The Arlberg: A paradise for winter sports enthusiasts
Aktualisiert: 1. Nov.
The Arlberg, located in the west of Austria, is a true winter oasis for us skiers and snowboarders. Our region is characterized by its unique location and impressive snow reliability, which makes us one of the most sought-after destinations for winter sports enthusiasts worldwide. In this blog post, we take a closer look at the statistics and snow depths that make the Arlberg our dream destination for snow enthusiasts.
Our Unique Location of the Arlberg
Arlberg is located in the Austrian Alps and spans the states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. Our location in the Alps makes the region a snow magnet. Thanks to our position on the main ridge of the Alps, we get snow from a variety of weather systems from the north and south, resulting in exceptionally high amounts of snow.
Our snow reliability statistics
The snow reliability of the Arlberg area is remarkable. The statistics impressively prove why so many winter sports enthusiasts flock to the region year after year:
Average snowfall: The average annual snowfall in the Arlberg region is over 9 meters! That is more snow than most ski resorts worldwide can record.
Long winter season: Our ski season often stretches from the beginning of December to the end of April. This means that we have a really long window of opportunity for our winter vacation here.
Guaranteed snow at high altitudes: our higher altitude resorts such as Warth, Lech and Zürs usually receive even more snow and offer an additional guarantee of optimal snow conditions.
Modern snow cannons: Many ski resorts in the Arlberg have modern snow cannons that produce additional snow when needed to keep the slopes in top condition.
Our current snow depths
To illustrate the snow reliability in the Arlberg, we take a look at the current snow depths:
Warth-Schröcken: We have by far the best natural snow conditions and are in a white winter wonderland from November to May. Especially in spring we benefit from north-facing slopes, where the snow quality is advantageous in spring. The snow becomes lighter and remains dusty even in April. Here we winter sports enthusiasts can benefit from snow depths of up to 300 cm in the village.
Lech and Zürs: We are also among the snowiest in the region, recording snow depths of up to 280 cm on the slopes. Our predominantly south-facing slopes suffer somewhat from strong sunshine in spring, but we still have excellent snow conditions.
St. Anton: Another highlight in the Arlberg area with 150 cm in the village to 300 cm on the mountain. We are a bit lower than Warth and Lech, but the descent to the village is always secured. The mountain railroads take us skiers up to a proud 2,800 m above sea level.
The whole Arlberg area is connected by cable cars. So you can easily choose which part of the ski area you want to explore today. To explore the whole area in one day, most of us can only manage if they are top athletes with racing experience. But of course you can try, you just have to follow the "Run of Fame" which stretches from Warth to St. Anton, or vice versa, and reports about numerous ski superstars from the region.
The Arlberg is undoubtedly a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Our unique location and impressive snow reliability make the region a dream destination for anyone who longs for snow-covered slopes and adventures in the snow in winter. With an annual snowfall of over 9 meters and a long ski season, Arlberg is a place you should definitely put on your list of winter destinations. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing or just enjoying the beauty of the snowy landscape - Arlberg has something to offer for every winter sports fan. Pack your winter gear and experience for yourself why the Arlberg is so special.