Waidring Ski Resort
Waidring is a small, compact resort located right up by the German border with good intermediate slopes.
If you're looking for weekend convenience, stunning views over the northern Alps and well groomed pistes, Waidring is a good option. The 42km of slopes on the Steinplatte are almost all rated blue or red, with little in the way of challenges for more advanced skiers, aside from the black piste 8. All however are wide and thanks to their northerly aspect and comprehensive snowmaking system, usually hold decent snow despite their relatively low altitude. The lift system is excellent, with high-capacity chairlifts dominant, but note that the resort is prone to weekend queues.
The small village is well located at the foot of the access gondola and has a number of small, family-run hotels to choose from. Note however that you will need to download at the end of the day, or if you'd rather ski back down to your car, drive to the base of the Kammenkörbahn and catch the lift up from there. The valley is home to a number of cross country trails, so pack a pair of nordic skis for your trip too. Getting here is exceptionally easy from Salzburg (50 minute drive) and Innsbruck (90 minute drive), making this one of the most accessible resorts in the Alps.
Resort website: www.steinplatte.tirol