Monday, March 24, 2008

Ski Arlberg

The Arlberg region in Austria is one of the most important destinations to enjoy the alpine winter in their entire splendor. Lech, Zürs, St. Anton, St. Cristoph and Stuben, together they form a single ski region: Ski Arlberg, a Ski Paradise with world-famous reputation for decades. It is one of the most varied ski regions of the world where snow is virtually guaranteed, on average 7 metres of snowfall each winter complemented by snow cannons which cover 60% of the slopes (at this moment we are enjoying 360 centimetres of snow in St. Anton). The winter season extends from late November to late April or beginning of May. The Arlberg skiing region includes 85 cable cars and ski lifts travelling between 1,300 and 2,800 metres above sea level, 25 ski conveyor belts in the children’s and beginner’s areas, 280 kilometres of groomed pistes and 180 kilometres of deep-snow runs, offering unlimited possibilities and varied terrain for experts and adventurous intermediates. But Arlberg also is the perfect place to learn to ski with more than 1,000 local and international winter sports instructors at 7 ski schools.
Ski Arlberg has been evaluated 2 times and has been awarded the title “Top Skigebiet” with 5 stars from during the world wide ski resort tests held annually. Ski Arlberg also was tested by Snow-Online and has been awarded with the No. 1 rank on the 2004/2005 winter season.
The closests airports are Innsbruck, Zurich and Munich with shuttle services and frequent train connections to the airports.