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Top 3 skiing resorts in Austria

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Top 3 skiing resorts in Austria

The best thing about Austrian ski resorts is the variety that is established by high-end winter sports experience. Most skiing resorts in Austria are located in villages where anyone, even with minimal ski or snowboarding experience, can have a wonderful vacation during Christmas holidays. It is true that Austrian ski resorts are good even for those people who don’t do skiing or other winter sports. About a dozen of Austrian ski resorts can be called premium ones where it is possible to enjoy a luxury vacation along with amazing winter sports experience.

However, hardcore skiers as well as amateurs who seek an Austrian resort for skiing, need to go to different places because not every resort can satisfy both groups of people. That is why top 3 Austrian skiing resorts will be classified according to the winter sports experiences they can offer – for amateurs, families and hardcore skiers.

Westendorf is the best ski resort in Austria for beginners

First-timers in skiing resort or those people who don’t want skiing among crowds and busy pistes will find Westendorf a wonderful retreat. There are multiple slopes for beginners and even a safe nursery slope right in the middle of a picturesque village. Although the main advantage of Westendorf is its quietness, there are a few lively ski bars nearby where you can arrange a great party. Not only skiers, but also fans of tobogganing will find Westendorf a great place for spending Christmas holidays.

For a family ski experience choose Filzmoos

If you are planning to spend a family vacation with young kids or teenagers who are probably visiting a ski resort for the first time then you must choose Filzmoos that includes in its tours the visit to a good snowboarding school. Ladies will definitely appreciate the historic wooden chalets where unique selfies and fabulous shopping can be made. This is the most visited family ski resort in Austria for a reason. It is a versatile, picturesque, cosy and 100% family-friendly place.

Experienced skiers must choose Galtur

The luxury Austrian resort Galtur is located very high in the heart of Silvretta mountains. It is close to another famous ski resort, Ischgl, where the most high-level and adventurous slopes can be found. If you are a hardcore skier or snowboarder, you must visit Galtur where there are challenging runs and a fantastic valley route “Alp Trida”. The visit to Galtur can be one of the biggest challenges in your winter sports enthusiast career. Besides high-level chalets, slopes, baroque churches, bars and restaurants of Galtur you can also visit a bigger and more family-friendly village of Ischgl which is a 15-minute bus drive away from Galtur.

As you can see, Austrian ski resorts vary according to guests’ skills and winter sports experiences you want to get during your vacation. Choose any of the described resorts or a completely different one and don’t forget to book a fast and comfortable transfer from the airport at You will see that it is possible to save money on your annual Austrian ski resort visit.

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