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    Ski resorts near Vienna accessible by train

    Are you looking for some excellent ski resorts near Vienna that you can easily access by train? We’ve got you covered! Check out these fantastic ski destinations that offer excellent family-friendly slopes and unforgettable skiing experiences. Hop on a train and get ready for an adventure. Stuhleck ski resort – Spital am Semmering At Stuhleck in […]

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  • Sking on the Planai, Schladming, Styria, Austria.

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    Schladming: A Ski Destination with a World Cup Flair

    The historic small town in the Styria region of Austria, with about 4500 inhabitants, is surrounded by the majestic Dachstein mountains. The winter season usually starts at the beginning of December and runs until the beginning of April. Skiing day and night Schladming offers 123 km of slopes spread over four interconnected ski areas: Planai, […]

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  • Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

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    6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    Austria’s airports are well-connected to major cities and central train stations. Therefore, we have put together a list of excellent ski resorts that are easily reachable by train, including some info on how to get there from the airport. Moreover, many ski resorts offer inexpensive or free transfers to and from the nearest train station […]

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  • Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    The first train stop on my winter tour through Austria was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in fantastic Vienna, I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Moreover, the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps in late February, and there was abundant snow. Chilly but great fun The skiing conditions […]

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  • Weinebene on the border between Carinthia and Styria in Austria

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    Family-friendly hiking at Weinebene

    Weinebene is the highest point (1668 m / 5472 ft) in the pass over the Koralpen, where the east-west road between Deutschlandsberg in Styria and Wolfsberg in Carinthia crosses over. Instead of pointed peaks, the ridges along the mountain range are broad and rounded. We have tested a few easier hiking opportunities starting from Weinebene. […]

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  • Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed up for a 2-hour guided snowshoe hike. Half the group were beginners with no prior snowshoeing experience. Nevertheless, we were in for a real treat. Up and about Those who didn’t have snowshoes were fitted with the necessary equipment in the local sports shop. Then, […]

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  • Traveling by train in Austria

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    Traveling by train in Austria

    With a total of 4865 km (3022 mi) of train tracks, Austria has a relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria has 600 km of railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at the […]

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