Don’t be put off by its famous and forbidding World Cup course. Kitzbuhel is also home to easy-skiing pistes, luxurious hotels, and cosy mountain restaurants. And there’s 85cm of snow on piste today…
Austria’s highest ski village is only 34km from Innsbruck airport, and ringed with magnificent, unpisted terrain. It currently has 70cm of snow mid-mountain.
The best ski runs in Austria are not necessarily the celebrated ones like the Streif in Kitzbuhel. Here are 10 great ones you might never have heard of.
Saalbach has fabulous snow at the moment and those who like skiing fast on steepish pistes will love it. Together with Fieberbrunn the combined 270km of terrain makes it the ninth largest ski area in the world.
The Zugspitz Arena is an alliance of six cute villages offering gentle pistes, good ski schools and reasonable prices. And there’s top-to-bottom snow there at the moment.
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