Skiing in Silvretta Montafon
Home to slope joy and winter happiness
It’s a recurring pattern. As soon as you get to the southernmost valley of the federal state, and Silvretta Montafon ski resort comes closer and closer – that’s when it starts: the eager anticipation for your approaching slope adventures. One snow-capped summit after another leaves you in awe. Add to several kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes, modern lift facilities and the longest valley descent with 1,700 metres of difference in altitude. And the best part: You’re right there in the middle of it all!
Now there’s only one thing that counts: Arrive, zip up your jacket, put your helmet on, catch the next cable car up the mountain and … it’s time to hit the slopes!
Silvretta Montafon: a ski resort that’ll make you crave more
Are you in the mood for unforgettable moments of joy, a multitude of slopes and countless summits – and all that in the westernmost part of Austria? The diverse Silvretta Montafon ski resort lets you experience ski fun that you’ll remember and crave for a long time to come.
Facts and figures about the ski resort:
- several kilometres of slopes for every level of skill
- modern cable car and lift facilities
- HochjochTotale, the longest valley descent in Vorarlberg with 1,700 metres of difference in altitude
- 50% of the slope kilometres at the resort located above 2,000 metres
- 3 times a week: sunrise skiing before regular lift operating hours
- black slopes with gradients of up to 81%
- an 800-metres-long Freeridecross course
- guaranteed fun at Snowpark Montafon
The early bird catches the worm? At Silvretta Montafon ski resort, that’s definitely the case! The unique early morning atmosphere, the sun that slowly rises from behind the mountains and freshly groomed slopes. You’re the first to leave your tracks in the snow – with nobody else around! And afterwards, you get to savour a tasty mountain breakfast to recharge your batteries. A dream come true for winter sports enthusiasts!
Diverse slopes: just the right challenge for everyone
Black Scorpions, Count Hugo slope or speed tracks that’ll get your adrenaline pumping: At Silvretta Montafon ski resort, you’ve got plenty of action-packed options to choose from. When you feel the airflow on your face and your thighs slowly but surely start to quiver – that’s when you know you’re well on your way to mastering the most challenging slopes.
The steepest descent: Black Scorpions
Beads of sweat are forming on your forehead and you’re panting from the thrill: You’ve done it – you’ve conquered one of the seven steepest descents with a gradient of up to 81 percent. No wonder these seven daunting slopes are called “Black Scorpions”. They’re definitely a test of courage, when you’re standing at the edge ready to drop into the race of your lifetime. Are you up for the challenge?
Ready, steady, speed!
It’s considered a form of art when the world elite of ski racers hurl themselves down the slopes and descents in Silvretta Montafon. On the permanent racetrack at Spatla lift station, winter sports enthusiasts, from families to pros, can prove what they’re made of. That’s how everyone gets to feel like a World Cup winner for once.
Let it flow: Snowpark Montafon
“Time to shred!” That’s the motto for you and your daredevil friends thanks to 40 obstacles for beginners and advanced riders. Kickers, rails or boxes: There’s something for every taste and level of skill at Snowpark Montafon.
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But wait – there’s even more slope fun to be had! Hobby racer, ski pro or speed queen: On the Freeridecross course at Freda cable car station, you can show everyone that you’re made of sterner stuff. An 800-metres-long slope offers a heaping scoop of action-packed fun. A mix of classic elements from ski- and snowboard-cross like waves, tunnels and banked turns will give you an incredible feeling of flow!
Hut joy in Silvretta Montafon
At Austria’s sportiest ski resort in Vorarlberg’s mountains, eleven huts and mountain restaurants ensure the culinary wellbeing of their sporty guests. The hosts place special value on the regionality of the products they use. So, have a seat and “Enjoy!” at the huts and restaurants in higher altitudes!
Becoming a pro in no time: ski schools
Two ski schools have made it their mission to help winter guests glide over the slopes more effortlessly and with more fun. Skiing, snowboarding, freeriding or fun sports: There’s a suitable course for every winter discipline. In a group or on your own: You decide how you want to learn Austria’s favourite national sport!
Slopes for pros: Garfrescha training base
World famous ski racers like Felix Neureuther, Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin are increasingly using the Silvretta Montafon slopes, which are specifically prepared for professionals, for their World Cup competition preparation. The Garfrescha training base has a modern race and training track, which is even SL FIS certified.
You can find all information about the Garfrescha training base here!