The Austrian Alps score the whole of western Austria in an arc that runs from the Wienerwald hills just outside of Vienna to the jagged spires of rock that mark the border with Liechtenstein and Switzerland. They cover just over 300 miles from end to end, bridging the gap between the Italian Alps in the south and the German Alps in the north.
They captivate like few other mountain ranges on the planet. World-class skiing, backcountry hiking, regal spa towns, scenic drives, and enchanting mountain villages are all part of the package. And to top it all off, luxury chalets in the Austrian Alps take things to whole new heights, touting ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes, bubbling hot tubs in the shadow of icy glaciers, cosy cinema rooms, heated swimming pools, roaring log fires – the list goes on and on.
The Lech Zürs am Arlberg area – which includes Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St Anton and more – is hailed as one of the premier ski destinations in Europe. Renowned for its challenging slopes, extensive off-piste areas, and modern lift systems, it’s a veritable must for winter sports enthusiasts. The lively après-ski scene, with its cosy mountain huts and vibrant bars, only adds to the allure, while some of the finest luxury ski chalets in Europe pepper the runs.
When the snow finally melts, the Austrian Alps transform into a mountain wonderland. From the Hohe Tauern National Park in the east – home to Austria’s highest peak – to the wide massifs of the Vorarlberg ranges in the west, the country blooms with wildflower meadows and lush pastures. It’s a time for hikers and bikers, and picnickers. Plus, it’s the best season for seeing Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site beside a charming lake, or Salzburg, the iconic music city capped by a great castle.
That’s just scratching the surface of the adventure and amazements that await in this snow-capped corner of Europe. Browse our selection of top-class luxury catered ski chalets in the Austrian Alps to dive in for yourself and discover what it’s all about.
- The historic heart of Innsbruck
- Enchanting Hallstatt village
- The jagged peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park
- Ski on the Hintertux Glacier
- Take epic mountain drives on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
- Indulge in the lively après ski scene
Bedrooms: 10, Guests: 22
From 180,000 to 510,000 EUR per week
Bedrooms: 5, Guests: 12
From 43,540 to 108,120 EUR per week
Bedrooms: 9, Guests: 22
From 157,500 EUR per week, to price on request
Bedrooms: 4, Guests: 8
From 66,500 EUR per week, to price on request
Bedrooms: 8, Guests: 16
From 147,000 EUR per week, to price on request
Bedrooms: 5, Guests: 14
From 68,600 EUR per week, to price on request