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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

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 sunexposed slopes of the Rhine valley. People

increasingly come to Vorarlberg for crosscountry 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. 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.

A dazzling choice of nature experiences

Discovering Open Spaces

Rambling through the snow, gliding cross country, merry tobogganing parties, or great outdoor adventure: the winter

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wonderland has a magic draw. Cultural events and exhibitions will still your cultural curiosity.

Tobogganing 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.

How to reach Vorarlberg

... by rail Vorarlberg can be reached from Germany on trains operated by Deutsche Bundesbahn via Lindau/Bregenz (www.bahn.de). F or 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 and Zurich (www.citynightline.de, continuation to Vorarlberg: www.oebb.at, www.sbb.ch). 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).

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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 • Zurich, Switzerland (120 km) www.flughafen-zuerich.ch • Innsbruck, Austria (184 km) www.flughafen-innsbruck.at

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Current information at www.vorarlberg.travel/fly Suggested low-cost carriers e.g. www.checkfelix.com, 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 22/12/2013 (www.komm-mit-reisen.net/ Abholservice).

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

Italy (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. Anyone travelling by rail and bus to a winter sport destination may buy a ski pass bonus ticket, which entitles holders to a discount on day ski passes in many ski resorts. Ski pass bonus tickets and Vorarlberg transport network tickets are sold at railway stations, on buses and at all sales outlets of the Vorarlberg transport network system (VVV). On submission of both tickets, you are entitled to a discounted day pass in the (partner) ski resort. Ski pass bonus tickets are issued only on the day of skiing. 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

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 4.90, passenger vehicles EUR 8.50, 2-month toll sticker for motorbikes EUR 12.40, passenger vehicles EUR 24.80. Toll stickers are on sale at automobile clubs, toll stations and petrol stations (particularly in areas close to the borders, along motorways and ramps). Vehicles above 3.5 t max permissible gross weight: Toll according to EURO emission classes is collected via the GO box, which is on sale at selected petrol stations. 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 9. For details see www.asfinag.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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From the north on German motorways via Singen–Friedrichshafen–Lindau or Singen–Konstanz/Kreuzlingen–St. Gallen, via Ulm–Memmingen–Lindau. 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.

The OEBB winter sports combi ticket offers excellent value for money and convenience with a combined rail ticket and ski pass for the Arlberg ski area. Details/schedule/bookings: www.oebb.at

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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 various border towns. Information at www.vmobil.at

Service information 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 +43 (0)5522/144

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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-Balderschwang for instance cover as much as 6090 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.

For detailed information on the outdoor programmes offered, visit www.outdoor-vorarlberg.at

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/culture

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.

The cuisine is among the finest in Austria, 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. 05–15/12 Schruns: World Bup Montafon featuring international top acts 18/01 Lech Zürs: “The White Ring“ – ski race 17–19/01 Kleinwalsertal: VAUDE Ski Touring Camp 12–16/03 Kleinwalsertal: Telemark Festival 14–16/03 St. Gallenkirch: World Carving Session 16/03 Gargellen: Ramskull Trophy 06/04 Au-Schoppernau: Diedams Extreme Ski Opening-Events e.g. 30/11 Laterns 05/12 Montafon 06/12 Lech Zürs 06/12 Damüls 06–08/12 Klostertal/Sonnenkopf 06–08/12 Warth-Schröcken 14/12 Sonntag-Stein Art and Culture e.g. 14/12 Lech: Cineastic Gondolas Up to 12/01 Bregenz, Kunsthaus: Exhibition “Barbara Kruger“ 11–13/04 Bludenz: “Unikat B“ applied arts exhibition Advent/Christmas Markets in e.g. Bludenz (28/11–24/12), Bregenz (29/11–23/12), Dornbirn (29.11.– 23.12), Feldkirch (23–24/11 + 29/11– 24/12), Lech (14–15/12 + 21–22/12), Kleinwalsertal (14/12), Enchanting Advent Brandnertal (15–26/12), Schwarzenberg Advent (29/11–21/12, concerts, readings, market, lectures ...), Montafon Winter Magic in all villages (29/11–05/01), Lech Zürs: New Year’s Sound Fireworks (01/01) www.vorarlberg.travel/en/events

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 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, Margaretenstraße 1, 1040 Wien/Austria – www.austria.info

Publisher’s statement – Publisher: Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH, Poststraße 11, 6850 Dornbirn, Österreich/Austria. 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 2013

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 professional 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 18/01–29/03/2014 children aged 3 to 6 (born 2008/09/10) 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 2002 or later (ID required) from 15/03 to the end of the 2014 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/family


Montafon

Arlberg 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 Lech Zürs, Klösterle and Stuben are considered the cradle of alpine skiing. 100 years ago, the world’s first ski course ever was held on the Arlberg. Today, the region is one of the world’s leading ski resorts. Skiers appreciate the outstanding runs, ski schools, and the possibilities for freeriding and heli-skiing. Opening this season, the new Auenfeldjet links the ski areas of Lech Zürs and Warth-Schröcken. Add winter hiking trails, cross-country trails and tobogganing runs. The number of first-rate hotels and restaurants is sheer unbelievable. Owing to the large number of acclaimed restaurants, the gourmet magazine Falstaff has awarded Lech Zürs the title “world gourmet village“. The region features 94 lifts on the Arlberg (Lech-Oberlech, Zürs, Warth-Schröcken, Stuben, KIostertal/Sonnenkopf, St. Christoph, St. Anton/Tirol): 12 cable cars, 50 chair lifts, 32 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,810 m (Valluga). 340 km of runs in total | 142 ● | 153 ● | 45 ● |

