From the Flumserberg to the Spitzmeilenhütte and the Weisstannental

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Fortunately for us, the weather forecast has not come true! In bright sunshine we start our two-day hike on the Flumserberg. The mountain railway takes you from Tannenheim up to Prodalp, where our hike begins.

Day 1: From the Flumserberg to the Spitmeilenhütte

From the Pordalp you first go along a forest path, which you can leave after a while and then hike on narrow, very beautiful hiking trails. On the way to the Spitzmeilenhütte you pass the Alpine restaurant Panüöl and the Alpe Fursch. So sufficient possibilities are provided along the way to get a bite to eat. Unfortunately, the weather forecast should be right at some point and it started to rain slightly. After the Alpe Fursch, the only short climb on the way is the one just before the Spitzmeilenhütte, but it is not too long and steep.

Shortly after we arrived at the Spitzmeilenhütte, the predicted weather actually started and hit rained cats and dogs. Now that we had arrived and were sitting in the dry, we could calmly look at the natural spectacle. We enjoyed a delicious dinner and spend the rest of the evening playing board games

Day 2: From the Spitzmeilen hut to the Weisstannental

The next day the mountains were covered in clouds and it was raining lightly when we left. But despite the bad weather, the mood was excellent and so we made our way towards Weißtannen. It didn’t rain all the time, but every now and then it starts to rain. The low-hanging clouds gave the landscape a very mystical atmosphere. At Fransfurggla, we decided to leave the Sardona-Welterbeweg No. 73 because the mountains were still hanging in the clouds and therefore block the view. However, when the weather is nice, the route over the Madchopf is certainly the more attractive route, as you have a great view from up there.

You can find a detailed report on our tour here. Unfortunately, only in German.

The Gauertal Alpine Tour – A hike with a view of the ‘Three Towers’

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Are you looking for a nice hike for the whole family? Then the Gauertal AlpkulTour trail is just the thing for you!

The way to the Lindauer Hütte

After a very relaxed breakfast, we took the Golmerbahn in the late morning and drove it to the mountain station. From where the Gauertal AlpkulTour trail starts. From the top station of the Golmerbahn you follow the signs towards Lindauer Hütte. The first few kilometres are still a bit uphill and downhill, but really not much and therefore really doable for everyone. On the way you pass different sculptures by Roland Haas. The sculptures all deal with the farming culture of the Montafon. For those who cannot speak or read the Montafon dialect, a QR code scanner is recommended in order to be able to translate the information of the individual sculptures. This gives you some different insights into the cultures of the Montafon.

After about half of the way you will reach the Lindauer Hütte where you can stop for a great break. Thanks to our good timing, we arrived there exactly at lunchtime and were able to stop for an excellent lunch at the Lindauer Hütte.

A second break in the Gauertalhaus

From the Lindauer Hütte you follow the path back from the Gauertal towards the Golmerbahn. After a good 1 ½ hours hike there is another very nice place to stop for a bite to eat – the Gauertalhaus, where you can toast the beautiful tour very well. Since the weather was initially very cloudy, we took the chance and stopped also at the Gauertalhaus for a drink and enjoy the now shining sun in one of the deck chairs. This is really the perfect spot to for a break. 

You can find a detailed report about our tour here. Unfortunately, only in German.

Steibis-Imbergbahn – The small, large ski area in the Allgäu

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About the ski area:

The Steibis-Imbergbahn ski area has everything that the major ski areas in the Alps have to offer. Ski fun on 17.6 km, fun park, freeride slopes and for the little kids’ area and ski schools. Everything that makes a wonderful day of skiing!

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Steibis-Imbergbahn ski area:

Today our day started a little later than usual. The Imbergbahn brought up to the ski area. The first thing we noticed is the special flair of the ski area. After a few runs at the Nordlift and Fuchskarlift, we drove to the longest slope in the ski area. We stayed there for a while before heading back to the Imbergbahn and the valley run.

