Does it snow in Austria?
When you think about Europe, you think about a bunch of amazing countries packed together, one bigger than the other. You think about Spain, about Portugal, you think about Italy… But no many people seem to think about Austria.
Yes, today we are going to talk about Austria, this little but very important eurocentric country that has many secrets and fun things to show us, starting by their incredible climate.
St. Anton am Arlberg
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❄ Does it snow in Austria? 🇦🇹
⛅ Climate of Austria
Like we said, when people tend to think about Europe, the continent, a lot of people always think about the big, incredible countries, but the fact is that Austria is there too, and we need to talk about it!
Austria is this little piece of land located right between Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and Switzerland. When you think about it, it kinda makes sense Austria gets lots amongst so many countries surround it.
But don’t you get confused about Austria’s small size, because yes, this country might small when you compare it to Germany, but despite their size, they have a very interesting climate, which is what we are here to talk about.
Believe it or not, despite their small size Austria has more than just one main climate, which makes it a country with a relatively exotic weather. You see, they have a total of five different types of climates!
Now, don't get confused. Yes, they have five different types of climates, but the truth being told is that a lot of them are very similar to one another, so you don’t really see that much of a drastic change.
Overall, Austria has a cool or temperate climate temperature, since it is located near a cold region, but in total they have the following type of climates:
- Humid continental
- Ice cap
When you take a closer look at all these different types of climates, you kinda get the general climate of Austria, which is, for the most part of the year, cold. Although of course, they do have a warm season, but we will get to talk about that in a bit.
For now, you should know that yes, Austria is a small country, but that they have a fair amount of climate variations, although they are mostly cold types of climates.
🌨 When does it snow in Austria?
Now that you know a little bit about Austria’s climate, it is time to talk about their seasons, and how each one impacts the weather in the country, because just like we just said, they do tend to have cold days most of the year.
Of course, Austria does experience very beautiful, sunny days, as you will realize as we start to dig a little deeper on the different season changes of the country.
That being said, Austria, like most countries in Europe, goes through four different season changes through the year, which are:
- Let’s start talking about spring time, which happens from March all the way to May. Now, in most countries spring is the time when the temperatures start to rise little by little, but in Austria, this doesn’t happen like that. As a matter of fact, during these months the temperatures are still pretty low, with people experience temperatures from 34 °F (1º C) to 66 °F (19º C) tops. They are sunny days of course, but the temperatures take quite some time to rise up.
- Then comes summer time, everyone’s favorite station of the year! Summertime happens from June to August, having a mix of sunny, pretty days, with rainy ones. The thing with Austria during the summer months is that the temperatures never go above 80 °F (27º C) or 82 °F (28º C), and it is also the wettest season of the year, with rains happening very often.
- Of course, after summer comes fall or autumn, and it happens from September all the way to November. During the very first weeks of fall, the temperatures are still kinda warm, but as you get closer to the winter time, temperatures start to drop almost immediately.
- Last, but definitely not least, comes winter in Austria, which happens from December to February, with temperatures always staying below the 32 °F (0º), bringing in the snow season of course, which also happen during these months.
Now, if you are wondering whether or not does it snow during Christmas time, the answer is yes, it does! Thanks to the very low temperatures, snowfalls are likely to happen during christmas time!
🌨 Where does it snow in Austria?
By this point you already know a lot about Austria’s weather, but do you know where does it snow in Austria? Well, don’t worry, because we are about to tell you what you need to know.
Since it is such a small country, it actually snows pretty much everywhere, places like Vienna, Bregenz, Kitzbühel, St. Jakob in Defereggen, Schladming and Villach are just some of the few places with the most snowfall during winter time.
☃ How much does it snow in Austria?
Due to its unique location and the fact that it is a very small country, Austria actually experiences largest amounts of snowfall during the winter time, and we are talking A LOT of snowfalls.
For example, in average, in the snowiest places in Austria, you can hope to experience from 155 up to over 200 inches of snow all throughout the year! Of course, places like the Sonnblick Mountain take up the most snow.
⛷ Skiing in Austria
Finally, time to talk about the fun stuff! Austria is a country packed with beautiful ski resorts and mountains for you to go skiing around, and we’re going to tell you the top 3!
Sankt Anton am Arlberg
You want to ski on the Alpes? Then you must visit Sankt Anton Am Arlberg and their breathtaking mountains covered in snow during winter time.
Otztal Glacier Road
You won’t find words to describe how beautiful and fun this place is! Covered in snow slopes and having one of the most impressive views in the country, you will LOVE this place.
Last, but definitely not least, if you’re looking for great ski resorts but also a nice place to visit and spend time with your family, you have to visit this little but lovely place.