Ski slopes and freeride trails on the Arlberg

The most popular slopes on the Arlberg

The hills are alive in Austria's largest connected skiing area

With a balanced mix of blue, red and black pistes, everyone gets their money's worth here. The Arlberg’s ski area is home to the legendary circuit known as the “Run of Fame”. This runs from St. Anton via Lech and Zürs to Warth, covering a total distance of 85 kilometers of piste. This allows you to explore a large part of the ski area and experience various and diverse trails of differing levels of difficulty. A similar experience is offered by the White Ring, which connects the four villages of Lech, Zürs, Zug and Oberlech, which is just 22 kilometers and thus significantly shorter and easier to master. Each set of trails and well-groomed slopes is worth a try in their own right.

Insider tips for freeriders

Discover pristine slopes

The Arlberg is popular with freeriders and off-piste skiers. In addition to the ski area, more than 200 kilometers of secured ski trails await you for that special deep snow experience. Many of the existing deep snow spots are adjacent to the slopes and are therefore easily accessible and signposted. Springtime boasts the best snow conditions for the freerider on the shaded slopes of Warth and Schröcken. The Valluga, in particular, is quite special. There are also numerous other "hidden spots" to discover across the Arlberg – places where you can improve your technique. Hiring a state-certified ski guide ensures a safe and varied deep-snow experience. 

Basically, you should consider the following issues whenever you go out into the field: 

  • Pay attention to open or closed routes 

  • Check snow, avalanche and weather reports 

  • Make a realistic self-assessment 

  • Understand your own fitness level and stamina 

  • Pack suitable avalanche equipment  

  • Ideally: head into the terrain with a ski guide. 

Action-packed activities across the Arlberg region

Out and about in the fun park or heliskiing

There’s even a fun park in Lech, directly at the entrance to the ski area at the Schlegelkopfbahn. Another fun park, the "Stanton Park", with kickers and rails, is located in St. Anton at the Rendl. Additional attractions on the Arlberg include: 

  • Speed check at the Rotschrofenbahn 

  • Parallel giant slalom at the Hinterwieslift 

  • Funslope at the Steffisalp in Warth 

If a thrilling ride through the fun park doesn't produce enough adrenaline, you can take it a step further. At Mehlsack or Schneetäli there you can choose heliskiing! This is only available with a ski guide, but offers an unforgettable, truly Alpine experience. Floating down untouched slopes in the backcountry is thus guaranteed.

Are you in need of proper equipment?

Skis and snowboards can be rented from Strolz