Luxury Ski Chalets & Hotels in Austria
The two westernmost states of Austria are a skier’s paradise. The Tyrol and Vorarlberg areas are famous for stunning Alpine scenery, pristine snow conditions, and charming villages - with luxury ski chalets just waiting to be discovered.
Luxury ski holidays in Austria are elevated in value as the resorts and après ski diversions are generally more economical than their French counterparts. Enjoy Austria’s flawless pistes, freshly fallen snow, and idyllic scenery within the comfort of a tailor-made and more affordable luxury skiing holiday.
The Finest Luxury Ski Chalets & Luxury Ski Resorts in Austria
At Oxford Ski, we have been travelling to Austria for nearly 20 years to uncover the very best in accommodation. Look forward to stunning facilities, fantastic skiing, and some of the best après activities in the world. Immerse yourself in Austrian culture, and experience the traditional hospitality found in medieval villages, oompah bands, sumptuous foods and steins of beer.
Find out more about some of the best Austrian luxury ski resorts below.
Ischgl: Ischgl is located close to the Swiss-Austrian border, making this resort a particularly cosmopolitan destination. It is also one of the largest ski areas in the world if you include the resort on the other side of the border, Samnaun.
Kitzbuhel: In common with Ischgl, this resort has something to offer skiers of all abilities. It has 168 kilometres of pistes suitable for both beginner and intermediate skiers and around 40 kilometres of cross country routes to amuse more advanced visitors.
Lech: Some of the very best luxury ski chalets in Austria can be found in Lech, with fine dining and truly fantastic accommodation options. These highlights have helped to make this resort a favourite among the well-heeled in Austria. Even 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 ideal 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.
Travelling to ski in Austria
Ski resorts in Austria are easily accessible by plane or car. The nearest airports to Vorarlberg and Tyrol are located in Germany and Switzerland. The Munich Airport is the perfect gateway with excellent connections to the best Austrian ski resorts. The Zurich airport in Switzerland also provides train and road connections to the western Austrian states.
Travelling to Austria by car is a great option if done by a group of two or more. That way, the driving can be divided up - if there are at least three passengers, the travelling can be completed with driving stints of two hours each!
All British citizens need to enter is a valid passport that is less than 10 years old and valid for at least three months after the day you leave. You won't need a visa, but please check this website for up-to-date government advice and information on entry requirements.
Nearest airports - Innsbruck, Munich Airport, Zurich Airport
Currency - Euro
Language - German
Helpful phrases to learn for your ski holiday in Austria
- English: Sorry, I’m learning
- German: Entschuldigung, ich lerne noch
- English: I’ve lost my lift pass
- German: Ich habe meinen Skipass verloren
- English: Is it closed?
- German: Ist es geschclossen?
- English: Danger
- German: Gefahr
When is the best time to go skiing in Austria?
Austria is well known for its incredible snow conditions and pristine pistes. The ski season runs from December to April. However, if you are planning on visiting in March or April, be sure to look for a higher-altitude resort for optimal conditions.
December - A magical time to visit with picturesque villages, traditional markets, and snowy mountains.
January - The best time for fresh snow with all valleys and low-base ski resorts open.
February - Deep snowpacks and more crowded slopes with families and children on school holidays.
March to April - Powder days are still in the cards with sunnier weather and longer days.
What to expect from a luxury skiing holiday in Italy
Let the Oxford Ski Company help you to organise a fantastic break in Austria this year and discover why so many people head for this country every winter. Our luxury ski-in, ski-out chalets in Austria offer a hassle-free skiing experience and as much time on the slopes as possible.
Here at Oxford Ski Company, we can provide a completely personalized luxury experience with thoughtfully chosen Austrian accommodation - fitted with wellness facilities, private cinemas, private chefs, or any other service you would require.
Explore our complete Austrian luxury chalets and hotels at your leisure, or speak to a friendly member of our team to discuss the personalised service we can provide.
What makes us different?
We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 22 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.
Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.
Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.