A land of glittering lakes, flower strewn meadows, snowy peaks and cobbled towns, Austria sits landlocked in the heart of Europe between its larger neighbours. From its capital, Vienna, consistently ranked as having one of Europe’s best quality of living, to its charming rural and mountain villages, you’ll find culture, coffee and cake, and very welcoming Austrians. Once a mighty empire, it has a rich and fascinating history – the grand palaces and castles around the country still bear testament.

And throughout the last century, skiers have flocked to the Austrian Alps for winter sports. Picture perfect scenery, wide runs and great après ski are just a few of the reasons why.