The shortski is an emerging trend for a reason. Think of it as the winter variant of a midweek Texel or a weekend city hopping in Paris. A great, intensive experience and you will be at your own front door within a few days. This way you have more time for your busy schedule and you can be on the ropes for a few days. That is a clear win-win!
We all know the famous saying ‘I don’t have time’. Everything has to be planned down to the last detail and then executed as efficiently as possible. Fortunately, we all take plenty of time to enjoy our well-deserved vacation. However? Miss! The shortski is an emerging trend for a reason. This short winter sports holiday has many advantages. For loyal winter sports enthusiasts, it is the ideal way to get on the skis several times a year, while the budget-conscious newcomer discovers via a shortski whether winter sports are worth repeating.
A lot of advantages! But which accommodations do we recommend for a shortski? Because many accommodations rent out their rooms or offer apartments for 7 days. Fortunately, there are addresses where they cut the week in half, as it were, so that they can offer 3 and 4 days. In addition, the Wednesday and Thursday are popular changeover days. A big advantage of this is that you always have a few working days. Then it is usually a lot quieter on the slopes.
Shortski in Austria
Fair is fair: not all countries are eligible for a shortski. Especially if you prefer not to drive at night. On the other hand, many snow-sure ski areas in Austria are about 1,000 km away, which is perfect for a weekend in the snow. With a little bit of gas on the shelf, you will be at your destination in 10 to 12 hours – including the necessary bathroom breaks. Night riders bypass traffic jams and can enjoy a day of skiing immediately upon arrival. The plane will take you from Rotterdam or Amsterdam to Salzburg or Innsbruck in no time. There are no fewer than 23 ski areas around Salzburg. How about Zell am See, Saalbach, Hinterglemm or Kitzbühel? Before you know it, you will be descending from the slopes! Innsbruck is the other ideal gateway to beautiful ski areas! From the airport you can be on the skis in your favorite ski resort within an hour.
Garni Nill in Hippach (Zillertal)
With accommodation options of 3, 4 or 7 nights, this accommodation is not only a winner among short skiers. The renovated rooms make a friendly impression and breakfast is served with love every morning. The free ski bus stops directly opposite Garni Nill and takes you to the ski area of Mayrhofen, which is 1.5 km away. Here you have no less than 127 km of slopes to enjoy during your shortski. Do you want to get to know the area? For a trip to the famous Mayrhofen you are only a few minutes away. And if you feel like making a few turns on a glacier, take the free ski bus to the Hintertux Glacier.
Hotel-Pension Unterbräu in Hopfgarten
A short break to one of Austria’s most popular areas. Sounds good right? The village of Hopfgarten is located directly on the Hohe Salve – your entry into the ski area. The Hotel-Pension Unterbräu is only a few hundred meters away from here. You start in the morning with a hearty breakfast and after a day of skiing you can enjoy the 3-course menu. With the bus near the accommodation you will be the first to reach the lift in the morning. SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental has already won several awards for, among other things, the high snow reliability and variety of slopes.
Venediger Lodge in Neukirchen
This shortski accommodation in Neukirchen offers you modern apartments, a swimming pool and wonderful wellness. This way you will certainly get through your short ski holiday of 3 or 4 nights in the Venediger Lodge. Ideal for people who like to organize their own day: you can book your breakfast and / or dinner in the restaurant. The ski area is within walking distance of 150 m. The Wildkogel Arena is a fun and manageable area for a few days. Advanced students will also be able to enjoy themselves here. If you want to take a trip during the day or in the evening, the famous liquorice Kitzbühel or Gerlos are highly recommended.
Apartments Sulzer in Zell am See
If you would like to plan your shortski in a pleasant village, Apartments Sulzer are in the right place. You stay in a village next to Zell am See and avoid the crowd a bit. The apartments are modern and you can use two different saunas. With 77 km of slopes, Zell am See has a medium-sized ski area, which is more than enough for most winter sports enthusiasts on a shortski. To start your day, board the bus opposite the property. After 1 km you will already stop at the Areitxpress lift and then your first descent is only a few minutes away.
Boutique hotel Lindenhof in Bad Gastein
Anyone who knows Bad Gastein (see header photo) knows why this village should not be missing from this list. You can charge your electric car immediately upon arrival at Boutiquehotel Lindenhof. You start your day with a delicious breakfast buffet and are only 400 meters from the Stubnerkogel. With this modern elevator you get right in the middle of it ski resort Gastein from. With 114 km, not many winter sports enthusiasts will get bored quickly. Not at all when you consider that no less than 76 km of this is for advanced users. A great option for a challenging shorts ski! And if you are still looking for more kilometers: the included ski pass is also valid for many ski areas in the area.
Hotel Thaneller in Berwang
Berwang is one of those nice Austrian ski areas close to the Netherlands. Ideal for a long ski weekend, but also for normal winter sports. Other ski areas for which you do not have to spend a lot of time in the car are Montafon, Kleinwalsertal and Ellmau. The Tiroler Zugspitz Arena region has over 200 kilometers of slopes, 36 km of which are in the Berwangertal. The ‘Berwang Card’ is exactly the card for those who want to discover the ski arena Berwang-Bichlbach-Rinnen-Heiterwang in 2.5 days. After all, you don’t need an endless area for three days of skiing fun. With the ‘Top Snow Card’ you conquer the entire Tiroler Zugspitz Arena and you can try out all ten ski areas, including Garmisch, Lermoos, Ehrwald and the Zugspitzplatt. The comfortable 4-star Hotel Thaneller is located about 2 km from the center of Berwang. The Rinner lift can be reached after approx. 200 m. The own ski bus takes you once a day to the mountain railways in Berwang (approx. 1 – 3 km), and there is also a ski bus stop approx. 50 m away.
Are you already planning your shortski for 2021/2022? Sunweb and Skipedia, among others, offer so-called Mini-Ski Vacations for a few days of fun in the snow. For more information and tailor-made advice, go to Skipedia.nl!