Furthermore the mountains in Austria are a big factor for the Austrian tourism. A lot of tourists come to our big ski areas in Tyrol, Corinthia and Vorarlberg (Austrian provinces) to enjoy driving down the hills and to drink mulled wine in a cottage. Besides you can stay over night at a cottage in the mountains in a height of 2000m sleeping in a sleeping bag and watching the nice sunrise in the morning.
If you are a good skier you can make ski tours. There you go up the mountains which special skies and drive down in the deep snow.
A big ski area is St. Anton in Tyrol. There you can choose between 82 different ski-lifts and drive down about 270km fixed routes.
60% of the landscape in Austria is mountain chains. Thus when visiting Austria you have to see the huge mountains which the snow on it evev in the middle of the summer.