Skiing in Wald – Spectacular Sonnenkopf
Easily skied in a couple of days, Sonnenkopf’s easier, gentler uncrowded ski area is the perfect antidote to some of the busier more exclusive Arlberg resorts. 39km of piste and quieter, wide open slopes with 1,200m of descent, with peaks of 2,300m available make it perfect for families with young children and those looking to gain their ski legs. For the advanced and expert free riders out there, there’s plenty of off-piste and number of demanding tours available to get your boards and skis carving on. Free riders with experience in open terrain are also able to use the three-km long off-piste run down to Nenzigasttal. Benefiting from its relative remove, the off-piste terrain at Sonnenkopf remains untracked long after the main Arlberg ski areas are skied out. Not the faint hearted, Sonnenkopf also boasts a 1.5km black run with a gradient of 70% on one of the steepest slopes in Austria. The nearest ski school is in nearby Klösterle, which also offers freestyle and snowboarding classes. Thetre are also numerous winter hiking trails to be tackled for those not so keen on skiing.