The Arlberg - the cradle of Alpine skiing
An important region in Vorarlberg
The Arlberg is both a high-altitude Alpine pass (1,793 m) whose economic significance as a traffic route rests mostly in the past. Today, "the Arlberg" is a world-famous brand for the winter sports areas that surround the Arlberg pass. These especially include the ski areas of Lech Zürs, Stuben, Klösterle, St. Christoph and St. Anton am Arlberg. Since the 2013/2014 winter season, Warth-Schröcken now also numbers amongst this region most well-known for winter tourism thanks to the ski area connection with Lech Zürs.
The unique location, the guaranteed snow and the charm of the Walser villages may be some of the many reasons why the Arlberg has anchored itself so securely within the heads of international winter athletes. In doing so, we should not forget the pioneering work of our predecessors who left their mark on the Arlberg. These include Hannes Schneider, who revolutionised ski technique with his Arlberg school. This resulted in the construction of the first tow lift in Austria in Zürs and the first cableway (Galzigbahn) in St. Anton. And Priest Müller from Warth, never shying away from fear or from being courageous, who took the very first "freeride tour" from Warth to Lech.
Best of all, come and see the magic of the Arlberg, its charming villages and the wonderful ski area for yourself. It's worth it!