Non-stop on- and off- slope action and pretty village base.
It has also become one of the world’s Meccas for ski bums. That’s a reflection of the wonderful, tough off-slope runs available in the bowls below the Valluga – the best that Austria has to offer. In good snow conditions they are superb. Sadly, conditions are often less than perfect except just after a fresh snowfall, because of their south-facing aspect. But if you are lucky with the snow you’ll have the time of your life. There’s a lot to offer adventurous intermediates too, both locally and at Lech and Zürs, a short bus-ride away.
There are lots of lively discos and bars, which keep going from 3 pm to 2 am. The resort is an ideal choice for the hard-drinking, disco-loving, keen-for-action holiday maker who can stand the pace of getting to bed late and being up for the first lift – it’s not for those who like a quiet life and gentle, uncrowded slopes.
Resort Altitude 1,304 m
Highest skiing 2,811 m
Longest run 10.2km
Total skiing area approx. 22km²
Longest downhill 10,2km: Valluga – Ulmer Hütte – St.Anton
Pistes with mechanical snow machines approx. 120km
Powder snow slopes 70 km
Transportation capacity/h: 53.000
- Extensive slopes for adventurous intermediates and experts
- Heavy snowfalls, backed up by snowmakers, generally give good cover despite sunny slopes
- Much-improved lift system has greatly reduced queuing problems
- Very lively après-ski
- Despite resort expansion, village retains distinct Tyrolean charm
- Slopes not ideal for beginners or timid intermediates
- Most of the tough stuff is off-slope
- Slopes can get very crowded
- Nightlife can get rowdy, with noisy drunks in the early hours
- Surprisingly little to amuse non-slope-users