Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Austria Alps--the Perfect Ski Vacation


Skiing in Austria is considered by many to be the best in the world. This alpine country has produced it share of Gold-medal Olympic skiers and is known for its natural beauty. Austrian ski schools are world-famous, and lessons in English and other languages are available. You'll find plenty of Austrian ski vacation rentals at PerfectPlaces.com and MountainSkiRentals.com.

A ski vacation in Austria more affordable than you might realize.  If you live on the east coast, a one-week ski trip to Austria is about the same as a trip to the Rockies. Certainly, if you're traveling from the central or western part of the United States airfare will be a bit more. But then again, how often will you ski Austria? It's a trip that will be well worth the relatively small extra cost.

Temperatures in Austria are very moderate. Daytime highs in the Alps are generally warmer than in the Rockies. The winds aren't as strong either. It's easy to check on ski conditions as you plan your trip by visiting sites such as OntheSnow.com.

Austria also features big vertical drops. A vertical drop is the difference in altitude between the highest lift-served point and the end of the run. A big vertical drop number will mean long runs and less crowded lifts. 

Austria ski resorts have runs for skiers of all skill levels, so whether you're a beginner or expert, you'll find a slope perfect for you.

The Austrian Alps are filled with quaint villages and cozy ski chateaus tucked in perfect mountain scenery. Austrian ski resorts offer family-friendly activities, snow-clad chalets, a variety of outstanding restaurants and an exciting nightlife.  Whether you're going for the skiing, snowboarding or apres ski, you're sure to have a great time during ski season in Austria.