World Ski Awards is the only world-wide initiative to identify the endeavours and innovations of everybody involved in the multi-million dollar (or any other currency you might prefer!) ski tourism industry. Successes are applauded and achievements are rewarded. Leo Trippi hugely appreciates the honour of having been chosen as the ‘World’s Best Ski Travel Agent’ for both 2014 and 2015. To thank all its clients, friends, collaborators and service providers, the dedicated Leo Trippi team has continued the good work in 2016.
Since the dawn of western civilization, the Alpine Mountain Range in Europe has posed a challenge and an invitation to man. To travel from point A to point B, people had to learn to move over the snow in a fast and efficient and safe way. Through the decades and the ages, they managed to do this superbly. In the process skiing has become one of the most exhilarating and elegant, the most competitive and enjoyable sporting activities. Today I want to introduce you to one of the traditional Alpine skiing regions in the world: Austria.
Adore the luxury of the Austrian Alps
The Austrian Alps cater for all winter sports enthusiasts of all levels. Its natural beauty is a photographer’s dream. All resorts provide lessons and equipment to hire, so even beginners can enjoy the fun of skiing or snowboarding or tobogganing- or even ice climbing. Anyone who loves good food, luxury chalets and beautiful music, will adore Austria. With a top of the range health and wellness spa near to or inside your luxury catered chalet for rent, you can really relax.
Ten Leo Trippi resorts in the Austrian Alps
Alpbachtal: quaint Austrian village
The town has been voted “Europe´s most beautiful flower village”, as well as “Austria´s most beautiful village”. This is not surprizing, because most of all the traditional luxury chalets have balconies filled with colourful fresh flowers. It has good beginner and intermediate skiing.
Bad Kleinkirchheim: a resort with a lovely name and a picturesque setting
Outstanding in this resort is the new noiseless snowmaking system with around 500 ultra-modern snow cannons blasting snow over the ski terrain. This is a far higher coverage than at most European resorts.
Ischgl: ski mecca full of unexpected marvels
In the Silvretta-Arena, Ischgl provides 238 high altitude, snow-sure slopes. Add to this the concerts in the centre of the ski area, the shopping, top cuisine and magnificent luxury chalets to rent, and you have a superb resort.
Kitzbühel: lovely resort in lovely surroundings
With its pretty historical town centre, a marvellous variety of shopping and restaurants, Kitzbühel is most attractive to elegant visitors from all over. Rent a luxury chalet in this resort in summer or winter – there is always plenty going on.
Lech / Zürs: charmingly beautiful and snow-sure
Zürs is a traditional Alpine town with a few shops, sure snow and a friendly ambience. The tiny mountain village of Lech is full of character and well preserved in its original size. Oberlech is a tranquil pedestrian village. Because of its high altitude and lovely snow, top of the range ski-school and ski-guiding, this area it a skier’s paradise.
Saalbach-Hinterglemm: good skiing and lively après-ski
When you stroll around in the picturesque villages, you still see the rural Austria of long ago. However, new developments and modern infrastructure mixed with pretty Tyrolean style luxury chalets, create an upmarket area. The ski terrain is challenging and sleigh bells in the village add to the charm.
Schröcken Arlberg: there is no ski area in Europe with more snow
The pretty villages of Warth and Schröcken are located a mere 10 kilometres apart. On the eastern and northern slopes of the surrounding Alps, you will find the best snow till late in the ski season. Skiers, freeriders and families are sure to enjoy days of fun in the snow.
St. Anton: maybe the best off-piste skiing in the Austrian Alps
Especially for more experienced intermediate and advanced skiers, the resort offers exhilarating skiing. More expert skiers are attracted to St. Anton by the great variety of outstanding off-piste skiing available, especially in the Valluga bowl – arguably the best that Austria has to offer.
Zell am See: magical views and skiing on a glacier skiing
There are gondolas to the slopes. A fantastic glacier at Kaprun enhances the resort’s appeal for skiers. Non-skiers will love the different markets throughout the year.
Zillertal: “the best ski destination in the world”
The Hochzillertal-Hochfügen ski area is proud to have been chosen “The best ski destination in the world” in 2010 and 2011. This accolade was given to the area on the strength having the most effective lift stations, the best choice of restaurants, carefully groomed pistes and wide variety of other ski leisure facilities.
The beauty of the natural landscape of the Austrian Alps is unparalleled. Furthermore the traditional European country offers a getaway, filled with cultural and artistic activities, to all who rent a luxury ski chalet and visit its villages and cities.
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