Winter 2019/20 – Key Dates
When to Ski Austria this Winter
Christmas & New Year
Christmas and New Year dates are predominantly Saturday-Saturday 21-28.12.19 and from 28.12.19-4.1.20. We also have a small number of Hotels where we can offer arrivals on the 26th / 27th December for 7 nights and there is a bit more flexibility with shorter stays over Christmas up to the 28th December. Short stay availability over the New Year is extremely limited.
The perfect time for a short break in our opinion: The New Year crowds depart 4/5th January, snow-depths are well established and prices are lower than February with better and more flexible availability. The Hahnenkamm Downhill race in Kitzbuhel takes place on 25th January 2020 which does impact availability in the Kitzbuheler Alps region.
Half Term 2020 – February School Holidays
For most of the UK, half term 2020 falls in the week 15-22nd February and you should definitely be booking early for these high season dates especially as flights are in high demand and expensive. This is also a European Holiday week however, the main European School holiday week is 22-29thFebruary and rolls in to the first week of March. Hotel prices are at their highest with little flexibility at this time and Hotels expect to be full.
If you are considering a short ski break or ski weekend in March 2020, aim for arrivals after 7th March.
Easter is relatively late in 2020 : Easter Sunday falls on the 12th April and schools break up 27thMarch or 3rd April. Mid to late March is still good for snow across all of our Resorts and, if you are planning on skiing later in to April, higher and glacier resorts are your best choice – Head to Solden, Kaprun, St Anton, Ziller Valley (ski areas are high up even if the valleys are lower plus back up of Hintertux glacier) and Stubai.
Flexible Ski Breaks – Winter 2019/20
For most of our resorts and Hotels, we have some degree of flexibility with arrival dates and duration. However, bigger, more popular resorts (St Anton, Solden for example) offer little flexibility and pretty much all Hotels only offer 7 night stays over New Year and in the February School Holidays. For the best availability for short breaks and ski weekends this Winter, look at pre-Christmas, January 4th to February 8th and from the 7th March onwards.
Further Advice & Reservations
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