Powder skiing adventures. Arlberg has long been a true hotspot among insiders. It’s no wonder, because 11 meters of fresh snow annually and numerous north-facing slopes make the region a true snowy paradise.
Freeriding hotspot Arlberg: One of the world’s best freeriding regions awaits you!
The Hotel Steffisalp**** in Warth is the best starting point for unforgettable freeriding adventures on the Arlberg. Following in the footsteps of a pioneer of skiing, Pastor Johann Müller, you can enjoy countless freeriding descents in a variety of difficulty levels in one of the world’s greatest skiing regions. Have one of the most highly qualified ski guides in Warth-Schröcken show you the most beautiful tours on the Arlberg!
Prepare for emergencies at the avalanche rescue training center
To make sure that you are prepared for all situations, there is a state-of-the-art LVS Trainingcenter for avalanche preparedness, very close to the Sporthotel Steffisalp****. Under the professional instruction of the ski and mountain guides at the ski and snowboarding schools in Warth and Schröcken, you can learn how to properly use an avalanche transceiver, probe, and shovel. The hour-long hands-on course is held on Mondays and Sundays (bring your own equipment), free of charge. The LVS-Station [avalanche safety station] is in operation daily during the ski resort opening hours and can be used free of charge.
At the „FreerideTestival Warth-Schröcken powered by BMW xDrive“ from March 16 to 17, 2019, amateurs and aspiring freeriders can find everything they could want. The line-up at Testival includes not only difficult “heart and kidney tests” for the brand new skiers of the season; in the free, two-hour SAAC courses, participants also learn essential information about finding people buried in avalanches, and together with professionals and local guides, they can explore the most beautiful and spectacular freeriding routes on the Arlberg. All freeriders with a valid ski day pass may participate in the events at Testival free of charge.
With their one-day crash course, the Warth and Schröcken ski schools offer the perfect introduction for all those who wish to venture away from the slopes for the first time. Here, the certified mountain and ski guides can show you the ski resort’s hotspots and will point out the biggest and most important hazards. There are courses held for all outback beginners every Sunday and Wednesday in Warth and every Thursday in Schröcken for 75 euros per person including freeriding skis and safety equipment. If you prefer individualized attention, you can also book a private freeride crash course.
A five-hour freeriding experience with culinary highlights awaits those taking part in the Arlberg Tiefschneekulinarium with the Arlberg Snowsports ski school. After a day in the powder snow on the Arlberg, from Lech to Bockbachtal, up to Birchetsgump, you can visit the cozy and rustic Postalm, where guests are treated to local delicacies. The Tiefschneekulinarium can be booked upon request with a minimum of four participants for 99 euros per person (including guide, food and taxi transfer, excluding drinks).
Skiing on the Arlberg – make your vacation dreams come true at the Sporthotel Steffisalp****
Ski in – ski out thanks to the perfect location, right on the slopes and close to the Steffisalp Express valley station
In-house sport shop & ski rental
Ski pass available at reception
Stylish après ski in the Kaminbar with a panoramic view of the mountains
Are you already looking forward to pristine, endless, bottomless, powdery slopes? Explore the freeriding paradise of Warth-Schröcken on the Arlberg, at the heart of Ski Arlberg, the largest ski resort in Austria. We are looking forward to welcoming you with sunshine and powder snow!