Austria

Lienz- AustriaI have skied in Austria since I was a young child and love the ski-ing there. The resorts tend to be smaller and less commercialised than the larger, more crowded French resorts and certainly in the southern region such as Carinthia and Ost-Tirol, the ski resorts are much less frequented by the Brits. There are often many smaller resorts in one region and on the mountain Austria is well known for its cosy alpine huts and bars.

I have done a fair amount of skiing in Kaprun and Zell-am-See on ski courses, have skied in Ellmau, Lofer (very fond memories of staying in a Chateau there!!!), Bad-Gastein which is a great ski area with fantastic hot mineral pools at the bottom of the slopes, Obergurgl and Hochgurgl and many of the other resorts.

But in December 2013 we purchased an old house to renovate in Carinthia in southern Austria, near Nassfeld and spent a few seasons exploring the region and ski areas.  We pretty much managed to ski at all the 30 or so ski areas that the Top Ski Pass covered, except for one or two of they very small resorts. The Top Ski pass covers all the resorts in the region. Some of the resorts offer special cheap prices for children, being just a few Euros a day for a lift pass, while some of the smaller resorts offer a free ski pass if you stay in accommodation there. 

The pages in the drop down menu under ‘Austria’ in the menu at the top focus on those resorts in this region of Austria.

top ski pass Karnten, Austria

There are more details of each resort and on lift pass prices at http://www.topskipass.at 

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