An Austrian Skiing Holiday
For those daring individuals out there who actually are considering booking a skiing trip, Austria is unquestionably the place to come! As the home of hundreds of ski resorts and the host of beautiful, thick snow, it’s no wonder why Austria attracts so many skiers and snowboarders every year. Whether you’re an experienced skier or just going along for the first-time experience, Austria has a wide range of resorts to suit people with all abilities. This country is renowned for its ski schools and experienced instructors, making the learning process a whole lot easier for the young ones. Runs for every level of skier are available on Austria’s slopes, along with the constant availability of skiing and snowboarding equipment, meaning you can rest easy without the worry of purchasing beforehand.
Accommodation in Austria, just like everything else the desirable destination offers, ranges to suit all kinds of holiday plans. There are many four and five star hotels located around the country, meaning first class accommodation is always available for those of you who seek a luxury lifestyle. After all, what sounds more appealing than enjoying a cosy night in your hotel room after a long day on the slopes? On the other hand, those of you who want to fully immerse yourself into the interesting culture and enjoy a comfortable stay while living a true Austrian lifestyle, rooms in guest houses and lodges, alongside villas (for a more private stay) located in the calm villages and snowy hills are also on offer.
Our Top 3 Austrian Ski Resorts
To experienced skiers, what usually matters the most is an adrenaline-fueling vertical drop – the height difference between the highest lift-served point and the end of the run. This is something Innsbruck resort has down to a T. Although practically all of Austria’s ski runs incorporate this important element, Innsbruck resort is the host of one of the highest altitude runs, with a vertical drop of 5,547ft or 1680m. Innsbruck’s eight ski areas – scattered at distances from 15 to 45 minutes travel time from the city centre – are all open to visitors, meaning boredom is never an option. Free scheduled ski buses pick up at points convenient to the main hotels and proceed via a central transfer point to all the ski areas. Also, a single lift pass, valid for all ski areas, means you can explore the length of the resort at your own pace.
The Grand Hotel Europa is just one of the many hotels located in Innsbruck, and definitely portrays what it says on the tin: grand! Although maybe suitable for guests with a more lenient budget, this lavish hotel offers 24-hour front desk service, laundry services, currency exchange and allows pets, as well as the use of a casino, fitness room and sauna. The Grand Hotel Europa presents a luxurious stay. Similarly, positioned just over 1 km away from the city centre, Hotel Alpinpark is another favourite and, as a family-run hotel, here the important elements of a family holiday are recognised. Numerous single and double rooms equipped with all facilities are provided, as well as spacious family rooms. Hotel Alpinpark is the host of a restaurant with a garden terrace and large bar, as well as a café with an open fireplace for the nippy winter evenings.