Austria

“A year round snowboarding destination, and set amongst the mostly mellow resorts are a few truly hardcore destinations. This is the country to head for if you are looking for mad apres ski, or the country to avoid if you're not”
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Austria is known as the snowboard capital of Europe with great resorts and a cool attitude. Austrian resorts aren't stretched out like the mega-sized places found in the French Alps and apart from being far more affordable than France, the slopes here are far better laid out with excellent mountain facilities, modern lift systems, easy access to the slopes, coupled with great traditional local services.

Of all the areas in Austria the most famed and the largest winter destination is the Tirol, which apart from being at ‘the heart of the Alps’ is also an area of outstanding beauty and home to some fantastic snowboard resorts that offer something for everyone. The Tirol also plays host to some of the most important snowboard events held in Europe, i.e. Air and Style, Lord of the Boards and the Brit Games.

The Austrian’s don’t go in for the purpose-built style resorts so common in other parts of Europe. What you do find are old traditional villages adapted to accommodate modern tourists. Standards are extremely high, with hotels, Guest House’s and B&B’s being main form of lodging. Apartment blocks are very rare.

Austrian is basic consisting of dishes like Tafelspitz (boiled beef), or various cured hams and German-style sausages. If you're a veggie (vegetarier), you’re in for a hard time - the Austrian’s don’t go in for rabbit-food. Goulash soup in this part of the world is also wicked. But one thing Austria does lack is fast food joints.

An important and useful thing to note about Austria, is that credit cards are not that widely accepted: cash, travellers cheques or Euro-cheques are the norm.

Flying to the resorts is easy via the international airports in Austria, Switzerland or Germany, then taking onward travel via the excellent rail or road services. Only a small percentage of resorts have train stations, however, connections from cities and gateway airports is made very easy by the fact that Austria has a first class bus service, which is on time, clean and inexpensive.

Driving in Austria is convenient and easy, with the roads and resorts being well sign-posted. In some parts, snow-chains are required. Austria has an autobahn tax called the Vignette which can be purchased at petrol stations or border crossings. If you are caught without the tax, you'll be liable to a costly on-the-spot fine.

If you are planning to do a working season in Austria, then EU nationals don't need either a visa or work permit and can stay for as long as they want. But if you want to teach snowboarding, you may need to have the relevant Austrian snowboard instructors teaching qualifications.

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Alpbach,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Not the highest resort in the world, but it's a nice place to ride, just a bit bland if you're an good intermediate boarder.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €409.00 - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €979.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - - €789.00 - - - More details
Thu 28 Dec - - - - - €1,689.00 More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €1,259.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €379.00 €579.00 - €629.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €329.00 - - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €319.00 - - - - - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €469.00 - - - - More details

Axamer Lizum,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 A great resort that will appeal to freestylers and intermediate freeriders spoilt only by the weekends queues. Some might find a full week stay to long
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Fri 22 Dec - €489.00 - - - - More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €999.00 - More details

Bad Gastein ,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Not a bad group of mountains
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €369.00 €529.00 - €739.00 - More details
Mon 18 Dec €309.00 - - - - - More details
Tue 19 Dec €269.00 - - - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €269.00 - - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €359.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec €369.00 €419.00 - - €619.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - - - - €909.00 - More details
Tue 26 Dec - €549.00 €799.00 - €1,129.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €819.00 €1,429.00 More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €279.00 €479.00 - €689.00 - More details
Tue 19 Dec - - - - €1,149.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €199.00 €299.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €219.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec €259.00 €479.00 - - - €2,039.00 More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €1,349.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €349.00 €469.00 - €869.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €309.00 €439.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €389.00 - - - - - More details
Fri 22 Dec - - - - €949.00 - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €339.00 - - €535.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €349.00 €449.00 - €1,119.00 - More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €1,139.00 - More details
Wed 27 Dec €269.00 - - - - - More details
Fri 29 Dec - - - - €1,419.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €1,439.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Wed 20 Dec €389.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €1,279.00 - More details

