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These two are the most powerful feeder gondolas of any resort in the world. Most pistes are intermediate, but there are lots of off-piste opportunities. The ski area closes at the beginning of May, but reopens for summer in June.
Sölden is not the prettiest resort, stretching for 2km with hotels and shops dotted about the main valley road and no real centre. But its nightlife is younger and wilder than that of more conservative Obergurgl. Four-star Hotel Erhart is a five-minute walk from the main Gaislachkogl gondola. It's a contemporary hotel in a quiet location with its own spa and free entry to the pool at the nearby Freizeit arena.
Hintertux , at the end of the Zillertal, is a high glacier resort that remains open throughout the year. At one point, the course plunges away at an angle of 85 degrees. This former medieval mining town, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Wilder Kaiser mountains, is actually one of the softies of the Alpine world.
Its slopes are, for the most part, flattering rather than frightening. Even the notorious Streif racecourse, the venue for the Hahnenkamm, becomes a Familienabfahrt — a family run — once the World Cup circus has left town.
The local slopes are divided into three areas — the Kitzbüheler Horn, the much more extensive Hahnenkamm and neighbouring Bichlalm, a little area given over to freeride. Apart from its own km and 54 lifts in the local area, Kitzbühel links by a short bus ride to the km and 90 lifts of the SkiWelt area, which includes Westendorf and Söll.
The distance travelled in a day is limited only by the hours the lifts are open. Kitzbühel has its own lift pass separate from the SkiWelt pass, while a nine-area Kitzbühel Alps AllstarCard covers both.
The medieval town with its heavily buttressed walls and delicate painted frescoes is one of the most beautiful in of Austria. It is also one of those rare resorts that genuinely appeals to non-skiers. Its pretty, pedestrianised streets are lined with luxury hotels, upmarket boutiques and cafes. There is also a wonderful choice of four- and five-star hotels. Seefeld, set on a wooded plateau 25 minutes from Innsbruck, has limited downhill slopes but cross-country skiing, curling, and sleigh rides are the popular alternatives for those who holiday in comfort in a range of sophisticated four- and five-star hotels.
Ischgl is an old farming village that has developed over the years into a sophisticated tourist centre, with a collection of smart hotels and cavernous bars.
It's a paradoxical place. The accommodation is mostly upmarket and more expensive than in many resorts. The clientele tends to be at least 10 years older than the somethings who pack into the Mooserwirt on the slopes above St Anto n. But that doesn't stop the Ischgl crowd from climbing on the tables and partying as if it were their last day on earth. A post shared by Ischgl - Relax if you can It's also wonderfully good-natured. If all you've ever known is the surly swirl of the average British pub on a Friday night, you are in for a pleasant surprise.
The km of pistes in Ischgl — the area is linked to Samnaun in Switzerland — offer something to suit all standards and the lift system is constantly being updated. They are 2km long and the exciting ride can be done in ski boots with skis attached behind in a harness.
Four-star ChaletHotel Abendrot is close to the resort centre but tucked away from the noisy main drag. St Anton and Saalbach. At both the party begins in huts on the slopes long before the lifts close for the day. If taking young children to the Alps, the ideal is guaranteed snow cover at village level throughout a long season so that a holiday is possible either pre-Christmas or towards the end of April after Easter. A short transfer and a low-risk environment is also preferable.
This traditional village is set around a fine church, an easy one-hour drive from Innsbruck. There's no through traffic and the ambience is essentially family-friendly. The resort attracts a loyal band of regulars, who love its low-key atmosphere and well-run, traditional hotels and scattering of chalets. The drawback is an undersized ski area, which can irritate those looking for endless action on groomers.
The off-piste in Obergurgl is good and the spring touring opportunities are renowned. A post shared by Telegraph Ski and Snowboard telegraphskisnowboard on Apr 12, at 3: Alpbach and Westendorf both offer good dedicated nursery slopes and ski schools that have been teaching British visitors for generations. This once-traditional village in the Zillertal was one of the original migration points for British skiers in the Seventies, and its allure has never faded.
These days it's equally popular with snowboarders. Many riders and skiers are drawn to one of Austria's most highly rated terrain parks , as well as wide, open slopes above the tree line that are heaven for powder hounds after a fresh snowfall.
The Vans Penken park is divided into six areas and served by its own quad chairlift, and features include the huge Rainbow Box and the massive, multi-faceted Beastbox multi-jib. The Kids Park also has its own lift. The ski area's lift pass, the Zillertaler Superskipass, gives access to a mighty km of pistes in the valley, served by lifts. The Dutch tend to lead the way at bars on the mountain, long before the lifts close for the day.
The action then switches to the Ice Bar next to the bottom gondola station. Between 5pm and 8pm, the place goes completely wild. The week-long festival acts as a major boost to accommodation and lift-pass sales. Hotel Kramerwirt is a traditional inn run for generations by the Kröll family. The building dates back to the 17th century and the half-board food here is particularly good. Nordkette on the outskirts of Innsbruck, and Ischgl both have great terrain parks along with the Pitztal glacier.
It's not difficult to find low-cost in Austria, if prepared to compromise on either the quality or quantity of the slopes. There are dozens of small villages with loads of charm, but limited terrain and lift systems. Yet Söll has so much more to offer: It is the unofficial capital of the SkiWelt, a dozen villages with km of largely intermediate pistes and 90 lifts.
If that's not enough, the region is directly linked apart from a short bus ride through Westendorf and Kirchberg to Kitzbühel. This adds another 54 lifts and km to the tally, though on a separate lift pass. But with the highest density of hotel beds in the region, it is now trying to appeal to a much wider clientele, including families.
Nevertheless, it is best suited to those who want to attack the slopes with gusto or to party — or both. The traditional Tirolean village with its onion-domed church is set in the middle of a wide valley. The slopes are a kilometre away and best reached by ski bus. At the Hotel Gänsleit, Austrian Rosi and her English husband Steve combine the familiarity of home with genuine Austrian hospitality and style, and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel has been beautifully decorated and includes a modern spa and wellness suite.
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