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Major resorts in Austria

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Alpbachtal-Wildschönau – Ski Juwel

Alpbach is an old British favourite – it even has a British ski club. The Wildschönau area (which gets its own web page) is best known in Britain for the tiny resort of Niederau (which also gets its…

Bad Gastein

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With its essentially red-gradient mountains and spa-town resorts, the Gastein valley is a bit different from Austrian ski resort norms. We prefer spacious Bad Hofgastein (which gets its own web page) to…

Bad Hofgastein

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Bad Hofgastein is a sizeable, spacious, quiet spa town set on flat ground in the widest part of the Gastein valley. The valley’s resorts are quite different from the Austrian norm, with less charm than…

Bad Kleinkirchheim

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BKK, as the Brits call it, is downhill race hero Franz Klammer’s favourite ski area – he learned to ski here, there’s a World Cup downhill run named after him and he skis with guests here a few times…

Brixen im Thale

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Brixen im Thale has a great central location with gondolas into the main SkiWelt area on one side and into Westendorf’s slopes and the link with Kitzbühel on the other. The village is not particularly…

Ellmau

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If you like the sound of the large, undemanding SkiWelt circuit, Ellmau has a lot to recommend it as your base; it combines charm, good value and reasonable convenience. But also consider nearby Scheffau…

Galtür

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Sunnier and cheaper than Ischgl, Galtür is a good base for families and mixed-ability groups looking for a quiet time in a scenic location – but with the extensive terrain and jolly aprés-ski of its…

Hinterthal

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Unspoiled village in Hochkönig, with a large uncrowded ski area virtually unknown on the British market

Hochkönig

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A hidden gem: small unspoiled villages and a large uncrowded ski area, virtually unknown on the British market

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