The Tyrol is Austria’s skiing paradise, where famous resorts include St Anton, Kitzbühel and Innsbruck, the only major city in the Alps. It is most visited tourist area in the country, but also holds severe restrictions on the purchase of holiday homes to consider.
Built around a lake and close to five golf courses, Kitzbühel is truly international with three airports within 90 minutes (Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck) and the highest property prices in the Austrian Alps.
Then there is Ischgl, a former farming village close to the Swiss border which has gained a reputation as one of the Alps’ liveliest party towns. Almost all its slopes are above 1,800m – dramatically high by Austrian standards.
The Arlberg ski area fifty minutes from Innsbruck by car or train is home to St Anton, supremely beautiful Lech and Zurs, all super-chic villages where European Royal families holiday. Here too golf courses, walking and cycling tracks and award-winning restaurants make for a year-round lifestyle experience with generous rental yields possible.