - but the feeling on the slopes remains the same.
Salzburg is famous for Mozart and its fortress Hohensalzburg above the Salzach. Skiers who think of Salzburg associate the name with the Ski Amadé and the Skicircus. If you can never get enough and are always looking for the next challenge, then the Ski Hotels in the Salzburger Land are the perfect place for you. Whether you wish for a black ski run or a family-friendly slope, in the Salzburger Land you will find seemingly endless ski runs, as well as floodlit ski runs, and toboggan runs. The Ski Amadé is located between Salzburg and Styria. Twenty-five ski resorts have joined together to form a single area. The result is a true El Dorado of winter sports: 270 lifts and an astonishing 760 kilometres of slopes. In addition to the Salzburg Sports World, the Ski Amadé includes the regions around Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, Grossarl Valley and Hochkönig. If that’s not enough variety for you, you can also explore the Saalbach-Hinterglemm Skicircus in Salzburg. Another 270 kilometres of slopes are waiting to be explored.