Favourite slope Moritz:

My favourite slope is slope 5 and slope 5a because they are by far the longest slopes. But I was definitely not the only one who liked it so much, because in the afternoon the slope was very bumpy, especially in the steeper areas. So, my tip: come early!

Favourite slope Christiane:

My favourite slope is the valley run. The blue slope 1 leads from the mountain station of the Imbergbahn down to the valley station. A really nice descent that varies from time to time but is still very good for everyone to ride.

Refreshments:

There are multiple places to stop for a refreshment in the Steibis-Imbergbahn ski area. If you like beautiful views, the Vordere Fluh is the place for you. From the sun terrace you have a wonderful view of the valley. The food tastes twice as good with that view.


What is special about Steibis-Imbergbahn:

The special thing about the Steibis-Imbergbahn ski area is certainly its flair. Despite the manageable size, it exudes the flair of a large ski area.


Oberstaufen-Hündlebahn is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Oberstaufen-Hündlebahn – Skiing on quiet slopes

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About the ski area:

In the Oberstaufen-Hündlebahn ski area you can make your turns on 19 kilometres of slopes. Beginners and advanced skiers alike can ski well on the mostly red and blue slopes and spend a wonderful day of skiing. And the little ones are also well looked after in the children’s area and the ski school.

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Oberstaufen-Hündlebahn ski area:

At 9 o’clock sharp, we stood at the valley station and took the Hündlebahn up. In the beginning we drove a lot with the Graft lift and sometimes made the valley run. Then, we slowly drove further and further east of the ski area. Because the ski area is very long, you don’t notice all the other skiers that are in the area at the same time. In the morning you sometimes even had the feeling that you were skiing all alone.

Favourite slope Moritz:

My favourite slope was clearly the red slope 6. The slope is quite short, but runs in nice waves, which I always enjoy a lot.

Favourite slope Christiane:

My favourite slope was the blue slope 2. The slope has exactly the right slope for me, so that I can practice my technique and can sometimes be a bit faster. I really skied the slope many, many times!

Refreshments:

A wonderful sport for a break is the Hündle mountain restaurant. From the terrace you have a wonderful view of the valley and, especially when the weather is good, you can really relax and enjoy the break to its fullest.

What is special about Oberstaufen-Hündlebahn:

Special for us at the Oberstaufen-Hündlebahn ski area was the quietness. Although the parking lot was well filled, it wasn’t in the ski area and you were almost alone on the slopes, which is especially nice for beginners.


Bödele is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Faschina – The small, quiet ski area in the Großen Walsertal

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To the ski area:

The Faschina ski area is located in the Großen Walserta. The starting point of the cable cars is around 1500 meters. With 11.9 km of routes and slopes and 4 lifts, Faschina is one of the smaller ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Due to the very varied slopes, the ski area still has something to offer for everyone. The ski area is also connected to the Damüls-Mellau ski area by ski bus.

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Faschina ski area:

With a light mix of sun and clouds, we went to the Faschina ski area for the first time. At first, we were very open and had no expectations of the ski area, but we were quickly taught otherwise. In the small, very familiar ski area there was a great atmosphere without much hectic and stress. For lunch we stopped at the Lari-Fari café restaurant (more on this below). After a delicious lunch, we went back to the slopes. Because most of the slopes are eastern facing, the slopes were in perfect condition even in the afternoon and we were still able to do a lot of runs.

Favourite slope Moritz:

My favourite slope was red slope 2, which starts at the end of the DSB Staffelalpe lift. Red slope 2 merges almost directly into red slope 3a. With the two slopes together, you really have a super long and beautiful descent. The only drawback, it takes a while to get back to the starting point.

Favourite slope Christiane:

My favourite slopes were the blue slopes 4 and 5. The slopes are quite short, but really varied and you can get back to the starting point at the Guggermülli lift.

Refreshments:

The best sport for a break in the Faschina ski area ist opposite the valley station in the Café Restaurant Lari-Fari. There is everything you could want after a long day of skiing. The burgers here are awesome! Highly recommended!

The special thing about the Faschina ski area:

The special thing about the Faschina ski area is that even if the nearby ski areas are already overcrowded, you can still make your turns in Faschina and enjoy a wonderful day of skiing.


