‘World’s best ski resort’ – ‘Best place to ski’ – ‘Best freeride area’: These are just some of the awards that the Ski Arlberg resort has received. And when you ask people who have skied its off piste area what they think of it, one answer clearly stands out – “no other place like it!”

Here are three main aspects that make the off piste in St. Anton, Lech Zürs, Stuben & St. Christoph and the ‘cradle of alpine skiing’ so special.

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Size of the Arlberg area

When St. Anton was connected with Lech Zürs in 2016, the Ski Arlberg became the biggest ski resort in Austria with a total of 303km of prepared ski runs. Furthermore 200km of off piste and backcountry terrain ensure enjoyment and diversity for those seeking to spend their day  in the powder away from the busier ski-lifts and on piste slopes. An ideal playground for all off piste skiers who’d like to discover the incredible terrain and endless powder runs. Ready to enjoy the peace far beyond the bustle of the resort?

Preparation and appropriate safety equipment and is essential for your off piste day – come with us to get the most out of it (see here for the five main reasons to book a mountain guide). You’ll  able to explore even more of the Arlberg’s superb off piste, while also having a peace of mind that you are in safe hands. From day daily off piste skiing to ski touring, multiple day trips to week long ski touring  – suitable for beginners and experts – we’ll select the tours according to your abilities.

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Diversity of terrain

It is not only that the amount of freeride runs St. Anton, Stuben and Lech Zürs is immense, the runs themselves are also very diverse. This ensures that every off piste enthusiast can find great and appropriate terrain for his or her own ski level and preferences. Whether you are looking for enjoyable tree runs, powder, steeps, or drop offs, Arlberg has it all.

Good off piste conditions always to be found

Given the size, the diversity and the different aspects of Arlberg’s terrain, it is always possible to ski good off piste conditions on any given day. Even with several days of sunshine, waiting for the next powder storm to come in, we’ll be able to find nice snow conditions and are happy to guide you there. Full snowstorm and no visibility at all? Join us for some of the best tree runs the Arlberg has to offer!

Time to experience it yourself? Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to book you in for prime off piste guiding or help with planning your trip.

Blog entry by Mike