Don't miss any highlights of the winter season - the ultimate winter event 2022 guide in Austria

Hannah Neuhauser
Whether it's a ski opening, park or après-ski event, many ski areas in Austria also have a lot to offer away from the slope. We have put together the best event highlights for you so that you can make the most of the coming season. So you don't miss anything anymore.

First things first: opening events

Whether it's the latest ski and snowboard products or spectacular concerts, ski areas attract visitors with great offers when they open. At the start of the season there are various events on many slopes. In one ski area you can try out the latest skiing and snowboarding highlights, in the other there is a big party. We have summarized the most important opening events for you. Depending on your taste, there is something for everyone:

  • Kaunertal Opening October 14th – 16th
  • WOW Glacier Love November 8th – 10th, Kaprun
  • Top of the Mountain November 26, Ischgl
  • Stanton Ski Open December 2nd – 4th, St. Anton
  • SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser December 17, Brixental

Music on the slopes

Anyone who loves good music can look forward to various music highlights while skiing this season. From Latin pop to Austiran pop hits, it's all in the mix! Various ski areas shine with big open-air concerts this winter:

  • Hochzeiger Open-Air with Àlvaro Soler December 10th, Jerzens
  • Star Night with Nik P. March 22, Grossarltal
  • Winter Woodstock of brass bands March 24th – 26th, Brixental
  • Spring Blanc March 30th – May 1st, Ischgl

An absolute must: the apés-ski party!

Aprés ski is simply part of a successful day of skiing. Some ski resorts take these parties to the extreme. Good beats and an even better atmosphere , that's what the big après-ski celebrations of the season promise:

  • Rave on Snow December 15-18, Saalbach
  • Snowbombing April 10th – 15th, Mayrhofen
  • Electric Mountain Festival April 10th – 14th, Sölden

What else is going on?

But that was still not all. In addition to classics on the slopes, such as snow park events and snowboard races, some ski areas have come up with a few more curious events for their guests:

  • FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup November 19, Stubai
  • FIS Snowboard World Cup January 14th, Kreischberg
  • Big Bottle digging January 14, Grossarl
  • Alpine Craft Festival March 25th, Hochkönig


Credits: Florian Dorn

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