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Worlds of winter

How the pace of life in Vorarlberg changes in winter

Winter holidays
in Vorarlberg

100 Shades of White

Winter in Vorarlberg

A natural scenery of impressing beauty that touches the senses, blending majestic peaks and gently undulating hills.

What’s the plan for today? Hitting the slopes? A snowshoe ramble followed by a toboggan ride or mounting to a lodge on foot, with a promise of dazzling views and savoury regional delicacies? A trendy après-ski concert or museum visit? Winter in Vorarlberg in Austria’s very west is as colourful as it gets.

Winter in the mountains
Skiing areas, cross-country ski trails, ski schools, ski clubs, a peek behind the scenes

Inspiring Views
Winter hikers and snowshoe ramblers as well find delight in the snow. Guided tours and walks, either during daytime or at night at torchlight, are organised regularly. Cross-country trails are almost everywhere. And there is a surfeit of toboggan runs, some even with night-time facilities.

Kulinarisch Wandern Kapelle Schoenenbach-56 © Dietmar Denger / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Winterurlaub in Vorarlberg, Flexenbahn, Lech Zürs am Arlberg (c) Ski Arlberg

Runs and slopes all carpeted in enticing white. Some like to mount conveniently by lift or cable car, before descending on skis.
Hiking in Winter Wonderland at Your Own Pace...

Discover Vorarlberg!

Teresa Dopfer - your holiday expert


This magazine takes you to winter on our doorstep: to the snow-covered mountains, people who just love winter, cosy huts and scenic slopes. Take a peek behind the scenes here and there. And discover Vorarlberg with all your senses.

Freeriden in Lech Zürs am Arlberg © Sepp Mallaun / Lech Zürs Tourismus
Where to go

Six Welcoming Regions

Shaped by different landscapes and forms of living, every one of the six holiday regions has a distinct character of its own.

Skigebiet Walmendingerhorn, Kleinwalsertal (c) Kleinwalsertal Tourismus

Ski openings

Start of the winter season in Vorarlberg: Some ski resorts open during November for early-season skiing, when conditions permit.

Hochalpila Bahn © Silvretta Montafon
Editor's Tip

Christmas Markets

Many villages and all towns Bregenz, Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Bludenz and Hohenems host picturesqueChristmas markets

Bregenzer Weihnachtsmarkt (c) Bregenz Tourismus und Stadtmarketing

Interactive Vorarlberg Map

Whether you are planning a hiking tour in the snow or a cultural excursion, interactive maps describe all the itineraries in detail.

Madrisa-Rundtour im Winter (c) Stefan Kothner/Montafon Tourismus

Ski areas in Vorarlberg

Ski resorts with guaranteed snow range from 1,400 m to 2,400 m elevation.

Skigebiete Damüls Faschina, Bregenzerwald, Vorarlberg - Hasenbühellift (c) Damüls Faschina Tourismus / Huber Images