It has proven impossible to knock Austria off its number one spot as Ireland’s favourite ski destination and its easy to see why. S’nowhere we like better!
From Salzburgerland to Tirol, Austrian ski resorts combine a winning mix of tradition and fairytale prettiness with inter-connected ski areas and a massive dollop of good old-fashioned fun.
Short airport transfers are ideal for families, with many resorts within 90 minutes’ drivetime from Salzburg. Once there, families will find a welcome and standard of care for children that’s hard to beat.
But for us, the biggest plus when skiing or boarding in Austria is its value-for-money. Lunch on the mountain and drinks in the evening seem so much sweeter when prices are affordable!
The Austrians are passionate about skiing and tourism. Oh and let’s not forget general health & wellbing; pampering yourself is taken very seriously in Austrian resorts with both traditional and contemporary thermal spas almost a standard.
Larger resorts have a cosmopolitan feel and more challenging ski terrain to satisfy even the most expert skier or boarder. Increasingly, Austrian mountain restaurants have a reputation for excellent food and various resorts host music and comedy festivals during the winter so the apres ski is just as impressive as the pistes.
There are excellent snow parks for boarders and freestylers in resorts like Mayrhofen, night skiing in Soll and Kitzbuhel, and back country/ ski touring options for the hardcore: Austria has something for everyone.
Direct Flights from Belfast to Salzburg & from Dublin to Salzburg and Innsbruck
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