Skiing in Austria Skiing in Austria


Skiing in Austria Kitzbühel
Arlberg Saalbach/Hinterglemm
Austrian Alps Skiing in Vienna


SKIING IN AUSTRIA


Skiing is one of the most popular sports in Austria and in Austrian history. An Austrian citizen with no skiing ambitions cannot be considered a true Austrian. Austrian professional skiers rank top of the world and Innsbruck was not host for the Olympic Winter Games twice in 1964 and 1974 for no reason. Many different skiing resorts in the alps are well known throughout the world and attract many tourists from about everywhere. Because the austrian alps are inhabited very frequent, there was no reason to build up new and unnatural skiing resorts but existing towns shifted to skiing tourism. To keep the local atmosphere for all foreigners, the small valleys were adapted very modestly to modern mass tourism, still offering high tech equipped lifts and tracks and accommodations for the small briefcase to luxury.

The skiing areas are organized very good, offering all sorts of transportation and many valleys connect to each other. There is not a rare chance that you start skiing in one valley in the morning an end up in a total different one at the end of the day. Some areas offer so many lifts and tracks, that even after a week you have not seen them all. Another very important fact is the snowboarding friendly environment, allowing boarders the use of all lifts and tracks. Many areas are host of big international skiing and snowboarding competitions and Innsbruck is considered to be the “snowboarding capital” of Europe.
Nowadays skiing holidays are not limited to skiing anymore. More and more skiing resorts also offer a exciting nightlife, parties and other fun stuff. Towns like Kitzbühel are meeting points for the high society and kind of a party space. A very positiv experience for tourists is also the very friendly climate and the anticipating inhabitants.


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