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Arlberg, rider: Stian Hagen / photo: Peter Mathis

Cultural & Sports Events | Recreation & Entertainment | Museums Fortunately, culture in Vorarlberg does not fall into hibernation. Museums tell of bygone days and present innovations. Advent markets cast a magic spell on the towns in the Rhine valley and in some mountain villages. And once during winter time, even the Bregenz Festival puts in a guest performance in the snow with an open air in Lech.

Leisure and Entertainment

Museums and Collections

Casinos: high-class evening entertainment in style, twice in Vorarlberg. Casino Bregenz: starting daily at 12:00, traditional casino at 3:00 p.m. Casino Kleinwalsertal: daily at 7:00 p.m. (3:00 p.m. from 25/12 to Easter Monday). Cinemas: Bludenz, Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems, Feldkirch, Lauterach, Lustenau.

Information on opening hours available from the local tourist offices, as well as at www. vorarlbergmuseen.at. Museums/collections indicated by * are open only by prior registration. Au-Schoppernau (F.M.Felder Room/local museum), Bartholomäberg (Frühmesshaus/local museum), Bezau (local museum), Bregenz (Kunsthaus, Pfänderbahn Museum, Krafthaus), Bürserberg (local museum*), Dornbirn (inatura, Rolls Royce Museum/ closed from 07–31/01, Crib Museum/opened until 06/01), Stadtmuseum/Stadtarchiv, Flatz Museum, Kunstraum, Vorarlberg Architecture Institute, druck werk, Ebniter Stuuba, Christmas Decoration/opened Dec-Jan*), Feldkirch (Schattenburg Museum/local museum), Frastanz (Vorarlberg Museum World,

Calendar of Events Winter Season 2010/2011 Some highlights from the extensive programme of events Current dates and event search: www.vorarlberg.travel CONCERT SERIES/CULTURAL EVENTS Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra: e.g. Bregenz: 27/11, 16/01, 26/04, 11/02 opera premiere + 10 further performances; Feldkirch: 26/11, 14/01, 25/04 (www.symphonieorchester-vorarlberg.at) Bregenz Master Concerts, Bregenz: e.g. 12/11 English Chamber Orchestra, 21/01 Mario Brunello/violoncello, Andrea Lucchesini/piano, 02/03 Budapest Festival Orchestra, 03/04 Vienna Symphony Orchestra (www.bregenzermeisterkonzerte.at) Dornbirn Classics: 15/02 Basel Chamber Orchestra, 17/03 Tallinn Sinfonietta (www.dornbirn.at)

HIGH SPIRITS

CONCERTS/MUSICAL 04 + 11/12 Dec, Feldkirch: Advent singing 08/12 Bregenz: Max Raabe & Palast Orchestra 09/12 Bregenz: Christmas with the Paldauer 16/12 Bregenz: Christmas with the Kastelruther 20/12 Bregenz: The Harlem Gospel Singers & Band 27 + 30/01 Lech Zürs: Bregenz Festival Goes Snow 04/05/06 Feb, Bregenz: Stomp 2011 08–13/03 Bregenz: Musical ”Evita“ (London West End) ART EXHIBITIONS Bregenz, Kunsthaus: until April 2012 Horizon Field – A Landscape Installation In The High Alps Of Vorarlberg (www.kunsthausbregenz.at) Bregenz, Kunsthaus: until 09/01 Harun Farocki (www.kunsthaus-bregenz.at) Bregenz, Palais Thurn & Taxis: 20/11–02/01 Anny and Sibel Öztürk (www.kuenstlerhausbregenz.at) Bregenz, Magazin4: 04/12–20/02 Thomas Moecker (www.magazin4.at)

WINTER IN VORARLBERG 2010/11

How To Reach Vorarlberg How to reach us ... by car From the north on the German motorways via Singen–Meersburg– Lindau or Singen–Konstanz/Kreuzlingen–St. Gallen, via Ulm–Memmingen–Lindau, via Augsburg–Kempten or Munich–Kempten or via Munich–Memmingen–Lindau and via small border crossings between Allgäu–Bregenzerwald; From the west on the Swiss motorways via Zurich–St. GallenSt. Margrethen or Zurich–Walensee–Sargans; From the south via Como (I/CH)–San Bernardino–Chur, via the Brenner motorway (I/A)–Innsbruck–Landeck or Reschen pass (I/A)– Landeck–Arlberg; From the east on Austrian motorways via Innsbruck–Arlberg road tunnel or Arlberg pass road or via Reutte–Lechtal-Bregenzerwald (Note: the L 198 Lechtal road from Warth to Lech is mostly closed in winter). The Kleinwalsertal valley is located in the North-East of Vorarlberg and is accessible by road only via Germany: via the A7 to Memmingen-Kempten, and then on the B19, and the B308 Lindau–Immenstadt or Füssen–Immenstadt or via the B200/B205 to Oberstdorf. TOLL FEES All motorways and expressways in Austria are subject to a toll (in Vorarlberg the A14 and S16). Toll system for vehicles up to a maximum permissible weight of 3.5t and motorhomes: e.g. 10-day toll sticker for passenger vehicles EUR 7.90, motorcycles EUR 4.50, 2-month toll sticker for passenger vehicles EUR 22.90, motorcycles EUR 11.50. Toll stickers on sale at the motoring clubs, toll stations, petrol stations (in particular in vicinity to the border, motorways and ramps). The “corridor sticker“ which allows vehicles up to 3.5t maximum permissible weight (passenger cars, motorbikes, light motor homes) to use the 23km road section (corridor) on A14 Rheintal/ Walgau motorway between the German border and exit Hohenems near the border crossing to Switzerland (several entries and exits along the section). Price: single EUR 2, return EUR 4 (valid 24 hours). The corridor sticker is available e.g. at ticket-vending machines at both border crossings. For vehicles of more than 3.5t maximum permissible weight (busses/lorries): Since 01/01/2010, toll is charged according to EURO emission classes. Toll is collected either via an authorised payment facility (Post-Pay), via pre-recorded toll charges (Pre-Pay), or directly with ASFINAG via GO Direct. Special toll on distinct road sections: e.g. for the S 16, the Arlberg road tunnel between Langen am Arlberg and St. Anton am Arlberg/Tyrol. Vehicles of up to 3.5t maximum permissible weight: e.g. single fare EUR 8.50. The special toll is payable directly on site or in advance through buying a video toll card. For vehicles over 3.5t maximum permissible weight, toll is charged according to EURO emission classes. For more information about the toll system visit: www.asfinag.at

