Whiteouts, freedom and a feeling of flow
A picture-book off-piste Eldorado. Small to big drops, a terrain from flat to steep and descents in all kinds of shapes and levels of difficulty. Add to that: guaranteed snow until spring – thanks to its favourable location in the northern Alps.
And now imagine: The white descents lie in front of you like a giant white glistening carpet. You take a deep breath, and then the cliff drop, the first line and the whiteout appear in front of your imaginary eye. The first few turns down the descent are awe-inspiring and amazing. And that’s when it overcomes you – the feeling of being in the flow as you glide over the pristine snow cover.
A wide grin on your face and eyes lit up with joy, that’s how you swoosh down the mountain while your mood goes up and up. There’s only one thing that matters now: Let it flow!
When the mountain calls out to you …
Different freeride routes. Seasoned powder pros with plenty of freeride know-how. Spectacular lines bound to give you goosebumps and an adrenaline rush. Descents that seem to be calling out to you. And an extensive backcountry which opens the door to an incomparable feeling of freedom: That’s freeriding at its best in Silvretta Montafon.
You’re itching to put your skis on already? Hang on a second! That wasn’t all … the sportiest ski resort holds a lot more in store that makes freeriders’ hearts beat faster!
The powder snow mecca of Silvretta Montafon
- Special freeride routes for limitless powder fun
- Freeride Station: a meeting point for freeriders with a pro team based at Grasjoch cable car mountain station
- Freeride Abenteuertag (adventure day) every Tuesday and Thursday
- 4* Open Faces Freeride Contest
Experience the fascinating freeriding at the Zamangspitze in Montafon! Here breathtaking landscapes meet the pure freedom of winter sports. Explore the challenging slopes and deep snowfields of this Grasjoch area. Adrenaline and passion merge as you glide through the pristine powder snow while admiring the Montafon mountain scenery in the background. The area near the Zamangspitze offers steep descents, wide open slopes and hidden couloirs as well as countless cliffs - a true paradise for freeriders. Immerse yourself in this unique natural environment and feel the indescribable energy of freeriding at Zamangspitze.
Experience the breathtaking freeriding of the pros on the face of the Kleine Heimspitze at the legendary Open Faces Event*** in Montafon! The best freeriders in the world plunge down steep slopes and through untouched snowfields towards Nova Tal. Adrenaline and skill combine in elegant turns and spectacular jumps, just inches from rocks. This challenging playground requires risk awareness and years of experience. Freeriders leave a trail of adventure and passion behind them as they test the limits of what is possible on the Kleine Heimspitze. A captivating spectacle where man and mountain become one.
What the pros are saying
Fabio Studer, Freeride World Tour Rider
Jochen Mesle, Freeride professional
Freeride Station: Exploring the backcountry with the pros …
Without much thinking. Intuitively. Laid-back. Almost automatically. According to Fabio Studer, former Freeride World Tour Rider, you can experience a state of flow when your skills and the challenges are on the same level. That’s when you can swoosh down the powder-snow descents in Silvretta Montafon with perfect ease. The freeride mecca in Vorarlberg is unique and attracts countless freeride fanatics every year.
The team – consisting of Simon, Regina and Janine – knows what makes freeriders’ hearts beat faster, and they’re happy to attend to individual wishes. Every Tuesday and Thursday, it’s time to head out into the open alpine terrain.
Freeride Station ❆ Ride • Connect • Learn
Freeriding needs to be practiced. That’s why they conduct a freeride basic day including practical safety training once a week at the Freeride Station. Everyone who wants to learn more about freeriding can sign up for a suitable course. You’re a beginner and would like to gather some first experiences with your new equipment in the open terrain? With the basic day, you’re all set for your own freeride adventures in Silvretta Montafon.
Going on a private tour in the backcountry? With the help of a private guide, your skis will hit pristine powder snow descents they would have otherwise never encountered. Leave your comfort zone and experience, explore and enjoy the mountains with your guide – as if there was no tomorrow!
The freeride get-together in the Silvretta Montafon is a freeride festival for everyone and offers a wide range of clinics, workshops and tours. Join us again in 2023 when we look for the best lines and the most beautiful powder together! Our guides and professionals from the scene are happy to share their expertise and look forward to a freeride experience together. The Grasjoch area in the Silvretta Montafon and the surrounding area are the perfect place to celebrate our mutual love of snow, to learn new things and to exchange ideas.
on 5 days from January to March
Watch professional freeriders smoothly glide down the lines, master thrilling cliff drops and tackle risky jumps – from the comfort of a lounge chair on the sun deck of the Nova Stoba at 2,000 metres above sea level! At the eights Open Faces in February 2022, the pros show what they’re capable of.