The sun is shining, the birds are singing, spring is just around the corner. But a different wind is blowing high up on the mountain. So strap on your skis and hit the slopes!
With the Alps at its doorstep, Austria is a ski country par excellence. Countless chair and gondola lifts line the snow-covered mountainsides.
Vorarlberg also gets its share of winter holidaymakers every year. We’ve had a look around at the best ski areas in Austria’s westernmost state:
The Mellau-Damüls Ski Area in the Bregenzer Wald region offers 29 lifts and more than 100 kilometres of ski runs for perfect winter sports fun. Snowboarders are advised to check out the action at the snow park for that extra dose of adrenalin. A special holiday memory is sure to be found in the 120 metre long snow tunnel.
The combination of sunny runs and north-facing slopes makes for perfect snow conditions. The different degrees of difficulty of the runs are a guarantee of absolute downhill enjoyment for both beginners and professional skiers.
This ski area is a favourite among young and old or big and small. The central, easy-to-reach location lets the fun start even before you arrive.
The highlight at Bödele-Schwarzenberg must surely be the new 150 metre long snowman course with lots of amusing figures as an added attraction.
For a day off the skis, guests can explore the region on one of the numerous winter hiking trails.
Silvretta offers skiers 140 kilometres of runs and the longest downhill in Vorarlberg. Here you can even ski at sunrise, with three slopes that are ready with freshly prepared runs even before the official start of the day’s operations.
Skiers looking for powder and an awesome adrenalin rush will find a large and varied offer beyond the prepared runs. In short, freeriders are right in their element. Even more fun can be had at the snow park!
Arlberg is home to Vorarlberg’s largest ski area. With 305 kilometres of runs, there’s sure to be the right downhill for everyone. The perfectly prepared slopes are open for your skiing enjoyment until 23 April. And thanks to the many cross country runs and winter hiking trails, the holiday fun knows no bounds.