... by rail Vorarlberg is within easy reach from all directions. From the north coming from Germany to Lindau/Bregenz (schedule/ reservations: www.bahn.de). Information on night trains (City Night Line) and the Deutsche Bahn motorail trains (DB Autozug) at: www.bahn.de/citynightline or www.dbautozug.de.

SKI AND SPORT EVENTS 06/01 Kleinwalsertal: Walser Winter Duathlon 15/01 Lech Zürs: “The White Ring“ – The Race (the world’s longest ski race)

15–16/01 Sulzberg: Austrian Cross-Country Championships 28/01 Stuben: Hannes Schneider memorial race (flood-lit giant sprint slalom) 27–30/01 Schröcken: Tannberg Telemark 11/02 Sibratsgfäll: Horner race 18–27/03 Lech Zürs: Lech Winter Golf Week 19/03 Warth-Schröcken: Chill & Destroy Tour 23/03 Stuben: Barrel Stave race 26/03 Mellau: Spring ski race 02/04 Warth-Schröcken: SnowXCross Tour (Waterslide Contest) 09/04 Klostertal/Sonnenkopf: King of the water (int. Water-Slide-Contest/Snowboard) 10/04 Stuben: Longboard Classic (snowboard event) 16/04 Au-Schoppernau: Diedams Extreme (downhill and ski touring) 23/04 Schruns/Hochjoch: King of the Water 30/04 Lech-Zürs: Mountain Trophy Season opening e.g. 27/11 Lech Zürs and Laterns, 03–05/12 Gargellen, 04/12 Damüls, 04–05/12 Klostertal/ Sonnenkopf, 11–12/12 Gaschurn-St.Gallenkirch/Silvretta Montafon, 11/12 Au-Schoppernau/Diedamskopf, 10–12/12 WarthSchröcken MISCELLANEOUS Advent/Christmas markets in e.g. Bludenz (26/11–24/12), Bregenz (19/11– 24/12 + “Weihnachten in der Oberstadt“ 04–05/12, 08/12, 11–12/12, 17–19/12), Dornbirn (26/11–23/12), Feldkirch (19–20/11 + 26/11–24/12), Hohenems (05/12) Schwarzenberg Advent: 25/11–19/12 Concerts, readings, market, lectures … 31/12 in different resorts: New Year’s Eve events/fireworks, e.g. in Dornbirn, Egg 01/01 Lech Zürs: New Year’s Fireworks of Sounds 12–13/02 in different resorts: Funken Sunday (traditional bonfire to dispel winter) 12/03 Sonnenkopf/Klostertal: Inauguration of the snow sculpture 29/04–01/05 Lech Zürs: Oberlech end-ofseason spring festival

Scheduled bus service from train station to the airport); Bus: airport shuttle service to/from Vorarlberg (ski regions); Arranged taxi transfers.

From the west through Switzerland via Zurich–St. Gallen–Bregenz or Zurich–Sargans–Feldkirch (IC/EC service, schedule/reservations: www.sbb.ch). From the south coming from Italy via Gotthard pass–Zurich or Brenner pass–Innsbruck; From the east of Austria via Innsbruck and the Arlberg tunnel. Motorail to/from Feldkirch: Vienna and Graz (day-time and overnight services). Schedule/reservations: www.oebb.at. ÖBB-WedelweissInclusive Ticket of the Austrian Federal Railways – ultra thrifty and convenient: covering the train ride and a 6-day ski pass in the Arlberg ski area. Information in the Wedelweiss brochure, available free of charge at all major train stations and at selected travel agents. Express train stations in Vorarlberg: Bregenz, Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Bludenz, Langen am Arlberg; Arriving by train at the Kleinwalsertal, stop at Oberstdorf im Allgäu/Germany (at 10km, continue by taxi or local Walser bus).

... by plane Nearest airports (distance in km to Bregenz): • Friedrichshafen, Germany (32km) www.fly-away.de • Memmingen, Germany (75km) www.allgaeu-airport.de • Munich, Germany (217km) www.munich-airport.de • Stuttgart, Germany (209km) www.flughafen-stuttgart.de • Zurich, Switzerland (120km) www.flughafen-zuerich.ch • St.Gallen/Altenrhein, Switzerland (24km) www.stgallen-airport.ch • Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria (200km) www.flughafen-innsbruck.at Other airports in the vicinity: Salzburg (A), Frankfurt, Augsburg (G), Basel and Geneva (CH), Milan (I). Gliding and sporting airfield Hohenems: only for private and sporting aeroplanes (T +43 (0)5576/72170, www.loih.at). Experience Vorarlberg from a bird’s eye perspective: for information on scenic flights and parachute tandem flights call Rundflug-Team (phone +43 (0)664/1010160, www.rundflugteam.at). AIRPORT TRANSFER / SHUTTLE SERVICE For the best rail and bus connections from the airport of arrival to Vorarlberg, please visit www.vorarlberg.travel/fly or the website of the arrival airport. www.vorarlberg.travel/fly also has information on taxi shuttles that run from the arrival airport to your booked hotel in Vorarlberg. Lake Constance Airport Friedrichshafen (G): Scheduled & charter flights to many European and trans-European destinations. Bus: airport shuttle service to/from Vorarlberg (ski regions); Rail: Friedrichshafen Airport station directly in front of the terminal via a direct rail service Friedrichshafen–Lindau/Bregenz; Arranged taxi transfers. Allgäu-Airport Memmingen (G): Scheduled & charter flights to many European destinations. Rail: Memmingen train station is at approx. 4km from the airport (service Memmingen–Lindau/Bregenz or Memmingen–Oberstdorf).

