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Vorarlberg – The Cradle of Skiing VORARLBERG IS A PIONEERING REGION OF ALPINE SKIING. INGENIOUS AND FORWARD-LOOKING PEOPLE HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK ON THIS WINTER SPORTS DESTINATION. INNOVATIVE MINDS AND ATTENTIVE HOSTS CREATE AN UNRIVALLED WINTER SPORTS EXPERIENCE, TODAY AND TOMORROW.

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Vorarlberg is located in the very west of Austria, bordering Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany. Extending a mere 95km by road from north to south, from Lake Constance to the Arlberg mountains, this region is pleasantly small in size. The towns and villages artfully embrace trad and mod. Winter sport in all forms has been vital to Vorarlberg for over 100 years. The ski schools and ski clubs in Vorarlberg are among the oldest in the world. Today‘s ski areas offer every convenience and comfort conceivable, from impeccably groomed

ADVENTURE: THE WINTER WONDERLAND HAS A MAGIC DRAW. CULTURAL EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS WILL STILL YOUR CULTURAL CURIOSITY.

Tobogganing

How to reach Vorarlberg

... by rail Vorarlberg can be reached from Germany on trains operated by Deutsche Bundesbahn via Lindau/Bregenz (www.bahn.de). For the Kleinwalsertal use the train station Oberstdorf (Allgäu/G) and then continue by bus or taxi. Night train: City Night Line runs a service to Innsbruck (www.citynightline.de, continuation to Vorarlberg: www.oebb.at). Motor rail: the nearest stations are Munich or Innsbruck (www.autozug.de). From Switzerland, there are direct trains via Zurich–St. Gallen to Bregenz or via Zurich–Sargans to Feldkirch (www.sbb.ch).

From the east of Austria via Innsbruck and the Arlberg tunnel: motor rail to/from Feldkirch: Vienna (day/night service), Graz and Villach (night service). Schedule/bookings: www.oebb.at. ÖBB Wedelweiss-Inclusive Ticket offers excellent value for money and convenience with a combined rail ticket and ski pass for the Arlberg ski area. For more information consult the Wedelweiss brochure, which is available at all major train stations and select travel agents.

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SUGGESTED LOW-COST CARRIERS www.checkfelix.com www.airline-direct.de www.swoodoo.com DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE / TAXI TRANSFER / CAR RENTAL Various taxi companies offer pick-up and transfer services from your home/hotel in Vorarlberg to all airports in the region. Information at www.vorarlberg.travel and at your local tourist office. Rental cars for Vorarlberg and/or from your arrival airport can be reserved via car rental companies (Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Buchbinder rent-a-car). Door-to-door bus service to the Kleinwalsertal: Transfer to bus pick-up points and from there directly to the Kleinwalsertal. “Komm mit“ is a commercial coach operator serving various cities in Germany. Arrivals on Sundays, returns on Saturdays, special services operated at Christmas/New Year’s Eve starting 21/12/2011). (www.komm-mit-reisen.net/Abholservice) Current information at www.vorarlberg.travel/service

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Travel information TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS The following roads are closed during the winter months: Silvretta high alpine road via Bielerhöhe and all other toll roads except for the Arlberg road tunnel. Secondary roads: usually the L 198 Lechtalstrasse (Lech-Warth) and the L 51 Laternser Strasse (Innerlaterns-Furka pass-Damüls). Partially closed depending on weather conditions: Riedberg pass (between Hittisau and Balderschwang/ Allgäu).

By rail and bus to the ski areas EVERY TRAIN IS A SKI TRAIN, EVERY BUS A SKI BUS Ski areas which cannot be reached by train are served by bus, e.g. the Bregenzerwald, Laternsertal, Grosses Walsertal, Brandnertal, Klostertal, Montafon, Kleinwalsertal, the Arlberg and the Bödele/ Dornbirn ski areas. Visitors arriving by rail & bus at their winter sports destinations will receive a Vorarlberg transport network (VVV) lift voucher granting discounts on day and half-day ski passes in many ski areas. The VVV lift vouchers are available on purchase or presentation of a valid VVV ticket. VVV tickets are on sale at railroad stations, on buses and all sales outlets of the Vorarlberg transport network. VVV lift vouchers can only be issued on the day of use. In the ski areas, ski buses take skiers conveniently

to their destinations, the ski pass includes the free use of all ski buses. Many resorts operate free village bus services. Visitors arriving by rail or bus in Lech or Zürs are guaranteed their ski pass, even if the day ticket quota is already exhausted. Information at www.vmobil.at. ONE SINGLE RAIL AND BUS TICKET Vorarlberg boasts a highly developed system of public transport by bus and rail. Buses and trains operate interval-based services, the regional schedules are closely dovetailed. The Vorarlberg network area (excluding the Kleinwalsertal, which runs its own bus system) is divided into tariff zones. The network also includes Liechtenstein and various border towns. Information at www.vmobil.at

