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Incredible vistas, gliding down smooth slopes, unwinding surrounded by friends and family with a drink in hand: the ski season is fast approaching, and it’s time to choose your destination. How about Austria? Widely regarded as one of the world’s best ski destinations, Austria’s Alps boast a long and bountiful snowy season, ideal for taking to the slopes on skis or a snowboard, whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned professional. Many of Austria’s ski resorts also provide delicious food and drink, as well as wellness amenities once you’re off the slopes. Book with Ski Solutions to make the most of this – 35 years in the industry has built an unparalleled wealth of ski knowledge, and the team of Ski Solutions experts are well-equipped to help you plan the dream luxury ski holiday.

If you’re looking to book an unforgettable adventure this ski season, look no further. We’ve teamed up with Ski Solutions to round up the best ski hotels in Austria to book now.

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Hotel Das Central, Austria ski hotels

Best For: Warming Up Après Ski

Hotel Das Central, Sölden

Boasting a whopping 10 saunas, the snowy chill will feel a million miles away when winding down at Hotel Das Central, located in the quietly spectacular Sölden alpine resort of the Ötztal Valley. Indulge in a delicious breakfast before hopping on the private shuttle service, transporting you 500 metres from the hotel to the main ski lift. Head to the spectacular ICE Q lounge, set atop the Gaislachkogl peak, for après with a view, or unwind in the Venezia spa, set across three floors underground, taking a dip in the swimming pool and soothing aching muscles in those 10 saunas. skisolutions.com

Severins, Lech, ski hotel in Austria

Best For: Alpine Luxury

Severin*s, Lech

Severin*s is a relatively new addition to the carefully-planned Lech am Arlberg ski village in western Austria. Considered one of the Alps’ most exclusive resorts, Lech is a popular destination with the Dutch royal family. Though traditional materials were utilised during the build, Severin*s interiors are stylishly modern, creating a chic mixture of old and new. An intimate, all-suites lodge, the nine rooms are spacious, with terraces or balconies gazing across the Alps. Or, to really elevate your Alpine adventure, opt for the opulent, two-storey residence with its own outdoor whirlpool. Dine in your own suite for privacy, or head to the hotel restaurant with its innovative, modern menu and use of high-quality, local ingredients. Over in the wellness centre, a 12.5 metre infinity pool awaits, along with two saunas and a steam bath to unwind in after a long day of skiing. skisolutions.com

Kitzbuhel in winter

Best For: Indulgence

Hotel Weisses Rossl, Kitzbühel

In the heart of Austria’s Tyrol region, Hotel Weisses Rossl is Kitzbühel’s leading hotel, nestled amid the town’s cobbled streets, brightly coloured buildings and designer shops, with the gothic St Catherine’s Church standing tall above it all. 

With rooms designed to maximise comfort and relaxation, indulgence lovers will feel at home here. The sumptuous spa, spread across two floors, has top-class facilities, including a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, aroma grotto and laconium. Delicious cuisine is served from three kitchens, with Rainer Becker at Zuma serving the Alps’ best Japanese food. Select a glass from the impressive wine cellar, and you’ll feel like you’re in the lap of luxury. 

The skiing provisions are marvellous too, of course; one of Austria’s largest resorts, there are over 179 kilometres of varied pistes, served by modern, high-speed lifts. skisolutions.com

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Zillertal ski resort and people skiing and snowboarding in Tyrol in Mayrhofen in Austria in winter Alps. Alpine mountains with white snow and blue sky. Downhill fun at Austrian snowy slopes.

Best For: Adults-Only Wellness

Hotel Elisabeth, Mayrhofen

Famous for its spectacular cuisine and lively atmosphere, the adults-only Hotel Elisabeth is ideal for couples and groups of friends looking to indulge in exciting après. Modern bedrooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, seating area, spacious en-suite and balcony gazing across the spectacular landscape. At the restaurant, enjoy a five-course menu, dip into the salad buffet, or sample a wide variety of cheeses. Or, head to the spa and wellness centre to warm up chilled muscles, with saunas, steam baths, a basalt pool, a fitness studio and treatment rooms.

Located in Mayrhofen, Hotel Elisabeth is only 700 metres away from the Penken cable-car lift, well-placed for intermediate skiers and snowboarders to explore two mountains: the nearby Mayrhofen pistes, and the Hintertux Glacier. skisolutions.com

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Mountain ski resort Obergurgl Austria - nature and sport background

Best For: Families & Beginners

Hotel Alpina, Obergurgl

Situated on a quiet hillside in Tyrol – one of Austria’s highest and most snow-sure ski resorts – Hotel Alpina benefits from breathtaking views. Run by the Platzer family, this resort has family values at its heart. There’s a children’s games room, and the hotel is located just steps from the slopes, with easy access to ski lifts and the ski school meeting place for youngsters and skiing newbies. While the kids are occupied, parents can wind down in the elegant lounge, warming up by the fireplace, cocktail in hand. Or, head to the spa, hot tub or swimming pool for relaxation with panoramic mountain views.

