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Backcountry Skiing in Austria

Austria is a country full of postcard-pretty alpine scenery, with tree-lined forests, large and excellent mountain slopes and pretty lakes the norm. Backcountry skiing is a superb way to see all this and more!

Skiing down and amongst the gorgeous and beautiful alpine delights of the Austrian countryside is a truly special and amazing experience, and is why Austria is renowned as one of the best backcountry skiing destinations in Europe. Take advantage of the tranquil, idyllic and stunning conditions, whilst also making time to discover the ever-so complex, long, rich and fascinating history and culture of the country, meaning you will never run out of things to see and do. Take a pick from our selection of backcountry skiing trips in Austria. The hills are alive!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Austria

Austria experiences heavy snowfall and cold temperatures throughout most of Winter, and this combined with the abundance of excellent mountains and areas to backcountry ski make it the ideal destination for this activity. Austria is one of the epicentres of skiing in the Alps, the conditions are some of the best in Europe, and easy access to the backcountry areas make it a must-visit place for backcountry skiing enthusiasts.


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Best time to visit

December-March, when snowfall is heaviest and the temperature is coldest

How to get there

Flights from all major worldwide hubs to Vienna, with easy access overland by train or car from all across Europe


Very cold in Winter, with temperatures often dropping below 0 degrees celsius, while some places get extremely hot in Summer

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Austria:

Austria contains an impressive amount of raw natural beauty, and nestled within these beautiful spots are some of the best backcountry skiing spots one can imagine, with the epic views and wide open spaces providing a near-perfect setting. Some of the backcountry skiing can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity. The villages, towns and cities in Austria are full of fascinating and rich histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do

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