With 305km of slopes, 200km of variations and 88 lifts and cable cars, Ski Arlberg is the largest combined ski area in Austria – and the 5th largest in the world. The ‘Flexenbahn’ is the key for the new skiing experience between the Tyrol and Vorarlberg in Arlberg.
Despite being blessed with a pioneering spirit and visionary thinking, ski legend Hannes Schneider could hardly have imagined that his Arlberg would one day be counted amongst the most famous and largest ski area in the world. But Arlberg has always produced pioneers whose visionary strength has driven skiing history forward. The latest stroke of genius is the Flexenbahn, which was opened in the winter of 2016/17. Eighty years after the first draglift in Austria and seventy years after the first cable car in Arlberg, the Flexenbahn closes the circle between the Tyrolean and Vorarlberg sides of Arlberg. The investment, costing about EUR 45m, has created the largest combined ski area in Austria and the 5th largest in the world. And for the first time all the resorts in Ski Arlberg can be reached easily, quickly and comfortably on skis: St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Schröcken and Warth. A high-tech lift park with 88 lifts and cable cars provides skiing holiday-makers with 305km of downhill runs without having to take their skis off at all. In the tracks of the pioneers, one of the longest chain of runs in Austria now crosses the whole Arlberg ski area: the Run of Fame, with a total of 85km of downhill slopes and a height difference of 18,000m, from Rendl in St. Anton in the south over the new Flexenbahn and Lech Zürs, to Warth in the north.
Ski Arlberg – season dates:
- 12.17: Season Start and Opening Weekend,
02.12.17: Concert Revolverheld and Gregory Meyle
- 04.18: Close of Season
- 88 Cable cars and lifts – 305km of downhill runs – 200km of deep snow downhill runs – 144,577-person carrying capacity per hour – 70 per cent of pistes with artificial snow – 950 snow machines
St. Anton – St. Christoph – Stuben – Klösterle/Sonnenkopf – Lech – Oberlech – Zürs – Warth – Schröcken