Thursday February 27, 2020

Head over heels for the slopes of Austria

Old world charm, myriad spa options and, of course, great skiing ensure Austria's vaunted place as an authentic winter wonderland, writes Róisín Finlay.

24th February, 2013
Austria offers no shortage of skiing in places such as Saalbach and Bad Hofgastein. Photo: Malcolm McGettigan

I've fallen in love again. It has been a while and I don't mind admitting that I had become a little jaded. But this time I was just swept away by the romance of it all.

The dainty Glühwein huts by the lake, the sweet wooden decorations hanging everywhere, the belle époque buildings with snow heavy on their eaves, the waterside strolls under trees with bare boughs delicately blanketed in white . . . Austria...

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