I didn’t really know that much about skiing in Austria before we went. I knew that Austria regularly produces some of the best ski racers in world, that they hosted the winter Olympics sometime in my youth, and that the Alps have some of the best skiing anywhere. I was going as part of a family, however, taking my wife and two kids in search of a good combination of learning to enjoy winter in the outdoors, fun ski runs for four levels of skiers, and enjoyable cultural immersion into small town Austrian life. Here is what I learned.