Winter is the most beautiful time of the year both for us and our guests.
We’re totally in love with the snow, because snow means lots of fun. Children build snowmen on the slopes around Bildegg and have snowball fights and there are sleds and skis outside every house. The ski pistes, cross-country ski runs and winter hiking trails are fully prepped and open for business. The mountains wear their white hoods and entice us to finally click into our skis and strap our boards on once again.
Warth-Schröcken is an outstanding ski area.
It’s got a real guarantee of snow between December and April thanks to its location and height, with 11 metres of the best natural snow year on year. With its 15 different lifts to choose from, 62 kilometres of superbly prepared slopes and countless number of untouched deep snow slopes to discover, Warth-Schröcken is of the most attractive ski resorts in the Alps.
Warth-Schröcken forms but a small part of the whole of the Arlberg ski region, which, with its 88 lifts and cable cars, over 300 kilometres of downhill skiing along with 200 kilometres of deep snow, is the largest inter-connected ski area in the whole of Austria.
Exclusiv ski area
Access to the Warth-Schröcken ski area is located just 300 metres’ away from the house and you can also reach all of the higher slopes via the Dorfbahn cable car, which is located behind the community centre. When you return home later in the afternoon, you can almost ski the whole way to the front door.
Ski-school & ski rental
Ski-school Arlberg Snowsports
We highly recommend the “Arlberg Snowsports” ski and snowboard school in Warth. They have got lots of different courses to choose from, for both children and adults alike. Marcel Fetz’s team comprises local, professionally qualified ski instructors with great local knowledge who will guide you safely through the powder. Safety first, followed by a good serving of fun : )
There three places to rent equipment from in Warth where you will find everything you could possibly need for being out on the slopes.
Cross-country skiing & winter hiking
Cross-country skiing at the Hochtannberg Pass
Each winter on the Hochtannbergpass above Warth, four cross-country trails of varying difficulty are created and kept prepared ready for action. The cross-country circuits are suitable for both classic and skating styles. The Hochtannberg Pass lies at over 1700m above sea level, making it the ideal place for balanced high altitude training.
Go winter hiking and enjoy the snowy nature scenes away from the hustle and bustle of the slopes. Simply wonderful when the snow crunches under your feet and the sun glitters on the white meadows. Each winter, the community creates around 20 kilometres of footpaths all around Warth.
There are no limits when it comes to ski touring.
Far away from the commotion of the slopes, you can make your own tracks in the fresh snow. Simply attach the climbing skins to the skis and follow your planned route. There are numerous ski tours around Warth, with varying conditions and levels of demand depending both on your ability but also on the local weather conditions.
Please always check the current weather conditions and avalanche level as well as checking your safety equipment before you start out.
Any beginners should first take a basic course at the Arlberg Snowsports ski school, where you will learn both theory and get to practice the essentials required for ski touring.
Greater Widderstein – level: difficult
The tour to the Großer Widderstein (2,533m) is only suitable for advanced climbers and lasts around 4-5 hours. From the Hochtannberg Pass it leads through the South Couloir at 900 metres to the summit. If the couloir is icy, it is advisable to leave your skis behind below the summit head. Please ensure that you have informed yourself thoroughly beforehand with regard to the current snow conditions.
Greener – level: easy
The ascent to the Green Widderstein takes between 1 – 1.5 hours. The view from the summit of the nearby Biberkopf and Rappental is quite beautiful. The tour is perfect for beginners and starts off from the car park at the Lechleitner Alm cable car just before the hamlet of Lechleiten.
Walser Geishorn – level: difficult
This tour begins behind the Jägeralp lift car park in Warth. It takes about 4-5 hours to complete and is 8.5 km long. The breathtaking panorama of the Allgäu main ridge, the Lechtal Alps and the Lechquellen mountain range awaits you at the summit. The descent route over the steep northern slope is quite demanding. Please always inform yourself as to the current avalanche situation and the snow conditions before you set off.
Ice climbing is the supreme discipline of climbing in winter.
Using crampons and pickaxes, climbers climb icy walls or overhanging ice formations with the main rope attached to ice screws with so-called quickdraws. This climbing technique requires a lot of experience and the correct interpretation of local weather and ice conditions is absolutely essential for survival.
If you don’t yet know the where the best ice-climbing spots are or if you’re a beginner and prefer to rely on a guide, please book a tour, for example with Bergschule Hinterstein in Gramais.