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    • Chair lift with a view at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn
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      Skiing and Winter in Austria

      Snow-capped peaks, legendary après-ski, and Austrian hospitality will make your winter break in Austria unforgettable.

    •                 Ski area Lech am Arlberg / Lech am Arlberg
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    •                 Skiing in the region Pyhrn Priel, Wurzeralm
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      Feel the Winter Love Feel the Winter Love

      #winterlove is an untouched piste. A snow-covered forest. A crackling fire. Experience it with our top tips for your next winter holiday in Austria.

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    •                 Achensee Zwölferkopf
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      Kayaking and Canoeing in Winter

      These classic summer sports enchant in the cold season too. Here’s all you need to know about the idyllic adventure on the lake.

      Winter paddling
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      Dog Sledding in Styria – An Exhilarating Personal Challenge

      A unique winter experience: how a husky sled ride turned out to be an exciting rollercoaster of emotions.

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    •                 Two skiiers with a ski instructor in the Schladming ski area
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      Ski Course – Yes or No? Why a Professional doesn’t just make Sense for Beginners

      Around 70% of Austria’s winter guests are drawn to the mountain top, but how many of them can actually get back down in style? Find out why even experienced skiers can benefit from a course.

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    •                 Husky Toni - Toni on the sledge
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      Husky Toni – a Life with Sled Dogs

      Anton Kuttner, better known as Husky Toni, fulfilled his childhood dream in the picturesque Brandnertal valley. He lives there in a very large and unusual family unit - consisting of his human family and 18 sled dogs!

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    •                 Langlaufen
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      Cross-Country Skiing for the First Time

      Anybody donning cross-country skis for the first time first needs to learn how to transition from walking to running. If you adopt the right technique, you don't necessarily have to lurch across the track at breakneck speed. However, this can't be ruled out completely …

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    •                 Freeride Obertauern
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      The Joy of Freeride

      More and more skiers and boarders head off the groomed slopes and float down the mountains on perfect powder instead. Read more about the appeal of off-piste skiing.

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    •                 Skilegende Franz Klammer auf der nach Ihm benannten Franzklammer Abfahrt in Bad Kleinkirchheim
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      Franz Klammer - The Ski Kaiser of Austria

      Franz Klammer, one of skiing's greatest, is lauded in a new 5.5 million Euro film, Chasing the Line—a tension-fuelled celebration of his triumph at the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics.

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    •                 Sledding at Annaberg in Lower Austria
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      Give the Couch a Break: Ideas for Winter Away From the Slopes

      It's grey and cold outside, but luckily the couch is warm and comfy? Well, yes … but! We have some ideas for outdoor activities away from the slopes.

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    •                 Children's Ski Course Schladming
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      Only the Best Make It! How to Become a Ski Instructor in Austria

      It's not just leisure skiers who carve their way down Austria's slopes in winter, but also around 18,000 professional ski instructors in smart uniforms. So how do you become one of them? 

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    •                 Dobratsch Skitour Martin Hofmann
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      The Truth about Ski Touring

      Ski touring – skinning up the slopes rather than taking a lift – is how skiing used to be, and increasingly experienced skiers like Patrick Thorne are giving it a go themselves. But what's the fascination and what are the rewards when it's easier to just hop on a gondola?

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    •                 alpine flowers - Neukirchen am Großvenediger
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      Into the Great White Silence

      Those who take it upon themselves to ascend the Großvenediger are rewarded with spectacular insights and panoramas of one of Austria’s largest and most fascinating glacier regions.

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    •                     Snowboarding - Stubai/Tyrol
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      The 5 Best Places for Snowboarding in Austria

      Endless slopes, untracked powder snow – these are Austria’s top 5 places to go snowboarding.
      Hit the slopes
    •                     Skiing in Ötztal
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      Skiing in Austria

      Known for warm hospitality, love of après-ski, and passion for smooth pistes and deep powder, no one does skiing better than the Austrians.
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    •                     Snow hiking/South of Lienz/East Tyrol
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      5 Activities Beyond the Ski Slopes

      Experience the beauty of an Austrian winter beyond the slopes, with snowshoeing, dog sledding, or even igloo building.
      Beyond the ski slopes
    •                     Ice skating at the Vienna Ice Dream
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      Ice Skating in Vienna

      Come to Vienna for the ultimate magical winter experience: ice skating whilst surrounded by magnificent historic buildings.
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    •                     Family holiday in Schladming
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      Winter Hiking in Austria

      Winter hiking in Austria is a great way to enjoy nature and beautiful winter landscapes. 
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    •                     Snowshoe hiking in Stubaital
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      Snowshoe Hiking

      Snowshoe hiking is a unique way of experiencing nature, far away from the hectic modern world. Learn more about the new trend sport here, from the right equipment to the best regions to try it out!
      Snowshoe Hiking in Austria
    •                     Cross-country skiing in Seefeld / Seefeld
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      Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

      Looking for cross-country skiing tracks near to a hotel or resort in Austria? Here is a selection of classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters full of twists and turns.
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    Or Would You Like to Discover Austria's Romantic Winter Wonderland?

    •                     Winter magic
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      Horse-Drawn Sleighs and Dogsledding

      A romantic ride through the countryside on a horse-drawn sleigh or a more action-packed dogsledding adventure – Austria offers a wide variety of ways to experience winter in tandem with animals.
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    •                     Vienna Christmas market
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      Christmas Markets in Austria

      Glistening lights, seasonal treats: From the middle of November until the end of the year, Austria is the place to find romantic Christmas markets.
      See our most beautiful markets
    •                     Salzkammergut Winterlandschaft Braunedel
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      Austria's Most Charming Winter Hideaways

      When it comes to winter resorts, bigger does not always mean better. Remote mountain regions, offer visitors pristine winter hideaways.
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    Austrian Traditions

    •                     New Year's fireworks in Innsbruck / Innsbruck
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      New Year's Celebrations

      Whether you start the New Year in style attending the New Year's Ball or celebrate it on the streets of any town in Austria – the choice is all yours.
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    •                     Silent Night Chapel Oberndorf
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      The “Silent Night” carol

      It touches people from all nations and cultures: the carol “Silent Night, Holy Night!” is an expression of the deepest reflection of peace.
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    •                     Christmas biscuits
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      Austrian Christmas Traditions

      The time from late November to the end of the year has a very special meaning in Austria. Visit Austria's Christmas markets, try some Glühwein, and enjoy the spirit of Christmas...
      Merry Christmas - the Austrian way
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