Zurich airport (CH): Scheduled & charter flights to European, transEuropean destinations and world-wide services. Rail: good EC connections to Bregenz or Feldkirch (SBB: www.sbb.ch, ÖBB: fahrplan.oebb.at); Bus: airport shuttle service to/from Vorarlberg (ski regions); Arranged taxi transfers. Airport St. Gallen/Altenrhein (CH): Several daily scheduled flights from/to Vienna. Ideal connections to the world-wide services of Austrian Airlines (www.austrian.com). Bus: Free shuttle bus stopping in Lustenau, Dornbirn and Bregenz (Austrian Airlines – AUA – bus service); Rail: Public coach and rail services to Vorarlberg, train station is 5 min. from the airport (schedules of fahrplan.oebb.at and www.sbb.ch); Arranged taxi transfers. SELECTION OF DESTINATIONS AND AIRLINE PARTNERS To/from airport Friedrichshafen (www.fly-away.de): Germany: e.g. Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn, Münster/ Osnabrück by InterSky (www.intersky.biz); Lufthansa offers worldwide connections over Frankfurt (www.lufthansa.com), over Cologne/ Bonn with Germanwings (www.germanwings.com) and with TUIfly (www.tuifly.com) UK: London-Gatwick by MyWINGS (www.flymywings.com) Austria: Vienna, Graz by InterSky (www.intersky.biz) Netherlands: Rotterdam by Transavia (www.transavia.com) Italy: Rome by MyWINGS (www.flymywings.com) To/from Allgäu-Airport Memmingen (www.allgaeu-airport.de): Germany: e.g. Cologne/Bonn in Germany by TUIfly (www.tuifly.com) and Bremen by Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) UK/Scotland/Ireland: London-Stansted, Edinburgh and Dublin by Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) Sweden: Stockholm-Skavsta by Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) Kiev/Ukraine by Wizz Air (www.wizzair.com) To/from airport St. Gallen/Altenrhein (www.stgallen-airport.ch): scheduled flights to Vienna/Austria by AUA (www.austrian.com) To/from airport Zürich (www.flughafen-zuerich.ch): flights worldwide by SWISS (www.swiss.com) HINTS FOR LOW-COST CARRIERS www.checkfelix.com, www.airline-direct.de, www.swoodoo.com/de

Tobacco Exhibition), Gaschurn (Montafon Museum of Tourism), Hard (Textile Printing Musuem*), Hittisau (Women’s Museum, Alpine Dairy Hut Museum*), Hohenems (Jewish Museum, Otten Kunstraum), Kleinwalsertal (Bergschau, Ski Museum, Valaisian Museum), Koblach (local museum/early history in the Koblach region), Lauterach (Kunst im Rohnerhaus), Lech (museums of local history/Walsermuseum and Huber Hus, Kästle Museum), Lochau (local history collection), Lustenau (Embroidery Exhibition*, Rauch’s Radio Museum), Röthis (Museum of Forging), Schnifis (Military History Collection*), Schruns (local museum), Schwarzenberg (Angelika Kauffmann-Museum/ opened from 26/11–09/01, werkraum depot), Silbertal (Montafon Mining Museum), Wald (Klostertalmuseum/local museum*), Wolfurt (toys museum).

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For The Little Ones Helmet on and off they go! Well looked after by specially trained ski instructors, kids will learn to ski within few days, and this is even guaranteed by the ski schools. In a fun-driven and playful manner. Vorarlberg has a love for children and does everything to ensure that families with children spend a most pleasant holiday. FAMILY CLUB Themed hotels and resorts have tailored their portfolio to the needs of families with young children. The regions/resorts of Au-Schoppernau, Brandnertal, Kleinwalsertal, Lech Zürs, Hochmontafon and Schruns-Tschagguns and 12 hotels cater specifically to families with children, offering child-friendly facilities, practical all-in services and customized child-minding programmes. For information, family packages and holiday tips visit our website at www.vorarlberg.travel. FAMILY SPECIALS Kid’s Snow in the Bregenzerwald from 11–18/12/2010 (in Warth-Schröcken only), 15– 22/01 + 19–26/03 + 26/03–02/04/2011: Children aged 3 to 6 (born 2005/06/07) can ski for free for 6 days and attend a 4-day ski course free of charge, provided that they stay at least 7 nights accompanied by at least 1 adult (www.bregenzerwald.at). Family-Friendly Montafon: From 19/03 until the end of the winter season 2011, children born 1999 and later (proof of age required) can ski and stay for free (sharing their parents’ room), provided that at least one parent stays over the same period (5 nights) and acquires a Montafon ski pass for at least 5 days. Vouchers for the free ski passes are issued by the landlords and can be redeemed at the ticket count-

other toll roads except for the Arlberg road tunnel. Primary and secondary roads: usually closed are the L 198 Lechtalstrasse (LechWarth), L 51 Laternser Strasse (Innerlaterns-Furkapass-Damüls). The route between Hittisau and Balderschwang/Allgäu may be closed temporarily depending on weather conditions (Riedberg pass). INFORMATION ABOUT ROAD CONDITIONS Updated information available from the motoring associations ÖAMTC (www.oeamtc.at) and ARBÖ (www.arboe.at), on the radio and the internet: www.vorarlberg.travel Travel information on the radio: The local stations ORF-Radio Vorarlberg and Antenne Vorarlberg inform about the current traffic situation on VHF radio (frequencies displayed along the motorway). Never travel on a Saturday! Make sure to arrive and leave on a weekday, if possible. If you need to travel on the weekend, avoid times of heavy traffic (Saturday mid-morning, Sunday afternoon).

