Off piste fun and snow flurry: ski holidays in Austria

Skiing in Vorarlberg – Löwen Hotel excites all visitors

With a ski holiday at the 4-star superior Löwen Hotel, the mountains are right outside the door. After a brief walk, take the mountain railway up to the chapel mountain station and dive into unique skiing bliss. Skiing in the Montafon is a very special experience: sporty, enjoyable, always diverse and never boring.

The Silvretta Montafon ski area in Vorarlberg is one of the largest in Austria. The popular destination for skiers has something in store for every level and taste – a centre of attraction for pleasure skiers, athletes and free-riders.

Skiholiday in Austria in the Montafon © Dietmar Walse

Skiing in the Montafon – an overview

Only a couple of years ago, the ski area Montafon consisted of small, snug and separate ski areas. The winter of 2011/2012 saw the introduction of modern lifts connecting the Grasjochbahn with the Hochalpilabahn. Since then, Silvretta Montafon has been one of Austria’s ten largest ski areas.That’s skiing in Vorarlberg!

  • 245 km of perfectly groomed slopes
  • 119 varied slopes from easy to challenging (109 km of blue pistes for beginners and children, 78 km of red pistes and 58 km of black pistes.)
  • 61 lifts
  • A total of 10 mountain restaurants with 9,000 seats
  • Countless winter hiking trails

The little holiday something at Silvretta Montafon

Those looking for something special for their ski holiday in Austria will find it in the Silvretta Montafon ski area. Skiing in the Montafon sees panorama enthusiasts next to free-riders and sun-skiers. The ski region surrounding Löwen Hotel certainly offers enough space allowing everyone to find their very own favourite slope. Best enjoy the sunrise on a ride down the HochjochTotale granting you moments of happiness high above the mountains of Vorarlberg.

On the Alpilgrat, at an altitude of 2,430 m, you have an exclusive view of the rising sun. Be one of the first to race down the freshly groomed slopes on the sunset ride with the mountain and the first warming sunrays behind you. Many a skier feels the altitude rush when completing the Höhenrausch route across the ski area leading past five of the most spectacular lookouts in all of Silvretta Montafon – a ski ride wowing guests year in year out.

Skiing in Vorarlberg: pure adrenaline rush

At times, the day could be a bit more thrilling, and so the ski area surrounding Hotel Löwen in Schruns has action, fun and excitement in store. Special speed and racing tracks impress guests

who like to compete with others. Seven extremely steep slopes guarantee a real adrenaline rush. The “Black Scorpions” increase the pulse rapidly – for a skiing experience on the edge.

lope fun for the youngest ones: learn to ski in the Montafon

Löwen Hotel’s little guests certainly won’t miss out on their ski holidays in Austria. Whether skiing for the first time or young pros: the countless slopes suitable for children show how much fun skiing in Austria can be.

Children’s activities at the Silvretta Montafon ski area

    • Conveyors as climbing aids
    • Colourful obstacle course
    • Ski carousel
    • Entertainment programme
    • Indoor ski kindergarten with loving care
    • Children’s ski race with great prices


    The special tip for a family skiing day in the Montafon is Graf Hugos Piste: the ski rally leads you around the Seebliga reservoir on the Hochjoch. The mountain troll Hugo asks you and your children tricky riddles and tasks.

    Skiing in Schruns © Daniel Zangerl

    Learning from the pros: ski schools in the Montafon

    Starting anything new is always difficult – particularly without help. Are you looking for professional supervision for your first steps on the slope? Excellent ski and snowboard schools prove that it’s never too late to try something new. An individual programme is offered for children as well as for adult ski beginners.
    Accomplished skiers can just take a lesson or two with a private ski instructor.

    Thanks to years of experience, ski instructors know exactly how to get you looking your best on the slope and how to get back to the valley safely.

    We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Löwen Hotel in Schruns. We are happy to help you plan your individual ski holiday in Austria.

    Après-ski and cosy togetherness in Schruns

    For many guests, a ski holiday in Austria is inevitably about après-ski. The jolly mood in the rustic huts and traditional delicacies complete skiing in the Montafon. Frolicsome parties and sophisticated conversations can be combined in Schruns to make a varied evening out – depending on how you want to spend your evenings.