Austria offers an authentic winter wonderland experience, with so many activities on offer. Skiing is the most apparent sport to enjoy with probably the best resorts located in Heiligenblut and situated around Austria’s most massive mountain, the aptly named Grossglockner. However, there is so much more to Austria than meets the eye, such as climbing frozen waterfalls, organised frozen lakeluxury car drifting experiences, snowboarding, sledging. For those requiring a more relaxed experience or just some well-earned luxury after a hard day of cross country skiing, Austria offers romantic log fired chalets, gondola trips up enormous mountains to view rivers of snow and frozen gorges and cosy horse-drawn sleigh rides.
A trip on the Nordkette funicular provides a unique experience. Located in Innsbruck, also known as the capital of the Alps, the funicular is a 20-minute cable ride 2300 metres up to the peak of the Hafekelar deep in the heart of Olympic Skiing territory and numerous professional and family-
friendly ski resorts. The surrounding villages offer mountain huts blanketed by snow and excellent Austrian restaurants, serving Italian inspired dishes.
Back down to earth in the city of Innsbruck, enjoy a picture-perfect holiday atmosphere due to the wealth of history and culture and famous Christmas markets. Wander around the magical medieval streets, snack on traditional sweet doughnuts and purchase the beautiful handmade local folklore inspired Christmas ornaments and decorations.
The atmosphere is a mixture of excitement and happy and the towering snow-tipped mountains provide that extra special touch to make this a real winter wonderland.