Wald am Arlberg

Your gateway to the Arlberg – At 963m and at the start of the Klösterale Valley, Wald is ideally located to serve as your gateway to the entire Arlberg region. With direct access to the stunning Sonnenkopf Ski Resort as well, Wald benefits from this and its relative remove from the hustle bustle to offer sublime skiing – perfect for young families, beginners and intermediates alike.

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Skiing in Wald

Wald offers easy access to the Arlberg region via Stuben and the new Flexenbahn lift connecting the St. Anton and Lech sides and all 305km of slopes and 111 lifts. The closest skiing is found in the family friendly Sonnenkopf Ski area. Served by half a dozen ski lifts with 30km of marked runs best for beginners and intermediates it features exceptional snow and off piste, with a total 1.200m of descent available.

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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.

Apres ski & restaurants in Wald

With just two mountain restaurants and only a handful of après-ski bars and restaurants in Klostertal's villages, you’re not really here for the après-ski, St. Anton and Lech are accessible by car for that. However, there are the legendary après-ski parties in the Kelobar at the valley station of the Sonnenkopfbahn for visitors and locals alike to enjoy, often featuring live music.

Après-ski & restaurants in Wald

The Sonnenkopf’s relatively small size means that there’s not much in the way of traditional après-ski and restaurants, but what’s there is more than ample and exemplifies the famous Austrian hospitality. Of note is the Bergrestaurant Sonnenkopf at 1850 m with its sun terrace, where you will find a large selection of popular regional dishes (think schnitzel), strudels, cakes and an excellent salad bar. It’s also possible to book a table for breakfast here – as long as you book the previous day by noon. Located at the mountain station of the Sonnenkopfbahn it’s open daily from 08.30 – 16.30. The Bergrestaurant also has the Ice Bar on the Sonnenterrasse boasting a party atmosphere, cool drinks and great music. There’s also the Bergrestaurant Muttjöchle right next to the Riedkopfbahn mountain station at 2,000m, offering the obligatory sunn terrace, breathtaking views, exceptional local dishes and excellent wines.

The Bündtütte with its cozy sun terrace located directly at the exit to the valley station and Café Milanovic located next to valley station of the Sonnenkopfbahn is also worth a visit.

The quiter après-ski scene make this ideal for younger families and St.Anton and Lech are easily accessible by car if more is required, as is the nearby larger village of Dalaas.

Wald in the summer

As with Winter, Wald in the summer is an ideal holiday location for young families, the legendary Bärenland being on its doorstep. Bruno the bear themed outdoor activities, games and water sports make best use of this area’s lakes and stunning natural beauty.

Summer activities

Alongside the legendary Bärenland, for adults there’s the usual offering of exceptional biking and hiking that shows the region off to excellent effect. If that’s all too strenuous, simply kick back and relax in the beautiful mountains.

Kids & Family

Few locations, if any, in the Austrian Alps are better suited for winter and summer family holidays as Wald. In winter, the Sonnenkopf’s easier, wider and gentler uncrowded ski area is in contrast to the busier and more exclusive Arlberg resorts. This makes it perfect for children looking to start the love affair with skiing. At the same time, the incredible off-piste conditions give the more advanced skiers plenty to enjoy. The Sonnenkopf’s summertime transformation into Bärenland and the host of outdoor pursuits and activities it provides arguably make this the best Austrian resort for kids and families, whatever time of year you choose to visit.

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Ihr Zugang zum Arlberg – Auf 963 m am Beginn des Klostertals gelegen, ist Wald der ideale Ausgangspunkt für die gesamte Arlbergregion.

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