Category: Ski Resorts Austria

How To Test Skis – Top Pros Test Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 Season

How to Test Skis and find the Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 Season. Finding a ski you love it is key to having a great time on your ski vacation. Many people don’t really know how to test skis. SNOW Magazine held a ski test on Aspen Mountain in Colorado at the end of March. We gathered a group of top ski pros, ex racers, equipment buyers, and other ski fanatics to test the Best New Skis 2017 – 2018 Season. Each tester had something different to say regarding how to see if a ski will make the cut and ... Read more

Hotel Aurelio, Lech

The Hotel Aurelio, Lech is Austria’s newest and most luxurious ski and spa hotel, located in the exclusive resort of Lech am Arlberg. Take a break from your daily life and enjoy the breath-taking mountain scenery of the Arlberg region with high-class gourmet dishes as well as our exclusive Aurelio SPA. All the bedrooms and suites are individually designed and while each is sympathetic to the heritage of the local alpine region, the décor is contemporary and elegant. Natural fabrics complement stylish wooden furniture, creating a look that is fresh, clean and sophisticated, as well as feeling more like home than ... Read more

Hotel Hospiz, St. Christoph

Cordiality and hospitality are the foundations of the proud history of the hotel Hospiz, St. Christoph in the Arlberg. The philanthropic ideal that originally led to the foundation of the accommodation has been the essential element of the luxurious Arlberg Hospiz Hotel in Austria up to the present day. For six centuries the hospice on the Arlberg was a life saving refuge until 1884, when the construction of the railroad tunnel through the Arlberg massif was started and the number of people daring the perilous journey over the mountain dwindled. After that, the hospice fell into disrepair. Carl Ganahl, the ... Read more

Hotel Gasthof Post, Lech

The Hotel Gasthof Post, Lech is an exclusive five-star property in the world-renowned Lech and the not less well known Arlberg. We have been family-owned for almost 80 years with a checkered history and are today a member of the select group of reputed “Relais & Châteaux” hotels. Arrive and relax. Spending a vacation here means simply be you, enjoy calm and tranquility, experience hospitality and let yourself by pampered by professional service. The atmosphere of the “Post” has grown in a long family tradition. A strong, proud farmhouse with thick walls has been transformed into an extraordinary luxury hotel without ... Read more

Hotel Kitzhof, Kitzbuehel

The Hotel Kitzhof, Kitzbuehel lies embedded in pure nature, close to the city park and just a 5-minute walk from the picturesque centre of the world famous holiday resort. Enjoy the enchanting views from the Kitz Lounge of the city’s rooftops and towers as far as the Kitzbüheler Horn – and on the other side the Hahnenkamm presents itself from its best side: with the “Streif”. Holiday from the very first moment! The world- famous sports city of Kitzbuehel, Austria offers you a sensational framework programme all over the year. During your winter holidays one of the biggest ski region ... Read more

Hotel Almhof Schneider, Lech

For centuries the Hotel Almhof Schneider, Lech has been a modest mountain farm house in the remote valley of the Lech river. The story of their family in Lech goes back to the year 1451 and the earliest days of there being a settlement. Spanning four generations, since 1929 the Almhof has accommodated guests from all over the world who are made to feel at home and have become regular visitors returning year after year. Whilst the hotel has grown and embraced a discreet luxury one still feels that it is a family business where the sense of being a personal ... Read more

Hotel Tannenhof St. Anton, Austria

Hotel Tannenhof is Europe’s smallest and most prestigious five-star superior hotel. It is one of just 20 superior hotels throughout Austria but none beat the position and exclusivity of this exquisite private property set high on the hills of Nasserein on the edge of St Anton’s main village. At 1,350 meters above sea level, Hotel Tannenhof sits within one of the most beautiful ski areas in Austria. With the aim of providing guests with absolute privacy and the highest levels of service coupled with culinary excellence and a full service holistic wellbeing Spa, Directors Judith Volker and Axel Bach welcome ... Read more

Crankworx Innsbruck, Austria World Tour Event

Crankworx Innsbruck? Thats correct, Crankworx Innsbruck. It’s official, the Crankworx World Tour is coming to Innsbruck! Located in Bike City Innsbruck, Austria, the huge mountain bike festival multi-day festival features downhill races, Whip jumps, bands and other exciting events.  The mountain bike festival that began as a one time event in 2013 in Whistler, Canada, grew and added two additional venues in New Zealand and France. If you needed a reason to visit other than the lists of other reasons to visit Austria, now you do..Crankworx Innsbruck Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle The Crankworx Innsbruck Slopestyle is the only brand new event in the quest for the Triple Crown ... Read more