Bödele is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

The special thing about the Faschina ski area is that even if the nearby ski areas are already overcrowded, you can still make your turns in Faschina and enjoy a wonderful day of skiing.


Bödele is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Bödele-Schwarzenberg – skiing with a view of Lake Constance

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About the ski area:

Bödele – a small but fine ski area on the edge of the Bregenzerwald. It is this particular location, the first ski area in the Bregenzerwald coming from the Rhine Valley, that makes Bödele so popular. The Bödele is considered an absolute family ski area, because it has everything to offer for young and old without being overcrowded. The Bödele has 10 lifts with 24 km of slopes and ski routes and is therefore perfect for a relaxed day trip.

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Bödele ski area:

We got up very early and finally managed to be the first on the slopes. For us, that meant rushing down freshly groomed slopes. We started at the Hochälpele lift and then drove towards the Seeblick lift, where in the morning you had a wonderful view of the sea of ​​clouds in the Rhine valley. Afterwards, went back to the Schwarzenberger site, where slope 5 is one of our favourites.

Favourite slope Moritz:

My absolute favourite slope at Bödele is the blue slope 6, which starts at the top station of the Lank lift. The special thing for me about this slope is the idyllic slope guidance, which mostly leads through the forest. Especially when the trees are full of snow, the descent is simply picturesque.


Favourite slope Christiane:

I absolutely have to agree with Moritz here. The blue slope 6 is simply great. What convinces me as a beginner is that it is not too steep, and I can practice my technique very well. In addition, the course of the slopes is super beautiful.

Refreshments:

The best stop for us at Bödele was the Meierei Oberlose (dairy farm), diagonally opposite the valley station of the Lank lift. The old dairy is surrounded by trees, which make the location of the dairy particularly picturesque. In good weather, you can enjoy a break on the sun terrace with a view of the slopes. In bad weather, you can also spend your break wonderfully in the cosy interiors of the old dairy.


What is special about the Bödele:

What is special for us at Bödele is clearly the manageability of the ski area combined with the variety of the many different slopes. For this reason, we always like to come to Bödele for a day of skiing.


Diedamskopf is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Diedamskopf – skiing in front of more than 300 peaks

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To the ski area:

The Diedamskopf ski area is known for its natural snow slopes and the incomparable panorama with more than300 peaks. There is something for everyone on 40 kilometres of slopes in the Diedamskopf ski area, whether you are a beginner, advanced or professional. The clarity of the ski area and the 9 modern lifts make it possible for you to be in the middle of the ski area after just 15 minutes and for skiing fun to be in full swing
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About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.


Our day in the Diedamskopf ski area:

We needed two attempts to visit the Diedamskopf ski area. On the first day, we took the lift up, but only made one descent – it just snowed too much and the view was non-existent. We were not discouraged and went back the next day. And we were rewarded with a ski dream day!

At 2018m, we had a breath-taking panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. We were the first to drive down the fresh slopes and that was awesome! The conditions were great, and the slopes were well prepared. At first glance, the Diedamskopf ski area looks relatively small because there are not so many lifts – but the slopes are highly recommended and very versatile. There are many different possible combinations, so we never got bored. We are definitely excited and look forward to the next visit here.

Favourite slope Moritz:

I liked the ski route 22 the best, which brings you down all the way to the valley. The descent is long and partly steep – you can really pick up speed here!

Favourite slope Christian:

The red 9 was my highlight in the Diedamskopf ski area. In the lower part it becomes the blue 9a. The route is perfect for working on your technique – but the real reason why I like the descent is the fantastic panoramic view of the surrounding peaks!

Refreshments:

At the middle station you can stop off at the Wedelrestaurant. But if you want to enjoy a unique view of the mountains, we recommend the panoramic restaurant at the mountain station with the huge sun terrace. The Käsker Breitenalpe has cheese specialties and local cuisine on their menu.