Fieberbrunn,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 was cool some years ago and now it has to work in it's image again.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €399.00 €499.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €189.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec €399.00 €329.00 - - €889.00 - More details

Filzmoos,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 A picture postcard Austrian village, with lots to see and do. The amount of terrain would be limiting for any longer than a week but Filzmoos provides challenges for all levels of riders.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €1,079.00 - More details

Flachau,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Top place for beginners and intermediates but advanced riders will find it limiting after a short while. Freestylers will need to travel a short distance to the parks but it's well worth it. Buses link the huge area and the town is very spread out.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €249.00 €309.00 - €489.00 - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €559.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - - €419.00 - - - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 23 Dec - €439.00 - - €919.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €949.00 - More details

Galtur,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Good quiet freeriding resort with some nice open rolling terrain, an improving terrain park and relatively deserted slopes
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €489.00 €659.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €369.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €1,359.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €1,419.00 - More details

Igls,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 4 out of 10 For the total beginner
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €979.00 - More details
Wed 27 Dec - - - €859.00 - - More details

Ischgl,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 Ischgl has plenty of good wide intermediate slopes, and hidden off-piste stashes. A super fast lift system, a season that lasts until May, great terrain park, and the most full on apres in the Alps, completes the package.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - - - - €1,299.00 - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €419.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €759.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec €319.00 €369.00 - - - - More details
Tue 19 Dec €239.00 - - - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €219.00 €379.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €279.00 - €499.00 - - - More details
Fri 22 Dec €299.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €499.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €819.00 - More details

Kaprun,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Good all-year riding to be had
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €269.00 €349.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €199.00 - - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec - - €889.00 - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €399.00 - - €619.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €819.00 €1,029.00 - - - More details
Wed 27 Dec €609.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €719.00 €1,679.00 More details

Kirchberg in Tyrol,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Okay linked area and cheaper place to stay than in Kitzbuel
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €334.00 €411.00 - - - More details
Tue 19 Dec - - €789.00 - €1,159.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €159.00 €499.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €369.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €259.00 - - €889.00 €1,439.00 More details
Sun 24 Dec - €1,119.00 €1,429.00 - - - More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €1,069.00 - More details
Thu 28 Dec - - - - - €2,449.00 More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €589.00 €1,959.00 More details

Kitzbuhel,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Cheesy skiers resort
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €789.00 €789.00 - €1,222.00 - More details
Tue 19 Dec - - €459.00 - €1,612.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €179.00 €389.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €639.00 - - - - - More details
Fri 22 Dec - €1,079.00 - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €279.00 - - €819.00 €3,490.00 More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €2,619.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €269.00 €349.00 - - - More details
Mon 18 Dec - - €349.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €239.00 - - - - - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €489.00 €569.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €309.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €469.00 - - €969.00 - More details
Wed 27 Dec €419.00 - - - - - More details

Mayrhofen,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 Big area, with some decent freeriding, and maybe the best park in Austria. Has a big British seasonaire contingent, and the home of Snowbombing and the Altitude festivals.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €439.00 €669.00 - €759.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €249.00 - - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €329.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €539.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €549.00 - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €799.00 - More details

Nassfeld,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Super sunny resort in the less boozy part of Austria. Lots of good pistes and fun terrain but limited in terms of hardcore freeriding.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Wed 20 Dec €274.00 €379.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €284.00 - - - - - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €456.00 - - - - More details

Nauders,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Small, picturesque, fun place for a few days. Board in 3 Countries
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 23 Dec - €569.00 - - €1,739.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €849.00 - More details

Neustift,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 Useful only as a base for visiting Stubai
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec €229.00 €399.00 €559.00 - €739.00 - More details
Mon 18 Dec €229.00 - - - - - More details
Tue 19 Dec €229.00 - - - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €229.00 €489.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €359.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €529.00 €1,489.00 More details
Sun 24 Dec - - - - €999.00 - More details
Mon 25 Dec - - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €679.00 - More details

