Ski Resorts in Austria

Climate of Austria is greatly influenced by the Alps. Plain part of the country has moderate climate but in foothills it has certain features. Summers are warm and sometimes even hot and rainy. Winters are cold and snowy. In addition weather varies with altitude. Locations with higher altitude have colder and more humid weather.

Most of resorts of Austria are located in mountains and serve skiers. The capital of the country is one of biggest of European centers of culture. In addition there are some recreational sights with mineral waters and develop spa complex. Around three quarters of territory of the country is covered with mountains and resorts are scattered all over it.


Climate and Seasonality

Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim

Bad Kleinkirchheim is the spa town and ski resort in one bottle. It is located in northern part of the country with average elevation of 1087 m (3566 ft.). Ski trails on hills in neighborhood of the settlement have elevation of 2000 m (6561 ft.). Bad Kleinkirchheim is also recognized for its bobsleigh track.

Climate in Bad Kleinkirchheim by Seasons

The resort has humid continental climate alternated to certain extent by altitude of the region. Spring starts with cooler temperature range of 50C (410F) at afternoon and down to -30C (260F) at night. Inevitable seasonal warming brings daily averages to range of 15-50C (59-410F) respectively in the end of the season. Warming continues to the middle of summer and in the middle of the season averages reach marks of 20-100C (68-500F).

Precipitation is moderate throughout a year, but there is some peak in autumn. With growth of rainfall temperatures are decreasing to range between 60C (430F) at afternoon and -10C (300F) at night, so skiing season might start in late November. Winters in Bad Kleinkirchheim are cold and snowy with around 10C (340F) in the middle of short day and down to -60C (210F) at night.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-5°C
 24°F
-3°C
 26°F
+1°C
 33°F
+5°C
 41°F
+9°C
 49°F
+13°C
 55°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+15°C
 59°F
+14°C
 58°F
+11°C
 52°F
+6°C
 43°F
+1°C
 34°F
-3°C
 26°F
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t° - average; ⛷ - ski

Sölden

Sölden

One of the most massive ski resorts of the Alps is located in the Ötztal valley in Tyrol state. This is international center of mountain climbing and skiing. There are hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails and mountain peaks elevated over 3000 m (9842 ft.) above sea level. The settlement itself has developed infrastructure for recreation and activities of numerous kinds.

Climate in Sölden by Seasons

Another Austrian mountainous resort has almost same climate as previous one. Weather conditions of the settlement itself and on skiing routes are different due to altitude. Spring warming raises temperature from 40C (390F) to 140C (570F). Also it is marked by significant growth of precipitation. Warm half of a year in Sölden is exceptionally rainy as for Central Europe. Summer is even warmer and damper with averages of 200C (680F) at afternoons and 110C (520F) at nights.

In autumn amount of precipitation and temperature are going down. While temperature decreases to 7-00C (44-320F) rain gradually turns into snow. Eventually snowy winter lands upon the resort with lowest temperatures of 20C (350F) in the middle of a day and down to -50C (230F) at night.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-4°C
 24°F
-3°C
 26°F
0°C
 32°F
+4°C
 38°F
+8°C
 46°F
+11°C
 52°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+13°C
 56°F
+13°C
 55°F
+10°C
 51°F
+6°C
 43°F
+1°C
 33°F
-3°C
 26°F
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t° - average; ⛷ - ski


Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel

Another large ski resort is located in northern part of Tyrol. It is cozy town with over 100 km (62 mi.) of ski trails around and medieval streets in its center. Neighborhood of the city offers high-grade skiing infrastructure and in summer there is over 500 km (310 mi.) for hiking and biking.

Climate in Kitzbühel by Seasons

Weather in Kitzbühel is warmer than in some other resorts, but it has no impact on skiing there. Spring begins with chilly days and cold nights by the end of the season averages crawl up to 18-70C (64-440F) respectively. In the middle of summer temperatures reaching 230C (730F) and precipitation is at its peak.

