GREEN TRAIN TRAVEL FOR WHITE SKI SLOPES
Skiers and snowboarders know all about the perils of a changing climate and for an increasing number the use of the train to get to the slopes is the preferred option. As well as reducing the CO2 footprint of your ski holiday there is often less herding and fewer hard to swallow add-ons that the alleged ‘low cost’ airlines ambush their passengers with. The Austria train network is one of the very best in Europe and there are numerous ski holiday resorts with excellent connections by train.
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ST ANTON AM ARLBERG
St Anton is well connected on the east to west train line and has a modern and impressive station. Trains run both west into Vorarlberg and east to Innsbruck.
Kitzbuhel has two stations located in the ski holiday resort and has good services to either Innsbruck or Salzburg in the opposite direction.
ZELL AM ZILLER
Zell am Ziller is linked to the Austria train network by the Zillertalbahn railway that runs through Zell am Ziller to Mayrhofen in the south.
Innsbruck is ideally located on the east to west train network in Austria as well as at the junction to the south through the Brenner Pass into Italy.
Mayrhofen is linked to the main Austrian rail network by the Zillertalbahn that winds its way down the Zillertal Valley to Mayrhofen.
Altenmarkt is one of the main regional towns in the Pongau area and is located on the train network that runs north to Salzburg and south to Villach.
ZELL AM SEE
Zell am See, the lakeside ski holiday resort is well served by trains running to either Salzburg or Innsbruck with regular services running through the resort.
Schladming is a busy working town and Schladming is well connected by train. Trains into Schladming run in either direction down the valley.
Schruns is the last stop on the rail line that reaches into the Montafon ski region. From Schruns the trains travel east or west to Innsbruck or Bregenz.
Brixen is just a few stops before Kitzbuhel and enjoys train services toward Innsbruck in the west or Salzburg in the east.
Westendorf is one of the ski resorts that is located on the train route linking Salzburg and Innsbruck that runs through the Alps rather than into Germany.
Kirchberg is located on the main line between Worgl and Kitzbuhel. Trains can be taken locally to the other ski resorts in the area or to the main regional cities.
Seefeld is located on the high altitude railway route linking Innsbruck and Munich. It is the slightly slower route but by some way the most scenic.