SKI AUSTRIA 

Austria... Where skiing is a way of life.

Austria is synonymous with skiing so if you are looking for great downhill runs, cozy alpine villages, friendly people, and plenty of beer and schnapps, Austria is the place for you!

Call us today for knowledgeable service and tremendous skiing vacation value.

 

AUSTRIAN RESORTS

    

GASTEIN VALLEY

ISCHGL

LECH

OBERGURGL

ST. JOHANN

SOLDEN

  

STUBAI

  

ZILLER VALLEY

INNSBRUCK

KITZBUHEL

MAYRHOFEN

ST. ANTON

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM

SCHLADMING / AMADE

ZELL AM SEE

  

   

PRICE NOTES

Unless otherwise noted, Canadian $ prices shown include the following:
*   Trans-Atlantic flight from Toronto / Montreal to your gateway city on scheduled airlines ie. Air Canada, Lufthansa, Alitalia ........
*   7 nights accommodation based on double occupancy.
*   Meal plan as indicated.
*   7 day economy car with unlimited km., VAT tax, & basic insurance (bus transfers also available).
*   Local hotel taxes and gratuities.
*   6 day lift pass.

*   Local representative hotline, in case of emergency.
     

IMPORTANT !

  

* Flight departure tax & fuel surcharges are extra!

* All our hotel rooms have private facilities.

* Departures are usually on a Friday evening, and return the following Saturday.

* Alternative departure cities, Christmas & New Year weeks, trip extensions, and stopovers are all available on request.
* Condo's and apartments do not include meals but have complete kitchens.

 

Link to 2014 Super Special Weeks in Austria

  

We also have an excellent selection of hotels and condo's in these resorts:

 

Alpbach Annaberg Bad Kleinkirchheim Flachau
Kirchberg Maria Alm Mallnitz Nauders
Obertauern Rauris St Gallenkirch Serfaus
Seefeld Wagrain Zurs

 

Contact us at 1-866-648 7757 for details, or email james@thevacationstation.com

 

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ST. JOHANN, KIRCHDORF & OBERNDORF 

  

     

 

St. Johann/Tirol, which is the starting point for skiing in the Wilder Kaiser Kitzbüheler Horn mountain range, is only a few miles away from Kitzbühel, a world acclaimed 1,000-year-old ski village for the chic and famous, that is renowned for the annual international ski races down the Hahnenkamm.. Kirchdorf and Oberndorf lie just 4km on either side of St Johann. The mountains that surround these villages in Tirol offer a wide variety of mountain skiing for all levels of skiers, from beginners through experts, as well as miles of well-prepared trails for cross-country skiers.

Through The Vacation Station, and their partner Tyrolian Tours, you may obtain first class accommodations at exceptional rates, as well as discounts on ski equipment rentals and lift passes. There are substantially reduced rates available for children under 15 years of age.

Tyrolian Tours has been serving North American skiers and their families since 1962. An English-speaking Tourleader will be available at your hotel each day to answer your questions on ski conditions, evening activities, shopping hints, transportation, and other matters, and to assist you in purchasing discount lift tickets and Austrian currency. These services make this area perfect for your first European ski vacation.

The Vacation Station, based in Ontario, Canada, has been associated with Tyrolian Tours since 1987, and is pleased to be its major partner in North America.

Kitzbuheler Alps Resort Statistics

  

Area ski lift pass encompasses: Kitzbuhel, St Johann/Tirol, Oberndorf, Kirchdorf, Steinplatte, Fieberbrunn, Brixental, Hopfgarten, Kirchberg, Westendorf, Kossen, Alpbachtal, Scheffau, Soll, Wildschonau.

