Skiing in the Arlberg

Justifiably famous for being one of the most beautiful winter sports areas in the world, the Arlberg region is the largest interconnected skiing area in Austria and one of the five such largest ski areas worldwide. From St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben to Zürs and Lech and as far as Schröcken and Warth, Ski Arlberg offers immaculate runs and exceptional off piste and powder for skiers and riders of all levels of ability.

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The cradle of Alpine skiing

Representing the very best of Austrian skiing, this vast linked ski area is suited to all ski abilities spans the border between the Vorarlberg and the Tirol. The region is famed for its microclimate of extremely productive snow clouds, sensational skiing and outstanding off-piste – arguably some of the best in the world.

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Sensational slopes and outrageous off piste

With a total of 340km of spectacular downhill skiing and riding on more than 200 kilometres of deep snow runs, and over 55km² of off-piste terrain, and its state of the art network of 97 lifts on offer, the sheer scale of opportunities for winter sport enthusiasts is second to none and there are fantastically varied pistes with superbly prepared slopes for all levels of ability. One, if not the most reliable regions for snow in the Alps, it offers challenging deep-snow runs, numerous patrolled off-piste itineraries, various snow parks and some of the best off-piste skiing in the world. Skiing in the Arlberg region is truly breath taking and near unparalleled in terms of quality. For snowboarders in particular, the Arlberg is about as close to snow paradise as you can get.

Exceptional conditions are available at all of the resorts of St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Schröcken and Warth, and whatever your age or level of ability the right slopes and conditions are there for you to enjoy.

Après-ski - the Arlberg does it better

It may be a French word, but the Arlberg and St. Anton in particular are the true originators of après-ski and arguably it’s just as important here as being on the piste. Legendary Austrian hospitality and a huge range of options means that visitors to the region will not be disappointed with the après options on offer, both up and down the mountains.

Après-ski & restaurants in the Arlberg - spoilt for choice

When it comes to après-ski and restaurants, the Arlberg has it all and there’s good reason that people return to the region year on year and it’s not just for the exceptional snow conditions. It is arguably as well known for offering the very best in luxury alpine charm, lively après-ski, award winning fine dining restaurants and enough different cuisines to cater for all palates and tastes. Local specialities, international cuisine, fusion, pastries and more make the region almost as famous for its gastronomy as it is for its sensational snow conditions.

The sheer amount of Gault Millau toques that the restaurants of the region possess is both staggering and truly impressive – food for thought for the foodies out there. These attributes combined with the extraordinarily high standards of hospitality that Austria is renowned for mean that après-ski and restaurants are catered for to a t.

The Arlberg in the summer

Breathtaking snow conditions in winter give way to beautiful Alpine vistas in the summer. When the snow cover retreats flora and fauna proliferate and the region is transformed into one of astonishing beauty. With just about every summer activity covered, from the ones you’d expect to some that you wouldn’t, and catering to all ages, the Arlberg quite literally has it all.

Summer activities

There’s no better place to revel in the Alpine Summer and enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits in the stunning scenery and unspoiled natural surroundings than the Arlberg. From biking to hiking through to fishing to climbing and everything in between, there’s plenty to keep the active entertained. If that all sounds too strenuous, kick back, relax and enjoy some serious downtime in one of the many spas – wellness is serious business in the Arlberg. If even that’s all too much you could just catch some rays and enjoy the serenity.

It’s not just serious relaxation of all sorts that the region provides though, for culture vultures and art enthusiasts alike there are more than enough events, exhibitions and recitals available to entertain and amuse. The Arlberg has something for everyone looking to clear the body and mind.

Kids & Family is the best combination with Arlberg

The entire Arlberg region is ideally suited for families with children, both in winter and summer, though naturally the variety of terrain and slopes on offer make some resorts better suited than others. St. Christoph, Stuben, and Wald with their higher number of beginner and nursery slopes and wide open runs are particularly well suited to families with young skiers.

Ski schools – The perfectly groomed slopes of the Arlberg offer excellent conditions in which to learn how to ski. As you’d expect the cradle of Alpine skiing, has the high standards and range of ski schools and instructors you’d imagine, and they cater to every age and ability.

It’s not all about skiing and boarding in the Arlberg though and the conditions are ideal for a wide variety of alternative winter activities suitable for families and children.

Horse-drawn sleighs in Lech – whether by day or at night a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh is sure to delight.

Tobogganing in Zürs – for the mini would be tobogganists, the small trochanter in Zürs just behind the Hotel Edelweiß offers the ideal place to learn the ropes.

Ice skating and curling in Lech – the Hotel Jagdhaus Monzabon possesses the first and only air-conditioned hotel ice rink in Europe, offering 300m2 of ice to enjoy for ice skating and curling.

Indoors sporting activities – With a massive array of options from cycling, to tennis, badminton, volleyball, soccer, handball, table tennis, ten pin bowling, climbing, bouldering or slacklining indoors sports are more than covered in the Arlberg.

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