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Going on winter sports in Austria? These are the best tips for a successful holiday

Do you have plans to go on winter sports soon, but have no idea where to go? We'll give you a hint: how about Austria? Austria is a country with insanely beautiful nature, vast ski resorts and the possibility of a huge number of other winter activities (such as cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, you name it). Below we list the many advantages of a winter sports holiday in Austria, and tips so you're well prepared. And your accommodation? You book it with Ferienhaus-Tirol, of course!

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Winter sports in Austria: why is it so popular?

Austria has always been a very popular winter sports destination. Obviously because you can choose from hundreds of ski resorts, like Ötztal, Kitzbühel-Kirchberg or Saalbach Hinterglemm, each with their own special characteristics. But also the surroundings: the view of the mountains, the snowy slopes and Austrian cosiness really make it a perfect holiday destination for young and old. Whether you are an experienced skier or just getting on the long skis for the first time with buckling knees, in Austria you will find a perfect ski resort for you!

Skiing, snowboarding or something else?

Winter sports in Austria offer more than just skiing and snowboarding. Much more. Yes, there are sports you can do that also involve long skis; cross-country skiing, for example. But there are also many other winter sports activities to do during your winter sports holiday in Austria. For instance, you can go tobogganing, snowshoeing and even ice skating on the frozen lakes nearby. And, most important of all: Austria is of course known for its most convivial après-ski venues! At Ferienhaus-Tirol you will find accommodation that meets all your requirements, in your preferred ski resort. Right by the piste or high up in the mountains. Winter sports in Austria: jetzt geht los!

Ferienhaus-Tirol: the platform to find comfortable and cosy accommodation

You're not the only one looking for the best places to go on winter sports this year. Once you've decided on your ideal winter sports area, it's time to look for a holiday home or flat in Austria, that meets all your requirements. Luckily, we have already done most of the preliminary work for you. All you have to do is fill in where you want to go, how many people you are going on winter sports with, the distance from your accommodation to the nearest ski lift - and simsalabim, there is your holiday home!

To the snow?

Beautiful wintersport homes

Chalet Riesner Alm 35

Donnersbachwald, Steiermark, Austria

10 Persons

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

€ 236 per night

Appartement Brixnerwirt IV

Brixen im Thale, Tirol, Austria

4 Persons

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

€ 114 per night

Holiday Home Pension Blaiken M

Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser, Tirol, Austria

18 Persons

8 Bedrooms

8 Bathrooms

€ 644 per night

Apartment Gaisbergblick

Kirchberg in Tirol, Tirol, Austria

3 Persons

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

€ 95 per night

Chalet Bellevue

Mauterndorf, Salzburger Land, Austria

10 Persons

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

€ 280 per night

Winter Chalet Kaprun

Kaprun, Salzburger Land, Austria

24 Persons

9 Bedrooms

9 Bathrooms

€ 635 per night

Ferienhaus Rabl

Itter, Tirol, Austria

12 Persons

6 Bedrooms

6 Bathrooms

€ 406 per night

Holiday Home Resinger

Matrei in Osttirol, Tirol, Austria

7 Persons

3 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

€ 129 per night

Haus Bernadette

Bramberg am Wildkogel, Salzburger Land, Austria

7 Persons

3 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

€ 135 per night

Haus Riedmann Christine

Hopfgarten im Brixental, Tirol, Austria

6 Persons

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

€ 135 per night

 Tips for your winter sports holiday in Austria

Is it your first time going on a winter sports holiday in Austria? Then the tips below might come in handy:

  • Choose the best ski area for you and your friends or family. There are so many ski resorts in Austria that it can be difficult to choose where to go. Read up well, choose a ski area that suits your level and interests.
  • Book your accommodation on time. To avoid disappointment, it is important to book your accommodation in time. On you will find a wide variety of holiday homes in different price ranges.
  • Don't forget to rent your winter sports equipment: If you don't have your own winter sports equipment, you can rent it from one of the many ski rental shops in Austria. Are you an experienced winter sportsman? Then at least don't forget to take your gear with you too.
  • Take lessons if you are a beginner! If you have never skied or snowboarded before, it is advisable to take lessons to learn the basic skills. That way, you keep the chance of an accident or injury at its lowest. Winter sports in Austria are done for fun, not to see what the inside of a hospital looks like.
  • Dress warmly: It's pretty cold up there in the mountains. Make sure you wear warm clothes (tip: lots of thin layers! That insulates better), a good winter coat, gloves and a hat.
  • You might associate sunscreen with beach holidays, but make no mistake: even in the mountains, the sun can burn you badly. So protect your face in particular with a good sunscreen (SPF 50).
  • Also not wrong: while you are in Austria, try some local dishes. You won't find a wiener schnitzel like they make in Austria anywhere else. Tasty local (speciality) beers also taste best here. Even hot chocolate tastes even better after a long day on the long slopes in Austria.

 Even more tips for sporting activities in Austria

Once you are in Austria, there is much more to explore than just the slopes. Curious about what else you can do? Eerde we already briefly mentioned them, but below you will find them listed again:

  • Cross-country skiing: Cross-country skiing is a popular winter activity in Austria and offers a great way to explore the landscape. A cross-country ski trail is called a 'loipe', and is specifically designed for cross-country skiers. There are many trails available, both for beginners and advanced skiers.
  • Snowshoeing: If you are looking for a quieter way to enjoy the snow, snowshoeing might be for you. You can rent these special shoes from most ski rental shops in Austria. Note: you are not supposed to walk on a cross-country trail; that way, the footprints can cause cross-country skiers to hurt themselves. Instead, there are plenty of trails specifically for snowshoeing.
  • Tobogganing is literally going down a slope or track in a toboggan (sledge). Although tobogganing also exists as an Olympic sport, here tobogganing is a more recreational variant. Steering and braking are important techniques, so starting carefully is definitely recommended. Tobogganing is a fun activity for the whole family.
  • Ice skating; where there is snow and ice, skating is often possible. Own skates are not necessary, because like winter sports gear, skates are also easy to rent. On Austria's frozen lakes, fun for young and old alike! 
  • And last but not least: après-ski. It is an important part of winter sports culture in Austria and is seen as a traditional way to end the day. With a fun party, of course! 

Complete your winter sports holiday in Austria with Ferienhaus-Tirol

All in all, Austria is a very nice destination for winter sports and offers everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Whether you want to ski, snowboard, cross-country ski or just enjoy the beautiful nature, there is something for everyone. Don't forget to book your stay at Ferienhaus-Tirol, and get ready for an unforgettable holiday in the mountains.

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