Austria offers many attractions and outdoor activities. The region is full of fabulous alpine scenery: huge valleys, snow-capped forests, glacial lakes and wide panoramic views. Austria is renowned as one of the best and largest backcountry skiing destinations in Europe.
Austria’s Alps are blessed with a long and magnificent snow season, the high altitude of many of its mountains brings about ideal snowy conditions up until springtime. The country has some of the best winter sports infrastructure in Europe, perfectly groomed pistes suitable for all ages and skill levels, the best snow-making facilities and ski-hire equipment.
But Austria isn’t just about having fun on the slopes: excellent hotels with cozy warm rooms, friendly hosts, a lot of après ski bars and restaurants, all serving popular beverages and delicious traditional Austrian food, await you.
Austria is a very mountainous country with around 600 peaks over 3,000m high. Beyond the ski slopes, it offers numerous opportunities for mountaineering, long multi-pitch rock climbing routes and sport climbing. The highest Austrian peak is Grosslocker at 3,797m high.