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EllmauInnsbruckKitzbühel
MayrhofenSaalbach-HinterglemmSeefeld
SöllSt Anton

Austrian Ski Resorts

Ellmau


Ellmau can be found 12km southeast of Kufstein and 9km west of Sankt Johann in Tirol. It’s over 800m above sea level and its apart of Austria’s largest inter-connected ski area, which is part of the larger Kitzbüheler Alpen Pass.

The resort is more popular with beginners and families, as if you are looking for the nightlife and action you should go to neighboring Soll, which has plenty of pubs and clubs. Ellmau is a much quieter resort where most people come with their families to enjoy a day of skiing then hang out in your chalet at night.

For all you boarders out there, Ellmau is one of the best in the country, because it has a fun park, which has three half pipes and another with an 80m half pipe, that makes it  popular with the more advanced borderers. For more information go to www.ski-austria.com/ellmau/index.php


Innsbruck


Innsbruck is the capital city of the state of Tyrol, which is located in western Austria. It is ranked as one of the best all-round hills in the country and if not the world, with this in mind its defiantly worth a visit.

Innsbruck has played host to the Winter Olympics twice in 1964 and 1976. The villages are connected by a free ski-bus, which means you have options of a different experience every day.

It’s not just a winter resort; it’s a city with a fascinating history. Also, it’s an excellent place if you are looking for nightlife, as it has some of the best clubs and bars in the country, which stay open till the early hours. For more information go to www.ski-innsbruck.at


Kitzbühel


Located in the Tyrol region on the country, Kitzbühel is known as the “Pearl of the Alps”. Its history dates back over 700 years and this old village was one of the first international ski resorts. Kitzbühel’s most imposing slope is the Hahnenkamm’s “Streif”, which considered one of the most is challenging on the World Cup circuit.

Kitzbühel also attracts a young crowd to its resort due to its fantastic nightlife, which stays open till the early hours of the morning. For more information on Kitzbühel go to www.kitzbuehel.com


Mayrhofen


Located in the area of Tyrol, is Mayrhofen, which has one of the most extensive ski areas in the country, with over 500km of trails. This hill is very popular with the younger crowd and the snowboard community, as it known to snowboarders as the 'Big M', for its unbelievable runs.

Even though it attracts the young party orientated crowd, it still gets the families coming because of its highly regarded kindergartens and a fun pool with special children's area.

If you are looking for pubs and clubs then you will be happy with your choice coming to Mayrhofen, because they stay open till the early hours of the morning and cater to most people. www.ski-europe.com/resorts/mayrhofen.html


Saalbach-Hinterglemm


Saalbach-Hinterglemm is located in the Pinzgau region, in the Saalbach Valley, which is in the Kitzbuheler Alpen region. This is considered one of the best intermediate hills in the country because of their great selection of pistes.

The nightlife isn’t too bad, as they have a great selection of pubs and clubs to choice from. We recommend you ask one of the locals when you are in town for what’s on at that time.  For more information go to www.saalbach.com 


Seefeld


Seefeld is 25km northwest of Innsbruck, which sits on a plateau above and to the north of the Inn Valley. It has one of the largest and best-regarded ski schools in Austria and it’s an excellent resort to learn how to ski or to get some new pointers. It’s on the world championship ski circuit, which draws tens of thousands of people annually. For more information in the resort go to www.skiseefeld.com


Söll


Söll is located 10km south of Kufstein and 10km east of Worgl. It’s the principal ski holiday village of the Ski Welt Wilder Kaiser and Söll has some of the most advanced slopes in the country, as there are more black and red runs than any other, which makes it a very challenging and rewarding resort.

If you are looking for a bit of nightlife then you will enjoy Söll, as it has a huge selction to choice from other skiers and boarders from the other hills like Ellmau come here for its great nightlife. For more information go to www.ski-europe.com/resorts/soll.html


St Anton


Located an hour and a half from Innsbruck this hill is located in the Maroi Valley and is one of the best in the country. With over 250km of groomed pistes it’s one of the best in Europe and it’s definitely worth a look. For more information go to www.stantonamarlberg.com



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