Skiing Austria - the best resorts

St Christoph am Arlberg"What's the best ski resort in Austria?"

As someone who writes about various aspects of the country and as a keen skier and a resident of the country for more than 30 years, that's probably the one of the most common question to be asked by other skiers.

And, of course, the response tends to be to ask "best for what?"

But still, that's still a popular question and this site is an effort to present some of the country's top winter resorts and to talk about what makes them special and who they might best appeal to.

As travellers ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to find accurate information, especially if you are planning on making your own way to resort.

Tourist offices only want to give the best side of the picture and are anyway often only concerned with what is happening in their immediate region.

Holiday companies are understandably interested in those taking a complete package to destinations and in accommodation that they have chosen.

And online review sites, although useful in some areas, can be filled with those seeking to gain a commercial advantage or indulging a personal grievance.

We make no claims to be a comprehensive guide that will answer every question that you have. But we have visited and skied every resort and have tried to give as independent a view as possible on Austria's top ski resorts.

We hope that the information presented here will at least give you an initial idea of which resort might suit your needs and the options that you have for getting there and finding a place to stay as an independent skier. And, at the end of each resort's information, there is a list of places you can visit if you need any further information.

Everybody will have a favourite style of ski area or village or atmosphere. But we think that any keen skier would manage to enjoy themselves in the resorts that we have listed.

So enjoy!

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