Mounting on foot or by lift to swoosh downhill on a toboggan is a fun-filled activity for adults and children alike. Vorarlberg’s holiday regions boast several tobogganing runs, some are even flood-lit or torch-lit for night-time tobogganing. The longest flood-lit tobogganing run in St. Gallenkirch-Garfrescha in the Montafon is 5.5 km long. Alpine lodges and inns along the tobogganing runs beckon visitors for a bracing meal or drink before or after the outing. Rental toboggans are available at many resorts. In addition to traditional tobogganing, Vorarlberg offers a number of alternatives such as snow tubing or happy tobogganing using devices which resemble huge floating tyres. Another racy alternative are inflatable airboards, which are easy to carry up the mountains. Winter and snow shoe rambles with airboard descent are offered in the Brandnertal for instance.

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... by air The nearest airports (distance in km to Bregenz, fastest connection): • Friedrichshafen, Germany (40 km) www.fly-away.de • Memmingen, Germany (81 km) www.allgaeu-airport.de • Stuttgart, Germany (217 km) www.flughafen-stuttgart.de • Munich, Germany (228 km) www.munich-airport.de • St. Gallen/Altenrhein, Switzerland (24 km) www.stgallen-airport.ch, www.peoples.ch • Zurich, Switzerland (120 km) www.flughafen-zuerich.ch • Innsbruck, Austria (184 km) www.flughafen-innsbruck.at

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EXPRESS TRAIN STOPS IN VORARLBERG Bregenz, Dornbirn, Feldkirch, Bludenz, Langen am Arlberg; nearest stop for the Kleinwalsertal: Oberstdorf im Allgäu (G), at approx. 10 km’s distance.

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TOLL FEES All motorways and expressways in Austria are subject to the payment of toll (in Vorarlberg A 14 and S 16). Vehicles of up to 3.5 t max permissible gross weight: e.g. 10-day toll sticker for motorbikes EUR 4.60, passenger vehicles EUR 8, 2-month toll sticker for motorbikes EUR 11.70, passenger vehicles EUR 23.40. Toll stickers are on sale at automobile clubs, toll stations and petrol stations (particularly in areas close to the borders, along motorways and ramps). The “corridor sticker“ is valid for vehicles of up to 3.5 t max permissible weight for the A 14 Rheintal/Walgau motorway section (‘corridor’) between the German border and exit Hohenems. The corridor sticker, which is valid for 24 hours, costs EUR 2 single fare and EUR 4 return fare. Vehicles with a valid toll sticker do not require an additional corridor sticker. Vehicles above 3.5 t max permissible gross weight: Toll is collected according to EURO emission classes through the GO box, any other authorized toll pre- or post-payment system, or via the GO Direct system. Special toll on selected routes: e.g. for the S 16, the Arlberg road tunnel between Langen am Arlberg and St. Anton am Arlberg/Tirol. Vehicles up to 3.5 t max permissible gross weight: e.g. single fare EUR 8.50. For details see www.asfinag.at

The villages have retained their typical flair, a harmonious blend of traditional buildings and contemporary architecture. Accommodation is available in all price categories, from five-star hotels to private guesthouses, with quality reigning supreme. Most hotels have been run by the same family for generations. The cuisine is among the finest in Austria,

RAMBLING THROUGH THE SNOW, GLIDING CROSS COUNTRY, MERRY TOBOGGANING PARTIES, OR GREAT OUTDOOR

Winter 2011/12 in Vorarlberg

From the north on German motorways via Singen–Friedrichshafen–Lindau or Singen–Konstanz/Kreuzlingen–St. Gallen, via Ulm–Memmingen–Lindau. From the north-east via Augsburg or Munich–Memmingen– Lindau or via Nürnberg–Ulm–Lindau and via smaller border crossings between Allgäu–Bregenzerwald. From the west on Swiss motorways via Zurich–St. Gallen or Zurich–Walensee–Sargans. From the south via Como (I/CH)–San Bernardino–Chur, Brenner motorway (I/A)–Innsbruck or Reschen pass (I/A)–Landeck. From the east on Austrian motorways via the Innsbruck-Arlbergroad tunnel or the Arlberg pass road or via Reutte–LechtalBregenzerwald (note: the L 198 Lechtal road from Warth to Lech is mostly closed in winter). The Kleinwalsertal is in the north-east of Vorarlberg and can be reached by road only via Germany on the A7 via MemmingenKempten-Immenstadt or Füssen-Immenstadt or LindauImmenstadt (B308), and then via Sonthofen and Oberstdorf to the Kleinwalsertal.

cross-country skiing or winter hiking, to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this winter wonderland, or simply for being pampered in one of many health and wellness hotels.

