Austria (/ˈɒstriə/, /ˈɔːs-/;[8] German: Österreich [ˈøːstɐraɪç]), formal name: the Republic of Austria (German: Republik Österreich), is a country in Central Europe comprising nine federated states. Its capital, largest city and one of nine states is Vienna. Austria has an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi), a population of nearly nine million people and a nominal GDP of $477 billion. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary, and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The terrain is landlocked and highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft).

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Skiing in Austria with kids – Skiing Alpendorf

If you are looking for a resort where you will enjoy an exciting family ski vacation in Europe (Austria), then the Alpina Family Spa and Sporthotel is just the place to be.  My family, along with some family friends, went there for a skiing vacation during the kids’ winter break; we had a great time skiing in…