8 Ski Areas for Every Taste – Pick Yours for Next Winter
When winter comes to Tirol in Austria, something very special happens. The region transforms into a giant, snowy playground with skiing, snowboarding and more on offer in every one of its many valleys. You’ll discover idyllic villages, tasty local dishes and panoramic ski pistes wherever you go.
The big benefit: With its huge array of options, Tirol has a winter adventure in store for any type of skier. And since it’s never too early to think of next winter, we’ve devised a typology of Tirol’s best ski resorts for you.
Simply pick which type of holidaymaker you are below, and we’ll tell you where to go for your getaway next winter!
One for the Ski Racers: Kitzbühel
The Kitzbühel ski resort combines a sophisticated lifestyle and idyllic nature, quaint traditions and a modern approach to life.
Dubbed the “sports capital of the Alps”, Kitzbühel became world-famous thanks to the legendary Hahnenkamm Ski Races – and advanced skiers have the opportunity to follow in the professionals’ tracks here, whizzing down the mountains at breath-taking speeds.
But that is only one of the things that draws people to Kitzbühel. The region’s charm and its four destinations Kitzbühel, Reith, Aurach and Jochberg, the excellent infrastructure including award-winning hotels and restaurants, the variety of sporting activities and the captivating landscapes are what make Kitzbühel unique.
One for the City Slickers: Innsbruck
How about a skiing adventure in the morning, and a city stroll in the afternoon?
Innsbruck and the surrounding areas unite 13 (!) Alpine ski resorts with world-class culture in a charming medieval city. The best way to explore it all is with the SKI plus CITY pass, a ticket for all-in-one skiing and sightseeing. It gives you access to the surrounding ski resorts with close to 190 miles of slopes and a free ski bus, and includes 22 sightseeing experiences in the city, such as imperial palaces and museums, the Olympic Ski Jump and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds.
Literal highlights in the mountains include Austria’s highest ski village (Kühtai), Austria’s biggest glacier ski area (the Stubai Glacier) and the Nordkette, which you can reach by cable car from Innsbruck’s old town in just 20 minutes.