A dazzling choice of nature experiences

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runs to ultra-modern lifts to heatable chair lifts, which were actually invented in Vorarlberg. Glorious lookouts abound: in Lech-Zürs, one of the leading ski areas of the world, in the Montafon, which is home to Vorarlberg’s largest ski region, in the cosy and laid-back Brandnertal and at the Sonnenkopf in the Klostertal, in the Kleinwalsertal, the largest two-country skiing area straddling Austria and Germany, in the Bregenzerwald, which is also famed for its excellent mountain cheese, in the Grosses Walsertal biosphere park and the sun-exposed slopes of the Rhine valley. People increasingly come to Vorarlberg for

Gliding sheer effortlessly, up and down, across snow-clad forests, wide-open plains, along brooks and mountain creeks. Whether at an athletic pace or more leisurely, in classic or in skating style: cross-country skiers are spoilt for choice in Vorarlberg’s ski areas. In some regions, cross-country skiers may venture right into neighbouring Germany on the interconnected trail network. The cross-country trails in the area of Kleinwalsertal-Obersdorf and Hittisau-Balder-

schwang for instance cover as much as 60-90 km. In Vorarlberg, the Au-Schoppernau area in the Bregenzerwald is the largest cross-country area with 60km of trails. The high-alpine trails at an altitude of more than 2000m at Silvretta Bielerhöhe in the Montafon offer a unique crosscountry experience. Mounting uphill is an adventure in itself: after riding the Vermuntbahn gondola cable car skiers take the tunnel bus through rock galleries up to Bielerhöhe which is lined by the peaks and glaciers of the Silvretta massif.

Winter Hiking and Snow Shoe Rambling Rambling through the snow and taking in the crisp mountain air is not only pleasantly soothing, but also bracing for your health. It revs up your vital functions and allows you to take in the surrounding nature with all your senses. In all regions, signposted winter hiking trails take hikers across valleys and up to the finest lookouts and mountain inns with sun terraces for a relaxing break. Many resorts and hosts offer guided hikes, with torches and lanterns during night time. Snow shoe rambling is a novel experience for many. First comers should opt for an escorted tour to fully benefit from the experience. Walking in snow shoes is easy to learn. Most tours run cross-country, so that even non-skiers can develop a feel for powder snow. Whether it is just for a quick breather or a lengthy tour into open terrain, you are bound to feel pleasantly relaxed and stimulated on returning.

Adventure and Suspense Vorarlberg’s outdoor specialists organise tailor-made tours for groups and individuals, such as escorted freeriding tours, ski tours, avalanche seminars, heliskiing, ice climbing, paragliding etc. For detailed information on the outdoor programmes offered, visit www.outdoorvorarlberg.at

either hearty and regional, or light and creative. A string of award-winning restaurants is impressing testimony to the sublime dining experiences Vorarlberg offers. Cheese is Vorarlberg‘s most prominent culinary ambassador. Not only the ski areas pride themselves on high standards of quality and convenience; each year, inn-keepers and lift operators invest considerable amounts to upgrade their facilities. To make you feel at home when staying in Vorarlberg. www.vorarlberg.travel/skiing

SKI AND SPORT EVENTS e.g. 29-30/12 Brand: World Snowboard Tour (TTR in the fun park) 14/01 Lech Zürs: “The White Ring“ – ski race 20–22/01 Kleinwalsertal: Freeskiers.net Style Camp 27-28/01 Brand: European Cup Slope Style Funpark 10/03 Schruns/Tschagguns: Diabolo race at the Golm 21–25/03 Kleinwalsertal: Telemark Festival Kleinwalsertal 31/03 Brand: Waterslide Contest King of the Water 09/04 Au-Schoppernau: Diedams Extreme 14/04 Schruns/Hochjoch: King of the Water Finale 21/04 Lech: Lech Mountain Trophy

Culture and Entertainment Luckily, the art scene in Vorarlberg does not fall into hibernation. A string of museums have many a story to tell and innovations to present. Advent markets enchant the towns in the Rhine valley and also some mountain villages. Major theatres and a string of small stages perform music and drama. For just some of the highlights, see box to the right. CASINOS Spend time out in style and have a great time. There are two gambling casinos in Vorarlberg: Bregenz am See (opens 12:00 noon, traditional casino 15:00-3:00hs), Casino Kleinwalsertal (daily from 18 hs). www.casinos.at MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS Call the local tourist offices and visit www.vorarlbergmuseen.at to find out more about opening hours and collections, as well as about current exhibitions.

