Feel the Winter Love in Austria 2021/22
Remember the last time you hit the slope early in the morning? Your last winter walk through a snow-covered Austrian town? And the last time you cuddled up in a cosy hut over a cup of mulled wine after a fun-packed day out? Skiing holidays are back and Austria invites you to experience the Winter Love this upcoming season!
This year's season stands for everything we loved (and missed!) about mountain getaways during the COVID pandemic, think skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding, but also romantic Christmas markets, hot tubs with views over the snow-covered mountain tops and hearty Austrian delights.
To ensure that winter holidays are both safe and enjoyable for everyone, there are still certain Covid regulations and entry requirements in place in Austria. We advice you to check the latest updates before going on your trip.
On this page, you'll find all the news about the winter season 2021/22, Austria's many ski regions and the best cities for a winter break.
Check out the latest news about lift and hotel openings, new slopes, spas, and much more.
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Winter Love in Austria, Statement Lisa Weddig, MD Austrian National Tourist Office
Skiing enthusiasts in Tirol are spoiled for choice! The region boasts over 80 ski areas, 3,000 km of slopes, 5 glaciers and 4,000 km of touring trails. Find out what’s new this winter in Ski Arlberg, Kitzbühel, Zillertal, Silvretta Arena, and other popular tourist destinations.Read more
Freeriding parks, family-friendly slopes, relaxing spas, and stunning Christmas markets – you name it, Salzburg has it all! The province is both beloved for its winter sport scene and its off-piste activities. Check out Salzburg’s highlights for the upcoming winter season.Read more
Travelling to Upper Austria? Guests can look forward to 40 ski resorts, Dachstein, Kasberg and Feuerkogl among others, 180 km of cross-country and more than 80 winter hiking trails. Fancy some traditional winter delights? Head to the Christmas markets in Linz.Read more
Skiing, thermal baths and yoga sessions: Styria is a top winter destination for everyone looking for a mix of sports and spas. The province boasts 680 km of slops in 69 resorts, hundreds of km of hiking trails and 9 thermal spas, 6 of them in the volcano region.Read more
Southern Carinthia guarantees sun, snow, and perfectly groomed slopes. Guests await 24 ski resorts, Nassfeld, Bad Kleinkirchheim and Katschberg among the best known, over 180 official ski tours, and Lake Weissensee with Europe’s largest natural ice surface.Read more
Lower Austria is a beloved winter destination especially for families. With more than 20 ski resorts, 200 km of slopes, 800 km of cross-country trails, and the largest night skiing area in eastern Austria – Semmering – it offers outdoor fun for all ages and abilities.Read more
Vorarlberg, namely Stuben am Arlberg, is where the first ski course in history took place in 1906. Discover 32 ski areas, 1,000 km of slopes and 760 km of winter hiking trails. Hungry? The province might be small but TheGault Millau Guide lists an impressive 80 gourmet addresses.Read more
Vienna shows itself from a particularly magical side in the colder months and its Christmas markets are the best known in Austria. Discover the Christmas lights all over the centre, get traditional gifts and foods at the markets and enjoy the New Year’s Concert at the Musikverein.Read more
Sand steppes, ponds, reeds, and meadows covered with snow and ice await winter guests in Burgenland. Austria’s most eastern part also features exceptional wildlife to be discovered with park rangers, plenty of local winemakers, and some of the best spas in the country.Read more