By rail or coach to the ski areas The ski areas of Vorarlberg are within easy reach by public transport. Regional and express trains (regional trains running at 30-min intervals) and busses will take you to the ski area of your choice. Your rail/bus ticket entitles you to a 10% discount on day or half-day tickets in the ski resorts of the Arlberg, Klostertal, Montafon and Brandnertal). The Montafon Ski Train runs a daily direct service between nearby Lindau (G) and Schruns (different stops in Vorarlberg) with a connecting service to the ski areas. For information visit www.vmobil.at. Ski busses to complement the train. Ski busses will take you where trains do not run, to the Bregenzerwald, the Laternsertal, Grosses Walsertal, Brandnertal, Klostertal, Kleinwalsertal and the Arlberg. Ski busses are either free or subject to a discount upon presentation of a lift ticket. Free local buses operate in several resorts. Visitors arriving by train or bus in Lech Zürs are guaranteed their ski pass, even when the day-ticket quota is already exhausted. The Vorarlberg transport network – a money-saving alternative. The Vorarlberg transport network (excluding the Kleinwalsertal, which runs its own bus system) is divided into tariff zones. The network also covers Liechtenstein and a number of border villages. Single, daily, weekly, monthly and annual tickets are available. Children up to 5 years travel free if accompanied by an adult. Children up to 14 years are entitled to single tickets and day tickets at half price. For scheduled services, tariffs etc. visit www.vmobil.at.

ers of the mountain transportation operators. A charge may apply for food and drink. Partner businesses are flagged in the Montafon Accommodation brochure (www.montafon.at). GAME/ADVENTURE PARKS Outdoor, some also indoor, may be used as part of the ski school or nursery programme. Facilities (+ = base terminal, * = in the ski resort, o = in the village and in the ski resort) in Au-Schoppernau*, Brando, Egg/Schettereggo, Gargellen*o, Gaschurn+, Kleinwalsertal*o, Klostertal/Sonnenkopf*, Laterns*, Lech Zürs*, Mellau+, Möggers/Scheidegg (D)*, Schruns/Silbertal*, Schröcken+. CONVEYOR BELTS/MAGIC CARPETS Mostly accessible through ski schools or nurseries in Au-Schoppernau, Brand, Bürserberg, Damüls, Egg/Schetteregg, Fontanella/ Faschina, Gargellen, Gaschurn, Laterns, Lech Zürs, Kleinwalsertal, Klostertal/Sonnenkopf, Mellau, Möggers/Scheidegg (D), Raggal, St. Gallenkirch/Gortipohl, Schruns/Silbertal, Sonntag, Tschagguns/Vandans, Warth/Schröcken. Baby lifts in several resorts. GUEST KINDERGARTEN/ CHILD-MINDING SERVICES Information about opening hours, admission age and rates at the local tourist offices. Most offer supervised lunch. Guest kindergarten (for children from approx. 3 years) in Au-Schoppernau, Bürserberg, Gargellen, Gaschurn, Lech Zürs, Kleinwalsertal, Mellau (at the mountain terminal), Schruns, Tschagguns. Child-minding services (up to 3 years) in Damüls, Egg, Fontanella/Faschina, Gargellen, Gaschurn, Lech Zürs, Kleinwalsertal, Warth. Babysitter services in a number of resorts.

Service information Area code for Austria 0043 + local code omitting the «0». Also valid for mobile phones. Emergency calls: Euro emergency 112 Alpine emergencies 140, within Vorarlberg also 144 Breakdown services (day and night, phone number without a dialling code) ÖAMTC – roadside service: 120 ARBÖ – roadside service: 123 Facts & Figures Land surface: 2,601 km2 Inhabitants: approx. 370,000 Capital: Bregenz Tourist regions: 6, towns and villages: 96 Accommodations: approx. 5,700 Guest beds: approx. 70.000, of which 36,600 in hotels, guesthouses Camping sites (winter season): 20 Lift facilities in 26 ski areas: 267 (transport capacity of over 400,000 Pm/h) Groomed slopes: more than 1,200 km Ski schools: 38, about 2,200 ski instructors Cross-country trails: more than 550 km Natural tobogganing runs in 30 resorts Ice rinks in 21 resorts Distances in km for the quickest route to Vorarlberg (Bregenz): Berlin 726 km Copenhagen 1,272 km Frankfurt 417 km Geneva 406 km Hamburg 802 km London 1,025 km Milan 307 km Munich 184 km Salzburg 313 km Stuttgart 220 km Vienna 622 km Zurich 121 km

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PUBLISHER’S STATEMENT – Publisher: Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Poststraße11, 6850 Dornbirn, Österreich/Austria. Design: Vorarlberg Tourismus. Responsible for the contents: Heidi Stelzhammer. Translation: Michaela Ott-Spracklin. Map: ©Freytag-Berndt u. Artaria, 1230 Vienna. Printed by: Vorarlberger Verlagsanstalt GmbH, Dornbirn. Printed in Austria. All information compiled on the basis of the material provided. No liability is accepted for the accuracy and the completeness of the data given. Press date: July 2010.