For detailed information visit www.vorarlberg.travel/en

SKI OPENING-EVENTS e.g. 26/11 Laterns 2-4/12 Gargellen 3/12 Lech Zürs, Kleinwalsertal, Damüls 3-4/12 Klostertal/Sonnenkopf 8/12 Montafon 9-11/12 Warth-Schröcken 17/12 Sonntag ART AND CULTURE e.g. 29/10-22/01. Bregenz, Kunsthaus: Exhibition “Valie Export“ 25/11-08/01. Schwarzenberg, Angelika Kauffmann Museum: Exhibition “Rarities and Treasures“ Lech Zürs: Bregenz Festival Goes Snow (scheduled for late January) ADVENT/CHRISTMAS MARKETS in e.g. Bludenz (24/11-24/12), Bregenz (19/1123/12), Dornbirn (25/11-23/12), Feldkirch (18-19/11 + 25/11-24/12), Vandans (04/12), Schwarzenberg Advent (24/1118/12, concerts, readings, market, lectures ...), Enchanting Advent Brandnertal (17–24/1201/01), Lech Zürs: New Year’s Sound Fireworks (01/01) For current events see www.vorarlberg.travel/en

More information? We will readily send you information on special themes or brochures and accommodation directories of the holiday regions free of charge. Just order your copy. CONTACT ADDRESSES Vorarlberg Tourismus, P.O. box 99, 6850 Dornbirn, Austria, phone +43 (0)5572/377033-0 (Mon-Sat 8–18 hs), fax +43 (0)5572/377033-5, info@vorarlberg.travel For the latest information, suggested events, travel tips, packages and brochures for download, visit www.vorarlberg.travel/en

Service information

Or simply turn to one of Vorarlberg‘s holiday destinations (addresses overleaf), your travel agent or the holiday information service of the Austrian National Tourist Office, P.O. box 83, A-1040 Vienna/Austria – www.austria.info

Country code for Austria: 0043 + local area code without «0», also for mobile phones. Day and night emergency roadside service: ÖAMTC 120, ARBÖ 123 (no local area code required) Emergency call numbers: European emergency number: 112 (processed with priority by mobile networks, works also if there is no radio reception) Alpine emergency number: 140, in Vorarlberg also 144

Publisher’s statement – Publisher: Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Poststraße 11, 6850 Dornbirn, Österreich/Austria. Photos: Peter Mathis, Adolf Bereuter, walser-image.com, Bodensee-Vorarlberg Tourismus, Illwerke Tourismus, Alex Rochau and regions. 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 2011.

Appealing Family Programmes Vorarlberg has a long-standing tradition as a holiday destination for families. Families benefit from a choice of different accommodations, ranging from cosy farmhouses to classy hotels, and different ski areas. Some resorts have just one or a few lifts, the larger ones may boast up to 100 cable-cars and ropeways. Family Club Vorarlberg is a pool of hotels and resorts which specialize on programmes and services catering to families with children. The Family Club resorts and some others run programmes for children such as torch-lit hikes, igloo building, farmhouse visits, tobogganing parties and a lot more. In the ski schools, toddlers and kids will learn how to ski in a whiffy. Numerous ski nurseries promise fun, games and pro-

fessional childminding services. Here, the little ones learn how to ski playfully whilst having fun on a magic carpet, around colourful fairy tale figures, in igloos and in indoor play worlds. FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMES Kids Snow in the Bregenzerwald From 10-17/12/2011 (in Warth-Schröcken only), 14-21/01, 10-17/03 and 17-24/03/ 2012 children aged 3 to 6 (born 2006/07/ 08) ski 6 days for free and may attend a 4-day ski course at no cost if accompanied by at least one adult who stays for 7 nights (www.bregenzerwald.at) Family-friendly Montafon Skiing and staying for free (sharing their parents‘ bedroom), valid for children born

