Sonnenterrasse Arlberghöhe // Sun in St. Christoph

SKI ALL THE ARLBERG from the ARLBERGHÖHE

Written by:Familie Klimmer, 24. August 2016 | 1 comment. Read & write »

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Ski-in ski-out luxury at the heart of Austria’s largest linked ski area

The hottest news in the ski world this winter is the long awaited creation of a link between the two halves of the Arlberg, cradle of Alpine skiing and Austria’s leading ski circus.

It’s another good reason to make the hotel Arlberghöhe, St. Christoph your home for a fantastic ski holiday this winter. The charming ski-in/ski-out hotel sits at the snowy heart of the ski area, at 1,800m in St Christoph am Arlberg, with the famous resorts of St Anton on one side and Lech and Zürs now easily accessible on the other – pole position for access to 305km of uninterrupted downhill pleasure. The Arlberg area has fabulous runs and great powder up to 2,800m, and the Arlberghöhe’s location is supremely convenient for skiers of all standards, next to St Christoph’s ski lifts, nursery slope and ski school. The hotel’s west-facing sun terrace looks out on the forgiving blue Familienabfahrt: the ideal place for parents to watch their children enjoy a first taste of ski freedom.

The new 10-seater Flexenbahn cableway links Zürs and Stuben/Rauz and carries 2,400 passengers per hour, in just six minutes, over the Flexenpass, with breathtaking views of the Klostertal valley. The Arlberg‘s 87 lifts serve 305km of pistes shared by resorts large and small – St Anton, St Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Oberlech, Schröcken and Warth. Other major new lifts also opening this winter – the new Trittkopfbahn I and II (Zürs) and the Albonabahn II (Stuben) – take the Arlberg to a new level of skiing comfort and convenience.

The Flexenbahn is not just a plus for skiers, but also for the environment. It will reduce bus traffic between Zürs and Rauz by 120 trips a day and cut the number of cars in the villages, as more skiers use Rauz for their park & ride.

In celebration of this new link, the Arlberg resorts have created a 65km ski circuit, the ‘Run of Fame‘ to add to the region’s other great itineraries, the ‘White Ring‘ (Lech-Zürs), the ‘Tannberg Ring‘ (Warth-Schröcken) and the ‘White Flush‘ (Arlberg’s longest piste, St Anton). Images of local ski pioneers and racing legends dating back to the 19th century will feature at intervals along the route, which will cover the entire Arlberg area from end to end – Warth to St Anton/Rendl – and take most skiers a full day to ski.

2016/17 will also see the launch of a new Arlberg adventure: the first of an annual Hunt of Fame, inspired by most famous of all early ski films, The White Flush (1930), starring Hannes Schneider. A famous skier, sporting a fox‘s brush, will set off pursued by ‘hunters‘ (drawn by lots). Whoever grabs the tail will see their name on the Hunt of Fame board, displayed at the middle station between the two Trittkopfbahn cableways for posterity.

The new lifts are scheduled to open early December! For prices and reservations at the Arlberghohe: www.arlberghoehe.at
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  1. Kj howe says:

    My dear Karin, I am looking forward to the new access to Zurs and Lech. Is it located in Stuben? I plan to return again in January. Are there any particular days that are better for you.
    Thank you. Kj Howe, Las Vegas Kjhowe@aol.com

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