Ski Arlberg - that’s how Austria’s largest interconnected ski resort and one of the five largest ski resorts worldwide is called.
Ski Arlberg comprises two skiing areas, Ski Arlberg East round St. Anton am Arlberg, St. Christoph and Stuben, as well as Ski Arlberg West in the area of Lech, Oberlech, Zürs, Warth and Schröcken. Only St. Anton and St. Christoph are located in North Tyrol, the other above mentioned villages belong to the Austrian federal state of Vorarlberg. A few years ago, Ski Arlberg East and Ski Arlberg West were connected by new ropeways and form now Ski Arlberg, Austria's largest ski resort featuring 88 lift facilities, 303 km of slopes and 200 km of deep snow runs.
In the Arlberg area, skiing has got a very long tradition. Already in 1884, Franz Joseph I of Austria had a railway line built in this place, so people could access this area for skiing. In 1901 the Arlberg Ski Club was founded, and in 1936 the first ski lift was put into operation. Before, people simply walked up the slopes on foot. Still today, this period of time is illustrated in the Museum of St. Anton am Arlberg. Today Ski Arlberg is above all famous for the speed race track at the Rendl, the Kids Area St. Anton and the Stanton Park for boarders. New are the "Run of Fame", a 85 km long ski circuit leading from St. Anton to Warth and back, as well as the Arlberg Safety Card (ASC).
Ski Arlberg was awarded "Top Resort Winter" for severel times. Worth seeing is the valley station of the Galzigbahn funicular in St. Anton, which is a rather futuristic building. This construction won the "INTERNATIONAL Chicago Architecture AWARD 2007" as well as the first "Austrian Steel Prize" (Österreichischer Stahlpreis). By the way: at the beginning of 2019, the German winter sports portal "Skigebiete-Test" tested 250 skiing areas worldwide (in 10 categories) and placed Ski Arlberg among the Top 10, on the 3rd place. Congratulations! The Freizeitticket Tyrol (32 skiing areas and other leisure time facilities in Tyrol) and the 3TälerPass (33 skiing areas in the Bregenzerwald, the Allgäu and the Grosses Walsertal and Lechtal valleys) are valid here.
- Opening hours: 8.45 am - 4.30 pm
- Altitude: 1,270 - 2,811 m a.s.l.
- Ski slopes: 303 km (130 km easy / 122 km medium / 51 km difficult)
- Snowmaking: 59% of the slopes
- Lift facilities: 88 lifts
- Toboggan runs: 2 runs in Ski Arlberg East (4.3 km / Rauztobel)
- Cross-country ski tracks: 4 tracks near St. Anton and St. Christoph (40 km)
- Further information: phone: +43 5446 2352-0, email@example.com
Dates may vary according to weather and snow conditions or additional health measures!