Ski Holidays, Austria
Second only to France as the most popular ski destination in Europe and the place where Apres-ski really became popular, Austria is home to many ski resorts which is no surprise as 62% of the country is covered by the Alpine mountain ranges. Ski holidays in Austria are famous for being located in small, friendly villages where there is a very warm and calm atmosphere, perfect for those who are looking for a relaxed ski holiday. However don't let that put you thrill seekers off! Austria also has its fair share of advanced ski destinations such as Ischgl, an area that has many exciting off-piste slopes ranging from narrow to wide with a multitude of different gradients. Galtuer also has a multitude of challenging and exciting slopes which aren't recommended for the faint of heart.
The most Unique of all Ski Holidays
The tradition of an after ski drink is also common practice in Austria as it is of course, the country where Apres-ski really became an important aspect of ski culture, which refers to the socialising and dancing that takes place in traditional Austrian bars after a long day of skiing. This makes Austrian ski holiday night life very desirable with a lively atmosphere and top quality entertainment unique to the country. Being older and more traditional, Austrian ski chalets have a more personal and traditional feel to them. This makes all the quaint villages very picturesque areas with beautiful views on hand. One of the best Austrian ski holiday destinations for Apres-ski is St. Anton am Arlberg where the social night life is a very important factor of the Austrian ski holiday experience.