Formidable warmth remains to mid-September and is followed by cool down confirming the laws of nature. Course of the season leads to average temperature of 90C in final part of it. Through first half of winter temperature drops to 10C (340F) at afternoon and -80C (180F) at night.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-3°C
 26°F
-1°C
 30°F
+3°C
 37°F
+7°C
 45°F
+12°C
 53°F
+15°C
 59°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+17°C
 62°F
+16°C
 61°F
+13°C
 56°F
+8°C
 47°F
+2°C
36°F
-2°C
 29°F
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t° - average; ⛷ - ski; ⌘ - excursion

Zell am See

Zell am See

Small picturesque resort is located in 90 km from Salzburg. Variety of trails around the town is considered as one of the most beautiful areas of the country mostly because of crystal clear Lake Zeller. Zell am See lies on the bank of the lake and its roofs are visible from surrounding slopes.

Climate in Zell am See by Seasons

Climate of the resort is humid continental with respective features provided by altitude of the region. In addition weather conditions of town and on skiing tracks surrounding it are different again due to altitude. First days of spring are cold, but improvement of weather leads to averages of 180C (640F) at afternoon and 70C (440F) at night. Summer brings further warming up to 220C (710F) and 120C (530F) respectively. Also there is some peak of precipitation, but rains are rather pleasant than concerning.

Warm weather usually stays until early September, but by the end of autumn daily averages is as cool as 9-10C (48-340F). Short winter days are even cooler with around 40C (390F) and long nights are completely cold with temperature around -40C (250F) or occasionally even lower.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-3°C
 19°F
-1°C
 21°F
+3°C
 28°F
+7°C
 35°F
+12°C
 42°F
+15°C
 48°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+17°C
 51°F
+16°C
 50°F
+13°C
 45°F
+8°C
 37°F
+2°C
 30°F
-2°C
 22°F

t° - average; ⛷ - ski ; ⛹ - health


Baden bei Wein (Baden by Vienna) spa town

Baden bei Wein

Famous yet peaceful resort is located in 26 km to south from Vienna. The place is known as favorite resort of legendary composers. Almost every square meter of it is marked by memorial plates for Johan Strauss I, Ludwig van Beethoven or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The town is surrounded by Vienna Woods.

Climate in Baden by Seasons

The town is situated at lower altitude than skiing resorts, thus it has warmer summers. Precipitation is distributed over a year in rather even way. Early spring brings average temperatures above freezing and raises them to 200C (680F) at afternoon and 90C (480F) at night before summer comes. In July temperatures reach range 26-170C (79-590F) and stay there until the beginning of autumn.

Autumn in its turn brings significant cooling and first snowfalls in late November. Winter months are the coldest and the dullest time of a year. Coldest part of January has average of 40C (390F) at during warmest part of a day and around -10C (300F) in the middle of the night.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-1°C
 30°F
+1°C
 33°F
+5°C
 41°F
+9°C
 49°F
+14°C
 58°F
+18°C
 64°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+19°C
 67°F
+19°C
 66°F
+15°C
 59°F
+10°C
 49°F
+4°C
40°F
+1°C
 33°F
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t° - average; ⛹ - health; ⌘ - excursion

Ischgl

Ischgl

Small mountainous settlement is considered as one of the fanciest resorts in Austrian Alps with diverse après-ski. It is located in the Paznaun Valley near to western edge of Tyrol state. The town itself has elevation of 1378 m (4520 ft.) a. s. l. while skiing trails are between 2000 and 2872 m (6561-9422 ft.). Ischgl looks like medieval castle due to features of local architecture.

Climate in Ischgl by Seasons

Highland resort has respective weather with cool rainy summer and cold snowy winters. Gentle spring sun warms up frozen air to 40C (390F) for starters and then gradually increases temperature to 130C (550F). Temperature grows until the middle of summer and reaches range of 190C (660F) at afternoon and 110C (520F) at night.

Onset of autumn brings predictable cooling and reduction of rain. Afternoon average goes down from 160C (610F) to 60C (430F) and at night air cools down to 00C (320F) in last days of the season. In winter temperature reaches its lowest marks of 20C (350F) to -50C (230F) and there is decent amount of snow.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-4°C
 25°F
-3°C
 26°F
0°C
 32°F
+4°C
 39°F
+8°C
 47°F
+12°C
 53°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+14°C
 57°F
+13°C
 56°F
+11°C
 51°F
+6°C
 43°F
+1°C
 34°F
-3°C
 27°F
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t° - average; ⛷ - ski