2000 or later (ID required) from 17/03 to the end of the 2012 winter season. This offer is valid if at least one parent has booked a 5-night stay for the same period and buys a Montafon ski pass for 5 days or more. Confirmations (coupons) are issued by the hosts taking part in this programme, which entitles holders to obtain a free ski pass at the lift pass vending outlets. Hosts may charge for food and drinks consumed. The partner businesses are highlighted in the Montafon Accommodation Directory (www.montafon.at). For more information about the Vorarlberg Family Club, current offers, suggestions and hints, see www.vorarlberg.travel/en Sonnenkopf © walser-image.com


Alpenregion Bludenz

Arlberg

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

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

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

Brandnertal – Alpenstadt Bludenz – Klostertal Whether you are longing for cosy days at an open fire, keen to hit the slopes, or on a snowball fight with the kids: if winter holidays means having a good time for you, the romantic Brandnertal and Klostertal mountain valleys close to the Alpine town of Bludenz are your destination of choice. The region stands out for aweinspiring mountain panoramas, fine slopes, various offpiste runs, winter hiking and snow shoe rambles, crosscountry skiing and appealing packages for families. The region features 23 lifts, 2 ski areas with 4 cable cars, 10 chair lifts, 9 drag lifts; 58 km of cross-country trails, 147.5 km of winter hiking and snow shoe trails, 5 ice rinks, 10 tobogganing runs

Ski area Brandnertal 14 lifts: 3 cable cars, 6 chair lifts, 5 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,000m; 55 km of slopes | 22 ● | 30 ● | 3 ● | 8.8 km of off-piste runs/trails, snowboard funpark; 41.5 km of cross-country trails; approx. 97 km of winter hiking trails; 2 ski schools/ski nurseries; 2 ski kindergartens; 3 ice rinks, 4 tobogganing runs

2005): substantive discounts, born 2006 and later may use the lifts free of charge. Juniors: born 1993-95. Seniors: born 1951 and before; Golden Card: born 1936 and before. Select-day tickets (5 out of 8, 8 out of 12), day and severalday family passes. Free ski bus and free parking. Details: www.brandnertal.at

Ski pass Brandnertal, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors Seniors 3 99/87 67/59.80 78/63 88/81 6 169/144 108/97 128/108 146/132 Seasons: OS 17-23/12, 9-27/01, 5-23/03 (PS on weekends), PS 24/12-08/01, 28/01-04/03. Pre/afterseason 03-16/12, 24/03-09/04. Hint: season ticket for children (born 19962003) if you ski for more than 10 days. Bambini (born 2004/

Ski area Sonnenkopf/Klostertal 9 lifts: 1 cable cars, 4 chair lifts, 4 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,300 m; 31 km of slopes | 10 ● | 19.5 ● | 1.5 ● | 5.5 km of off-piste runs/trails; 16.5 km of cross-country trails; 41.5 km of winter hiking trails; ski school/1 ski nursery; 4 tobogganing runs

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Ski pass Sonnenkopf, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors Seniors 3 90/81 52/48 71/65 77/70 6 156/140 89/80 123/110 132/119 Seasons: OS 10-23/12, 07-27/01, 24/03-13/04, PS 24/1206/01, 28/01-23/03. Snow Crystal (reduced rates): 0209/12, 14-15/04; Children: born 1996-2003, free use of lifts for children born 2004 and later; juniors: born 19921995; seniors: born 1947 and before. Discounts applicable to adults buying a ski pass for 6 days or longer holding the Klostertal Guest Card, family day passes, select-day tickets 5 out of 7 and 4 + 2 days (4 days Sonnenkopf + 2 days Arlberg). Arlberg ski pass valid at Sonnenkopf, free ski bus, free parking. Details: www.sonnenkopf.com

Alpine skiing was invented in Lech Zürs, Klösterle and Stuben. The first ever ski course in history was held more than 100 years ago at the Arlberg. Today, the region is among the world’s best ski resorts (according to Ski Resort Service International). The German DSV Ski-Atlas has top-rated the Arlberg as Austria’s number one ski resort. Skiers appreciate the outstanding runs, ski schools and the opportunities for freeriding and heliskiing. Add winter hiking and cross-country trails as well as tobogganing runs. The Arlberg boasts a sizeable number of firstrate hotels and restaurants. The gourmet magazine Falstaff has awarded Lech Zürs the title of “world gourmet village“ for its cornucopia of gourmet restaurants. The region features 84 lifts on the Arlberg (Lech-Oberlech, Zürs, Stuben, KIostertal/Sonnenkopf, St.Christoph, St. Anton/Tirol): 11 cable cars, 39 chair lifts, 34 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,810 m (Valluga). 283 km of runs in total | 112 ● | 138 ● | 33 ● | 180 km of open-terrain descents, snowboard funpark in

