Skiing, snowboarding, enjoying the winter to the fullest - that is what many Austrians and also holidaymakers hope for from the cold season in the Alpine Republic. Just grab your skis and hit the slopes? However, that is not so easy everywhere. Especially in and around Vienna there is a lack of ski slopes. However, many ski resorts near Vienna attract with short journey times of only a few hours by car and numerous attractions. We at SPORT 2000 show you where you can go skiing or snowboarding in and around Vienna. The nearest slopes are only one or two hours away by car. Whether directly in Vienna, small slopes or larger skiing areas, here is a suitable skiing area for everyone!
Vienna is located in the east of Lower Austria. The best place to go skiing from here is one of the twenty ski resorts located in Lower Austria. Here you can expect a varied mix of challenging slopes and small family slopes. Great activities for an unforgettable trip to the winter world near Vienna are included in any case. To make skiing even more fun, you need the right equipment.
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If you love skiing but live in Vienna or are on holiday here, you usually have to allow a certain amount of time for the journey to the nearest ski area. The larger ski areas are located here. But also in the province of Vienna itself, there are several opportunities to get on your skis.The oldest ski area in Austria, the Hohe Wand Wiese, is in Vienna's 14th district. History has already been made on this slope: Numerous major winter sports events have taken place here.
Snow cannons were installed on the Hohe Wand meadow as early as 1966. The ski slope in the city of Vienna was also equipped with a ski lift and floodlights. But as Vienna's winters got warmer and warmer, the ski slope had to close its gates in 2016 and so did the lift - the pruning effort was too much. Currently, all you find here in winter is a short "magic carpet" and plastic mats, mainly used for children's ski lessons without snow. The so-called dry piste offers 40 metres of piste.
For most adults, the facility probably has little appeal - unless you are a brave beginner and are on skis for the first time. In that case, practising on dry land can be perfect preparation for bigger ski runs.
Inside Vienna's city limits there is another ski area for practising: the Dollwiese. It offers a track length of around 120 metres and is located in the district of Vienna Penzing. Those who enjoy the full pleasure of the slopes will not get their money's worth here, but for ski beginners and children the Dollwiese is perfect for learning the first turns.
Whether you're looking for quiet family ski resorts or the full programme with fun park and co. - you can reach great winter sports destinations from Vienna in one to two hours by car.A close to the Austrian capital, all ski and snowboard fans will get their money's worth!
Are you looking for a varied ski area near Vienna? Then you've come to the right place at Zauberberg Semmering. The so-called Vienna's local mountain is located in the very south of the capital, not far from the Styrian border. From Vienna, you can reach the popular winter sports area in about an hour by taking the A2 to Wiener Neustadt and then continuing towards Bruck an der Mur. However, Semmering is not only a well-known destination for amateur skiers; the Hirschenkogel is also a World Cup venue. At Semmering you can expect 14 kilometres of pistes and three lifts. Together, the gondola lift and chairlift can take over 5,000 guests up the mountain every hour. At the top you have the choice between blue beginner slopes and exciting red slopes. In Semmering you will find the largest night skiing offer in Europe, as it is possible to visit a total of six night pistes even after sunset. Thanks to the floodlights, the slopes are also worth a visit at night. However, the ski area is not only suitable for classic piste skiing, but is also popular with cross-country skiers.
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Skiing in Carinthia also means skiing fun all year round: That's what you get at the Mölltal Glacier. Situated at 3,122 metres, it's so cold there all year round that skiing is also possible in summer. Snow cannons ensure constantly good conditions.
Most other winter destinations open from December to March, depending on the weather conditions.
Whoever wants to go skiing in Carinthia can either buy a day ticket or opt for a ski pass that is valid for the whole season: With the TopSkiPass Carinthia & East Tyrol, for example, you can visit 30 ski areas (23 in Carinthia & 7 in East Tyrol) throughout the whole winter. Here you get 855 kilometres of slopes, 264 lifts, super family and partner packages with the purchase of only one card. All current prices can be found on the websites of the respective ski areas.
The best ski resorts in Carinthia include the Mölltaler Glacier, Nassfeld, Gerlitzen, Katschberg, Turracher Höhe and Bad Kleinkirchheim. But there is much more to discover in Carinthia than the best-known ski resorts. You will find small family ski areas in Austria's southernmost province as well as fun slopes and après-ski destinations.