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Door-to-door service / Taxi transfers / Rental car Taxi pick-up service from hotel in Vorarlberg for all flights from nearby airports. Door-to-door bus pick-up service to the Kleinwalsertal valley: Transfer to bus collection points and from there directly to the Kleinwalsertal valley. “Komm mit” is a professional bus services operator serving cities in Germany. Arrival: from the Rhineland, Berlin and Hamburg on 22 + 29/12 and 05/01, return on 28/12, 04/01 + 08/01, from the Rhineland arrival from 02/01 on Sundays, return on Saturdays (www.komm-mit-reisen.net - Süddeutschland - Abholservice) Book a rental car for Vorarlberg or ex arrival airport with a car rental company (Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Buchbinder rent-a-car). For more information visit www.vorarlberg.travel or contact the local tourist office.

Traffic information TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS Closed during the winter months: Silvretta High Alpine Road and all

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More Information Needed? Select a folder and we will immediately send you the requested information free of charge. Brochures (* in German only): Farmhouse Holidays* | Camping* | Feel Well (curative, health and wellness institutions)* | Convention Partner Vorarlberg (meetings, conventions, events) | architekturland vorarlberg/moderne gastlichkeit – contemporary vorarlberg architectur Brochures of the regions: Alpenregion Bludenz | Arlberg | Bodensee-Vorarlberg | Bregenzerwald | Kleinwalsertal | Montafon Vorarlberg Tourismus, P.O. box 99, 6850 Dornbirn, Austria phone +43 (0)5572 / 377033-0 (Mon-Sat 8-19 h), fax 377033-5, info@vorarlberg.travel For up-to-date information, suggested events, travel hints, packages and all brochures for download also visit www.vorarlberg.travel. On this site, you may select and directly book the accommodation of your choice. Or call on one of the destinations, your travel agent and the holiday service of your nearest Austrian National Tourist Office (www.austria.info).

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Alpenregion Bludenz

Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH, Rathausgasse 12, 6700 Bludenz, Austria T +43 (0)5552/30227, F 30227-1712, info@alpenregion.at, www.alpenregion.at

BRANDNERTAL

Ski area Brandnertal 14 lifts: 3 cable cars, 6 chairlifts, 5 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 2,000m; km of runs: total of 55; 22 ● | 30 ● | 3 ● | 5km ski routes, snowboard funpark; 2 ski schools/ 2 ski schools for children Brandnertal ski pass, examples (prices in EUR peak season/ low season) Days 3 6 13

MERRY MARCH IN THE BRANDNERTAL – free ski pass from 19/03–02/04/2011 5/7 nights with breakfast or half board in an accommodation of your choice, from 4-star hotel to private guesthouse, B&B or apartment (without breakfast), 4/6 day ski pass for adults, welcome drink, reduced rates for ski course and rental skis 7 nights with half board and 6 day ski pass

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Brandnertal Tourismus, T +43(0)5559/555, www.brandnertal.at; Other package dates: www.alpenregion.at

SONNENKOPF/KLOSTERTAL

Adults 95 84 163 137 271 235

Children 65 58 103 92 *) *)

Junior 76 61 122 102 205 164

Days 3 6 13

Adults 88 79 151 136 240 216

Children 51 47 86 77 137 123

Junior 70 64 119 107 190 171

Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH, Dorf 2, 6764 Lech, Austria T +43 (0)5583/2161-0, F 3155, Snow telefon: +43 (0)810 966150, info@lech-zuers.at, www.lech-zuers.at

84 lifts on the Arlberg (Lech-Oberlech, Zürs, Stuben and KIostertal/Sonnenkopf, St. Anton and St. Christoph/Tirol): 11 cable cars, 38 chairlifts, 35 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 2,810m (Valluga). Km of runs: total of 280, 112 ● | 139 ● | 33 ● | 180km open-terrain descents; snowboard funpark in Lech and St. Anton/Tirol; heliskiing (bookable through the ski schools); 4 ski schools/ 3 ski schools for children Arlberg ski pass, examples (prices in EUR peak season/low season)

Valid for all facilities on the Arlberg. Seasons: Peak season 24/12–07/01, 29/01–25/03, low season 08–28/01 (for children with a ski pass of 5 days and longer until 18/02), 26/03–25/04. Start of season: 26/11, Sonnenkopf 04/12, end of season: 01/05, Sonnenkopf 25/04. Reduced rates for the Wedel weeks (04–23/12) and Snow Crystal special (26/11–03/12 and 26/04–01/05. Children: born 1995–2002, born 2003 and later Snow Man EUR 10/season; junior ticket: born 1991–1994; senior ticket: born 1946 and earlier, senior active ticket born 1936 and later: Snow man ticket: EUR 20/day, 100/season. Select day/hour ski passes. Ski pass extension possible. Limited number of day tickets in Lech Zürs. Ski bus: free use of the local shuttles from Lech to Zürs to Valfagehrbahn/Alpe

Children 73 69 143 136 223 212

Junior/Senior 109 104 207 197 320 304

total of 255 | 94 ● | 129 ● | 32 ● | various ski routes and openterrain descents. Snowboard funpark in Au-Schoppernau,

Lifts | Ski Rental | Ski Schools | Ski Kindergarten Lifts

Damüls–Mellau, Warth-Schröcken; 11 ski schools/ 11 ski schools for children 3-Valley Ski Pass, examples (prices in EUR peak season/low season) Days 3 7 13

Adults 106 201 312

Children 101 53 191 101 297 156

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Junior 94 177 275

Details: www.winterbergbahnen.at

Details: www.skischulen.at

SKI BREGENZERWALD 9/1–28/4/2011 (excepting the period 3–13/3/2011) 4 nights (Sun–Thurs) or 3 nights (Thurs–Sun) in an accommodation of your choice, 3-day 3-valley ski pass in a 4-star hotel including half board per person starting at EUR 3-star accommodation including half board starting at . EUR 263, bed-and-breakfast starting at EUR 198, 4 persons in a self-catering apartment starting at EUR 593. Other package dates: www.bregenzerwald.at