Total lifts - 247                                   

680km of groomed trails

6 snowboard Funparks
1200m (4000ft) average vertical                       

220km snowgun covered trail

   

St Johann town square

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KITZBUHEL                                          

  

   

  

In January, the Hahnenkamm World Cup Downhill has a festive air and the kind of regional significance that compares to the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona or Mardi Gras in New Orleans – it’s a great time to be in Kitzbuhel. The rest of the season, the town serves an overdose of winter charm, the storybook winter wonderland complete with medieval narrow streets, candles burning in the windows, and the constant jingle of bells on horse drawn sleighs. World-class skiing, endless nightlife, and romantic, old world charm draw an elite international crowd that can be likened to the rich and famous who frequent Aspen or Vail, but at about half the cost!

  

Resort Statistics

Town Altitude - 760m

Mountain Altitude - 2000m

Vertical drop - 1150m (3800 ft)

40% Beginner; 40% Intermediate; 20% Expert

64 lifts

160km of groomed trails

2 Snowboard Funparks

  

  

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INNSBRUCK                                              

    

  
Capitol of the province of Tirol, a city of art treasures and cultural heritage. Twice hosts to the Winter Olympics, Innsbruck is an alpine skiing city surrounded by ten attractive skiing regions and 130 km of cross country trails. Snow is guaranteed at the Stubai Glacier, the largest glacier field in Austria, as well as at Kuhtai, one of the highest villages in the Alps.

  

Resort Statistics

   

Total lifts - 85                                Base altitude - 600m                        Highest lift altitude - 3200m

Longest Run - 10km                    Total Slopes - 285km                        Slopes with snowmaking - 203km

5 Snowboard Funparks                Nightskiing                                        Off piste terrain  - 90km

  

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IGLS                                       

 

   

   
A charming Tyrolean village approx. 5 km from Innsbruck, located on a sunny plateau 900 m above sea level. At the foot of Patscherkofel mountain, one of the ten Greater Innsbruck skiing areas and site of the Olympic Downhill course. Ideal location for those seeking charm, handy access to the slopes, peace and quiet.

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STUBAI VALLEY                                      

- Fulpmes & Neustift
      

 

  
Fulpmes is located at the foot of the Schlick 2000 Ski Centre, with easy shuttle bus links to two other valley ski areas and the nearby Stubai Glacier, Austria's largest year-round skiing area. 68 km of cross country trails are spread throughout the valley.
In Stubai, Neustift has one of the most striking and highest mountain valleys in Tyrol – The Stubai Glacier. The Stubai glacier is one of 5 mighty glaciers in Austria. It consists of the largest glacial skiing resort, giving Neustift skiers a 100% snow guarantee throughout the year. Neustift is an absolute winter must. The Stubai glacier offers limitless winter exhilaration with wide, welcoming glacier slopes, daring courses, knee-deep snow slopes, a 100 m long half pipe, novice slopes for snow boarders and skiers, and the longest high mountain touring route in Austria. Ski hikers, cross-country skiers and skaters, glide on a total of 130 km snowy courses of which 4,5 km is situated on the Stubai Glacier. Six different toboggan courses have also been prepared to make tobogganing more exhilarating.

The village of Neustift consists of 12 village "parts" spread along 20 km of the valley, with the Stubai Glacier at the head. The Stubai Super Ticket allows skiing through the entire valley.
         

Resort Statistics

 

Total lifts - 42

Base Altitude - 930m 
Highest Lift Altitude - 3300m

147 km of groomed trails

2 Snowboard Funparks

   

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SÖLDEN                                                                                                
       

 

  
Sölden has invested massively in new lifts to link its home slopes, which suit intermediates and adventurous beginners best, with snow sure runs on the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. This is very good news - the Tiefenbach, in particular, is a serious 2km long slope - enough to establish this quite impressive resort on the international market at last. With its high altitude and 100% snow guarantee, Solden is now one of Austria's most popular ski resorts.

Sölden lies in the Otztal at an altitude of 1380m above sea level (4500 ft). A tree filled valley filled with traditional Tyrolean-style buildings, the Otztal begins at the Innsbruck/St Anton highway and ends at the ski resort of Obergurgl. One of the Tyrol 's larger towns, Sölden attracts a mixed clientele, mostly from across Europe, bent on serious skiing and serious partying.