Lech and St. Anton/Tirol, heliskiing (bookable via ski schools); 31 km of cross-country trails; 31.5 km of winter hiking trails, 8 ski schools/5 ski nurseries; 4 ski kindergartens; 2 ice rinks; 2 tobogganing runs Arlberg ski pass, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors/Seniors 3 126/120 76/72 112/106 7 247/235 148/141 214/203 Valid for all lifts in the Arlberg region. Seasons: PS 24/1206/01, 28/01-23/03, OS 07-27/01 (ski passes for children from 5 days valid until 24/02), 24/03-13/04; season start: 02/11, season end: 22/04, Sonnenkopf 15/04. Reduced rates: wedel/sunshine skiing weeks (10-23/12) and snow crystal weeks (02-09/12 + 14-22/04). Children: born 19962003, from 2004 Snow Man Ticket for € 10/season, Juniors: born 1992-1995, Seniors: born 1947 and before, Senior Active born 1937 and before e.g. € 20/day, € 100/ season; select-day, beginners and hour tickets, ski pass

extension days; limitation of day passes in Lech-Oberlech-Zürs. Ski bus: free village and ski bus between Lech and Zürs to Valfagehrbahn/Alpe Rauz (access to ski area St. Anton/St. Christoph/Stuben) and free use of ski buses on the Tyrolese side (with line numbers) with a valid ski pass. Details: www.skiarlberg.at 5-day ski course, price indication in € Adults Children 190 – 212 190 – 193

WEEKEND PACKAGES IN LECH ZÜRS Valid only in the pre-Christmas season 3 nights Thurs-Sun in a 4-star hotel with half board and 3 days skiing on 280 km of runs, 84 lifts and 180 powder descents, per person from €

355

City life and winter fun can be ideally combined between Lake Constance and the mountains. The major ski areas are within easy reach by bus and rail from the towns of Bregenz, Dornbirn, Hohenems and Feldkirch. The ski areas in the region such as Laterns and the Bödele near Dornbirn are almost at your doorstep. Several winter hiking trails run across the valley and along mountainous sun terraces, such as on mount Pfänder near Bregenz and at the Karren near Dornbirn. Both are accessible by cable car. A host of museums show interesting exhibitions, concert halls and theatres host stimulating performances. Advent markets in the towns ooze atmospheric charm. The region features several smaller ski areas, the largest being the ski area of Laterns-Gapfohl; over 80.5 km of cross-country trails; 70 km of winter hiking trails; 10 ice rinks; 2 tobogganing runs; 3 ski schools/ ski nurseries; 1 ski kindergarten

For further packages see: www.lech-zuers.at

Ski area Laterns-Gapfohl 6 lifts: 2 chair lifts, 4 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 1,785m, 27 km of runs | mainly ● | snowboard funpark, free child-minding at the kids land; 2 ski schools/nurseries Ski pass Laterns, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children 3 86/80 45/41 5 137/121 73/64 Seasons: PS 19/12-06/01, 23/01-04/03, OS 19/11-18/12, 07-22/01, 05/03-09/04, season start 19/11 with weekend operation; daily operation from 26/11. Children: born 1996-2005, children born 2006 and later may use the lifts free of charge if accompanied by an adult. Discounts for juniors/seniors, beginner/family day passes. Free ski bus shuttles (city/regional buses from Feldkirch and Rankweil). Details: www.laterns.net

5-day ski course (Laterns-Gapfohl), price e.g. in € Adults Children 120 – 135 120 – 135 Ski area Bödele 9 lifts; descents at all difficulty levels; ideal for children and beginners; point-based and family passes. Operation: 18/11/2011-25/03/2012

PACKAGE IN LATERNS Valid throughout the entire winter season. 7 days half board, 6-day ski pass Laterns, per person

from €

390

Package bookable also for 3 and 5 days. Laterns tourist office, A-6830 Laterns, phone +43 (0)5526/203, tourismusamt@laternsertal.at, www.laternsertal.at

5-day ski course, price indication in € Adults Children from 165 from 165

SONNENKOPF/KLOSTERTAL

SKI-AKTIVITAL Throughout the entire winter season 7 nights including breakfast or half board at the accommodation of your choice, from 4-star hotel to B&B, private guesthouse or self-catering apartment (without breakfast), 6-day ski pass for adults sharing a double room with half board, per person from €