Obergurgl has a long ski season, spanning from November to April, and is also home to a traditional village with a church, an ice rink, and an array of slope-side hotels – a true skiing community. skisolutions.com

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Panoramic view of Zell am See with Zeller See lake in twilight during blue hour at dusk in winter, Salzburger Land, Austria

Best For: Lakeside Luxury

Hotel Salzburgerhof, Zell am See

Perched on the bank of Lake Zell, Zell am See is a pretty town with an extremely skiable glacier – ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers, though there is also a range of challenging black runs for more seasoned visitors. Enjoy 408 kilometres of pistes – served by 121 lifts and three resorts – by day (and try curling, Nordic walking and ice skating, too), but ensure you make the most of the 13th century pedestrianised town centre in the evening, buzzing with chatter and nightlife across an array of bars and restaurants.

Hotel Salzburgerhof is well-placed to make the most of the local vibe, but also plays host to its own array of indulgent amenities: the 3,500 square metre Wellness Schlössl boasts a Feng-Shui garden, a heated outdoor pool, two indoor pools, a whirlpool, six saunas, a steam bath, and a daily wellness and fitness programme. There’s also a delightful sun terrace with loungers – the ideal place to soak up the incredible surrounding views. skisolutions.com

Image: Zell am See and Lake Zell (c) Getty.

Arlberg Hospiz Hotel, Austria

Best For: Cosy Family Fun

Hotel Arlberg Hospiz, St. Christoph

Situated in Austria’s Arlberg ski region, St. Christoph is a petite, quiet and exclusive resort, emphasising superb snow – with space for beginners and experienced skiers alike – and natural beauty. The peace makes it ideal for families who, at Hotel Arlberg Hospiz, can benefit from a child’s playroom, childcare options, and a kids club catering to youngsters from the age of three upwards.

Originally a 1300s staging post for travellers from Italy moving through Austria, Hotel Arlberg Hospiz maintains a cosy, rustic vibe, while still being luxuriously appointed. The spa features a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and gym, with an array of spa treatments available to book. Likewise, the hotel restaurant has a friendly atmosphere, serving up top-class Austrian cuisine. skisolutions.com

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Chair ski lift with orange bubble shelter and ski slope in Saalbach resort, Austria, Alps, Europe.

Best For: Sophisticated Après

Hotel Alpine Palace, Saalbach-Hinterglemm

The clue is in the name of Hotel Alpine Palace, a destination so luxurious that you will feel like royalty. Guests will be hard pressed to find better wellness provisions in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, with both indoor and outdoor pools, multiple saunas and hot tubs. The resort is well-located for those looking to maximise skiing time – just 20 metres from the nearest lift – but fans of après will enjoy the sophisticated bar that serves delicious drinks and wine from the impressive cellar.

A delightfully vibrant resort with lifts running from the centre of the Tirolean village, Saalbach-Hinterglemm has slopes for all abilities, and a number of bars and restaurants in the village make it the ideal destination for guests who love a buzzing evening vibe. skisolutions.com

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Hotel Tannenhof, St Anton, Austria

Best For: Traditional Ski Enthusiasts

Hotel Tannenhof, St. Anton

One of the Alps’ oldest and finest ski resorts, St. Anton is the luxurious skier’s dream destination. Famed for its après-ski scene, St. Anton has been on the party map since the 60s thanks to its two legendary bars either side of the Galzig piste, The MooserWirt and The Krazy Kanguruh. Situated deep in the Arlberg ski area, St. Anton is also one of Europe’s snowiest spots, and benefits from unparalleled powder and a varied network of 305 kilometres of pistes – ideal for experienced skiers, with plenty of opportunity for novices to enjoy the space, too.

Make the most of the incredible surroundings at the grand and luxurious Hotel Tannenhof. Sumptuous, elegant suites are furnished with gleaming wood and regal fabrics and have cocooning beds, ideal for flopping into after a long day of skiing. The resident gourmet chef serves up an array of delicacies at the hotel restaurant, and the Tannenhof spa is an ideal destination for holistic, restorative treatments accompanied by stunning mountain views. skisolutions.com

Image (c) Felix Steck.

Hotel Tauern Spa, Kaprun

Best For: Expansive Wellness Provisions

Hotel Tauern Spa, Kaprun

Fancy an après-ski swim? At Hotel Tauern Spa, you’ll be spoiled for choice: here, guests can explore twelve indoor and outdoor swimming pools across the expansive spa, as well as numerous saunas, steam baths and quiet areas, and an extensive treatment menu. There’s also an array of restaurants for a replenishing dinner, and an expansive breakfast spread for a nourishing meal before you hit the slopes.

Located a 15-minute walk from Kaprun’s centre, skiers will be pleased by snow-sure slopes and quiet glacial skiing in the Hohe Tauern National Park. Or, a short bus journey from the hotel will whisk you away to the magnificent Kitzsteinhorn Glacier for more thrilling slopes. skisolutions.com

Image (c) Tauern SPA Kaprun.

Featured Image: Zell am See, Austria (c) Getty.