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  • Synopsis: Published: 2008-12-10 (Rev. 2009-05-06) - One of the most sought countries in the world for snow skiing during the winter season is Austria. For further information pertaining to this article contact: AA Travel.
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One of the most sought countries in the world during the winter season is Austria. Thousands of tourists arrive here each year, enjoying perfect skiing and snowboarding conditions. The ski resorts are countless.

One of the most sought countries in the world during the winter season is Austria. Thousands of tourists arrive here each year, enjoying perfect skiing and snowboarding conditions. The ski resorts are countless.

Some of the resorts that attract most tourists are Bad Gastein - Ski Amade, Bad Kleinkirchheim, Hochkonig - Mulbach, Innsbruck, Ischgl, Kaprun - Zell am See, Kitzbuhel, Nassfeld, Salzburger Sportwelt - Ski Amade, etc.


Innsbruck was the host of the Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976. For this reason a large infrastructure development was needed, improved ski slopes and better accommodation. Today Innsbruck it is still developing.

The ski region Innsbruck receives it's visitors in one of the charming towns of Axamner Lizum, Glunzeger, Patscherkofel, Seegrube or near the iceberg Stubai. Since 1994 two other resorts were aded: Kuhtai and Oberperfuss, so that the whole length of the slopes measures 320 km, disposing of 75 cable transport facilities.

The nearest resort can be reached in 15 minutes by skibus (free of charge for skip pass owners) and the furthest resort in 60 minutes. The standard skipass for 8 days has the most convenient price in Europe, related to the high quality of the services. Innsbruck is the cockaigne of snowboarders. Austria's best snowboarders are training here.


The Kitzbuhel region is known especially for Male Contest for the World Cup. The Hahnenkamm race contest in an old tradition here. There are 148 km of slopes at an altitude of 800 - 2000 m, disposing of 53 cable transport facilities.

The longest slope has a length of almost 7 km, with a difference of altitude of 1000 m.

The Ski bus and the parking places are free of charge in the whole region, excepting the ones near Hahnenkamm. The winter season starts in December and ends in April.

Kaprun - Zell am See

Europa Sportregion is one of the best renown and performance ski region in Salzburg. Three close resorts can be found here: Zell am See - Schmittenhohe, Kaprun - Maiskogel and the iceberg Kitzsteinhorn.

Zell am See - Schmittenhohe

There is a network of 75 km of slopes, disposing of 28 cable transport facilities. The slope network can raise at an altitude of 2000 m, with a difference of 1000m in altitude.

Kaprun - Maiskogel

This little cosy resort is welcoming thousands of tourists each year, enjoying the 15 km of slopes. It lays at an altitude of 766 - 1766 m. Kitzsteinhorn Iceberg.

The iceberg offers unlimited possibilities for snowboarding and carving skiing. Overall 40 km of slopes, carefully prepared for beginners and advanced ski runners. For pros there are also slopes with moguls of different sizes and special tracks.

Zillertal - Tux

Zillertal - Tux is the largest ski and snowboarding region from the Ziller valley. Zell, Gerlos, Hippach, Konigsleiten/Wald and Hochkrimml-Gerlosplatte are the beautiful resorts in this region that captivate tourists with their unique charm.

The Gerlos resort is regarded as the largest and most modern ski resort in Austria. At the peak of the winter season there can be up till 20 000 tourists, ski runners and snowboarders, enjoying more than 40 bars and restaurants after an exhausting day on the slopes.

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