Resort Statistics

Total lifts - 33                                             Base altitude - 1377m         

Highest lift altitude - 3249m                       Largest vertical drop - 1872m (6100 ft)   
200km of marked trail                                30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% expert

    

     

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OBERGURGL                            

 

 

Situated in the spectacular Ötz Valley, Obergurgl is Austria's highest parish, resulting in an excellent snow record and a very long skiing season. The village remains largely unspoilt - there is no through traffic and the attractive centre has plenty to offer in the way of traditional nightlife. The skiing and lifts start directly from the village, with skiing back at the end of the day to virtually all the hotels we feature. An alliance with nearby Sölden also means that you can enjoy 'Ski Away Days' on Sölden's glacier.

In Obergurgl, lift lines are virtually unknown and the runs never crowded. Top snow conditions are guaranteed from mid-November to the beginning of May when superb corn snow and plenty of sunshine ensure a first-class skiing experience.

The village has a welcoming, traditional Austrian feel and quality accommodation on offer. As well as the slopes running straight down to the resorts, there are cross country ski trails and toboggan tracks that run to the village, ensuring that visitors are always active.

Resort Statistics

Resort Altitude 1930m
Highest Lift 3080m
Longest Run 9km
Kms of piste 110km
Total Runs 40
Advanced Runs 6
Intermediate Runs 18
Beginner Runs 16
Total Lifts 22
Gondolas/Cable Cars 7
Chairlifts 8
Trails with Snow Cannons 100%
Uphill Capacity 22000
Night skiing every Tuesday  

 

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ISCHGL                                                                               

     

 

  
Famous for its apres-ski which begins at dusk and ends at dawn, Ischgl forms part of the Silvretta Ski Arena, a paradise for skiers and snowboarders.

Located in the Paznaun Valley near St Anton, Ischgl connects to the Swiss duty-free zone of Samnaun via 42 ski lifts and cable cars, with over 200km of well groomed piste.

Ischgl town is changing fast. It is a strange mixture of pretty, traditional Tyrolean village, pricey up market hotels and drunken, bawdy après-ski. But the resort remains quite trendy and attracts top-draw entertainers for open-air concerts - Elton John, Diana Ross, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart to name a few.

The slopes are extensive, high, snowsure and ideal for intermediate cruising - some of the best intermediate terrain in Austria. And the efficient lift system now boasts fourteen high-speed chair-lifts (including six-seaters and eight seater) and three gondolas.

The resort has introduced a unique refund service if the road to and from it is shut because of avalanche danger. Alternative accommodations will be paid for as long as the road is closed.

In addition, the nearby town of KAPPL has 5 lifts, 30km of groomed trail, and is linked to Ischgl by free skibus. Kappl offers a good alternative for the cost concious.

   

Resort Statistics

Total lifts - 48                             

Base altitude - 1400m

Highest lift altitude -2872m

Largest vertical drop - 1400m (4620 ft)
210km of marked trail

15% beginner, 60% intermediate, 25% expert

  

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Its unique blend of village traditions and international flair give St Anton a magical atmosphere of enticing charm. The well known villages of St Anton, Lech, Zurs, St Christoph, and Stuben are all accessible with the same lift pass. This area offers long runs, great vertical drops, tremendous off-piste possibilities and dependable snow conditions from early December to late April.

Probably Austria's (and one of the world's) best ski resort for expert skiers!

Resort Statistics

Vertical - 1507m (4973 ft)                                                       Lifts - 79                                            
Longest Run - 11.3 km                                                           Base altitude - 1304m
Trails - 40% beginner, 48% intermediate, 11% expert           Runs - over 280km (175 miles)

Off piste skiing - 180km                                                         Snowboarders funpark at the Rendl lift

Slopes with snowmaking - 95% in St Anton; 68% in the Arlberg

Uphill capacity: 122,000 per hour!

