Welcome to the Ski Austria page, providing a regular round-up of the skiing conditions and current snow reports for the main ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Over recent years some of the most consistent good piste conditions have been reported at Kaprun, Zurs, Obergurgl, St Anton, Hintertux, Neustift, Lech and Pitztal showing a mix of glacial resorts and those most exposed to prevailing storm tracks.

However, in any given week or season the best slope conditions may be found at any of the other high Austrian resorts or at lower elevation ski stations in poor weather.

For off-piste powder, resorts such as Kuhtai, Kaprun, Galtur, St Anton, Lech, Zurs, Obertauern and Ischgl have proven among the most consistent over the seasons, either brought on by regular snowfalls, favourable sun aspect or for not getting tracked out quickly. It is worth noting that while St Anton is an off-piste mecca it does get extremely busy and the lift accessed routes get tracked very quickly, however, it does benefit from regular heavy snowfalls.

Austrians have a very relaxed policy when it comes to skiing or boarding off-piste, however it is important to observe the warnings because Austria has its fair share of avalanche fatalities. Check out the snow reports below for the latest news as conditions change quickly in the Alps. Generally the best snow conditions arrive in Austria with weather systems tracking in from the north and northwest but you can expect snow from any direction producing reliable snow cover at most of the higher altitude resorts.

Austria is one of the world’s six leading ski nations and has played a crucial role in the development of downhill skiing over the past century.

There are more than 600 Austrian ski resorts of all sizes that fill every corner of the country, from the famous mountainous regions of Tirol and Stiermark in the West to the rolling hills of Eastern Austria.

Unlike in its Alpine neighbours, purpose build ski resorts are a real rarity in Austria. Although many of the country’s most famous resorts have been 95% built from scratch due to their success and expansion over the past 60 years, almost all new building is to strict planning regulations in the classic chalet style so villages always look attractive and it’s hard to know what is 2 years old and what 200.

Critics of Austrian skiing say that as a result of not building ski resorts on mountain tops most Austrian resorts are low – ranging from perhaps 600 to 1000m above sea level, and often their top lifts are below 2000m – which, the argument goes, can be bad news for snow cover.

In fact one of the most famous resorts criticised for that, Kitzbühel, published stats showing that their snow cover is little changed in the past 50 years. Perhaps, on average, arriving a day sooner and ending a day later than in the 1960s, but otherwise fairly constant.

Austria also beats its neighbours, and indeed any other country in the world, for glacier skiing. For much of those seven months of the year from May to November when few ski areas are open, up to eight glacier ski areas are open to ski Austria when no more than three are open in any other country north of the equator. These include the country’s highest ski lift at Pitztal Glacier 3440m.

Skiing in Austria was the most popular destination choice for British skiers in the 1970s and 1980s and remains second most popular after France. It lacks the vast ski areas of the French Alps – the largest region the slightly tenuous connection between the 280km of the Skiwelt and 160km or so around Kitzbühel, but Austria’s fans point out the terrain is more varied with runs down through the forest; friendly wooden mountain restaurants to stop off at, rather than vast motorway-services style concrete-cafeterias, and prices are generally 10 or 20% less for a lift ticket too.

The fore-runner of the style of downhill skiing we all enjoy today actually began in those smaller hills near Vienna. Pioneer Mathias Zdarsky developed it from the Norwegian Telemark technique invented 40 years earlier in to the first ‘Alpine’ style in 1905 and taught thousands of people the basics, many in huge 100+ people classes. Within a few years the Arlberg technique had appeared in St Anton, pioneered this time by one Johann ‘Hannes’ Schneider, which further developed downhill and popularised skiing worldwide as Schneider appeared in films and took the invention to Japan before going to the US when asked to support the Nazis. Instead he helped train the US Army mountain division, veterans from which were in turn behind the post-war development of ski areas in the Western US states like Colorado.
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Austria: latest snow conditions round-up

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Austria. Fresh snow is forecast at 31 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 0 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–D

E–F G–G H–J K–K L–M N–Q R–R S–S T–Z

Ski resorts in Austria from A to D

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed

(950m — 1780m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 182 days 6 cm
25 days ago
clear part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1365 m
4050m 4350m 4100m 4000m 3950m

(950m — 1780m)

snow report 25 days ago

Achenkirch am Achensee webcam
opens in 167 days 5 cm
25 days ago
part cloud part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1365 m
4150m 4200m 3950m 3900m 3800m

(1127m — 1500m)

snow report 30 days ago

opens in 182 days 5 cm
30 days ago
part cloud part cloud rain showers thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1314 m
3850m 4250m 4000m 3900m 4150m

(810m — 1810m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 182 days 2 cm
25 days ago
rain showers part cloud heavy rain clear clear
Mid station 1310 m
3850m 4150m 4050m 4000m 4150m

(721m — 1201m)

opens in 175 days
part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 961 m
4100m 4000m 3700m 3650m 3500m

(813m — 2025m)

snow report 25 days ago

Alpbachtal webcam
8 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1419 m
4150m 4250m 3950m 3900m 3800m

