Upper-Austria Ski Hotel Guide - Ski accommodation

Home >>  Austria >>  Upper-Austria


Upper Austria is diverse in history, heritage, and culture.
Sights & Attractions Upper Austria offers a special look back in time where history has left its mark for visitors to explore and enjoy. There is evidence of settlements at Upper Austria that date back to Stone Age times. History, customs, traditions, heritage and culture will be your companions as you discover the charms of the country.


Ski vacation
This country provides the perfect backdrop for the most memorable vacations. There are so many exciting winter activities for the whole family available in Upper Austria, it is overwhelming: Winter in Upper Austria is winter at its very best!


From major destination world cup resorts to low-key local ski areas, winter sports resorts offer downhill ski and snowboarding enthusiasts exceptional ski conditions, and some of the most diverse terrain in Upper Austria. And they are one of Upper Austria’s best-kept secrets for families. Kids of all ages love learning to ski or ride in the ski & snowboard programs and have fun at the licensed daycare centers. The Snow & Fun Ski Resorts offer a variety of terrain that can challenge any skiing or riding ability level. The Snow & Fun Card is usable at all resorts.


From the rolling hills of Bohemian Forest over the plateaus of the Alps to the mountainous valleys of the South, Upper Austria is the place to discover the joy of cross country skiing. Whether you're an eager beginner or a seasoned expert, selecting an intense physical challenge or simply a relaxing afternoon under blue skies, you'll find it right in Upper Austria. No chairlift lineups here; just pure physical and mental fulfillment through majestic winter wonderland.

In summer
It's hard to imagine a better environment for cycling than Upper Austria’s „Passionate Landscapes“. The varied terrain and beautiful rural scenery provides endless opportunities for enjoyable riding.

There are hundreds of mountain bike trails throughout the country, from Dachstein Mountain to Bohemian Forest. Some have a technical edge while others offer forested views and mountain sceneries that are stunning.


Rivers, streams and creeks criss-cross Upper Austria, and lakes dot the landscape, making the entire country a playground for the water recreation enthusiast. Chart your course for a leisurely paddle across one of our small ponds or set sail across one of our larger lakes. Tackle roaring river rapids with your friends in a whitewater raft, or by yourself in a kayak. Or you may simply want to spend a quiet summer day splashing around near the beach with your kids and acting like one yourself.

Upper Austria has hundreds of hiking adventures and trails – wherever you go, there are trails, hikes, climbs, and secret pathways that will take you into a nature wonderland.

Golfers – from amateurs to professionals – immediately fall in love with Upper Austria for its exquisite golf greens. With fairway layouts that range from lakeside and mountain locations to sweeping valley vistas, Upper Austria’s courses offer some of the finest settings and most exhilarating challenges in the country.


Region Number of elevators Length of
skiing trails (km)
Blue Red Black The highest point (m)
Drags Chairs Gondolas
Feuerkogel 4 1 1 12 6 2 4 1100
Forsteralm 7 1 0 18 10 6 2 1078
Katrin Alm-Bad Ischl 2 1 1 4 0 4 0 1418
Kasberg-Grünau 9 1 2 40 20 17 3 1600
Hinterstoder 9 2 1 36 10 16 10 2000
Wurzeralm 3 2 1 20 8 10 2 1871
Gosau 18 8 3 75 7 61 7 1650
Krippenstein-Freeride Arena 2 1 3 11 5 6 0* 2100
* + approx. 30 km off-piste freeride (non-controlled) variants