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Winter in Warth am Arlberg

Winter Holiday in Warth-Schröcken in Vorarlberg

Two age-old and traditional Walser mountain villages between the Bregenzerwald region, the Lechtal valley and the Arlberg. Up to 11 metres of snow fall In Warth-Schröcken a year, which means Warth-Schröcken is the most naturally snowy skiing region not only in Vorarlberg, but in the whole of Austria.

Warth - a special winter sports region

Winter holidays in Vorarlberg
Winter in Warth am Arlberg

The skiing tradition of the Alberg began in the Walser village of Warth and with a priest. In 1894, the priest Johann Müller finally had enough of tramping through the deep snow to get to the neighbouring villages. He ordered two wooden skis from Sweden. In the night, when nobody could see him and one's breath froze in the air, he practised secretly on the slopes around Warth. His difficult and tiresome tramping through the snow was replaced with gliding across the slopes.

At the end of the 1930s, with the construction of the first ski lifts in the Arlberg region, the previously poor mountain villages started to morph into a skiing region of world renown. In this way, Warth can tell a story of love and passion for nature and skiing. Lech-Zürs, Stuben, St.Christoph, and St.Anton are all part of the Arlberg skiing region. Since 2013/14, Warth-Schröcken has been linked to the Arlberg skiing region with the Auenfeldjet ski lift.

Warth-Schröcken - a winter sports region with history in Arlberg

Both Warth and Schröcken were settled by the Walsers, from the Canton of Valais in Switzerland, in the 11th century. Until the 1930s, the Arlberg region was farmed by impoverished mountain farmers. The long-awaited improvement to the region's economic fortunes only came about with tourism. Its high altitude, which was in those days something of a curse, is now a gift. Thanks to its 1,500 metre-high altitude, Warth am Hochtannberg isn't just one of the regions in Austria with the highest likelihoods of snow, you can ski all the way to the doorstep of the Steffisalp Sport Hotel and the Steffisalp Express will take you to the peaks again.

Skiing holiday in the Arlberg region in the heart of Warth

Its unique location is what makes snow a certainty in the Arlberg region - in a place of natural beauty that is almost beyond compare in Austria. And a place in which we, the Steffisalp Sport Hotel in Warth-Schröcken, are at the very heart.

Warth-Lech am Arlberg winter closure

Please note that the road between Lech am Arlberg and Warth-Schröcken is closed in the winter. It is only possible to travel to Warth am Arlberg via the Bregenzerwald and the Tyrolean Lechtal! You can only travel back and forth between Lech am Arlberg and Warth-Schröcken with the Auenfeldjet ski lift.

Convince yourself of the charm of the Arlberg! Send us, the Steffisalp Sport Hotel team, your non-binding enquiry. You will find yourself in the Arlberg region even sooner with an online booking. We look forward to hearing from you!