More about Austria

The two westernmost states of Austria are a skier’s paradise, with stunning Alpine scenery and a number of top ski resorts just waiting to be discovered. Another bonus for those of us who are keen to make our holiday money stretch as far as possible is the fact that Austrian resorts are less expensive than their French counterparts in most areas. From the cost of ski passes to a meal for two, you will generally find better value for money in Tyrol and Vorarlberg, the two states that are home to Austria’s best winter sports destinations.

Although it may be more wallet friendly than its Gallic neighbour, you can look forward to fantastic facilities, great skiing and a fun après-ski scene, which are all every bit as good as those to be found in the best French ski destinations, when you stay in any of the luxury ski resorts Austria has to offer. At Oxford Ski, we have been travelling to Austria for nearly 20 years to look for the very best accommodation to include in our collection. If you have never holidayed here before and you are not sure where to go, please call and we will be delighted to assist you in any way that we can. In the meantime, the short guide below should help you to find your feet.

Ischgl
Its location, close to the Swiss-Austrian border, makes this resort a particularly cosmopolitan destination and one that, if you include the resort of Samnaun on the other side of the border, is part of one of the largest ski areas the world has to offer.

Kitzbuhel
In common with Ischgl, this resort has something to offer skiers of all abilities, with 168 kilometres of pistes suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers, and around 40 kilometres of cross country routes to amuse more advanced visitors to the area.

Lech
Fine dining and some truly fantastic accommodation options – some of the very best luxury ski chalets in Austria can be found in Lech – have helped to make this resort a favourite among the well-heeled in Austria and the Austrian royal family are regular visitors to the area.

Zürs
Great accommodation, fantastic scenery and world-class pistes make this laidback resort a favourite with those who value picturesque views and winter sports in equal measure.

Obergurgl
One of Austria’s high-altitude resorts, Obergurgl is a very peaceful destination that is idea for those who are looking to get away from it all and just focus on their skiing for a week or two.

St Anton
Rated among the top five ski resorts in the country, St Anton is home to 340 kilometres of pistes as well as 55 square kilometres of superb off-piste terrain. By happy coincidence, it also happens to be located in an area that enjoys more snow than almost anywhere else in Europe.

Let the Oxford Ski Company help you to organise a fantastic break in Austria this year and discover just why so many people head for this country every winter.