skitouring on different slopes in Kasberg | ©  Almtal-Bergbahnen
Austria’s mountains
The perfect destination for a short trip

Winter holiday tips

A short trip or weekend trip to the most beautiful winter landscapes

The wintry mountains of Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol are the perfect destination to recharge your batteries, relax and unwind. Short distances to the resorts, attractive offers and heartfelt hospitality – that’s what makes the skisport winter resorts so unique. Spending time with your loved ones can be difficult during stressful everyday life. But holidays are all about spending quality time together! 

Pack your winter equipment, get in the car and off you go to the winter sports resorts! 

A promise up front: You’ll experience unforgettable moments on the slopes, at the huts and amidst the winter landscapes! 

Enjoy your time-out, turn back the clocks and go on a spontaneous short trip. Just relax and enjoy! 

Mit den Skiern auf den Schultern bereit für einen schönen Skitag auf der Wurzeralm.
mountain view on ski slopes at Wurzeralm
Den traumhaften Sonnenuntergang am Gipfel genießen.  | © Bernhard
Action-Liebhaber fühlen sich im Funpark wie zu Hause.
In der Skiregion Hochficht ist der Skispaß sowohl für die Kleinen als auch für die Großen garantiert.
Auf den Pisten im Skigebiet Hinterstoder ist pures Glücksgefühl garantiert.  | © Oberoesterreich Tourismus GmbH, Stefan Mayerhofer
Der Spaß kommt im Kinderland auf keinen Fall zu kurz.

Hosts and accommodation options

Winter holidays like they’re supposed to be

The eleven skisport ski resorts enchant their visitors. Quaint winter sports resorts, scrumptious food, friendly hosts and welcoming people complete the package. It’s a little bit like coming home – to the mountains. Passionate winter sports enthusiasts and pleasure-seekers can look forward to magnificent slopes and incredible offers. 

Many of the bed & breakfasts, inns and hotels are located right by the slopes and thus offer short walking distances to the lifts. At the ski resorts of Hochkar, Ötscher, Hinterstoder, Wurzeralm, Kasberg, Kössen and Grossglockner, special ski busses are available to guests as well. That’s how slope hoppers can easily get from A to B while leaving their car in the car park. 

Tip: Spur-of-the-moment kind of guests will find a spot at the many bed & breakfasts and hotels for an unbeatable price! 

The skisport resorts also offer tons of variety and perfect conditions for a little break from everyday life. At the wellness facilities, skiers can revive their sore muscles and end the day in the pleasantly warm water of a thermal spa. 

What would a ski day be without a break at a rustic hut? That’s why the hosts at each of the eleven ski resorts serve hungry winter sports enthusiasts their hearty delicacies, hot beverages and sweet delights. 

Get the SunnyCard

One card and ski fun at 9 resorts

All you do in winter is spend time at the ski resort? But you love variety and want to explore different mountains and descents? Then the SunnyCard by is perfect for you! With only one card you get access to nine ski resorts all over Austria and South Tyrol. 

Top up your lift ticket


Just activate your lift ticket at the online shop!
Select lift ticket, pay and off to the slopes!

Weekend tips

Here’s what your weekend at one of the skisport resorts could look like …

The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky, and you’re ready for your ski day. To make sure that little slope bunnies won’t get bored, lots of options are offered. 

Day 1: The first day you’ll spend on the slopes, of course. Whether it’s at an Austrian, Swiss or South Tyrolean resort – each one offers the perfect slope experiences for all ages. 

Your mini-skiers aren’t quite ready for the regular slopes yet? The ski schools at the resorts will be happy to teach your kids how to swoosh down the mountain in no time. While adults are heading down the steeper descents, the little ones learn the perfect turn from the pros. 

Day 2: You spent all of yesterday on the slopes – today, it’s time for some action off the slopes! Cross-country skiing, sledging, ice skating or snowshoeing – you’ve got plenty of options to choose from at every ski resort. 

By the way: In Kössen, you can also go winter paragliding. Give it a try and admire the Tyrolean winter landscape from a bird’s eye view!

If your body craves relaxation, how about some family wellness? You could visit the brine pool in Göstling an der Ybbs. Warm water, a nice massage for Mum and Dad – and all family members will feel as good as new! 

You want even more holiday tips? Browse the individual ski resorts or read more about what else you can do off the slopes at the skisport resorts! 

All eleven ski resorts at a glance

Beim Freeriden am Grossglockner pure Glücksgefühle erleben.

Grossglockner ski resort

Austria’s tallest mountain up close

If you’re aiming high, Grossglockner ski resort is perfect for you! 

© OÖT Stefan Mayerhofer


Slope fun at the World Cup site

Visit the World Cup site of Hinterstoder and experience next-level ski fun. 

Mit der 10er Gondel auf die Berge von Savognin.

Savognin ski resort

A Swiss Alpine experience par excellence

Endless snow, regional delicacies and Swiss hospitality: All that and more is what you’ll find in Savognin. 

Eine Winterlandschaft wie im Bilderbuch in der Skiregion Kössen.

Kössen ski resort

Tyrolean slope style

Snow as much as you like and an unparalleled mountain feeling – that’s what you’ll experience in Hochkössen. 



Skiing for pleasure-seekers

Perfect for pleasure-loving skiers: Wurzeralm resort. Sun, fun and skiing go hand in hand here! 

Feinste Carvingschwünge im Skigebiet Hochficht ins Tal ziehen.

Hochficht ski resort

Welcome to the family ski resort

Families are more than welcome at the ski resort of the tri-border region. 

Der Kasberg, das Familienjuwel im Almtal.

Winter joys in the Salzkammergut region

Discover the world of Bruno, the Kasbear! Right amidst the Upper Austrian Almtal valley – that’s where you’ll find the Kasberg. 

Am Hochkar einen wunderschönen Blick ins Tal genießen. | © Alex Kaiser

Lower Austria’s highest ski resort

Skiing surrounded by breathtaking nature and stunning scenic views. That’s the Hochkar. 


Magic on the mountain

Experience magical moments amidst the dazzling natural landscape of the Ötscher. 

Ein wunderschönen Sonnenaufgang im Skigebiet Saas-Fee.

Saas-Fe ski resort

Holidays at Saas Valley

In the mood for 18 four-thousand-metre summits and a ski resort in the Swiss mountain and glacier world? Visit Saas Valley! 

Val Senales

Val Senales ski resort

On skis at high altitude

Val Senales Glacier – discover South Tyrol’s highest glacier ski resort!