The Arlberg is a legend
Mountain Massif. Alpine Pass. Region. Arlberg is all that, yet so much more: Social meeting point and famous tourist region, fascinating and legendary. It is regarded as the birthplace and most coveted domicile of international ski sport. As hub of the freeride scene, it is worshipped with cultlike reverence.
At the beginning of the 20th Century, Arlberg ski pioneers such as Hannes Schneider developed the stem turn, the forerunner of today’s parallel turn. The Arlberg Technique revolutionised skiing, Arlberg ski instructors taught this style from Japan to America. It has provided the foundations for modern alpine skiing ever since. The fascination of the Arlberg unites people from all over the world. It is the reason why guests from over 50 nations visit this alpine region every year. Successful fashion or movie stars are to be found equally amongst the visitors as young mavericks from the off-piste community.
87 lifts and cable cars, 305 kilometres of marked ski runs, 200 kilometres of deep snow runs in back country terrain. Numbers that speak volumes. They outline the unparalleled dimensions that ski aficionados have always appreciated about Arlberg.
Arlberg’s charisma became even greater and more enticing allure in the winter of 2016/17. The gondolas of the new Flexenbahn cable car now glide over the rugged massif from Alpe Rauz to Zürs, connecting Tirol with Vorarlberg for the very first time in what is now Austria’s largest connected ski resort.