Niederau,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Picture perfect Austrian resort with good beginner and intermediate pistes with good access to the larger Ski Juwel area.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Wed 20 Dec €299.00 €419.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €299.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €429.00 - More details
Wed 27 Dec €339.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €719.00 - More details

Obertauern,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 It's definitely worth a holiday for people who like to smell powder every day and don't wanna hike too much. Freestylers will have fun in the park, especialy intermidate ones who complane about too small kickers and obsticles but wouldn't go over the big mamas (6m high kicker) either.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Wed 20 Dec €399.00 - - - - - More details

Oetz,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Fun little resort for a few days with plenty of things to jump off and a few nice powder areas
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €349.00 €429.00 - €829.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €249.00 €479.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €359.00 - - - - €1,679.00 More details
Sat 23 Dec - €719.00 - - €859.00 €1,849.00 More details
Sun 24 Dec - €779.00 €969.00 - €1,419.00 - More details
Wed 27 Dec €569.00 €809.00 - - - - More details
Thu 28 Dec €599.00 - - - - €1,879.00 More details
Sat 30 Dec - €819.00 - - €1,379.00 €1,739.00 More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €529.00 €659.00 - €929.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec - €549.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €409.00 - - - - - More details
Mon 25 Dec €299.00 - - - - - More details

Saalbach - Hinterglem,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 Good easy freeriding, and great intermediate slopes. Apres ski gets pretty crazy
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Wed 20 Dec €159.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €659.00 - More details
Wed 27 Dec €939.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €899.00 €1,135.00 More details

Schladming,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Good all-round resort
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €369.00 - - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €329.00 €489.00 - - €919.00 - More details
Thu 21 Dec €359.00 - €679.00 - - - More details
Fri 22 Dec - €559.00 - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €509.00 - - - - More details

Seefeld,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Pretty but nothing too pulse racing
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €419.00 €529.00 - - - More details
Tue 19 Dec - - - - €1,398.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €339.00 - - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €379.00 - - - - €2,596.00 More details
Sat 23 Dec - €659.00 - - - - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €589.00 - - - - More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €1,959.00 - More details
Thu 28 Dec - - - - - €1,739.00 More details
Sat 30 Dec - €1,258.00 - - €2,089.00 €2,595.00 More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - - €629.00 - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €1,849.00 - More details
Thu 28 Dec - - - - - €2,299.00 More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €1,689.00 €2,379.00 More details

St Anton,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 10 out of 10 By far the best freeriders resort in Austria and backed up by a world class village. It all comes at quite a price and the British invasian is leaving it less Austrian every year.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €469.00 €599.00 - €849.00 - More details
Tue 19 Dec - - €609.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €349.00 €489.00 - - - - More details

St Johann In Tirol,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Low level intermediate suiting resort
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €819.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €899.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Wed 20 Dec €289.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €829.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €549.00 €759.00 - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €569.00 - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €579.00 - More details

Westendorf,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 Best of Ski Welt
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 23 Dec - - - - €659.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Fri 29 Dec - €599.00 - - - - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - - €329.00 - €669.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec €249.00 €409.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €309.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €599.00 - - - - More details

Zell am See,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Not a bad resort but too busy
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €249.00 €319.00 - - - More details
Wed 20 Dec €179.00 €399.00 - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €369.00 - - €599.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €609.00 €859.00 - - - More details
Wed 27 Dec €279.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 30 Dec - - - - €709.00 €1,679.00 More details

Zillertal Arena,Austria

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 Combined with Gerlos this is one great big intermediate mountain to shred, perfect for easy freeriders and Dutch alcoholics
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 17 Dec - €429.00 €529.00 - - - More details
Tue 19 Dec - - - - €979.00 - More details
Wed 20 Dec - €549.00 - - - - More details
Thu 21 Dec €409.00 - €709.00 - - - More details
Fri 22 Dec - €579.00 - - - - More details
Sat 23 Dec - €629.00 - - €569.00 - More details
Sun 24 Dec - €629.00 - - - - More details
Tue 26 Dec - - - - €1,399.00 - More details

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