The small but beautiful Vorarlberg offers numerous fantastic skiing areas. Characterised by impressive mountain ranges and snow-covered peaks, including many 3,000-metre peaks such as the Piz Buin or the Silvrettahorn, Austria's westernmost province knows how to impress. The Ländle, as Vorarlberg is also called, is widely known for its impressive alpine landscape and offers wonderful opportunities for a nature-oriented holiday in summer as well as in winter.
Families as well as beginners and frequent skiers will get their money's worth on a skiing holiday in Vorarlberg. Discover the best ski resorts in enchanting Vorarlberg and spend a winter holiday that couldn't be more beautiful.
Vorarlberg is located in the west of Austria directly on the border with Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland as well as Lake Constance. The many mountains and varied opportunities for leisure activities in the midst of nature make Ländle a wonderful choice for a skiing holiday.
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Ski Arlberg is the largest ski area in Austria and is even one of the best and most famous in the world. Comprising the regions of St. Anton - St. Christoph - Stuben, Lech - Oberlech - Zürs and Warth-Schröcken, skiing on the Arlberg has a decades-long tradition.
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The Vorarlberg valley of Montafon is bordered in the south by the impressive Silvretta mountain group. In addition to Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Graubünden in Switzerland also have a share in the Silvretta, which boasts 60 peaks over 3,000 metres in altitude. The ski area is correspondingly snow-sure.
Facts about the Silvretta Montafon ski area:
Close to the neighbouring countries of Liechtenstein and Switzerland is the Vorarlberg skiing area of Brandnertal near Bludenz with its associated villages of Brand and Bürs. Varied slopes, ski tours along the mountain peaks and race courses with timekeeping offer fun and excitement for beginners and advanced skiers.
Facts about the Brandnertal ski area:
The enchanting Vorarlberg is surrounded by impressive mountain ranges and is home to beautiful valleys such as the Montafon, the Lechtal, the Silbertal or the Kleinwalsertal. The highest mountain, at 3,312 metres above sea level, is the Piz Buin, which lies directly on the Swiss border. The neighbouring countries of Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland can be reached in no time.
The Bregenzerwald is located not far from Lake Constance and is a dream destination for nature lovers, both in summer and for a varied winter holiday. The area is also known for its modern architecture and craftsmanship. Wood in particular is used as a raw material here. The ski areas of Diedamskopf, Damüls-Mellau-Faschina, Warth-Schröcken and Egg-Schetteregg are part of the Bregenzerwald and offer many opportunities to spend a wonderful ski holiday amidst glistening snow and imposing mountain peaks.
Over 500 alpine pastures are managed in Vorarlberg and serve as grazing areas in summer. The regional specialities in the province are correspondingly cheese-heavy. Käsdönnela (cheese pancakes), Käsknöpfle (cheese dumplings) and the Montafon or Vorarlberg Kässuppe (cheese soup) are typical examples. Classic desserts include Vorarlberger Riebl, Funkaküachle (a lard pastry) or Öpflküachle (apple cake). As you might guess, Vorarlberg is also known for its unique dialect.
Vorarlberg also has a lot to offer culturally, especially the Bregenz Festival with its artistic lake stage. Customs are also held in high regard. On Funkasonntag, the first Sunday after Ash Wednesday, so-called sparks, wooden buildings with a witch on top, are lit throughout Vorarlberg. The witch symbolises winter, which is to be driven out. The above-mentioned Funkaküachle are served on this occasion. If you spend your winter holiday in Vorarlberg, you can experience this ancient tradition directly on site and enjoy the very special atmosphere.
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In Vorarlberg, winter holidaymakers can choose their dream region from over 40 ski areas. The largest ski areas include Ski Arlberg and Silvretta Montafon. Other well-known ski areas are Kleinwalsertal, Brandnertal, Damüls-Mella-Faschina or Diedamskopf.
The majority of the ski areas in Vorarlberg are located at an altitude of over 1,000 metres, many of them even at over 2,000 metres. Basically, the federal state in the west of Austria is very snow-sure and convinces with large amounts of natural snow.
Most ski resorts in Vorarlberg open their doors at the beginning of December. The season ends at the end of March to mid-April, depending on altitude and snow reliability.