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Off-piste skiing and freeriding in Vorarlberg: leaving your tracks in the unspoilt snow...

Lech Zürs and Stuben am Arlberg have everything carvers, snowboarders and off-piste skiers could ever dream of, including guaranteed snow and 200km of high-alpine descents in deep powder. Lech Zürs is the only resort in Austria to offer helicopter skiing packages to aficionados of this special skiing thrill. There are two summits to choose from: the “Mehlsack” is ideal for proficient skiers, while the “Schneetäli-Orgelscharte” is suitable for intermediate-level skiers. This type of outing is particularly attractive in early spring in firn conditions. Heli skiing packages are available for groups of up to 4 participants, including ski guide. At the beginning of the season snow & safety camps take place in Lech Zürs am Arlberg.
Freeride in Lech, Zürs and Stuben am Arlberg
More information and registration Snow & Safety Camps

“Nidla” in Gargellen, Montafon is the legendary deep powder run in Gargellen with an elevation loss of 500m. Facing the northwest, it is the longest and most rhythmic of its kind and widely considered the most beautiful. The Gargellen ski school offers guided descents daily. Participants need proper gear (beacons available for rent) and must have a valid lift pass; registration is required by the previous night.
More Information about Nidla and Gargellen ski area
Ski school Gargellen: Information and online shop

The winter sports portal www.skiinfo.de has rated the Silvretta Montafon area Austria’s best ski area for freeriders and open-terrain skiing. There is a choice of selected ski routes, freeride routes for beginners and professionals, the freeride centre at Grasjoch, fouravalanche beacon checkpoints and guided tours for all levels are being operated at regular intervals.
Freeride Silvretta Montafon

Freeriding in Kleinwalsertal: grass slopes with little snow, forest slopes for all weather or steep cliffs for adrenalin junkies. Ski and mountain guides in Kleinwalsertal invite you to discover the untouched slopes. Once a week beginners will get important tips and tricks as well as information on the subject of safety and avalanche awareness. At the foot of the piste, you get a first glimpse into the most important techniques and tricks for  an amazing freeride feeling. In March the VÖLKL Freeride Days will also take place in Kleinwalsertal.
Information and registration Powder snow course for beginner
More information and registration VÖLKL Freeride Days in Kleinwalsertal (in German)

Magnificent powder runs await freeriders at Sonnenkopf in Klostertal. In addition to demanding tours, freeriders with experience in open terrain may use the three-km long off-piste run down to Nenzigasttal. The ski school in Klostertal runs courses, including freestyle and snowboarding classes.
Freeride at Sonnenkopf
Information and online shop ski school Klostertal

Father Johann Müller from Warth was probably the first ski pioneer in Bregenzerwald. In the 1890s, he got himself skis sent from Sweden to get along easier and faster in the alpine terrain between the two parishes of Warth-Schröcken und Lech Zürs which he served. The 5-hour tour tracing the footsteps of Father Müller is accompanied by the ski guides of the Warth and Schröcken ski schools. Participants should have some practice riding in deep snow, safety gear is a must.
More information and booking Father Müller Freeride Tour

In addition to the Pfarrer Müller Freeride Tour, other exciting offers await freeride lovers in Warth Schröcken: The Arlberg Freeride Safari or the Teenage Freeride Days are just two of them.
Information and registration for the offers of the Ski School Salober-Schröcken and Ski School Warth

Freeriden in Lech Zürs am Arlberg (c) Sepp Mallaun, Lech Zürs Tourismus
Freeriderin Gehrengrat Lech-Arlberg © Sepp Mallaun / Vorarlberg Tourismus

A whirl of snow on the unspoilt slope...

Silvretta Montafon ski area invites you to a Freeride Adventure Day. During the five-hour program, the participants get insights into the versatile off-piste possibilities in Montafon by professional guides. It takes place every Tuesday and Thursday.
Information & Registration for the Freeride Adventure Day

The Walser Guides, a community of mountain and ski guides in the region of Grosses Walsertal, invite you to the Freeride Camp for teenagers on 8 and 9 February 2021 and on request. During the camp, the young people are out and about in the terrain, learn how to use avalanche transceivers, probe and shovel, improve their skiing technique and learn more about snowpack construction and avalanche awareness.
Information and registration for the Freeride Camp (in German only)

At Skibase Arlberg interested people have the possibility to join a three-day Freeride Camp Basic/Classic. The camp for beginners (Basic) and experts (Classic) takes place every week from Sunday to Tuesday. During the three days, local mountain guides will guide through the area, including safety training and exercises.
Information and registration for the weekly Freeride Camps

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Lorraine Huber - professional freerider from Lech am Arlberg

Freeriding in Warth Schröcken: Ski and snowboard school Salober-Schröcken invites you to the Freeride Basic Course every Tuesday and Thursday until April, ski school Warth  invites you to the Freeride Chrash Course every Sunday and Wednesday. The experienced guides show what is important in deep snow skiing. With the right technique program, which takes place both on and off-piste, the basic concepts of safe freeriding are learned. The optimal safety equipment with instruction for avalanche beacons is included in the price, for a safe start into the freeride experience.
Information and registration for the Freeride Basic Course with ski school Salober-Schröcken
Information and registration for the Freeride Crash Course with ski school Warth

Damüls-Mellau: Ski School Damüls offers a freeride course for beginners once a week. Ski school Mellau operates a four-hour freeride tour every Thrusday.
Freeride lessons in Damüls
Freeride terrrain off-piste skiing in Damüls-Mellau

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