Skiing in Austria

Old Nov 27, 19, 5:18 am
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Skiing in Austria

Hello everyone,

I have some questions regarding skiing in Austria. I am organizing a ski trip with some friends(well I'm organizing) to Austria. We are a group of 4 for now, as 2 still have to confirm. We want to go by the end of January, beginning of February, for 4 days. Is there someone who could recommend some nice skiing places? Also recommendations of places to stay and ski rental shops would be highly appreciated. Would love to report on the ski afterwards.

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Nikole
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Old Nov 27, 19, 2:58 pm
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Hello everyone,

I have some questions regarding skiing in Austria. I am organizing a ski trip with some friends(well I'm organizing) to Austria. We are a group of 4 for now, as 2 still have to confirm. We want to go by the end of January, beginning of February, for 4 days. Is there someone who could recommend some nice skiing places? Also recommendations of places to stay and ski rental shops would be highly appreciated. Would love to report on the ski afterwards.

Cheers,
Nikole
Hi Nikole,

there are so many great places in Austria. I speak from experience of living in Salzburg for six months and going to ski every weekend in Flachau. From Salzburg to Flachau there is a bus everyday, but you would have to wake up really early and stop skiing at 16. So I'm no big help on places to ski, but rather on the experience in Flachau. It is a great place, lot of mountains and long tracks, snow should be fine around that time. You might get the tracks full some days but its a nice place.

Have fun there
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Old Nov 27, 19, 3:11 pm
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Hi Nikole,

there are so many great places in Austria. I speak from experience of living in Salzburg for six months and going to ski every weekend in Flachau. From Salzburg to Flachau there is a bus everyday, but you would have to wake up really early and stop skiing at 16. So I'm no big help on places to ski, but rather on the experience in Flachau. It is a great place, lot of mountains and long tracks, snow should be fine around that time. You might get the tracks full some days but its a nice place.

Have fun there
Will definitely take a look at Flachau, thank you for the tip! By any chances did you rent your equipment there?
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Old Nov 27, 19, 7:07 pm
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There are a ton of follow up questions to really give you a good answer, because as the other answer noted, there are tons of options in Austria. First of all, how much are you willing to spend? There are plenty of places you can do day trips to from many cities like Salzburg. Or... You can splurge and do a trip to a place like Lech/Zürs. If you are willing to spend, I'd recommend heading to that area because there is a lot of different skiing there and the towns are fun.
If you're a good skier, the off-pist skiing is amazing as well.
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Choose your poison:
Lech
Galtur
Ischgl
Ellmau/wilder kaiser
St Anton
Zell am Zee / Kaprun

all are great or can be if the snow is good.

Ski Welt / Wilder Kaiser is spectacular and huge.
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all are great or can be if the snow is good.

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Amen to that. We’ve stopped our heretofore annual mid Jan trips due to poor snow conditions the last seven years.
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Old Nov 28, 19, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by CarlTheWebmaster View Post
Choose your poison:
Lech
Galtur
Ischgl
Ellmau/wilder kaiser
St Anton
Zell am Zee / Kaprun

all are great or can be if the snow is good.

Ski Welt / Wilder Kaiser is spectacular and huge.
Definitely a good list, but there are so many more places in Austria. Obertaurn is also a good skiing place.
St Anton and Ischgl are also great places
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Old Nov 28, 19, 1:58 am
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What is your budget?

What is your start point? How long will it take to get to the resort?

What type of accommodation do you want? Hotel with separate rooms or chalet style?

Why did you pick Austria in the first place? There are hundreds in Europe where you can ski

What level of expertise are your party? You'd need a resort with a good mix of runs to allow for that

Will there be any non skiers in your party. You'd need to go somewhere with things for them to do.

Will you behiring a car or relying on public transport?
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Old Nov 29, 19, 1:26 am
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What is your budget? We haven't established a budget, although we don't want to spend a lot of money... I would say it is in the middle between too much and too little

What is your start point? How long will it take to get to the resort? We will be flying from London, to the destination (or close) we chose

What type of accommodation do you want? Hotel with separate rooms or chalet style? Thinking more of a chalet style, as it is probably the best for us to be together

Why did you pick Austria in the first place? There are hundreds in Europe where you can ski We picked Austria, because we wanted to try something different. Last year we went to France, so it was between Austria and Italy, and I heard Italy costs more

What level of expertise are your party? You'd need a resort with a good mix of runs to allow for that We all know how to ski. WOuld say we are in the intermediate group, so maybe red tracks (we won't go for the black ones for sure)

Will there be any non skiers in your party. You'd need to go somewhere with things for them to do. It is a skiing holiday, so we all know how to ski

Will you behiring a car or relying on public transport? We would hire a car only if there was no other option, although I was told there are some websites where you can rent cheap cars
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Old Nov 29, 19, 1:46 am
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I ski in Austria every year, and I honestly can't think of a bad place to go...
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First of all, Austria definitely is a great place to ski at, and I think the best and largest area to ski at would be the Arlberg region (includes St. Anton, Lech and Zurs). It is unlikely you can ski all the lines at the Arlberg region in all 4 days, and while Lech and Zurs tend to be more expensive, look at the smaller villages in the Arlberg region like Warth/Schrocken or Zug where lodging prices might be cheaper. If you prefer convenience, St. Anton and St. Jakob are closer to the train station for easier access.

Ischgl is another great choice. Another great option is Solden along with Obergurgl/Hochgurgl, located in the Otztal valley. Solden is quite easy to access from Innsbruck and if you plan to have cheaper lodging, probably staying in Oetz might be cheaper and taking the bus daily to ski. Otherwise, stay at Innsbruck and take the ski bus to the various ski areas around Innsbruck if you like to try out different ski resorts each day. Finding lodging in Innsbruck should be easy but you might not get the ski chalet ambience.
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If you are travelling from London, you should either fly to and stay in Innsbruck, exploring the many different mountains on the local bus routes, or simply take a package holiday to one of the main resorts. The former is more adventurous, the latter is much easier and will probably work out cheaper.
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