“Grias di” from
Tyrol in Austria

Obernberger See ©Tirol Werbung / Mühlbacher Torsten

Obernberger See ©Tirol Werbung / Mühlbacher Torsten

GREETINGS FROM TYROL

Austria’s Tyrol province is blessed with some of the Alps' most beautiful peaks and most skiable resorts. A revered destination for winter sport enthusiasts, Tyrol backs up its reputation with an incredible density of memorable downhills in a whopping 80 ski regions. Nestled between the majestic ridges are Tyrol's four best ski resorts that everyone should have skied at least once: Arlberg, Innsbruck, Sölden/Gurgl and Kitzbühel. 

Kitzbühel ©Tirol Werbung / Bauer Frank

Kitzbühel ©Tirol Werbung / Bauer Frank

“We miss our friends from North America and can’t wait to welcome everyone soon again!” declare the ski resorts Arlberg, Kitzbühel, Sölden/Gurgl and Innsbruck in Austria’s prominent Tyrol region. Everyone from the hoteliers to the ski instructors and officials of the tourist office are sending you their warm “Grias di,” or hello in local Tyrolean dialect. Take a look at their personal video messages directly sent from the beautiful Austrian Alps!

ARLBERG

Galzig Gondola St. Anton ©TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, Patrick Bätz

Galzig Gondola St. Anton ©TVB St. Anton am Arlberg, Patrick Bätz

Arlberg reigns supreme as Austria’s largest ski area, with an incredible 190 miles of interconnected slopes. It offers visitors variety, not just in winter sports, but in the five Alpine villages that give the region its fairy-tale character. Sprawling St. Anton am Arlberg is perfect for sporty travelers, tiny St. Christoph am Arlberg focuses on exclusive hotels and restaurants, Stuben am Arlberg is a romantic winter hideout, Lech am Arlberg is stylish and worldly, and high-up Zürs am Arlberg delivers excellent ski-in-ski-out. The entire Arlberg attracts a crowd of demanding skiers who won’t compromise between fun on the slopes and top-tier dining and entertainment. Discover more here.

Martin Ebster, Director of St. Anton am Arlberg, sends his wishes and hopes everyone will have a healthy winter! “Even though the current situation is not easy for any of us, we are convinced that together with our guests from the United States we will soon be able again to ski together in our wonderful mountains, the mountains are waiting for you. Please stay healthy, we miss you and looking forward to seeing you again,” he says. 

Arlberg ©Christoph Schöch

Arlberg ©Christoph Schöch


INNSBRUCK

Innsbruck Maria-Theresien-Straße ©Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner

Innsbruck Maria-Theresien-Straße ©Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner

Innsbruck is an exceptional winter experience as it unites 13 ski resorts in the surrounding Alps with world-class culture in this charming medieval city. The best way to explore it all is with the SKI plus CITY pass, your ticket for skiing and sightseeing all in one. It gives access to all 13 surrounding ski resorts with close to 190 miles of heavenly slopes and a free ski bus, and includes 22 sightseeing experiences in the city, such as the Olympic Ski Jump, Swarovski Crystal Worlds and more. The sightseer bus and three public swimming pools complete the all-inclusive SKI plus CITY pass.
    Highlights in the mountains include the Kühtai, which is the highest ski village in Austria; Axamer Lizum and Patscherkofel, two Olympic ski areas; Stubai Glacier, Austria’s biggest glacier ski area; and the Nordkette, which you can reach by cable car from the Old Town in just 20 minutes. Off the slopes explore the city of Innsbruck, with some of Austria’s most fascinating Imperial history in the former Habsburg residence with museums, palaces and stunning architecture. Find out more here.


Peter Unsinn, Head of Market Management at Innsbruck Tourism, sends his best wishes, “I know traveling will be difficult at this time, but maybe I can welcome you next season to my hometown, and then we can hit the slopes at one of the 13 different ski areas we have in our mountains or maybe go for a mulled wine at one of the 7 Christmas markets. Just remember: We are well prepared and stay optimistic!”

Nordkette ©Innsbruck Tourismus / Andre Schönherr

Nordkette ©Innsbruck Tourismus / Andre Schönherr


KITZBÜHEL    

Hahnenkamm ©Kitzbühel Tourismus

Hahnenkamm ©Kitzbühel Tourismus

The ski resort Kitzbühel combines a sophisticated lifestyle and idyllic nature, quaint traditions and a modern approach to life—something you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The sports capital of the Alps became world-famous thanks to the legendary Hahnenkamm Ski Races, but that is only one of the things that draws people to Kitzbühel. The charm of the region and its four destinations—Kitzbühel, Reith, Aurach and Jochberg—the excellent infrastructure including top hotels and restaurants, the variety of sporting activities and the captivating landscapes are what really make Kitzbühel unique. Get more information here.


Lisa Wartscher, Market Manager at Kitzbühel Tourism, sends her warmest wishes for a safe and healthy season. “This year everything is a bit different. There are so many things I am looking forward to, like the first turns on the groomed slopes, the Christmas-decorated town center or the first tracks in the powder snow! I hope that all of you can experience those adventures soon! In the meantime, I wish you all the best, stay healthy, and I am looking forward to welcoming you again in Kitzbühel soon.” 

Kitzbühel nestled between the surrounding Alps ©Kitzbühel Tourismus

Kitzbühel nestled between the surrounding Alps ©Kitzbühel Tourismus


SÖLDEN/GURGL

Aqua Dome Thermal Spa ©Aqua Dome

Aqua Dome Thermal Spa ©Aqua Dome

Sölden/Gurgl in the Ötztal valley is the ski resort of the future with the charm of its traditional past. Sölden & Gurgl’s mountain infrastructure is positively high-tech with the two most powerful gondolas in the world and state of-the-art lifts to its three tallest peaks. One of Sölden & Gurgl’s summits is crowned by the iconic restaurant ice Q, a futuristic glass structure that came to fame in the James Bond movie “Spectre.” The resorts honor its big-screen debut with a Bond-themed museum, 007 ELEMENTS, that sits next to the restaurant and takes you through the franchise’s history. With all these modern additions to Sölden & Gurgl, it feels good to immerse yourself in its traditional side. Sölden & Gurgl used to be an Alpine farming village and grew organically into a resort that retains its family-run atmosphere. Click here for more information.


Gloria Schultes, responsible for PR & Media at Ötztal Tourism, wishes all the best and sends warm greetings! “We are looking forward to the upcoming winter season with confidence and hope. If not this year, then maybe next year, our American guests can experience the beauty of Austria and the Ötztal again. Stay safe, stay healthy and see you soon!”

Restaurant ice Q ©Bergbahnen Sölden/Rudi Wyhlidal

Restaurant ice Q ©Bergbahnen Sölden/Rudi Wyhlidal


Welcome your clients to the majesty of Tyrol in the Austrian Alps. Visit Tyrol.com for more information.