The 6 Closest Ski Resorts To Munich Airport

Discover the best ski resorts near Munich Airport to help you plan your next short ski break.

We know just how important transfer time can be when it comes to planning the perfect ski trip. That’s why we’ve put together a list of six resorts located within three hours of Munich, to help ensure you spend less time on the road and more time on the slopes. These resorts are not only easily accessible but they also provide excellent ski terrain, stylish accommodation options, and lively après ski scenes.

From plane to piste in under three hours is now entirely possible when travelling from Munich. Making it even easier to take advantage of our tailor-made, mid-week ski trips. Hop on your transportation from the airport and make your way across the border and into an Austrian ski resort in no time at all.

Skiing near Munich Airport

Munich Airport may be slightly further than Innsbruck or Salzburg but it certainly provides some added convenience and it's often possible to get excellent flight prices and convenient times. Make the most of the convenient transfer times to these six stellar resorts. Snow sure conditions, glacier skiing, lively après ski offerings, and charming mountain settings are all on the table in under three hours when you travel via Munich Airport. 

Our 6 closest ski resorts to Munich:

Kitzbuhel ski weekends town centre church mountains

Kitzbuhel - Austria

Conveniently located just an hour and a half away from Munich airport, Kitzbuhel is famously known as one of the most beautiful ski towns in Europe. Its close proximity to Munich can perhaps be explained by its relatively low resort height of 760m, but that’s not to say it doesn’t deliver on the slopes. Kitzbuhel is perhaps best known as being the host resort for the Hahnenkamm race, one of the ski world’s annual highlights that has now been going for 79 nail-biting years. Expect plenty of terrain for intermediates and experts.

Best for classic alpine vibes with challenging slopes.

Stay at the quirky but cosy 4* Q! Hotel Maria Theresia.

  • Transfer time - 1hr 30mins
  • Resort height - 760m
  • Highest point - 2,000m
  • Ski area - 179km
  • 3 day lift pass - £145
Mayrhofen Hotel, Austria, ski accommodation, close to ski lift

Mayrhofen - Austria

Mayrhofen’s proximity to Munich and its impressively large ski area makes it a highly attractive option for short ski breaks. Add to that its reputation for a lively and varied après scene, and you’re onto a winner. Much like our other Austrian resorts, Mayrhofen sits at a relatively low altitude of 630 metres, but unlike the others, its high point of 3,250m ensures pretty stellar snow conditions all season.

Best for high altitude skiing and a lively après ski scene.

Stay at the 4* Elisabeth Hotel for outstanding spa facilities.

  • Transfer time - 2hrs 15mins
  • Resort height - 630m
  • Highest point - 3,250m
  • Ski area - 489km
  • 3 day lift pass - £146
Zell am See ski weekends lake view of town mountain reflections

Zell Am See - Austria

Coming in at two hours and 30 minutes away from Munich Airport, Zell Am See’s frozen lake will give your holiday photos a dramatic backdrop. With cobbled streets filled with drinking and dining destinations, the medieval centre of Zell Am See is sure to keep you entertained in the evenings. During the daytime, you’ll be able to make the most of the tree-lined pistes and gentle runs, ideal for beginners and developing intermediates.

Best for beginner and intermediate skiing in a sublime setting.

Stay at the Boutique Hotel Steinerwirt 1493 for easy access to the City Xpress gondola.

  • Transfer time - 2hrs 30mins
  • Resort height - 755m
  • Highest point - 3,030m
  • Ski area - 138km
  • 3 day lift pass - £140
Ski Mountain Austria

Kaprun - Austria

Another two hour 30 minute option, you’ll be able to access Kaprun’s snow-sure, high altitude ski slopes from Munich Airport in well under three hours. The ski area covers all abilities comfortably, from tree-lined family friendly slopes to the 32% gradient Black Mamba piste, providing the ultimate in exhilaration. The local Zell and Kaprun ski area offers 138km of piste, but with the link to Salbaach-Hinterglemm you’ll have access to a further 408km of slopes.

Best for all abilities, with plenty of mountain restaurants.

Stay at the 4* Das Alpenhaus Kaprun for a central location and epic spa area.

  • Transfer time - 2hrs 30mins
  • Resort height - 785m
  • Highest point - 3,030m
  • Ski area - 138km (with link to 408km)
  • 3 day lift pass - £140
St Anton ski weekends town and mountains view

St Anton - Austria

St Anton may come in at the longest airport transfer time of our bunch, but it’s still certainly worth considering if you’re flying into Munich Airport. Not only is St Anton part of the Arlberg ski area covering a whopping 340km of pistes,St Anton offers so much in the way of après ski and activities, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice. With an impressive snow record and ample terrain for intermediate skiers, you really can’t go wrong with St Anton.

Best for vast terrain. St Anton is part of the largest linked ski area in Austria.

Stay at the Chalet Amalien Haus for a fantastic town centre buzz.

  • Transfer time - 2hrs 40mins
  • Resort height - 1,305m
  • Highest point - 2,650m
  • Ski area - 340km
  • 3 day lift pass - £152

If you fancy any of our ski resorts near Munich or simply want to find out more, give our ski specialists a call on 01962 587777. They can run through the best options for you and your dates.

Or, if you can't find what you're looking for above take a look at the beautiful ski resorts near Innsbruck.


With these 6 ski resorts near Munich airport, you could be ditching the office for the mountains in no time at all:

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