For decades a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts from November to April - no matter whether you want to ski downhill on deep-snow slopes or indulge in the white sport on perfectly groomed pistes.
The Arlberg is a mountain pass between Tyrol and Vorarlberg and is situated in 1,793 metres above sea level. Around this pass is the Lech Zürs ski resort. The highest elevation is the Valluga with 2,809 metres. The towns of Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and St. Anton are not only popular with skiers, but also with the rich and beautiful - true to the motto "to see and to be seen". In addition to these well-known places, Stuben, Flirsch, Pettneu, Schann and Strengen also belong to this holiday region in Tyrol and Vorarlberg.
Skiing has a long tradition on the Arlberg - the Ski Club Arlberg was founded as early as 1901, almost 120 years ago. The first ski lift in the region and in Austria was built by Konrad Doppelmayr and Sepp Bildstein, making the Arlberg the cradle of Alpine skiing. Famous winter sports personalities such as Karl Schranz and Egon Zimmermann come from this region.
In 2001, the Alpine Ski World Championship was held in St. Anton am Arlberg. The Ski Arlberg ski region boasts 305 kilometres of pistes and is the largest contiguous ski area in Austria and the fifth largest ski region in the world. 88 lifts and cable cars take skiers uphill to the deep-snow mountains. In addition, there are 200 kilometres of deep-snow pistes.
Note: With the SkiAlpin Card, Arlberg has been superseded as the largest ski area since last autumn. Hence the merger between Saalbach, Schmitten and Kitz.
A special highlight in January is the legendary "Der Weiße Ring – das Rennen" ski race. The one thousand participants have to manage 5 downhill runs, one ascent, one ski route and 5 lifts. The route leads through Lech, Zürs, Zug and Oberlech and the skiers are cheered and spurred on by thousands of spectators along the route and in the finish area.
Heliskiing on the ArlbergThe Arlberg is the only region in Austria where heliskiing is possible. For experienced and skilled skiers, there are two peaks from which this unique winter sports highlight is possible: the Mehlsack peak and the Schneetäli-Orgelscharte. In winter on fresh deep snow and in spring on firn - every freerider’s and freeskier’s heart beats faster here.
Apart from skiing, the region also offers many other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter and snowshoe hiking tours or horse-drawn sleigh rides.
The high concentration of first-class hotels and restaurants lets the heart of Arlberg holidaymakers beat faster. This region also caters for discerning guests. Exclusive holidays on the Arlberg - we at Sennair VIP Helicopter fly you from Zurich, Gstaad, St.Moritz, Courchevel, Meran, Salzburg, Munich, Zell am See and any other departure point of your choice to this luxurious Mecca of winter sports.
This region is also becoming increasingly popular with guests in summer. There is especially a wide range of possibilities for hikers and mountain bikers.
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