Top 5 Austrian Summer Resorts for Alpine Adventure

Super Austrian Summer Sure, Austria is all about the skiing, but we come back again and again for the glorious Austrian summer. Check out our Top 5 mountain resorts for alpine adventure. Cultural highs in Innsbruck Flit from concert hall to mountain top. Swap hiking boots for heels. Innsbruck is a rewarding getaway unlike any other. Offering one of the great combos of alpine adventure and urban culture, the capital of Tirol is a lively, architecturally-blessed city. It’s packed with star-studded events and festivals, surrounded by stunning, easy-to-access peaks. We love the Music in the Giant Festival at Swarovski Crystal ... Read more

Franz Klammer – World’s First Carver on Skis

Franz Klammer is the world’s most famous living legend of skiing. Over 40 years have passed since his famous Olympic win and he still cannot pass unrecognized, especially in Austria. Franz Klammer is a hero of the people, and with movie star good looks, he is constantly asked for his autograph and for photos. Klammer dominated World Cup Ski Racing for 4 consecutive season in the late 70’s. He won 25 downhills and 4 of his wins took place on the famous Streif of the Hannenkahm ski race course in Kitzbuhel. Long before the advent of Carving Skis, Franz Klammer ... Read more

Austrian Cuisine: Top 5 Hut Dishes

  What’s on the Austria cuisine Menu? Austria cuisine is famous for its cozy, satisfying hut cuisine. Here’s a short list of delectable dishes and mountain musts. Groestl Don’t be alarmed by the name. From the German “to roast”, this is a leftovers lovefest of bacon, onion and potatoes — piled up, fried up and carbo-fantastic. Not only it is filling and tasty, it’s a scientifically proven hangover cure. Ask anyone. Even better served with a fried egg and a tall frothy beer. Feeling better already, aren’t you? http://www.austria.info/us/basic-facts/austrian-cuisine/tiroler-groestl Goulash From the Hungarian term for herdsman, this hearty meat stew ... Read more

Top 5 Iconic Ski Runs Austria

From tippy tops to valley bottoms, here are five classic Alpine descents you’ll be proud to tick off – or possibly even admire from the comfort of your deckchair. The Streif, Kitzbuhel Chances are you’ve hit 90 miles per hour in a car, but you’ve almost certainly never done it on skis. No ski race is bathed in such glamour and mortal danger as Kitzbuhel’s uber-famous Hahnenkamm, the most celebrated event on the ski racing calendar. With jumps of over 265 feet and gradients of 85 percent – It’s Hollywood, Formula 1, and the circus all in one. To win ... Read more

Austrian Speed Skiing Champion – Franz Weber

Austrian Speed Skiing Champion – Franz Weber An Olympian, six-time consecutive World Speed Skiing Champion – Franz Weber is also a former world record-holder and still holds the North American record, at 129.303 mph/208.092 kph which he set in 1983 in Silverton, Colorado. He dominated the sport of speed skiing from 1980 to 1985, winning over eighty percent of the races he entered. He retired as World Champion in 1985 but returned to the sport of speed skiing seven years later to compete in the 1992 Winter Olympics at Albertville, France where he clocked his fastest personal time of 138.112 ... Read more

5 Sensational Austrian Experiences off the Slopes this Winter

Extraordinary Austria! 5 sensational Austrian experiences off the slopes this winter. 1. Superman of the Mountains Superman, Batman, every man and woman can fly through the air with greatest of ease. Dotted around several of the finest Austrian ski areas are heart-hopping ziplines — a fast track to fright-laced fun. A long suspension cable guides the Skyswing in Serfaus on an action-packed ride over peaks and valley. Next door in Fiss, The Flieger hang-glider zooms nearly 50m above the ground at 50mph. And one of our fear-forward favorites has to be the Flying Fox in Leogang: headfirst reaching speeds up to 80mph, ... Read more

True Mountain Style from Austria

Mountain Style from Austria Mountains, mountains everywhere and not a thing to wear? We have the answer, mein Schatzi. There’s no better source for stunning skiwear than the cradle of skiing itself. The snowy, sexy Austrian Alps are all about beautiful people in the ultimate mountain playground. And knowing how to dress for the fun is all part of it. The flair is all there with Sportalm. Celebrating the Kitzbühel way of life, this perennially stylish designer has been making women look fabulous on the slopes and off since 1975. Using innovative fabrics and traditional techniques, pieces feature fur- and ... Read more