To the ski area:
The Faschina ski area is located in the Großen Walsertal. 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.
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.
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.
Other great skiing areas in Vorarlberg are Damüls-Mellau, the Diedamskopf or the Sonnenkopf.