Saturday, August 24, 2013

Discount Skiing Resorts in Austria





A skiing holiday really doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are quite a few, perhaps lesser known, ski resorts in the Central Eastern Alps and particularly in Austria, which can help you enjoy the pleasures of the piste without breaking the bank. I’m sharing a small list of budget ski resorts in Austria that could help you save money this ski season. 

Schladming is a tiny city located in the state of Styria, and is a very short distance from Salzburg, which makes it quite convenient to visit. Located in the Enns valley, Schladming is a small and charming resort that provides access to skiing across the gorgeous ski paradise of Ski Amadé. Schladming was originally a mining town, but has become a popular winter resort in recent years, so there is plenty of accommodation and other tourist support available with lots of budget options. 

Sölden is another popular Austrian skiing resort that offers a wide range of budget options for winter visitors. Sölden currently hosts the first World Cup races of the season. It has gained a reputation for its classic après ski culture. Sölden has a thriving tourist population, and as such, the resort is well equipped to cater to a range of visitors, with plenty of budget options for accommodation etc. 

For someone who prefers a quiet skiing break to the more bustling scene of popular pistes, Westendorf can be a good option. This is particularly attractive for beginners, or those who want to avoid crowds. Westendorf is a charming little village and the beginners slope, with a chairlift, is right in the middle of the village, so it gives a great opportunity to experience quiet Austrian day-to-day life during the ski break. 

St. Anton can be the perfect option for groups and revellers who want a bit of a party vibe on their ski holiday. This busy resort is famous for its legendary après ski scene. St. Anton is well versed with providing for large groups and parties, so if you are a group, you are likely to find attractive deals and offers on accommodation