If you prefer a ski village to be attractive rather then high, then look no further than Austria. Attractive onion domed churches; village squares and great mountain restaurants are what best some up the skiing in Austria.
Unlike some French resorts the locals are friendly too. Many of the hotels have been in the same family for generations and these families take great pride in the service they offer. Ski Lines clients seem to fall in to two main camps when it come to where best to ski, those who prefer Austria to France and vice versa. Those in the Austria camp tell us that it’s the quality of hotels and the service and the après ski that make the difference for them. The star rating of hotels never reflects the service even a simple pension will have great service. Many of the 4* and even some of the 3* hotels have very smart spa areas, although in true Austrian style bathing costumes are not worn. Catered chalets are not so widely available although we can offer a good choice in St Anton. This combined with the energy and vigor of the alcohol fueled after ski, in many resorts this starts mid afternoon and carries on well after most skiers legs can take it, Together these make Austria a natural choice for many, in fact for many nothing else will do.
Nestling on the side of the piste in the exclusive enclave of oberlech, Chalet Uberhaus is one of lech’s most prestigious luxury residence available for rent.
This incredible chalet sleeps 10 adults and 4 children over four fabulous floors in a collection of sumptuous suites and bedrooms. To relax indulge yourself in überHaus’s private spa and wellness area or entertain in the private bar and games room.
We would recommend any skier who has not yet skied in Austria to give it a try, if you are a keen skier who likes to cover lots of miles each day and like your resorts high, you may find some of the resorts a little small and on the low size when compared to the huge linked area’s in France, the only exception to this is the Arlberg ski area, this incorporates St Anton, Zurs and Lech. This is a huge ski area that in resent years has had some of the very best skiing conditions. St Anton is at 1305 m with the highest skiing at 2811m we think best suited to advanced and intermediate skiers, but the nursery slopes are right in the town for beginners.