Senior 75 68 128 115 204 184

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Kleinwalsertal

Kleinwalsertal Tourismus, Im Walserhaus, 6992 Hirschegg, Austria T +43 (0)5517/5114-0, F 5114-419, info@kleinwalsertal.com, www.kleinwalsertal.com

Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf (A/G): 46 lifts, 10 cable cars, 13 chairlifts, 23 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 2,224m (Nebelhornbahn). Km of runs: total of 124 | 44 ● | 50 ● | 30 ● | different ski routes (not signposted) (only with a ski guide), snowboard funpark (Crystal Ground in Riezlern, Snowpark Kanzelwand/Fellhorn, Snowcross Nebelhorn/ Oberstdorf); 7 ski schools/ 7 ski schools for children Ski pass Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf, examples (prices in EUR peak/low season)

Lifts operate from 05/12–25/04. Season: Peak season 19/12–07/01 + 29/01–18/03, low season 11–18/12, 08–28/01, 19/3–03/04, low season discounts from 05–10/12 + 04–25/04. Children: born 1995 and later; junior ticket: born 1993/94. Select-day tickets 4 in 7, 7 in 10, and 10 in 14. Ski pass extension possible after a length of 8 days. Separate passes for individual ski areas and lifts. Ski bus: Walser bus in the Kleinwalsertal valley (free for holders of the Allgäu-Walser card); ski bus in Oberstdorf (free for holders of a ski pass with ski gear). Details: www.kleinwalsertal.de and information folder

Days Adults 3 106.50 90.50 7 207.00 176.00 13 304.50 259.00

Children Junior 36.50 82.00 69.50 70.50 159.50 135.50 104.00 234.50 199.50

SKI, SLOPE & CASINO IN THE KLEINWALSERTAL 11–18/12/2010, 08–28/01 and 19/03–03/04/2011 3–day ski pass Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf, 3 days carving skis incl. insurance, 1 après drink at the canopy bar in the ski resort, 1 casino package (EUR 15 welcome chips, catering, welcome drink, shuttle service (2 persons minimum) in a 3-star hotel with buffet breakfast

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per person starting at EUR 6-day ski pass, 6 days carving skis incl. Insurance and above services in a 3-star hotel with buffet breakfast – per person starting at EUR 460. Further package dates at www.kleinwalsertal.com

Rauz (access to the ski area St. Anton/St. Christoph/Stuben) and use of ski buses on the Tyrolese side (with line numbers) free with a valid ski pass. Details: www.skiarlberg.at and Ski Arlberg Folder Point ticket: often valid only for valley lifts or practice lifts. Ski school: The rates quoted for group courses apply to alpine skiing, separate rates for snowboard instruction. Ski rental: Average rates for 6 days – depending on the category and the resort: Ski/snowboard up to € 184, ski boots up to € 57, cross-country gear up to € 81. Data provided without liability. Press date: July 2010.

WEEKEND PACKAGES IN LECH ZÜRS For those who can’t wait to hit the slopes. Valid from 26/11-19/12/2010 3-nights (Thurs– Sun) with half board in a 4-star hotel, 3 days skiing on 280km slopes, 84 lifts and 180km deep snow runs per person starting at EUR (valid only in the pre-Christmas season) Other package dates: www.lech-zuers.at

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Skating

Tobogganing runs

Montafon

Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Montafonerstraße 21, 6780 Schruns, Austria T +43(0)5556/722530, F 74856, info@montafon.at, www.montafon.at

60 lifts: 14 cable cars, 26 chairlifts, 20 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 2,380 m (Kreuzjoch/Schruns). Km of runs: total of 243 | 123 ● | 62 ● | 58 ● | 44km open-terrain descents and 18 ski variants. Snowboard funpark: NovaPark (Silvretta Montafon – area Nova), Austrians largest snowpark) and smaller funpark in Gargellen; 10 ski schools/ 9 ski schools for children Ski pass Montafon, examples (prices in EUR peak season/ low season)

denz/Nüziders. Seasons: Peak season 22/12–09/01, 28/01– 20/03, low season 04–21/12, 10–27/01, 21/03 to end of season; Start of season: 04/12, end of season: 25/04. Weekend operation in Nov/Dec, and later (partly limited) operating hours and earlier closing of some cableways possible. Children born 1993 or later, born 2005 or later free. Senior ticket: women born 1951 and earlier, men born 1946 and earlier. Select-day ski passes (5 in 8, 8 in 12, and 10 in 14 days). Day- to 2,5-daypasses on sale in the different ski areas. Specials: Enjoy 4 days, pay for 3 from 4–21/12 and Enjoy 7 days, pay for 5 from 8–15/1/2011 and 15–22/1/2011; Family Friendly Montafon from 19/3 to end of season; Sun-Thurs and Thurs-Sun: 20/3 to end of season. Ski bus included in the

Days Adults 3 107.00 96.50 7 211.50 190.50 13 333.00 299.50

Children 69.50 62.50 137.50 124.00 216.00 194.50

Seniorsn 96.50 87.00 190.50 171.50 299.50 269.50

Valid for 60 lifts in the Montafon and on Muttersberg in Blu-

Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus, B.O.Box 16, 6900 Bregenz, Austria T +43(0)5574/43443-0, F 43443-4, office@bodensee-vorarlberg.com, www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com

Region Bodensee-Vorarlberg: Several small ski areas, largest ski area: Laterns-Gapfohl.

