During the winter months, the world class skiing on offer pulls in the crowds to Austria. The Arlberg ski area (one of the largest linked areas in the world) is characterised by high sunny bowls and varied terrain. Home to the popular resorts of St.Anton, Lech, Zurs, Stuben and St.Christoph the slopes offer diverse runs for beginners and the more advanced. There are 200km of off-piste to enjoy on a luxury ski holiday here as well as deep snow ski runs and racing circuits.
Perhaps Austria’s most famous ski resort, St.Anton is as well known for its lively après as it is for it’s skiing. Party until the early hours in bars such as ‘The Mooserwirt’, or for a quieter night head to a cosy bar in St.Christoph.
Lech and Zurs nearby offer their own traditional charm; with good links to St.Anton they offer a family friendly atmosphere alongside an array of upmarket luxury ski chalets and hotels.
Best Places to Eat and Drink
The Austrians take their food and drink very seriously. Often traditional in style Austrian cuisine lends itself to hearty meals to warm you up after a day on the slopes, such as the local dish of Goulash. Offering great value, the service and hospitality in Austria is some of the best in the Alps. Stay in one of Firefly Collection’s luxury ski chalets with private chef and be greeted with delicious gourmet meals each evening, making the most of seasonal ingredients.
Renowned for their cakes and pastries, a luxury ski holiday in Austria would not be complete a slice of warm apple strudel or their famous Sacher Torte, both of which can be found in most cafes and restaurants. There are plenty of mountainside restaurants to stop for lunch, particularly in Kitzbuhel; the Panorama Alm offers plenty of alpine charm, an outdoor terrace and robust meat dishes.