What is special about the Diedamskopf:

We would almost describe the ski area at Diedamskopf as an insider tip. The special thing about it is definitely the diversity of the slopes and the breath-taking view of the snowy peaks! We also like that the ski area can score with so much sun.


Damüls-Mellau is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Laterns – skiing in the winter wonderland

About the ski area:

The Laterns ski area offers skiing fun on 27 kilometres of slopes. There are practice slopes for families as well as steep descents for the experienced skier. In addition, non-skiers get their money’s worth with the 25-minute downhill sledding run. The sledding run leads through a beautiful forest most of the time. The ski area also has a ski kindergarten where young non-skiers can spend the day while their parents are out on the slopes.

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Laterns ski area:

After days of snowfall we finally wanted to enjoy the slopes and the fresh snow. Despite the snowfall, we decided to pay a visit to the Laterns ski area. The road was cleared, and we got to the ski area without any problems. The lift starts directly at the parking lot – so no long walks needed.

The entire ski area looked like a winter wonderland. The fir trees and the huts on the slopes were covered in thick snow. And what can we say: The slopes were a dream! Simply amazing. The slopes were well groomed and driving on fresh snow is just fun. The ski area of ​​Laterns is small, but rightly attracts many winter sports enthusiasts. The descents can be combined in an interesting way and if you go from top to bottom you have a really long descent behind you.

Unfortunately, the fog got thicker and the view got worse during the morning, but our day of skiing in Laterns was still great!

Favourite slope Moritz:

I particularly enjoyed the slope 7 (red). The slope is short, but it is reasonably fast, has some waves and steep sections.

Favourite slope Christiane:

I really liked red slope 1 – especially if you keep left in front of the 6-person lift. The route is sometimes flat and sometimes steeper and even as a beginner, I was able to practice driving fast here.

Refreshments:

From the “Falba Stuba”, right at the end of the Gapfohl lift, you have a wonderful view of the slopes. The hut is comfortably furnished and has a nice bar, where you can have a drink. Down in the valley you can also stop in the “Kuhstall” and warm up again. For a good mood with après ski you can visit the “Schnall Ab” at the valley station.

What is special about Laterns:

The Laterns ski area is particularly suitable for families and beginners, as most slopes are not too difficult to ski and still offer a lot of variety.


Sonnenkopf is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Sonnenkopf – the family ski area at the Arlberg

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To the ski area:

The Sonnenkopf ski area is the only 3TälerPass ski area located in the Klostertal. With its 38 km of slopes and ski routes and its 9 lifts, the Sonnenkopf attracts visitors from near and far – also because of the special location at the foot of the Arlberg. The many kilometres of slopes on the Sonnenkopf not only offer skiing fun for families, but also for freeriders who appreciate the back-country area and also people who want to go on a winter hike, sledding or cross-country skiing will also get their money’s worth at the Sonnenkopf. Thanks to the height of the ski area (up to 2300 meters), the Sonnenkopf is known as an excellent ski area with natural snow, where you can ski well into spring.

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Sonnenkopf ski area:

Perfect skiing weather had been announced – since we still had a few vacation days left, we didn’t hesitate long and took time off to go skiing on the Sonnenkopf. The arrival is simply great, because the ski area is located directly on the S16 expressway (“Wald am Arlberg” exit).

The Sonnenkopfbahn starts only a few meters from the parking lot. When you have arrived at the top, the view from the top is simply breath-taking! All around, you have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.

We were lucky and were among the first on the slopes – and it was just fun! The 4-seater chairlift, the Obermuri cable car, takes you to 2200 meters. From there we took exits 5 (blue), 6 and 11 (both red) a few times. Always with great views of the mountains and the valley. The ski area looks quite large because it is so long, but still easy to find your way around. At noon, we stopped at the Muttjöchle panoramic restaurant, right at the mountain station of the Riedkopfbahn. The view from there is great and the kitchen is highly recommended!

Favourite slope Moritz:

I preferred to ride the 5 on the Sonnenkopf (see map below). The slope is wide and the panorama that is offered is simply magnificent! There are also some steeper sections where you can really get some speed.

