Skiing in Austria
For a Brazilian, seeing snow for the first time is always remarkable. My first time was on my New Year’s trip of 2009 / 2010, to the Alps, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. I still remember in detail enjoying the fantastic nature which I had only seen before in movies.
It was also where I skied for the first time and I fell in love with the sport. After that, I skied a few more times in South America. I went to Bariloche and Ushuaia, in Argentina, and Valle Nevado and El Colorado, in Chile. Nothing negative to be said about the South American ski resorts, which I often will return to, but I really wanted to go back to the Alps. This time already considering myself as a proper skier. Not the best, but good enough to go down slopes of different grades (almost) without falling.
The chance came in early 2018, when I was invited by Travel to Austria, an online travel guide, to photograph and write articles about the ski resorts in Austria. We had vast choice to choose from, as there are more than 400 ski resorts in a country smaller than 84,000 km², roughly the size of the US state South Carolina!
The desire to get to know Austria has been for a long time. I’ve heard many times about how beautiful Vienna is and how charming the Austrian mountain villages and towns are. Although I went with high expectations, I can truly say that the trip came out even better than I imagined. The country is magnificently neat, clean and offers some truly breathtaking landscapes.
After falling in love with Vienna, I travelled to the villages of Zillertal, Seefeld, Brandnertal and St. Anton. All beautiful but each one with its own special charm and quirks. Below are the links to the articles published chonologically on the Travel to Austria website. Enjoy!