The area is made up of 23 resorts spread across the Vercors, the Oisans, Belledonne and Chartreuse mountain ranges.
Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn are for those who like skiing fast on steepish pistes and, together they offer 270km of terrain.
Let’s start with a meaty and reviving bowl of Gulaschsuppe…
Ski Juwel is the low-key, low-cost ski area that links the Alpbachtal and the Wildschonau, and is home to one of the prettiest villages in the Alps.
The Tirol’s capital is ringed with ski areas that serve up a mouthwatering range of ski terrain. Add the interest of the city itself and you’ve got a unique ski destination.
Austria…by train…from the UK? It’s surely too far – or so I used to imagine. How wrong I was.
Join 16,000 clever people who get the latest Welove2ski content delivered to their inbox