The Cradle of
Apline Skiing

History

The Arlberg is a legend

Mountain Massif. Alpine Pass. Region. Arlberg is all that, yet so much more: Social meeting point and famous tourist region, fascinating and legendary. It is regarded as the birthplace and most coveted domicile of international ski sport. As hub of the freeride scene, it is worshipped with cultlike reverence.

Arlberg’s charisma became even greater and more enticing allure in the winter of 2016/17. The gondolas of the new Flexenbahn cable car now glide over the rugged massif from Alpe Rauz to Zürs, connecting Tirol with Vorarlberg for the very first time in what is now Austria’s largest connected ski resort.

How it All began

Traversing with hairpin bends – was how one used to master the snowy slopes in yesteryear.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Arlberg ski pioneers such as Hannes Schneider developed the stem turn, the forerunner of today’s parallel turn. The Arlberg Technique revolutionised skiing, Arlberg ski instructors taught this style from Japan to America. It has provided the foundations for modern alpine skiing ever since.

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Founding of Ski-Club Arlberg in St. Christoph.

The first ski race to be held in the Alps takes place on the Arlberg.

Founding of the first ski school in St. Anton!

The first legendary Arlberg-Kandahar Race takes place.

Several famous ski films are made on the Arlberg, the most famous of which is “Der weiße Rausch – The White Thrill“.

The first draglift opens in Zürs, closely followed by construction of the first cable car in St. Anton.

Artificial snowmaking canons are developed in Lech.

St. Anton hosts the Alpine World Ski Championships.

“Ski Arlberg” merged, making it Austria’s largest connected ski resort.

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Sporting Winter Classic

St. Anton am Arlberg is the home of ski legends and pioneers, such as Hannes Schneider, who validate Arlberg’s status as the “Birthplace of Alpine Skiing”. Sporting history was also made with hosting the Alpine Ski World Championships and Interski Congresses. State of the art cable car systems, exclusive hotels and international bars combined with chocolate-box village charm – visitors from around the world appreciate St. Anton for these special qualities and characterise its cosmopolitan flair with their presence alone.

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EXCLUSIVE TOP-SPOT

St. Christoph, the highest village on the Arlberg, has the longest tradition in hospitality. A hospice for weary travellers and pilgrims was established at this 1,800-metre high mountain pass in the 14th Century, where six enthusiasts founded the legendary Ski-Club Arlberg in 1901. New techniques, such as parallel turns, that originated in St. Christoph soon spread throughout the world. The effects can be felt to this day, in that visitors now have an incredible choice of holidays.

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IDYLLIC HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Stuben, the smallest of the five Arlberg villages, is a pleasant nest on the west side of the Arlberg. For as modest and idyllic as this mountain village has remained, the opportunities it holds are all the more spectacular. Such as delving into the world of pristine backcountry terrain. Or using the inviting Mount Albona as a bridge – to discover the sheer epicness of the newly merged Arlberg ski area.

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PROMINENT SKI-HIDEAWAY

White slopes, excellently suited for off-piste skiing, starting point for heli-skiing tours, inviting, luxurious charm. The 150 inhabitants of the mountain village of Zürs know exactly what the discerning guest desires. Which is why they return time and again. International celebrities in particular appreciate the two most valuable assets Zürs has to offer: vastness and discretion.

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STYLISH ENJOYMENT

Mountain village, world gourmet destination, host of philosophic discourse: Lech has many attractive sides. And it is steadfastly stylish. It is with good reason that “Europe’s Most Beautiful Village” features strongly on the holiday map for European aristocracy. Enthusiasm for ski sport, however, is a privilege not only reserved for the royals. No less than 1,000 participants feel like “Snow Kings” as they line up for the start of the iconic “The White Ring – the Race“. ​

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Map of skiing region

Check out all slopes and ski lifts and look for your most favorite one already. Discover all opened and closed ski lifts in our skiing area.

Events

St. Anton

St. Christoph

STANTON Ski Open - 1-3 December 2017

1. December 2017
Stuben

Longboard Classic

7th April 2018
Lech Zürs

11th European Media Summit

30. November 2017
Lech Zürs

6th Snow & Safety Conference

1. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Snow, Stars & Barbecue

2. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Advent Concert

5. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

20th Arlberg-Pass Krampalar Lauf

5. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

RTL2 Après Ski Hits 2018

9. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Wiltener Boys Choir Concert - 27. December 2017

27. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Arlberg Weinberg

7. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Skitest

8. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Christmas Market in Zug

9. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Skishow "Schneetreiben" with Fireworks - 30.12.2017 and every Wednesday from 3.1.2018

30. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Arlberger New Year's Concert - 4. January 2018

4. January 2018
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Ladies First - 6. to 27. January 2018

6. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Fantastic Gondolas

9. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Skiing with Strolz Pleasure

9. December 2017
Lech Zürs

When mountains become a paper mountain!

11. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Audi quattro Ski Cup - 12. to 14.01.2018

12. January 2018
St. Anton

St. Christoph

New Orleans meets Snow - 6.4. to 8.4.2018

6. April 2018
St. Anton

St. Christoph

„The White Thrill“ - 21. April 2018

21. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Advent Concert

12. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Reading of Christmas Stories

14. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Christmas market in Lech

15. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

The Arlberg Eagle 2018 - Three Competitions - 1 Winner

21. April 2018
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Montafon Arlberg Marathon powered by Sparkasse - 30. June 2018

30. June 2018
St. Anton

St. Christoph

Arlberg Jakobi Run - 21. July 2018

21. July 2018
Lech Zürs

Street Food Festival

16. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Advent Concert

19. December 2017
Lech Zürs

Reading of Christmas Stories

21. December 2017
St. Anton

St. Christoph

ARLBERG Giro - 29. July 2018

29. July 2018
Lech Zürs

Santa Claus is coming

25. December 2017
Lech Zürs

New Year's Day acoustic fireworks

1. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Torch ski show Zürs

3. January 2018
Lech Zürs

1st ARLBERG FILM CHALLENGE

13. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Speed Race Zürs

18. January 2018
Lech Zürs

The White Ring - The Race

20. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Freeride Safety Camp Theory

24. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Ski-Club Arlberg Week

27. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Freeride Safety Camp Practical Application

27. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Torch ski show Zürs

31. January 2018
Lech Zürs

Kids Carnival in Zürs

12. February 2018
Lech Zürs

Kids Carnival in Lech

13. February 2018
Lech Zürs

Torch ski show Zürs

13. February 2018
Lech Zürs

WST Freeride Test

20. March 2018
Lech Zürs

Easter Bunny comes to Zürs

1. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Arlberg Music Festival

1. April 2018
Lech Zürs

3rd International KÄSTLE Dirndl Ski Day

7. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Rüfi 900

7. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Europa Forum Lech

11. April 2018
Lech Zürs

23rd Oberlech Spring Festival

13. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Sister Resort Party

14. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Weingondeln

14. April 2018
Lech Zürs

Arlberg Classic Golf Cup

27. June 2018
Lech Zürs

Arlberg Classic Car Rally

28. June 2018
Lech Zürs

Medicinicum Lech

5. July 2018
Lech Zürs

7th Lech Classic Festival

31. July 2018
Lech Zürs

Jazzbühne Lech

8. August 2018
Lech Zürs

ARLBERG RUNS

18. August 2018
Lech Zürs

Tannberg Run

18. August 2018
Lech Zürs

Grand Arlberg Scootering

23. August 2018
Lech Zürs

TransVorarlberg Triathlon

25. August 2018
Lech Zürs

Zug village festival

26. August 2018
Lech Zürs

7th Festival LegeArtis Lech

7. September 2018
Lech Zürs

Best of the Alps Golf Cup

15. September 2018
Lech Zürs

22 Philosophicum Lech

19. September 2018

Holidays at the Arlberg

The fascination of the Arlberg unites people from all over the world. It is the reason why guests from over 50 nations visit this alpine region every year. Successful fashion or movie stars are to be found equally amongst the visitors as young mavericks from the off-piste community.

87 lifts and cable cars, 305 kilometres of marked ski runs, 200 kilometres of deep snow runs in back country terrain. Numbers that speak volumes. They outline the unparalleled dimensions that ski aficionados have always appreciated about Arlberg.

Travelling

  • Traveling by car:

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    Motorway sticker

    Travel on Austrian motorways is subject to a toll. You can buy motorway stickers from border crossings, petrol stations, at tobacconists, from Austrian automobile clubs or from Lech Zürs Tourism. Motorway sticker prices for cars:

    10 days € 8,90 | 2 month € 25,90 | Annual sticker € 86,40

    Valid from 1 december 2016; prices are subject to change!

    Current tarif information is available at http://www.asfinag.at/toll/toll-sticker

  • Travelling by Train:

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    St. Anton am Arlberg railway station: 

    to St. Christoph | 7 km| regular taxi and bus connection (line 92), transfer time approx. 10-15 minutes
    to Zürs Lech | 20km |regular taxi and bus connection (line 92), transfer time approx. 30 minutes.

    Langen am Arlberg railway station:

    to Zürs Lech 15 km | regular taxi and bus connection (line 91), transfer time approx. 20 minutes.
    to Stuben am Arlberg |3 km| regular taxi and bus connection (line 90 & 91), transfer time approx. 5 minutes.

    If you are arriving by train there are special saver fares in many European countries | http://www.oebb.at

  • Travelling by airplane:

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    Nearest Airports:

    Altenrhein (CH)  ca 100 km Europe
    Innsbruck (A) ca 120 km Europe
    Friedrichshafen (D) ca 130 km Europe
    Memmingen (D) ca 180 km Europe
    Zürich (CH) ca 200 km International
    München (D) ca 300 km International
    Mailand (I) ca 330 km  International
  • Taxi & Airportshuttle

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    Our TAXI COMPANIES or the special ZÜRICH ARIPORTSHUTTLEBUS brings you directly to each Arlbergvillage.

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