Skiing & ski rental in Austria
Austria: a skier's paradise with alpine charm
Where action meets hospitality and cosiness
A ski holiday in Austria is like a visit to a true winter paradise. An alpine country, a winter sports mecca, a ski nation or a snow wonderland: Whatever you want to call it, hardly any other country is quite as multi-faceted as Austria when it comes to winter sports. Very few nations can compete with it when it comes to the quality of the ski resorts.
Alpine villages radiate a rustic charm. Traditional mountain huts serve a variety of culinary delights and invite you to enjoy a cosy get-together. The ski runs boast stunning scenic views of the mountains, and relaxing thermal spas top off the experience. All this and more is skiing and snowboarding in Austria!
Tip: Thanks to the high elevation in the alpine regions and because of eight glacier ski resorts, the Austrian ski season is incredibly long. Between October and May, you can enjoy winter to the fullest on an impressive 22,000 kilometres of slopes.
Ready for your ski holiday in paradise? INTERSPORT Rent will equip you with the latest gear!
Ski rental in Austria
Your INTERSPORT Rent shops in Austria
The most convenient way to reserve your ski equipment is to do it online at INTERSPORT Rent. It only takes three clicks, and then the countdown to your ski holiday in Austria can start! On the day you pick up your equipment, it will be ready for you on site at the shop. So you don't lose any time and can hit the slopes in the wintery Alps as soon as you get there.
In the INTERSPORT Rent shops, you can meet our RENTertainers, our competent winter sports experts. They will advise you, give you useful tips and help you choose your rental equipment. In addition to the first-class service, there are also attractive offers for families and children. Optimum conditions for an inexpensive family ski holiday in Austria!
Skiing in Austria
More about the ski resorts
All of Austria's ski resorts taken together comprise no less than 22,000 kilometres of ski runs. To ensure that winter sports enthusiasts can thoroughly take advantage of them, cross-regional ski passes are common. Many of them are available at a discounted rate for children, families and groups. Various family-friendly ski resorts also attract visitors with great deals for skiing with children.
Another plus when going skiing in Austria: A majority of the accommodation options are located right by the slopes and ski lifts. So you can simply leave your car parked in the garage for the duration of your ski holiday.
The 10 largest ski resorts in Austria:
- Silvretta Montafon
The 140 kilometres of ski runs in the westernmost province of Vorarlberg are perfect for thrill-seekers. The Silvretta Montafon ski resort on Grasjoch is one of the state's freeride hotspots. Other highlights include the snow park and seven extreme "Black Scorpion" runs.
- Zillertal Arena
In the Zillertal Arena, you can ski at up to 2,500 metres above sea level. Austria's longest ski run (1,930 metres in length) is part of the 147 kilometres of slopes in the federal states of Tyrol and Salzburg.
Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is one of the largest and best ski resorts in Austria. Its 270 kilometres of slopes also include internationally renowned freeride runs.
The stunning ski resort in Styria offers 230 kilometres of ski runs, connected by the Schladming 4-Mountain Ski Area. Highlight: the Dachstein glacier. Families will love the child-friendly slopes of Schladming-Dachstein.
- SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental is one of the largest and most modern ski resorts in the world, and it welcomes you with 288 kilometres of beautiful slopes. Austria's most extensive nighttime ski area, on Wilder Kaiser, is located in the Tyrolean Alps as well.
The award for the most snow-sure ski resort goes to Sölden thanks to its two glacier ski areas in the Tyrolean Ötztal Valley. What's waiting for you? 144 kilometres of ski runs and spectacular winter adventures off the groomed slopes.
The ski resort on the legendary Arlberg comprises an impressive 305 kilometres of slopes and forms the largest connected ski resort in the country. Whether you're staying in Lech or St. Anton, more than 200 kilometres of action-packed powder-snow runs are waiting for you!
Ischgl is connected to the Samnaun ski resort in Switzerland and probably the most famous Austrian lifestyle ski resort in the Tyrolean Alps. The Silvretta Arena attracts visitors from all over the world with 238 kilometres of perfectly groomed ski runs.
There are more than 187 kilometres of diverse slopes to discover in the snow-sure family ski resort of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol. Another plus: more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.
The Obertauern ski resort in the south of Salzburg is an absolute delight with its 100 kilometres of well-connected slopes. Nighttime skiing is very popular there, and the snow park is a favourite among freestyle enthusiasts.
By the way: For more information on skiing in Austria, please visit https://www.austria.info/en/things-to-do/skiing-and-winter
Skiing in Austria is right for you if ...
... you feel at home in spacious, well-connected ski resorts.
... first-rate quality is important to you while on ski holiday.
... you appreciate the Austrian hospitality and alpine charm at the resorts.
... you want to visit a country with a snow-sure and extra-long winter season.
... you love the traditional Austrian cuisine at the rustic mountain huts.
... you want to benefit from discounts and family deals while on holiday.
INTERSPORT Rent Tip
Our RENTertainers recommend
Are you looking for family-friendly ski resorts in Austria? Well, you just found them! At many Austrian ski resorts, there are spacious children's areas, wide and relatively flat slopes, ski lessons for children of all ages, beginners' areas, practice lifts, warming rooms, funparks and more. In the following ski resorts, exploring the slopes is a joyful experience for family members of all ages:
- Kleinwalsertal Valley
- Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen & Bramberg
- Gastein Valley
- Turracher Höhe
Now you know the most beautiful locations for a family holiday in Austria, but do you already have the right equipment for it? If not, then you can find high-quality rental equipment at INTERSPORT Rent.
Book your equipment and save ready cash! If both parents rent skis or snowboards, children up to the age of ten get all their rental equipment free of charge for the same rental period (ski passes and clothing excluded). In addition, children and teenagers up to 14 years receive a free rental helmet for the same duration at INTERSPORT Rent.