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It’s green for go. Home to natural highs and outdoor adventure, the Alpine Centre in the Austrian Alps is welcoming back visitors from early 2022. So, as we count the days before it’s reopening, here’s a little reminder why Austria is a country for all reasons.

Winter Alpine Paradise

Famed for its classic snow sports in winter, the country transforms itself into an alpine paradise where an abundance of white powder options, stunning snow-capped mountain scenery, and vibrant apres-ski contribute towards its everlasting popularity. When the Alpine Centre reopens in the new year, the slopes will still be in full swing, as typically the snow season runs until April, particularly on the higher altitude pistes. Both novices and black slope veterans will find their level from over 200km of ski runs in nearby; whilst options to ice-skate, toboggan, and paraglide are also at your thermal gloved fingertips.

If you’re looking for an activity altogether more calming, a spot of snow yoga will hit the right note. With fresh mountain air filling your lungs and crisp morning snow at your feet, simple meditation and breathing techniques will leave you feeling relaxed and ready to tackle whatever the remainder of your holiday will hold.

 

Summer in Austria

Despite winter being its peak period, Austria is a quintessential year-round holiday destination. The fun doesn’t stop when the snow melts! Amongst spectacular scenery and crashing waterfalls, its rolling hills, once covered in a white blanket, transform to become a popular outdoor adventure playground for adults and kids alike. As summer temperatures hover around the mid-20’s, you can make the most of the great outdoors with cycling, swimming, hiking, and mountain biking opportunities in abundance.

Salzburg

Yet Austria is so much more than altitude and mountains. The storybook town of Salzburg – the former home of Mozart – is just an hour away from your Alpine Centre base; whereas Innsbruck, dubbed the Capital of the Alps, is a vibrant city with a diverse art scene and numerous restaurants. Surprisingly, it’s also a country that loves a carnival – the big one being “Fasnacht” (or Shrovetide carnival), which marks the turning point between old winter and young spring. In some quarters, this is dubbed the ‘foolish fifth season’ due to crazy celebrations and the donning of silly costumes, so if you like to see a fun alpine carnival, this event will be right up your Strasse.