Skiing in Stuben – off piste powder heaven
As part of the Arlberg ski area, and connected to the new Flexenbahn lift via the new Albonabahn II lift, Stuben now has easy access to all 305km of slopes, 200 kilometers of deep snow downhill runs and 248 individual pistes, served by 111 ski lifts. Stuben itself has 15km of pisted ski runs going up to 2,500m on the Albona in the south of the resort. It’s location at the end of the Klösterale Valley drawing weather fronts from West and the north slopes of the Albona result in sensational snow conditions and exceptional off piste. Albona is the local peak of the Verwall group and with 1,000m of expansive tree-free North Slope downhill runs; it’s particularly popular for freeriding and snowboarding. On the Alpe Rauz, the Valfagehrbahn leads to the Pfannenkopf and the Ulmer Hut. If you fancy a little downhill racing check out one of the Riesentorlauf racing routes out, Stuben’s own is the Walchlift. From Alpe Rauz, a ski bus transports guests comfortably to Zürs.
Stuben is quite the mecca for snowboarders, due to the exceptional conditions on the Albona. Some go as far as calling it the ‘Holy Mountain’ and Stuben is very much on the international snowboarding circuit. Since 1999, it has also hosted the Longboard classic the largest longboard snowboarding event in the World.
Offering ski in and ski out access, Stuben however is not just for boarders, a large variety of wide open slopes to suit everyone, combined with ideal conditions and terrain make this the perfect resort for all levels of skiers, but particularly for intermediates and families. It’s slightly lower altitude, location and affordability also makes this the perfect ski resort for families. Costs are lower than they are in Lech or St. Anton and it benefits from having three airports nearby, all reachable within two hours drive. It also benefits from close access to Sonnenkopf.