As the Ski Club TV Team found out back in March, the Austrian Tirol is home to some spectacularly good skiing and boarding - but which is best for what? Tom Ewbank, the video series producer give us his top tips:

If you’ve ever visited the Austrian Tirol you’ll know what a special region it is. Positioned in the heart of the European Alps, the Tirol combines a rich cultural heritage with Germanic efficiency and an obsession with the Mountains. You only have to visit Innsbruck, the regional capital, to see this. From Innsbrucks’s historic medieval centre you can be on the slopes in just 20 minutes, thanks to a network of cablecars and funiculars that scale the legendary Nordkette Mountain.

With so many world-class ski resorts crammed into the Tirol it’s no mean feat choosing the perfect resort for all your skiing needs. To separate the wheat from the chaff, we asked Tom Ewbank the Club’s videographer and producer of Ski Club TV’s new series ‘7 Resorts in 7 Days’, to talk us through which of the seven resorts on his trip would suit your skiing needs.

The Freerider

In the far northastern corner of the Tirol lies Fieberbrunn, a quiet unassuming place that is garnering a reputation as a freeride paradise. Although it is a constant feature on the Freeride World Tour calendar, Fieberbrunn is still relatively unknown to us Brits.

Fieberbrunn's location on the northern edge of the Kitzbühel Alps means that it receives more snow than the majority of other resorts in the Austrian Tirol. This excellent snow record combined with a mix of steep alpine terrain and forested lower slopes, all of which can be accessed by a lifts or a short hike, makes Fieberbrunn unique. Nevertheless, for those days when you just want to cruise the slopes: Fieberbrunn is now part of the enormous Skicircus, which offers over 270km of pisted runs… enough to make even the most athletic pair of thighs burn.

To find out more about Fieberbrunn watch our resort guide.

The Culture Vulture

Austria may not have Génépi or Tartiflette, but it does have a very proud history and many of the Tirolean traditions are still kept alive today.

Those holiday-makers looking to immerse themselves in the local culture would do well to base themselves in the historic market town of St Johann in Tirol. St Johann is a charming town who's centre regularly plays host to a local farmers market and there plenty of hotels, cafés and restaurants to keep you well fed and rested. Overlooking the town is the St Johann in Tirol ski resort which is less than a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Kitzbühel and the SkiCircus are also a short bus drive from the town which means even the most experienced skiers will be kept busy.

To find out more about Sankt Johann in Tirol watch our resort guide.

The Distance Clocker

If waxing and edging your skis and clocking up huge distances on your latest Smartphone App brings a smile to your face, then the SkiWelt should be high on your list of resorts to visit this winter. With 280km of pistes and 90 lifts, many of which are state of the art and quick as lightening, the SkiWelt is a tantalising alternative to the large French and Swiss resorts. And rest assured all 280km of piste are bashed every night with typical Austrian accuracy and efficiency.

Fortunately for visiting Brits, the SkiWelt could never be accused of being a ‘one trick pony’. The facilities and activities on offer at this ski resort are second to none, so whether you’re on a family ski holiday or a lads trip you’ll always be able to keep the kids (big and small) entertained.

For more information on the SkiWelt watch our resort guide.

The Photographer

Whether you’re a professional photographer with the latest DSLR or a keen enthusiast with an iPhone, the mountains are always a good place to get shots to make your friends and family jealous. That considered there are definitely some ski resorts that make the whole process a lot easier, and the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is one of those resorts. From almost anywhere in the Ski Juwel visitors are gifted with views worth publishing on the cover of National Geographic.

Alpbach, which sits in the heart of the Alpbachtal on one side of the Ski Juwel, is considered by many as Austria’s most beautiful village. With close to 1,000 active traditional farmers living and working in the Alpbachtal there’s a reason why the landscape is so beautifully manicured and the resort feels more like a living and breathing slice of the Tirol rather than a tourist trap.

To find out more about the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau watch our resort guide.

The Complete skier

With three peaks reaching over 3,000 metres, two glaciers, and the vast majority of it’s 33 lifts and 144km of pistes sitting above 2,000 metres it’s obvious why skiers and boarders visit Sölden. This high alpine resort offers fantastic snow conditions for much of the year, opening it’s slopes to the world’s best skiers at the end of October when it holds the first FIS World Cup event of the season.

Although Sölden offers plenty of wide-open mellow slopes for beginners over at the Giggijoch area, it is the incredibly technical marked pistes and off-piste terrain that draws experienced skiers and snowboarders from all over Europe. Not only is the terrain challenging but it’s also relatively easy and quick to access, meaning a visit to Sölden will take your ski technique to new levels. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders are also well catered for as Sölden has one of the best freestyle parks in the whole of Austria, which is beautifully maintained throughout the season.

To find out more about Sölden watch our resort guide.

The Family

Choosing the right ski destination for your family can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare. The number of questions you need to ask the holiday company may seem endless: is the accommodation close enough to the resort? Is there a decent crèche facility for the toddler? Are the slopes safe and suitable for young children? Do hotels cater for young children? How far is the transfer from the Airport? But this is not the case in Kühtai.

Kühtai is an absolute gem for young families looking for a safe and enjoyable destination to learn to ski. Kühtai’s mellow slopes are perfect for children and beginners, and the village’s position directly in the middle of the resort means that all of the hotels are ‘ski-in, ski-out’ - all season long. And if Mum or Dad fancy raising the adrenaline levels, the Kühtai Saddle is famed for it’s world class touring routes, and the K Park is one of the best freestyle parks in the Tirol.

To find out more about Kühtai watch our resort guide.

The Pre-season skier

It’s no secret that for the past few years early-season snow conditions across the Alps have been (for lack of a better word) “challenging”. Fortunately for those hardcore skiers ‘chomping at the bit’ to carve-up some early season corduroy there are a number of glacial resorts in the Austrian Tirol that consistently offer good snow conditions from the beginning of October.

At the end of the stunning Stubaital sits the Stubai Glacier, a resort famed for offering the best glacier skiing in Austria. Thanks to significant investment in resort infrastructure Stubai doesn’t feel as isolated as many other glacial ski resorts. Getting to the top of the glacier is fast and hassle-free and once there you won’t have to spend all your time negotiating uncomfortable button lifts and T-bar’s. Almost three months before the likes of St Anton and the SkiWelt open their lifts you can expect Stubai to offer skiers and boarders perfectly pisted slopes and a world-class freestyle park.

To find out more about Stubai watch our resort guide.

Thanks to Tirol for their help organising our trip and to the individual resorts - Fieberbrunn, St Johann in Tirol, the Ski Welt, the Ski Juwel - Alpbachtal Wildshonau, Sölden, Kühtai and Stubai.