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Considering a trip to Europe? You might want to plan for a winter ski vacation in Austria for your next adventure. If you need any convincing, these 26 photos will have you booking your flights and packing up your snow gear in no time.

Visual tour of a Ski Vacation in Austria


Our Austria ski vacation starts winding through the streets of Tyrol making our way to Obergurgle, our ski village and slopes.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

As you arrive at the hotel, most of which looks like something from a fairy tale covered with thick snow, you get really excited to start your ski vacation in Austria.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Ready to Conquer the Austrian Mountains

The Austrian Alps are known for some amazing runs with beautiful, classic European architecture taking over the cities around the slopes.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Whether it is skiing or snowboarding, there is no shortage of runs and obstacle courses in these Austrian Alps.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

If you’re a beginner or have a child traveling with you, hiring an instructor or joining a ski school is a must.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

While your kids are having fun at ski school you can explore the gorgeous peaks of Obergurgle on your ski vacation in Austria.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Excited to try skiing the Austrian Alps!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Don’t forget to make friends at the top of the mountain. Some of the most diverse people spend their ski vacation in Austria so you will meet people from many different cities and cultures from all over the world.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Sometimes you need an instructor too as it’s always good to learn something new!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Or go back to the basics and ski without poles. He made me do it!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Enjoy beautiful views at the bottom…

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

…and breathtaking views at the top!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Finally, ski down and grab a bite to eat at the restaurant built on the inside of a motorcycle museum. Only in Austria!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Enjoy every moment as you can’t beat the views from at the Motorcycle Museum situated at the top of the mountain.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Or the food! Eggs, potatoes, pasta, or pizza – there is something for everyone to refuel and re-energize before heading back to the slopes.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Standing outside in the sun after a long day of cold weather and fast skiing feels amazing.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Skiing or Snowboarding? Your Austrian Ski Vacation Has it All!


If you’re tired of skiing or just decide it’s time to try something else, test out your skills at snowboarding!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Prepare to fall…a lot! Does this look familiar?

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

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At least it did not get us down (figuratively speaking) because we certainly spent lots of time in the snow!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Bunny hills are best to learning your beginner skiing or snowboarding skills, especially those with peaks like these!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Before picking up the kids from ski school, take the opportunity for a little alone time and enjoy the dreamy landscapes.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

And after you pick up the kids, let loose for a little snowball fight fun!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Until someone has enough and decides to retreat to a snow covered playground. So much white powder!

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Warm up after a long day on the slopes…

After all that action, it’s time to visit our favorite place in Austria, a thermal spa. With this beautiful exterior, you can only imagine what the inside looks like. Scroll down to see…

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

Room after room, pool after pool, saunas, hot tubs, adult areas and kids spots with even a waterpark inside.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

And the best part? The outdoor hot pools: soaking in the warm water with the views of the snow capped Alps is an experience one will never forget.

26 Photos That Will Inspire You To Go On A Ski Vacation In Austria

If you aren’t sure of where or when to spend your next vacation, consider a ski vacation in Austria. These 26 photos show the fun, the adventures, and the beautiful landscape that the Austrian Alps have to offer. But even these photos don’t do it justice – you have to visit for yourself!

WANT TO READ MORE?
Check out Your Guide to a Ski Holiday in Obergurgl, Oetztal and A Daily Itinerary Guide to Skiing in Oetztal, Tyrol for more about this great location!

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Lauren is a mom of three girls and a proud USMC spouse. She is the managing editor of Daily Mom Military, one half of the YouTube military spouse channel, #TheDependas, and owner of Lauren Lomsdale Creative Studios. She loves to run, lift, and do yoga in her spare time. Lauren is currently in Camp Pendleton, CA with her family and loves to meet new and inspiring military spouses.