Favourite slope Christiane:

My favourite slope is clearly the 1 (see map below)! You drive through the snowy forest to the middle station of the Sonnenkopfbahn – I just enjoy this route.

Refreshments:

There are various ways to stop at the Sonnenkopf. We particularly liked the location (and the excellent cuisine) of the panorama restaurant Muttjöchle. The mountain restaurant on the Sonnenkopf (right at the mountain station) also offers other places to stop and if you like a rustic hut atmosphere, you should stop by the slope 1 in the Bündthütte.

For après-ski, a visit to the Kelobar at the valley station or the ice bar at the mountain restaurant is recommended.

What is special about the Sonnenkopf ski area:

In our opinion, the ski area Sonnenkopf scores with the great location on the Arlberg, the easy accessibility and the possibility of skiing on natural snow until spring. We particularly liked the vastness of the ski area.



Warth-Schröcken is another amazing ski area included in the 3TälerPass, you can find more here.

Warth-Schröcken – skiing in Austria’s most beautiful place

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About the ski area:

Warth-Schröcken is one of the most snow-reliable ski areas in the Alps and the scope of the 3TälerPass. With a height of over 2000 meters in some places and the many northside slopes, Warth-Schröcken enables skiing fun until spring. Warth-Schröcken offers 70.8 km of slopes and ski routes with different levels of difficulty. This makes it the second largest ski area of ​​the 3TälerPass. For some years now, Warth-Schröcken has also been connected to the SkiArlberg, the largest ski area in Austria.

About us:

We are Moritz and Christiane from Bregenz and this year we will explore the different ski areas of the 3TälerPass. Christiane only started skiing last year and will start her second skiing season in 2018/2019. This will give you an insight into the ski areas from a beginner’s perspective. Since Moritz has been on skis for a while, he also feels comfortable on steep slopes. He will describe his impressions for more advanced skier.

Our day in the Warth-Schröcken ski area:

The skiing season finally begins! This year, we went to Warth-Schröcken for our first day of skiing. We chose this ski area for our start because it is one of the highest ski areas and therefore hast the most open slopes. Unfortunately, not all ski lifts were open yet, but this didn’t limit us at all.

Coming from Bregenz, we parked in the parking lot at Kalbelesee. If you get there early enough, you can get a parking space almost directly at the Saloberjet (cable car). The Saloberjet then brought us for the first time to the Warth-Schröcken skiing area. The view from the top station of the lift is simply amazing. In every direction you have a great panorama with mountains of over 2500 meters. Skiing here is really like skiing in front of a picture-perfect panorama.

Favourite slope Moritz:

My absolute favourite slope in the Warth-Schröcken ski area is 292, a red slope on the Hochalpbahn (see map at the bottom). The slope runs in several waves downhill where you can pick up a lot of speed. Due to its north-facing slope, the 292 still offers great slope conditions in the afternoon.

Favourite slope Christiane:

My favourite slope was a combination of different slopes. The starting point is the top station of the Sonnen-Jet or Sonnencruisers and the finish is at the Körbersee with the valley station Ski-Schaukel Falken (Körbersee). In order to get from the Sonnenjet to the Körbersee, we drove various blue slopes. It started with the 254, followed by the 257 and the 255 (see map at the bottom). The great thing about this descent was the great mountain panorama, which accompanied me the entire route, as well as the loneliness on the slopes, since they are quite on the edge of the ski area.

Refreshments:

A wonderful refreshment stop is directly at the Körbersee – the Berghotel Körbersee. At this idyllic place, which has already been voted Austria’s most beautiful place, you can spend your lunch break perfectly. But of course, there are also a number of other places to stop for a bite to eat, such as the Salober gastronomy or the Hochalphütte.

What is special about Warth-Schröcken:

For us, the flagship of the Warth-Schröcken ski area is the special view that you have here when skiing. A simply stunning mountain panorama! In addition, the high location of the ski area enables an early start of the season and a late end of the season, which makes it perfect for those who cannot wait until you can finally start skiing again and cannot get enough of it in spring.