The highest Austrian ski resorts

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For high-altitude skiing, reliable snow conditions and breathtaking views, head to the highest Austrian ski resorts.

Highest Austrian ski resorts

We’ve chosen some of our favourite high-altitude resorts in Austria where you can be sure of a long winter season and plenty of snow.


Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is situated at an altitude of 1,930 metres in the Autrian Tyrol. As one of the highest Austrian ski resorts, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl boasts reliable snow cover and a long winter season which runs from November to May. Skiers can stretch their legs on the well-groomed runs and hit the challenging off-piste. The villages of Obergurgl (1,930m) and Hochgurgl (2,150m) are connected high-altitude villages offering a range of hotels, apartments and chalets. The nearest airport is Innsbruck (2hrs drive).

High-altitude Obergugl-Hochgurgl. ©Obergurgl-Hochgurgl


The Tyrolean ski resort of Kuhtai sits at 2,020 metres and is one of the highest Austrian ski resorts. The reliable snow draws skiers of all level, from beginners to advanced. The ski resort caters to a range of budgets, with a good choice of bars, restaurants, hotels and chalets. The long winter season runs between November and May. The nearest airport is Innsbruck (45 mins).


The Tyrolean ski resort of Ischgl (2,872 metres) is known for its lively apres-ski scene. Its numerous bars, restaurants and clubs offer something for everyone. The Top of the Mountain Opening Concert draws the crowds and big-name acts. Ischgl boasts a vast ski area with wide-open slopes, challenging runs and powder-filled off-piste. The ski season runs November to May and it is easily accessible by road from Innsbruck Airport.

St. Anton am Arlberg.
Reliable snow conditions at St. Anton. ©St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg

At 2,811 metres, St Anton am Arlberg is one of the highest Austrian ski resorts. The resort offers extensive slopes with deep powder, steep runs and well-groomed pistes for all levels. Its apres-ski scene is legendary with dancing on the tables at Krazy Kanguruh and Mooserwirt. The resort makes up part of the extensive Arlberg ski area which is connected with Lech-Zuers. St. Anton is accessible from Innsbruck Airport.

Legendary apres-ski at St Anton’s Mooserwirt pub. ©St. Anton


At 2,820 metres, family friendly Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offers a range of slopes for all levels. Its well-groomed wide-open pistes are a favourite for young children learning to ski. The resort offers a range of accommodation for all budgets. There’s plenty to do off the slopes too with tobogganing, hiking trails, wellness facilities, shops, restaurants and bars. Accessible by Innsbruck and Munich Airports.

Ice Q at sunset, Solden
Ice Q at sunset, ©Solden Tourism


The Tyrolean ski village of Solden sits at 3,250 metres. It offers opportunities for all levels of skier thanks to its well-groomed pistes and challenging runs. The ski season runs from October to May thanks to the glacier skiing. The Tiefenback and Rettenback glacier offer snow-sure skiing. The resort also plays host to World Cup ski races. The closest airport is Innsbruck.

Pitztal Glacier

This glacier ski resort is situated at a high altitude of approximately 3,440 meters making it one of the highest ski areas, not only in Austria but in the entire Alps.

Hintertux Glacier

Located at an impressive altitude of 3,250 meters providing excellent snow conditions even during the summer months.

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