Ski schools / ski schools for children

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Indoor/covered artificial ice rinks: Dornbirn, Feldkirch (+ outdoor skating rink), Hard, Lech*, Lustenau, Nüziders*, Schruns-Tschagguns*; Artificial ice rinks: Alberschwende, Bregenz, Dornbirn*, Hohenems, Rankweil* Natural ice rinks (open depending on weather conditions from December to February/March): Au-Schoppernau, Bludenz*, Brand*, Bürs*, Bürserberg*, Göfis, Kleinwalsertal*, Nenzing-Gurtis*, Silbertal*, Zürs* * = also curling

Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Rental Ski

Prices valid upon presentation of a guest card. In all other cases, a surcharge of EUR 4 applies. Ski pass valid for 132 lifts in 31 skiing areas in the Bregenzerwald, biosphere park Grosses Walsertal and Lechtal valley/ Tyrol, total of 331km of runs. Low seasons: begin of low season to 23/12, 09–28/01, 13/03 to end of season. Children born 1995–2004, **) Snow Man Ticket: children born 2005 and later, junior ticket: born 1992–1994, senior ticket: women born 1951 and later, men born 1946 and later. Select-day tickets for 2x1, 5x1, 8x1 days valid throughout the season. Day tickets on sale in the ski areas. Ski bus: Vorarlberger Verkehrsverbund/ Region Bregenzerwald – free use (for holders of a ski pass with ski gear) of all Landbus buses for skiers. Use of ski bus also in the Grosses Walsertal and the Lechtal valley. Details: www.3taeler.at and 3-Valley Ski Pass folder

Ski area Sonnenkopf/Klostertal 11 lifts: 1 cable car, 3 chairlifts, 7 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 2,300 m; km of runs: total of 31; 10 ● | 19,5 ● | 1,5 ● | 5,5km ski routes; 1 ski school/ 1 ski school for children Ski pass Sonnenkopf, examples (prices in EUR peak season/ low season)

Arlberg

Adults 116 227 353

93 lifts: 5 cable cars, 31 chairlifts, 57 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 2,060m (Diedamskopf/Au-Schoppernau). Km of runs:

Seasons: NS 18–24/12, 10–28/01 (peak season on weekends), 14/3–1/4, low season discounts from 03–17/12 and 02–25/04, peak season 25/12–09/01, 15–16/01, 22–23/01, 29/01–13/03, 19–20/03, 26–27/03. Children: born 1995–2002, *) season ticket recommended for a stay of 10 days or longer. Bambini ticket (born 2003/04): reduced rates, children born 2005 and later free. Junior ticket: born 1992–94. Senior ticket: born 1950 and earlier (free if born before 1935). Select-day tickets 5 in 8, 8 in 12, discount for day- and more-day family tickets. Free ski bus and free parking at all feeder lifts. Details: www.brandnertal.at and ski pass folder

Ski areas in the biosphere park Grosses Walsertal 3 ski areas with 9 lifts: 1 cable car, 3 chairlifts, 5 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 1,945m (Stafelalpe/Faschina); km of runs: 29, mainly ● ● | ski routes and open-terrain descents; Speed timing run; 2 ski schools/ 2 ski schools for children 3-Valley-Ski Pass valid: see Bregenzerwald Verein Grosses Walsertal Tourismus, www.walsertal.at

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Bregenzerwald Tourismus, Impulszentrum 1135, 6863 Egg, Austria T +43(0)5512/2365, F 3010, info@bregenzerwald.at, www.bregenzerwald.at

Senior 83 77 139 126 239 219

Seasons: Peak season 24/12–07/01, 29/01–25/03, low season 11–23/12, 08–28/01, 26/03–25/04. Schneekristall (discounts) from 04–10/12. Children: born 1995–2002, free for those born in 2003 and later; junior ticket: born 1991–1994; senior ticket: born 1946 and earlier. Discounts on 6-or-more day ski passes for adults holding a Klostertal guest card, family day passes, 5-in-7 and 4+2 select-day tickets (4 days Sonnenkopf + 2 days Arlberg). Arlberg ski pass valid at Sonnenkopf. Ski bus: free use and free parking. Details: www.sonnenkopf.com and ski pass folder ___________________________________________

Days 3 7 13

Bregenzerwald

Ski area Laterns-Gapfohl 6 lifts: 2 chairlifts, 4 drag lifts; highest lifted point: 1,785 m. Km of runs: total of 27 | mainly ● | small snowboard funpark, supervised activities for children free; 2 ski schools/ skischools for children Ski pass, examples (prices in EUR peak season, low season) Days 3 5 6

Adults 84 78 134 119 155 137

Children 43 40 71 62 83 73

Seasons: Peak season 20/12–06/01, 24/01–27/02, low season 20/11–19/12, 07–23/01, 28/02–10/04, daily operation from 27/11. Children born 1995–2004, born 2005 and later free. Discounts for junior and senior, beginners and family day tickets. Ski bus: free shuttles (city and regional buses from Feldkirch and Rankweil). Details: www.laterns.net and information folder

ski pass. Free use of local and scheduled bus services in the valley, the Montafonerbahn Bludenz-Schruns and the tunnel bus Silvretta for skiing (with ski gear). Details: www.montafon.at WINTER ADVENTURE IN THE MONTAFON During winter season 3 nights, 3-day Montafon ski pass Private guesthouse with breakfast per person starting at EUR with half board starting at EUR 309, self-catering apartment for 2 persons starting at EUR 340. Other package dates: www.montafon.at