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24/03-09/04 free ski pass for children up to 14 years (accompanied by at least 1 adult), www.brandnertal.at More offers see: www.alpenregion.at

Grosses Walsertal biosphere park Winner of the EDEN Award, the biosphere park Grosses Walsertal offers a winter experience amid unspoilt nature. 3 ski areas with a total of 9 lifts: 1 cable car, 3 chair lifts, 5 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 1,945 m (Stafelalpe/Faschina); 29 km of slopes, mainly ● ● | ski routes and off-piste descents in open terrain, night-lit run (Fontanella/Faschina); 10 km of cross-country trails; 47.5 km of winter hiking trails; 2 ski schools/nurseries; 1 ski kindergarten; 1 tobogganing run 3-valley ski pass: see information under Bregenzerwald. Details: www.walsertal.at

Bregenzerwald

Kleinwalsertal

Montafon

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

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

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

A vibrant, colourful yet pleasantly laid-back region, the Bregenzerwald is a winter destination cut out for those who enjoy the good things in life. Impeccable quality and well-crafted programmes are second nature to the locals. 22 towns and villages altogether present themselves in a stunning blend of traditional and contemporary timber architecture. Many hotels artfully combine trad and mod. The Bregenzerwald cuisine relies on regional produce such as the famed Bregenzerwald mountain cheese. The conditions for winter sports are excellent; thanks to its strategic location at the northern rim of the alps, the Bregenzerwald is endowed with a richer snow cover than other regions, which makes it ideal for ski touring and off-piste skiing. The region features 92 lifts: 5 cable cars, 31 chair lifts, 56 drag and nursery lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,060 m (Diedamskopf/Au-Schoppernau). 272 km of runs in total | 98 ● | 137 ● | 37 ● | different ski routes and descents in open terrain. Snowboard fun park in Au-Schoppernau, Damüls-Mellau, Warth-

Schröcken; 300 km of cross-country trails; some 200 km of winter hiking trails; 11 ski schools/nurseries; 3 ski kindergartens; 1 ice rink; 23 tobogganing runs 3-valley ski pass, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children **) Juniors Seniors 3 110/105 55 13 97 105 7 208/198 104 17 184 198 The prices quoted are valid on presentation of a guest card, otherwise a surcharge of € 4 per ski pass applies. 3-day ski pass valid for 131 lifts in 29 ski areas in the Bregenzerwald, the Grosses Walsertal biosphere park, the Lechtal valley in Tyrol, and in Balderschwang (Allgäu, Germany), comprising a total of 347 km of runs, as well as 5 ski areas in the Rhine valley for season ticket holders. Seasons: OS: 03-23/12, 08-27/01, 04-23/03. Children: born 1996-2005, **) Snowman card; children born 2006 and later; Junior: born 1993-1995, Senior: ladies born 1952 and before, men born 1947 and before. Select-day tickets for 2x1, 5x1, 8x1 days valid throughout the season.

Ski bus: Vorarlberg transport network/Bregenzerwald region offer free use of all regional buses for skiing in the 3-valley ski pass area including use of ski bus in the Grosses Walsertal and the Lechtal valley. Details: www.3taeler.at 5-day ski course, price indication in € Adults Children up to 220 up to 190

SKI BREGENZERWALD 08/01-08/04/2012 (excluding the period 16-26/02/2012) 4 nights (Sun-Thurs) or 3 nights (Thurs-Sun) in an accommodation of your choice, 3 day 3-valley ski pass, 4-star hotel including half board from € per person

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3-star hotel with half board from € 271, B&B from € 202, 4 persons in a self-catering apartment from € 600. More offers see: www.bregenzerwald.at

The Kleinwalsertal cooperates closely with neighbouring Allgäu in Germany, notably in the KleinwalsertalOberstdorf ski area which spans two countries. This region stands out for unspoilt nature, quality and authenticity. In addition to convenient ski areas and attractive boarder parks, there are numerous winter hiking and cross-country trails as well as tobogganing runs. Guided walks and snow tours are organised regularly. The awe-inspiring Breitachklamm gorge is a nature gem not to be missed and open also in winter. Interested visitors can find out more about the local geology and all about the mountains in the Bergschau exhibition. Ski area Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf: 46 lifts, 10 cable cars, 13 chair lifts, 23 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,224 m (Nebelhornbahn). 124 km of runs in total | 44 ● | 50 ● | 30 ● | various nonmarked ski routes (only with a ski guide), snowboard funpark (Crystal Ground in Riezlern, snowpark Kanzelwand/