(1000m — 1280m)

thunderstorm part cloud rain showers clear clear
Mid station 1140 m
3900m 4150m 3950m 4000m 4300m

(750m — 1750m)

snow report 25 days ago

1 cm
25 days ago
clear part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1250 m
3900m 4350m 4100m 4000m 4050m

(655m — 1700m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 182 days 2 cm
25 days ago
part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1178 m
4100m 4000m 3750m 3650m 3500m

(800m — 1333m)

Annaberg webcam
opens in 172 days
clear part cloud thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 1066 m
4050m 4350m 4050m 4000m 4000m

(1349m — 1593m)

snow report 27 days ago

2 cm
27 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm part cloud clear
Mid station 1471 m
3900m 4050m 3900m 4100m 4300m

(680m — 1600m)

opens in 175 days
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear clear clear
Mid station 1140 m
4200m 4300m 4050m 4150m 4150m

(1310m — 1900m)

snow report 25 days ago

9 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1605 m
4150m 4250m 4000m 3900m 3800m

(1560m — 2340m)

snow report 23 days ago

Axamer Lizum webcam
opens in 167 days 1 cm
23 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1950 m
4200m 4150m 3850m 3800m 3750m

(1080m — 2230m)

snow report 25 days ago

10 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 1655 m
4150m 4350m 4100m 3950m 4000m

(840m — 2300m)

snow report 25 days ago

Bad Hofgastein webcam
opens in 167 days 10 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 1570 m
4150m 4350m 4100m 3950m 4000m

(470m — 1415m)

part cloud part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 942 m
3950m 4350m 4050m 4000m 4050m

(1001m — 2055m)

snow report 24 days ago

Bad Kleinkirchheim webcam
opens in 168 days 6 cm
24 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 1528 m
4100m 4350m 4100m 4100m 4100m

(1650m — 2200m)

snow report 24 days ago

opens in 182 days 5 cm
24 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 1925 m
4200m 4300m 4050m 4050m 4000m

(1019m — 2231m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 168 days 11 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm part cloud thunderstorm rain showers clear
Mid station 1625 m
4200m 4050m 3800m 3800m 3750m

(1075m — 1740m)

snow report 25 days ago

Berwang-Bichlbach-Rinnen webcam
4 cm
25 days ago
part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1408 m
4150m 4200m 3850m 3800m 3750m

(1000m — 1800m)

snow report 25 days ago

Biberwier webcam
opens in 182 days 4 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1400 m
4150m 4200m 3900m 3800m 3750m

(681m — 1700m)

snow report 25 days ago

3 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1190 m
4100m 4000m 3750m 3700m 3550m

(1030m — 1201m)

opens in 182 days
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1116 m
4100m 4300m 4100m 4200m 4200m

(1037m — 1920m)

snow report 23 days ago

opens in 168 days 1 cm
23 days ago
rain showers thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1478 m
4100m 4000m 3750m 3650m 3550m

(421m — 1064m)

opens in 189 days
part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 742 m
4100m 4000m 3700m 3650m 3450m

(620m — 1957m)

snow report 25 days ago

Brixen im Thale webcam
2 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm rain showers thunderstorm thunderstorm clear
Mid station 1288 m
4150m 4250m 4050m 3950m 3850m

(1200m — 2701m)

snow report yesterday

Dachstein Glacier webcam
280
Wet 1 cm
21 days ago
clear part cloud thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 1950 m
4000m 4350m 4100m 3950m 4050m

(1000m — 2301m)

snow report 23 days ago

1 cm
23 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1650 m
4100m 4050m 3750m 3750m 3650m

(1311m — 2009m)

snow report 23 days ago

2 cm
23 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1660 m
4100m 4000m 3750m 3700m 3550m

(1410m — 2525m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 168 days 13 cm
25 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm clear thunderstorm
Mid station 1968 m
4250m 4200m 4000m 3950m 3850m

(850m — 2060m)

snow report 23 days ago

2 cm
23 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm thunderstorm
Mid station 1455 m
4100m 4050m 3750m 3700m 3600m

(800m — 2000m)

snow report 25 days ago

opens in 167 days 10 cm
25 days ago
part cloud part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm part cloud
Mid station 1400 m
4150m 4350m 4100m 3950m 3950m

(1367m — 2168m)

snow report 24 days ago

8 cm
24 days ago
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear clear clear
Mid station 1768 m
4150m 4300m 4050m 4150m 4150m

(990m — 2100m)

snow report 25 days ago

5 cm
25 days ago
part cloud part cloud thunderstorm clear clear
Mid station 1545 m
3900m 4350m 4100m 3900m 4150m

(681m — 1551m)

Dreilaendereck webcam
thunderstorm thunderstorm clear clear clear
Mid station 1116 m
4200m 4300m 4050m 4150m 4150m

(800m — 1600m)

opens in 182 days
rain showers part cloud thunderstorm thunderstorm part cloud
Mid station 1200 m
4100m 4350m 4100m 4000m 4000m