Top 10 ski locations in Austria with the best mountain views

There’s snow everywhere and on a blue sky day there’s nothing better than enjoying an ice cold beer whilst soaking up the sight of snow capped peaks. If you’re skiing this season be sure to check out our pick of the best views in the whole of Austria

Cafe 3340 in Pitzal

Cafe 3340 in Pitzal

Cafe 3440 in Pitztal; Tirol’s highest café - A floating sun terrace gives the Café 3440 (which unsurprisingly stands at an altitude of 3440) offers awesome views. Open from 9.3o – 15.30 the serve up homemade cakes and pies, speciality coffees and have 100 seats, plus another 60 on the terrace. There’s also free wifi. You can see the Tirol’s higest mointain from here, the Wildspitz which is at 3,774m. Find Café 3440 at the mountain station fo the new Wildspitzbahn cable car. http://www.pitztaler-gletscher.at/de/skigebiet/wildspitzbahn/cafe-3440

Ice Q in Solden

Ice Q in Solden

Ice Q in Sölden  - the backdrop to the latest Bond movie has floor to ceiling glass windows that offer uninterrupted mountain views. Built by famous Tyrolean architect Johann Obermoser the restaurant and bar sits at 3048m above sea level with views into Germany and Italy. The food here is varied, from gourmet to tapas and snacks as well as an impressive wine selection. It’s also easy to access from the Gaislachkogl train. http://www.soelden.com/iceq

Stubai Viewing platform

Stubai Viewing platform

Top of Tirol viewing platform in Stubai If you fancy a hike, you should head here. 232 steps will bring you to the top of the Tirol viewing. Platform. The platform opened in 2008 and is constructed of 20 tonnes of steel. Sitting at an altitude of 3210m, with views of the Dolomites, the platform hangs out 9m over the rocks and was designed by Innsbruck architects LAAC. GEO magazine voted it as amongst the world’s most beautiful viewing platforms. http://www.stubaier-gletscher.com/en/activities/viewing-platform/

Big 3 in Solden

Big 3 in Solden

BIG 3 in Solden - Solden is Austria’s only resort to offer three mountain peaks above 3000m meters accessible by ski lifts. The Gaislachkogl (3048m), The Tiefenbachkogl (3250m) and the Schwarze Schneide (3340m) all offer awesome mountain views. http://www.soelden.com/big-3

 

Adler Hotel in Innsbruck

Adler Hotel in Innsbruck

Adler Hotel; Innsbruck - If you’re looking for city views then the Adler Hotel in Innsbruck has great views of the city, with casual dining and, quality local produce. http://www.deradler.com/stadthotel/home.html

Restaurant Seegrube in Innsbruck

Restaurant Seegrube in Innsbruck

Restaurant Seegrube, Innsbruck Have breakfast at 200m above sea level at the Restaurant Seegrube in Innsbruck. The restaurant is open all year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can also enjoy the jazz brunch here at weekends in July and August. http://www.seegrube.info

The Bergisel Sprungturm

The Bergisel Sprungturm

Panorama Restaurant Bergisel Innsbruck: The 1809 at the Bergisel opened in Juy 2015 and seats 180 people. It offers Austrian and international dishes. Due to its close proximity to the ski stadium and the Museum Toril Panorama, the restaurant has awesome night views of the city lights. http://www.bergisel.info/at/erkunden/restaurant/panorama.php

The Alder Lounge Osstirol

The Alder Lounge Osstirol

Adlerlounge Osttirol; at over 2.500m Set at over 2500m the Alder Lounge houses a huge wine cellar and great food. The walls are filled with art and the modern architecture combines with the artwork to create a pretty special atomosphere. http://www.adlerlounge.at/de/

 

Kristallhutte Zillertal

Kristallhutte Zillertal

Kristallhütte Kaltenbach; Zilltertal: This is a great lunch or dinner stop, where the hosts take great pride in the quality of their cooking. They use fresh, regional produce, so whether it’s a hearty breakfast you’re after, or a five course gourmet dinner, you’ll be catered for. http://www.kristallhuette.at/

Jakobskreuz Pillerseetal

Jakobskreuz Pillerseetal

The Jakobskreuz in the Pillerseetal: Nestled in the Kitzbühel Alps,between the Loferer and Leogang mountains the Jacobs Cross at 1456 meters offers panoramic views of the mountains. There’s an outdoor viewing platform as well as a café so you can take in the views while enjoying a brew! http://www.bergbahn-pillersee.com/jakobskreuz Cross

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