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Ski Ride Vorarlberg, Skifahrer zwischen Warth und Lech (c) Sepp Mallaun

Ski Ride Vorarlberg

From Kleinwalsertal in the north to Montafon in the south: In the guided tour, winter sports lovers ski in small groups across Vorarlberg and explore the winterly high alps up close.

Date: 11 February 2020

The “Ski Ride Vorarlberg” tour is a unique skiing, sporting and nature experience for enthusiastic winter sport lovers. With a professional guide, the participants cross the stunning landscape of Vorarlberg in one week and while doing so, the route takes them through open terrain as well as on-piste ski areas.

The combination of skiing, ski touring and freeriding ensures an unforgettable experience. The guided tour is limited to six participants at most and includes ascents of up to 1.5 hours covering a maximum of 400 meters in altitude. Each day, the group faces new challenges, always in search of the best trail, always heading for the next adventure. That is how the participants explore the regions of Vorarlberg (Kleinwalsertal, Bregenzerwald, Lech Zürs am Arlberg, Klostertal and Montafon) from north to south.

Skitouren in Lech Zuers © Sepp Mallaun/Lech Zürs Tourismus
Vorarlberg Karte Ski Ride (c) Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH

Professional mountain and ski guides accompany and guide the small “Ski Ride” group. They share useful tips and hints about the hazards of avalanches and how to avoid them as well as about riding technique and ski touring in open terrain. Moreover, they tell many interesting facts and fascinating stories about the local area.

To make the tour as pleasant as possible for the group, a team manager is responsible for looking after things in the background, such as the transport of luggage from hotel to hotel. In addition, rides on lifts and cable cars make mounting to the high alps easier, comfortable hotels as well as fine dining also enrich the week. Hotels, ski lifts, shuttle busses and luggage transports are included for all participants of the “Ski Ride Vorarlberg” tour.

Alpe Rauz (c) Thorsten Keller / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Freeriden in Lech Zürs am Arlberg (c) Markus Gmeiner / Vorarlberg Tourismus
The tour at a glance

Day 1
Starting in Dornbirn (Bodensee-Vorarlberg region) the team bus takes the participants to Kleinwalsertal, where they receive the equipment.

Day 2
In Kleinwalsertal, there is a check of equipment and an intense avalanche course for every participant. In addition, an evaluation of ability with a test ride in open terrain as well as familiarisation with the group will take place.

Day 3
Crossing from Kleinwalsertal to Bregenzerwald via the Hoher Ifen area with 1,700 metres of downhill slopes and overnight stay in Schoppernau.

Day 4
White magic in Lech Zürs am Arlberg: the tour leads from Bregenzerwald via Hochtannberg/Auenfeld to the area of Lech Zürs am Arlberg, known as the freeride hotspot, with 5,900 metres of downhill slopes.

Day 5
From Lech Zürs am Arlberg the tour continues via Stuben to Maroiköpfe: descent through open slopes and a shuttle bus to Sonnenkopf in Klostertal, then via Obermuri to Silbertal in Montafon.

Day 6
In Montafon the tour leads via Hochjoch/Zamang, where the longest variant descent in Montafon waits, directly to St. Gallenkirch. The tour ends in Gargellen in Montafon.

Day 7
Joint departure on the team bus back to Dornbirn. As a gift each participant will receive a photo book with the most memorable moments of the tour a little later.

It should be noted that the legs descriptions serve as orientation only. The itinerary may be altered depending on weather and snow conditions.

Ski Ride Vorarlberg © Markus Gmeiner_Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH
Ski Ride Vorarlberg, Skifahrer zwischen Warth und Lech (c) Sepp Mallaun