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Beginner ski tour in Montafon

Mountain and skiguide Lukas Kühlechner

He grew up in Montafon and is familiar with every nook and cranny. He turned his passion for the Vorarlberg mountains into his job when he was still in his early twenties.

The last few metres are tough. The small group trudges silently through the deep snow. One more step to the summit. A breathtaking view then opens up: across the valley and the peaks, the wonderful expanse‚ of the snow-covered Montafon landscape. “It’s discovering, step by step, until you’re at the top. The view and the complete silence there are overwhelming,” says Lukas Kühlechner, who is leading the ski tour. He grew up here and is familiar with every nook and cranny. He turned his passion for the Vorarlberg mountains into his job when he was still in his early twenties.

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Video portrait Lukas Kühlechner // Video: Fux & Hase; Music: Philipp Lingg

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You can feel his passion for nature when he talks enthusiastically about the beauty of his home, about the winter idyll and the diversity of the Montafon, which he points out to the people he takes on ski tours. “You have to be able to push yourself out of your comfort zone a little,” he says because you can’t get to the summit by lift – only by your own efforts. No body should set off into the outdoors, however, without an emergency kit and it also makes sense to go with a mountain guide. Once at the top, another reward awaits beyond the silence and magnificent views: The return trip down to the valley with long parallel swings through virgin powder snow.

Skitouren Gargellen © Josef Mallaun / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Skitouren Gargellen Josef Mallaun / Vorarlberg Tourismus

Standing on top of the summit in complete silence and looking down into the valley – that’s the best thing for me.

Lukas Kühlechner

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The region

Montafon

Mighty chains of mountains ring the valley in southern Vorarlberg and 11 villages provide everything activity and nature enthusiasts appreciate: scenic hiking and mountain bike trails, as well as fast ski runs and freeriding slopes. All this is coupled with an attractive events programme that will inspire you to join in and try something new.

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