C Skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg © Josef Mallaun / Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
01 Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal ski resort
Kleinwalsertal is closely linked to its German neighbour Oberstdorf in many respects. After all, this mountainous valley can only be reached via Germany. Oberstdorf is practically at the entrance of Kleinwalsertal. The national borders also run through the valley’s ski resorts. As a result, skiers can travel back and forth between Vorarlberg and Bavaria virtually everywhere.
02 Ski Arlberg
On one side is the Bregenzerwald, on the other is the Vorarlberg part of the Arlberg region and before long you’re already in Tyrol. Those exploring Ski Arlberg bounce back and forth between regions and federal states. Incidentally, Lech Zürs am Arlberg and Stuben are on the Vorarlberg side of the Arlberg. From Warth-Schröcken in the Bregenzerwald, skiers commute to the Ski Arlberg region via cable car.
Bregenzerwald or Grosses Walsertal? Skiers who live in Mellau, Damüls or Faschina may well ask themselves this question. The bus runs from Damüls to the slopes of Faschina in the Grosses Walsertal in no time at all. This allows skiers to “explore” the ski region from very different perspectives.
04 Silvretta-Bielerhöhe in Montafon
While on a ski safari from Montafon via the Bielerhöhe Pass to Galtür in the Paznaun valley, skiers can take a detour to Tyrol. First, one travels uphill with the Vermuntbahn cable car, then via tunnel bus to the Bielerhöhe, and from there via surface lift and Pistenbully snow groomer to the Galtür ski resort. The Pistenbully then takes skiers back to the starting point of the valley ski run. Before setting off on a ski safari, you should double-check whether the Pistenbully is in operation.