 

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LECH                                                                                      arlberg: global winter sports brand presents new image at itb

  

  
Situated high in the Arlberg massif in the province of Vorarlberg, Lech is a cosmopolitan and chic ski resort. World renowned for its sheer beauty and reliable snow, Lech is linked to the villages of St Anton, Stuben, Zurs, and St Christoph through a single lift pass, regular ski shuttle bus, and 86 lifts & cable cars.

Resort Statistics

Vertical - 1007m (3373 ft)                                                 Lifts - 79                    
Longest Run - 5.5km (Madloch)                                       Base altitude - 1450m (4800 ft)
Trails - 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% expert     Runs - 280km (175 miles)

Off piste skiing - 180km                                                    Snowboarders funpark

Slopes with snowmaking - 60%

 

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MAYRHOFEN & ZILLER VALLEY        

  
- Hintertux - Fugen - Kaltenbach
- Zell am Ziller - Gerlos - Hippach

        

 

Right in the heart of the beautiful Tyrol lies a mountain valley, where snow is assured, with a gigantic skiing arena which extends into the Hintertux Glacier area - this is Zillertal. There are hundreds of miles of prepared ski slopes for beginners to expert skiers. Here everyone can find exactly the challenge they are looking for.

Unusual kinds of winter sports are available-sometimes right in front of your door! Take off into the air with paragliders or stay on the ground with your snow-board.

Whether you prefer a charming mountain chalet or a rendezvous in the hotel bar, the sounds of a disco or an original Tyrolean Folklore Evening, the range of entertainment offerings for young and old in this "liveliest valley in the world" cannot be surpassed!

Mayrhofen is the largest town in the valley and has managed to retain the ambiance and architectural integrity of a traditional Tyrolean village. The skiing takes place on two separate mountains (Penken and Ahorn), the larger of which is reached by the impressive Penken cable car. The local ski area is extensive, but the Super Zillertal pass increases the maximum to 478 km and 149 lifts.

The Super Zillertal pass includes the other Ziller Valley villages of: Hippach, Zell am Ziller, Fugen, Kaltenbach, Hintertux, and Gerlos. A free ski bus links all together on a very regular basis but a rental car would be handy here.

 

Resort Statistics

Vertical - 1407m (4633 ft)

Lifts - 149                                        

Runs - 478 km (300 miles)
Longest Run - 7km            

Base altitude - 630m (Mayrhofen)

Top altitude - 3250m (Hintertux)
Trails - 30% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% expert

Snowboard park at Vans Penken

 

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BADGASTEIN / BAD HOFGASTEIN     

      

 

  
The Gastein Valley is one of the five largest ski area's in Austria, located 100km south of the city of Salzburg, and at 1000m above sea level, Badgastein is the highest ski resort in the province of Salzburg. A beautiful spa town with eighteen thermal springs bubbling up from the mountains at a temperature of 45°C. Enjoy the healing power of the radon water, curative galleries, thermal sanatorium, and health centres. The centre of town is a pedestrian district and offers many fine restaurants, beautiful shops, manicured parks and promenades. Bad Hofgastein is its sister resort just 15km down the valley.
    

Resort Statistics

Base Elevation - 820m - 1600 m                                                Top Elevation - 2650m

Vertical - 1407m (4640 ft)                                                            Longest Run - 8km
Trails - 30% beginner, 40% intermediate, 30% expert                No. of lifts - 44

Total length of slopes - 202 km                                                   Nightskiing

 

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ZELL AM SEE / KAPRUN            

  

 

  
A charming combination of lake and mountains make this town special, with skiing and snowboard fun up to 3020m high. One skipass for the 60 lifts of the Europa Sportregion Kaprun-Zell am See, encompassing the glacier of Kitzsteinhorn. 200 km of cross country trails, cleared hiking paths, and ice skating on the lake.....

Massive recent spending on snowmaking, plus the glacier, make Zell am See a snow-sure resort despite its relatively low altitude.

