The top 5 ski resorts in Austria for Christmas

December 12, 2017

Skiing is a lot of fun, especially during the festive seasons such as Christmas. When you are planning to go for a skiing holiday, there are many ski resorts you can consider to do this. The fact that the modern skiing we know of today started from Austria means that you could consider this as the best place to go for this activity. You could consider skiing downhill at the famous Arlberg region, which is the home of the world-famous St Anton skiing resort. You see, skiing in Austria gives you the comfort of knowing that you are enjoying this fun-activity in a country where the modern skiing began in the last century. This is actually one of the reasons people choose the skiing resorts in this country for the fun and the terrain of the mountains. You will also enjoy the many mountain restaurants available in this skiing region of the world.

If you are thinking of going to Austria for a skiing experience this Christmas, here are 5 top ski resorts that you can choose from:

The top 5 ski resorts in Austria for Christmas

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St. Anton

This is one of the best ski resorts in Europe. If you are a serious skier, this is the place you need to visit this Christmas and definitely thereafter. We can comfortably say that this resort is not for the faint-hearted in that its highest lift, known as the Villuga is at 2810 m. If you are a beginner, you have nothing to worry about as you can take a ski bus to the slopes such as Lech and Zurs, which are easier for you.  

There is much more to enjoy at this resort other than skiing. The nightlife is one of the best. You will also enjoy the cuisine and all that a skiing resort has to offer.


This is yet another skiing resort of Austria that you can visit this Christmas and enjoy your time. Igls is a good place for all your short breaks regardless of your skiing experience. This place is dotted with some great runs since Innsbruck is a former Olympic host of 1972. As such, this skiing resort boasts of facilities that can only be envied by other skiing resorts. You will also get over 200 Km of cross-country skiing to enjoy here.

The ski resort is only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Innsbruck. If you have a mixture of non-skiers and skiers in Innsbruck, you can bring them to this resort as there are plenty of things to do and be happy. After a busy day of skiing here, you can enjoy shopping, eating and drinking in the nearby city centre at Innsbruck and enjoy your time.

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This is another famous skiing resort that you can visit this Christmas and enjoy your time there. From Salzburg airport, you will be driven for 90 minutes to this place. In this center, there are designer boutiques, cafes, bars and other shopping areas that you will love.

You will love the impressive lift system that has 55 lifts that can give you 200KM of pistes.



This is the best skiing resort for the people who want reliable snow. Its intermediate-friendly slopes will be the best places you have ever visited for a skiing experience. To reach this resort, you will take a one hour’s drive from Innsbruck. There are plenty of hotels, shops, and restaurants that you can visit after a skiing experience here. The skiing areas here will close in May but open in June for the summer.


Axamer Lizum

This is another resort that one can visit over the Christmas period and enjoy the skiing facilities available here. It caters to all people will any skiing ability. You will have access to 10 lifts and 40KM of pistes that also include 10 Km of skiing routes. The resort is a heritage of skiing and was a part host of the 1964 and 1976 Olympics. This resort is accessible and has a great terrain for your skiing needs.

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