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There are natural tobogganing runs in Alberschwende (4.3km, accessible by lift), Au-Schoppernau (0.65km, illuminated, accessible by lift, suitable for children + 2.2km + 5.5km and 4 more runs between 0.3–0.9km, suitable for children), Bezau (1.5km, illuminated + 3km, accessible by lift), Bizau (1.2km), Bludenz (Hinterplärsch 0.5km, illuminated), Brand (3.5km, accessible by lift + 6km), Braz (0.5km, suitable for children), Bürs (2km, suitable for children), Bürserberg (3km), Dalaas (0.5km), Damüls (3.5km, accessible by lift), Dornbirn (0.6km, illuminated, suitable for children), Kleinwalsertal (2x 0.15km + 1km + 1.5km, illuminated + Rodellift Egg 0.5km; runs partly suitable for children), Klostertal/Sonnenkopf (2km, accessible by lift), Laterns (3km, accessible by lift), Lech (1.2km, illuminated, accessible by lift), Mellau (2km + 0.8km illuminated, suitable for children), Nenzing-Gurtis (4km), Riefensberg (5km), St. Gallenkirch (Garfrescha 5.5km, illuminated, accessible by lift), Schröcken (1.3km, illuminated), Schruns (6km, accessible by lift, suitable for children), Sibratsgfäll (0.8km, illuminated), Silbertal (Kristberg 0.6km, accessible by lift), Sonntag (3 km, accessible by lift), Sulzberg (1 km), Tschagguns (Gauertal 7km + Grabs 2.5km, accessible by hiking bus), Tschagguns-Vandans (Golm 3km, illuminated, accessible by lift), Übersaxen (2km), Wald (1km, illuminated), Warth (0.7km, illuminated). There are other small natural tobogganing runs e.g. in Egg and in Schwarzenberg (suitable for children), and various possibilities for tobogganing. The runs are lit only on some nights. Some resorts stage tobogganing nights and contests. Many resorts have rental equipment. Happy rodelling: tyre inner-tube tobogganing on purpose-built run in Au-Schoppernau. Snow-Tubing in Egg/Schetteregg, Lech-Zürs. Alpine-Coaster (all-year tobogganing run): Tschagguns/Vandans: Golm, 2.6km, 350m difference in elevation, two-seater sleigh. Kleinwalsertal/Allgäu: Söllereck, 800m, two-seater sleigh.

Winter hiking

Ski package Laterns During winter season 7 nights with half board, 6 days skipass Laterns

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per person starting at EUR Package also available for 3 and 5 nights. Laterns Tourismus, T +43 (0)5526/203, www.laternsertal.at

Many hiking trails are already marked by pink signs that are clearly visible in the snow. In addition to cleared hiking paths there are hiking trails in the ski area (accessible by cable car or chairlift). Marked snow shoe rambling trails and guided snow shoe tours (as

Cross-country | Winter hiking | Snow shoe rambles

part of the local programme of events or arranged by outdoor operators) and guided Nordic walking tours as indicated.

Fun & adventure “OUTDOOR VORARLBERG“ is a pool of outdoor experts in Vorarlberg. Outdoor Vorarlberg runs top-quality and top-safe outdoor adventure programmes for families, companies, or thrill-seeking athletes covering the whole gamut of outdoor sports. Avalanche awareness seminars, ski tours, off-piste skiing, show-shoe rambles, snowboard guiding, heliskiing, ice-climbing etc. For information about the different operators visit: www.outdoor-vorarlberg.at. Paragliding and kiting: Flight Connection Arlberg (www.fca.at, training courses in Schnifis, Lech Zürs, St. Anton a.A.) and Flugschule Bregenzerwald (www. gleitschirmschule.at, training courses in the Bregenzerwald) have information about courses, licensed terrains and tandem flights. Tandem flights are also offered in Gaschurn-St. Gallenkirch, SchrunsTschagguns and in the Kleinwalsertal valley. Dog-sleigh rides: Au-Schoppernau, Bludesch, Bludenz, Brand, Bürserberg, Gaschurn-Partenen, Kleinwalsertal, Mellau, Warth. Ice tower climbing: Andelsbuch, Fontanella/Faschina. Ice falls climbing: Brand, Dalaas/Wald, Lech Zürs, Warth. Flying-Fox: Tschagguns/Golm, Warth-Schröcken. Geocaching: Gaschurn-Partenen. Winter golf: Lech Zürs. Horse-sleigh ride: Andelsbuch, Au-Schoppernau, Bezau, Bizau, Brand, Bregenz, Eichenberg, Egg, Hittisau, Klösterle, Langenegg, Lingenau, Lech Zürs, Schruns-Tschagguns, Schwarzenberg, Sibratsgfäll, Sulzberg.

Indoor sports facilities Badminton: Dornbirn, Gaschurn, Kleinwalsertal. Boccia halls: Hard, Hohenems. Bowling: Hohenems, Lauterach, Lech. Football hall: Bludenz, Dornbirn, Hard. Public pools: Bludenz, Braz, Bregenz, Dornbirn, Eichenberg, Lingenau, Kleinwalsertal, Nenzing-Gurtis, Reuthe, Schlins, Schruns-Tschagguns, St. Gallenkirch, Silbertal, Sulzberg. Indoor-Golf: Brand, Bregenz, Schruns-Tschagguns, Silbertal. Cart racing park: Feldkirch. Indoor practice crags: Bartholomäberg, Bludenz, Dornbirn, Lech Zürs, Schröcken, Warth. Riding hall: Brand, Bregenz, Bürs, Lustenau, Rankweil. Indoor skating: Dornbirn. Squash: Dornbirn, Lauterach, Lech Zürs. Indoor tennis: Bezau, Bludenz, Bregenz, Brand, Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Gaschurn, Hard, Hohenems, Kleinwalsertal, Lech Zürs, Lauterach, Lustenau, Mellau, Nenzing-Gurtis, Schruns-Tschagguns, Silbertal.

*) Day pass for adults (free for overnight visitors with guest card and children): Hittisau/Riefensberg/Sibratsgfäll/Balderschwang: “Höhenloipe Hochhäderich“ EUR 4.50, for holders of a guest card Bregenzerwald EUR 3.50, “Grenzloipe Hittisau-Balderschwang“ EUR 4.50, Kleinwalsertal: EUR 5.

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