Fellhorn, snowcross Nebelhorn/Oberstdorf). The region features 45 km of cross-country trails; 50 km of winter hiking trails; 7 ski schools/nurseries; 5 tobogganing runs Ski pass Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Youth 3 110/82,50 37.50 84.50/63.50 7 215/161.50 73 165.50/124.50 Operating: 03/12-01/05; sesaons: PS 25/12-08/01 + 29/0111/03, OS 09/01-28/01 + 12/03-09/04, discounts applicable in the pre- and after-season (03-24/12 + 10/04-01/05), children passes from 03/12-01/05; Children: born 1996 and later, Juniors: born 1994/95. Select-day tickets 4 out of 7, 7 out of 10, and 10 out of 14. Ski pass extension possible after 8 days, day- and hour tickets for individual ski areas and lifts. Ski bus: Walser bus in the Kleinwalsertal (free for Walser Card holders); ski bus in Oberstdorf (free with ski pass and winter sports equipment).

Details: www.kleinwalsertal.com, www.skihoch2.com 5-day ski course, price indication in € Adults Children 197 185

SKI, SLOPES & CASINO IN THE KLEINWALSERTAL 10/12/2011-09/04/2012 3-day ski pass Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf, 3-day rental of carving skis including insurance, 1 après-ski drink, 1 casino package (EUR 15 worth of welcome tokens, dining voucher, welcome drink, shuttle service on request), 4 nights with buffet breakfast, per person from €

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6-day package including all benefits as above from € 459. For other packages see: www.kleinwalsertal.com

Silvretta Montafon is Vorarlberg’s largest ski area. Think full-blown mountain experience, dreams that come true, venturing into the unknown, think Montafon. There are many faces to Vorarlberg’s southernmost alpine valley, which features 246 km of runs, the thrilling Alpine Coaster Golm, superb freeride terrain in Gargellen, scenic sites for nature lovers at Kristberg or at the Silvretta Bielerhöhe, and leaves no wish unfulfilled: Family holidays in an alpine lodge, riding a snow cat, or snow shoe rambling in a snow-carpeted winter landscape. A unique mountain experience for everyone. 64 lifts: 16 cable cars, 25 chair lifts, 23 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,380 m (Kreuzjoch/ Schruns). 245.8 km of runs in total | 124.9 ● | 64.5 ● | 10.4 ● | 46 km of ski routes in open terrain and 18.5 km off-piste routes. Snowboard funpark in Gargellen; approx. 96 km of cross-country trails; approx. 290 km of winter hiking trails; 9 ski schools/ 8 ski nurseries; 5 ski kindergartens; 2 ice rinks; 5 tobogganing runs

Ski pass Montafon, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Seniors 3 110/99 71.50/64.50 99/89.50 7 217/195.50 141/127.50 195.50/176 Valid for 64 lifts in the Montafon and for the Muttersberg ropeway in Bludenz/Nüziders. Seasons: PS 24/01-08/01, 28/01-16/03, OS 08-23/01, 09-27/01, 17/03-15/04; season start 08/12, season end 15/04, weekend operation in Nov/Dec and later (partially limited) operation or earlier end of operation of some lifts (e.g. Kristberg starting 10/12) possible. Children: born 1994 or later, Bambini: born 2006 or later entitled to free use of lifts, Seniors: born 1949 or earlier. Select-day ski passes (5 out of 7, 8 out of 12, 10 out of 14). 1-day up to 2.5-day tickets in some ski areas. Promo: Enjoy 4 days - pay for 3 days; 08-23/12, Enjoy 7 days - pay for 5 days: 07-14/01 + 14-21/01, Family-friendly Montafon: 17/03 - end of winter 2012; Snow.Sun.Montafon (Sun-Thurs + Thurs-Sun): 18/03 - end

of winter. Ski bus: ski pass includes free use of ski buses, of the Montafoner Bahn and the Silvretta tunnel bus. Details: www.montafon.at 5-day ski course, price indication in € Adults Children from 165 from 165

MONTAFON WINTER EXPERIENCE Throughout the entire winter season 3 nights, 3-day Montafon ski pass, B&B (based on 2 persons sharing a room), per person from €

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With half board: from € 309/person (double room in a 3-star hotel), apartment: from € 340/apartment (2 adults). More offers see: www.montafon.at

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