The charming Walser village of Warth am Arlberg has had a strong skiing tradition since as early as 1894. Let us take you on a trip through the past and learn more about how the 4* Hotel Steffisalp in Warth came to be.
Overview of the key historical milestones
1894: Pastor Johann Müller lays the foundation stone for skiing in Warth
1920: the first visitors discover Warth as a vacation spot
Pioneers of skiing founded the Ski Club and Ski School in Warth, followed by the construction of the first ski lift
1960s: Foundation of Skilifte Warth
1970s: four lifts built to connect the ski resort with the Salober
1975: a ski association purchases the Gasthaus Lechtalblick, the location of today’s Hotel Steffisalp****
1980s: more and more skiers come to Warth-Schröcken
1990s: countless investments followed, including three new cable cars
2000s: Warth-Schröcken is among the most modern ski resorts in Europe
2005: construction of the Hotel Steffisalp****
2013: connection established between the ski resorts of Warth-Schröcken and Lech-Zürs
2017: the Dorfbahn Warth cable car and the new “Burgermeisterei” restaurant concept
The history of the founding of Warth
In the 1920s, pioneers of skiing founded the Ski Club and Ski School in Warth. At the beginning of the 1960s, life in the mountainside farming village on the Arlberg was still hard, austere and deprived. The establishment of the hotel and tourism industry on the Arlberg offered an opportunity to ensure the future development of Warth.
Investors and pioneers of skiing in the local region of Warth, Lech and the Rhine Valley
Countless investors from the Rhine Valley, Warth and Lech, as well as visitors from Germany, had great confidence in Warth and its potential as a winter sports destination. They founded Skilifte Warth Strolz KG on June 1, 1963. The construction of the Steffisalp single-seater chair lift in 1963 was intended to have a decisive influence on the village. With plenty of pioneering spirit, courage, and passion, they created and expanded the basis for tourism in Warth am Arlberg.