 

Resort Statistics

Base Elevation -757m

Top  Elevation - 2000m - 3029m

Largest Vertical- 1000m

Longest Run - 6.5km

Total Length Of Piste - 150km

Beginner - 30%

Intermediate - 50%

Expert - 20%

No. of Lifts - 60

Slopes with Snowmaking - 60%

Snowboard Facilities - Halfpipe & Funpark

      

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SCHLADMING / AMADE                               

      

 

  

Schladming is a pleasant and unspoilt town in the province of Styria, about 1 1/2 hours drive south of Salzburg. The town centre is a hive of commercial activity while the ski lifts, sports facilities, large hotels and small industry are on the outskirts.

There are four reasonable size ski areas around Schladming, all suitable for beginners to upper intermediate skiers. Experts should probably look elsewhere.

Schladming has invested heavily in snowmaking equipment so reliability is not an issue. A great selection of mountain restaurants serve skiers well, plus there are plenty of apres ski activities in the town centre by Austrian standards.

All in all, an excellent choice in ski resorts if you want good snow, plenty of well groomed runs in the "not too difficult" category, a pretty town, and easy access.

Scladming is included in the huge Ski Amade region, Austria's largest single pass ski region which includes all the ski areas almost as far west as Kitzbuhel, with over 870 km of ski runs and 260 modern ski lifts!!

Resort Statistics

Altitude:  745m in town, 2015m at the top              Lifts:  82

Piste:   150km                                                        Difficulty: 30% beginners; 60% intermediate; 10% expert

Snowmaking:  70km of piste

  

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SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM             

    

 

   

Saalbach and Hinterglemm, the two charming Tyrolean-style villages that anchor Austria 's "Ski Circus" in the Glemm Valley , are second only to Vienna as tourist destinations. North Americans should think Mammoth Mountain but with Aspen and Vail nightlife. Europeans could compare the skiing and nightlife with Courchevel.

Saalbach is at the low end of the Glemm Valley surrounded by peaks 3,000 meters/9,867 feet higher and is the traditional upscale choice, with four-star and a mass of three-star hotels, quality restaurants, a nice downtown square, and the kind of ambiance that suggests that Heidi could appear skipping along the snow-covered, pedestrian-only streets at any moment.

Hinterglemm is a bit more rustic, slightly less expensive, and perhaps better situated to reach the best red and black runs, This isn't critical, as the lifts at the "Ski Circus" allow skiers to circumnavigate the valley both ways with minimal waits and maximal vertical.

Best of all, help on the slopes, in the restaurants, and in the hotels is actually helpful. Clerks who, in other countries, might pass the buck, here take personal responsibility and solve the problem with a smile. It's rather an odd combination really. Teutonic efficiency and alpine charm, but what else can you expect from a country where Mozart wrote the national anthem and lived just down the road in Salzburg?

The cold weather and 45 percent snowmaking along the banks of the Saalbach River combine to ensure a season that starts on the first of December and runs through April. Even better, the valley's orientation means you can ski on sunny, southern-facing slopes to warm up in the mornings and switch to good powder and packed powder on northern slopes after lunch.

High speed lifts including one cable car, five gondolas, and a six pack combine with 39 drag lifts and 14 chairs (singles, doubles, triples, and the odd quad) to lift over 75,000 skiers an hour up into the Ski Circus . Factor in 30 restaurants and cafés and there's no need to come down the hill for lunch. 
 
Special lifts for beginners, the boarder's funpark, and the boarders-only pistes make the Ski Circus even more attractive.

 

Resort Statistics

Base Elevation - 1003m

Top  Elevation - 2100m

Largest Vertical- 957m

Longest Run - 8km

Total Length Of Piste - 200km

Beginner - 40%

Intermediate - 50%

Expert - 10%

No. of Lifts - 55

Slopes with Snowmaking - 207 hectares (440 acres)

Snowboard Facilities - Halfpipes & Funparks

       

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