Best Ski Resorts

Awesome powder skiing at Pitztal Glacier.
Skicircus Saalbach rates highly in all best ski resort categories.
Kuhtai ski resort rates best for powder, value & overall.
Gastein (Bad, Hof, Sport or otherwise!) ranks the 3rd overall best ski resort in Austria
Kitzbuehel ski resort deserves its world class reputation, rating highly in many categories
Kaprun - Kitzsteinhorn has diversity & rates highly in many categories.
Ski into Kuehtai sooner rather than later.
The best on-piste trails are at Skicircus Saalbach.
Diedamskopf in snowy Vorarlberg is a Powderhounds secret stash during a storm.
The behemoth of St Anton should be on everyone's bucket list.
Austrian ski towns like St Anton are the best in Europe.
Ischgl ski resort is the piste, lift & party centre of Austria & maybe the world!.
Kaunertal Glacier skiing is lonely & full of powder.
Saalbach is the quintessential Austrian ski town.
Face shots at Pitztal Glacier ski resort is one of life's little pleasures.
Facilities at Stubai Glacier are amongst the best in Europe, let alone Austria.
Kuhtai ski resort accommodation is ALL ski-in.
Obertauern provides the goods for families & powder hounds alike.
Follow Powderhounds & you will smile too. (Pitztal Glacier by the way)
Heli-ski like conditions make Austria's glaciers the best in Europe.

Best Ski Resorts

Powderhounds Awards: Best Ski Resorts in Austria

Where is the best skiing in Austria? The following awards the best ski resorts in Austria are according to ratings provided by & are for resorts that have been reviewed by Powderhounds.

Top Austrian Ski Resorts for Powder Hounds

Based on advanced terrain + snow quality & quantity + lack of people riding off-piste
Kuhtai: Best Powder Ski Resort in Austria Pitztal Glacier: 2nd Best Powder Ski Resort in Austria Kaunertal Glacier: 3rd Best Powder Ski Resort in Austria

Rounding out the TOP 10 Austria ski resorts for powder hounds are: Diedamskopf, Axamer Lizum, Skicircus Saalbach, Gastein, Krippenstein Zürs and Damüls Mellau. All those small resorts in the top 10 that you have probably never heard of are definitely worth checking out on a powder day.

Best Austrian Ski Resorts - Overall

Based on infrastructure & services, terrain, snow & cost
Skicircus Saalbach: #1 best overall rated ski resort in Austria Kühtai: 2nd best overall rated ski resort in Austria Gastein: 3rd best overall rated ski resort in Austria

Rounding out the TOP 10 best overall ski resorts in Austria are: Hochzillertal, Kitzbϋhel, St Anton, Obertauern, Ischgl, Soelden and Lech.

Other Awards for European Ski Resorts

Best Overall Terrain
Kitzbϋhel, Hochzillertal, Ischgl, St Anton, Skicircus Saalbach, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Gastein

Best Overall On-Piste Terrain
Kitzbϋhel, Hochzillertal, Ischgl, Obertauern, Gastein

Best Family/Beginner Ski Resorts
Obertauern, Hochzillertal, Kitzbϋhel, Lech, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Best Intermediate On-Piste Terrain
Skicircus Saalbach, Hochzillertal, Gastein, Kitzbϋhel

Best Advanced On-Piste Terrain
Gastein, Kitzbϋhel, St Anton, Mayrhofen, Zell am See

Best Expert & Extreme Terrain
St Anton, Soelden, Nordkette

Best Off-piste & Freeride Terrain
Pitztal Glacier, Kühtai, Soelden, Zürs, Skicircus Saalbach

Best Powder
Kuhtai, Pitztal Glacier, Kaunertal Glacier

Best Après & Nightlife
Kitzbϋhel, St Anton, Mayrhofen, SkiCircus Saalbach, Ischgl

Best Ski Resorts Accessible by Train
Mayrhofen, Kitzbϋhel, St Anton, Zell am See

Best Value for Money Overall
Kuhtai, Axamer Lizum, Diedamskopf, Schlick 2000, SkiCircus Saalbach

Want to know anything else? Check out the full Europe ski resort ratings page here.

Best Austria Ski Resorts - Readers' Reviews

These awards for the "best ski resorts in Austria" are based on the public reviews on Come and have your say on the top Austria ski resorts by reviewing and rating a ski area. Navigate to the Austria ski resort you want to review and click on the "add review" link in the left-hand-column. Put your vote in!

NB only Austria ski resorts with a minimum of 4 reviews were considered in the awards. Where there are equal scores, the resort with more reviews is selected as the best. 1 The top overall Austria ski resort is based on an average of the other above factors. 2 The best Austria powder skiing is the average of the scores for snow, uncrowded and off-piste.

Submit Ski Resort Reviews - Have Your Say

Have your say on the best ski resorts in Austria by adding your own review. Navigate to your favourite Austrian ski resort & click on the "ADD REVIEW' button to submit your review, ratings & photos.

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