Arlberg Travel Guide-What to expect from Arlberg?

Arlberg is a massif between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria. The highest peak is Valluga at 2,811 meters. The area is known for its ski resorts. Specifically they are in the villages of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Oberlech, Stubenbach, Zug, Warth.

Tourism is the main source of income for the villages of Arlberg and their inhabitants and plays a vital role in the region, which is known for its long winter tradition (between November 1, 2001 and October 31, 2002 for the first time Arlberg welcomed more than one million nights).

Arlberg Ski Resort was established in 1901 and in 1921, under the leadership of Hannes Schneider, the Arlberg Ski School was the first ski school in the area. In 1937, the first lifts were built in St. Anton and Zürs. Today, the nearby ski resorts in three mountains around Lech and Zürs constitute a ski resort with 87 lifts, 305 kilometers of covered slopes and 200 km. deep snow slopes.

The 10 best things to see and do in Arlberg

Ski in St. Anton
Ski in Lech
Ski in Zürs
Enjoy the après-ski scene
Aerial Forest Park (Verwalltal Valley)
Valluga Mountain
Schnann Gorge
Ski Museum (St. Anton)
Visit a local Spa
Activities at Arl.rock (From tennis to climbing)


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The charming Chalets

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Snowy pictures on the road

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Walking in St. Anton

My basic recommendations for Arlberg

Accommondation – The best villages to stay in Arlberg are St. Anton, Lech and Zürs.

Stay at Hotel Brunnenhof housed in a 300-year-old building and the classic Tyrolese Hotel Bergschlössl in St. Anton.

At Hotel Gasthof “Post”, a luxury hotel in the heart of Lech or at Hotel Arlberg. Its spa features an indoor pool, a rich list of treatments, a sauna and a steam room, as well as a yoga studio and a gym.

At the alpine Hotel Zürserhof in Zürs.

Food –

  • At Alber’s Rodel-Alm with rustic ambience and classic Tyrolean dishes in St. Anton. (Nassereinerstr. 106)
  • At Fuhrmannstube in St. Anton you can choose between typical Austrian or international dishes. If the weather is good, don’t miss the panoramic view. (Dorfstr. 74)
  • At Gampen in St. Anton with a patio and homemade specialties. The perfect stop for lunch during a ski day. (Kandaharweg 9)
  • At Gasthof Pension Auerhahn in Lech overlooking the Alps from your table. Try schnitzel or risotto. (Zug 12)

Transportation – With your car you can drive from place to place (with chains) if the snow is heavy. The Arlberg Ski Pass also provides access to a modern bus system, providing a comfortable connection between Lech, Oberlech, Zug and Zürs (blue buses) and is free of charge. The yellow buses between St. Anton / St. Christoph and Lech / Zürs are paid.

Between 7.30 pm and 3 in the morning James bus makes the itineraries. Cost € 4.50 per ticket.

How to get there

By plane: St. Anton is about a 75-minute drive from Innsbruck Airport by private shuttle or car. Friedrichshafen Airport is around 90 minutes away and Zurich Airport about 2 hours away.

By train: St. Anton also has its own train station. Train tickets from Innsbruck Hbf to St. Anton am Arlberg starts at 9€ (one way fare) for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance, however if you book last minute tickets on the same day, the average price is around 18.50€.

Arlberg Travel Tips

Days Needed: 1-2 (unless you want to snow for good!)

Best Season: Winter

The winter season (suitable for skiing) starts in early December and ends in late April.

Country: Austria (capital city Vienna)

Currency: Euro (Most credit cards accept most)

Language: German

Political system: Federal Presidency

* The Arlberg Ski Pass costs from € 43 a day from 12 noon to € 111 for two days. View prices in detail depending on how long you want to access the tracks here.

* Arlberg Ski Pass applies to all ski lifts at St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Oberlech, Zürs, Warth, Schröcken, Klösterle / Sonnenkopf and Lechtal.

* The famous bars Mooserwirt (since 1989) and Krazy Kanguruh (since 1965) on the slopes, host some of the Alpine’s most frantic après-ski parties.

* If you’re not a ski fan, there are plenty of activities to do at Arl.rock in St. Anton.

* Strolz has been one of the leaders in ski boots since the 1920s, and you can make your own custom boots on her Lech outlet.


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