200 km of open-terrain descents, snowboard funpark in Lech and St. Anton/Tirol, heliskiing (bookable via ski schools); 30 km of cross-country trails; 40 km of winter hiking trails, 7 ski schools/3 ski nurseries; 3 ski kindergartens; 2 ice rinks; 1 tobogganing runs Arlberg ski pass, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors/Seniors 3 134/115 80/67 119 7 265/230 159/136 229 Seasons: PS 21/12–21/03, OS 06–20/12, 22/03–27/04; season start: 06/12, season end: 27/04, Sonnenkopf 22/4. Reduced rates: wedel/sunshine skiing weeks (06–20/12, 22/03–21/04) and snow crystal weeks (22–27/04). Children: born 1998–2005, from 2006 Snow Man Ticket for € 10/season, Juniors: born 1994–1997, Seniors: born 1949 and before, Senior Active born 1939 and before e.g. € 21/day, € 105/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 from 225 from 205

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 2 days skiing on 340 km of runs, 94 lifts and 200 km powder descents per person from €

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

Brandnertal – Alpenstadt Bludenz – Klostertal – Biosphärenpark Großes Walsertal Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus GmbH, Rathausgasse 12, 6700 Bludenz, Austria T +43(0)5552/30227, F 30227-1712, info@alpenregion.at, www.alpenregion.at

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If you are seeking laid-back enjoyment when going on winter holidays, the romantic mountain valleys in the Brandnertal, Klostertal and the biosphere park Grosses Walsertal surrounding Alpenstadt Bludenz are a perfect choice. 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; Snowpark backyards; 25.5 km of cross-country trails; approx. 97 km of winter hiking trails; 2 ski schools/ski nurseries; 2 ski kindergartens; 1 ice rink, 4 tobogganing runs Ski pass Brandnertal, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors Seniors 3 106.50/90.50 67/57 80/68 101/86 6 179/152 113/96 134.50/114 170/144.50 Seasons: PS 21/12–03/01, 25/01–07/03, OS 04–24/01, 08–28/03. Pre/afterseason: 07–20/12, 29/03–06/04. Bargain family rates. Details: www.brandnertal.at 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; 1 ski school/ski nursery; 3 tobogganing runs

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Ski pass Sonnenkopf, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors Seniors 3 95/86 55/51 75/68 81/74 6 159/143 95/86 130/117 140/126 Seasons: PS 21/12–06/01, 25/01–28/03, OS 06–20/12, 07–24/01, 29/03–22/04. free use of lifts for children born 2006 and later. Details: www.sonnenkopf.com Grosses Walsertal biosphere park 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 (Faschina); 29 km of slopes, mainly ● ● | ski routes and offpiste descents in open terrain, night-lit run (Faschina); 10 km of cross-country trails; 47.5 km of winter hiking trails; 2 ski schools/nurseries; 1 ski kindergarten; 1 tobogganing run

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3-valley ski pass, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children Juniors Seniors 3 119/114 60 105 114 6 201/191 101 177 191 Details: www.walsertal.at

Ski-Aktivital Brandnertal Throughout the entire winter season 7 nights including breakfast or half board at the accommodation of your choice, 6-day ski pass for adults with breakfast (DR) 50 per person from €

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Bodensee-Vorarlberg

Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Montafonerstraße 21, 6780 Schruns, Austria T +43(0)5556/722530, F 74856, info@montafon.at, www.montafon.at Featuring one of Vorarlberg’s largest ski resort, Silvretta Montafon. 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 snowcarpeted winter landscape. A unique mountain experience for everyone. 61 lifts: 16 cable cars, 26 chair lifts, 19 drag lifts; highest served mountain terminal at 2,380 m (Kreuzjoch/ Schruns). 245.5 km of runs in total | 125.4 ● | 64 ● | 10.1 ● | 46 km of ski routes in open terrain and 18.5 km off-piste routes. Snowboard funpark: Nike Snowpark Montafon (Silvretta Montafon), Austria’s largest snow

park and a smaller fun park in Gargellen and Golm; 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 3 120/108 74.50/67.50 108/97.50 7 237/213.50 154/139 213.50/192.50 Valid for 61 lifts in the Montafon and for the Muttersberg ropeway in Bludenz/Nüziders. Seasons: PS 21/12–10/01, 25/01–16/03, OS 11–24/01, 17/03–21/04; season start 05/12, season end 21/04, weekend operation in Nov/Dec and later (partially limited) operation or earlier end of operation of some lifts possible. Children: born 1996 or later, Bambini: born 2008 or later entitled to free use of lifts, Seniors: born 1951 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: Special rate winter opening: 05–19/12; Enjoy 7 days – pay for 5 days: 11–25/01; Family-friendly Montafon: 15/03–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

Snow.Sun.Montafon (Thurs-Sun/Sun-Thurs) 16/03 to end of season 3 or 4 nights in a double room with breakfast or selfcatering apartment (2 persons min), 3-day ski pass, 15% discount on ski/snowboard rental per person €

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For more information and packages see: www.montafon.at

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

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). 273 km of runs in total | 101 ● | 136 ● | 36 ● | different ski

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; approx. 80 km of cross-country trails; approx. 70 km of winter hiking trails; 8 ice rinks; 2 tobogganing runs; 4 ski schools/nurseries; 1 ski kindergarten

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-Gapfohl, price e.g. in € (peak/off season) Days Adults Children 3 92/85 48/43 5 145/129 77/68 Seasons: PS 24/12–06/01, 27/01–09/03, OS 07–26/01, 10/03–06/04, season start 30/11, daily operation up to 06/04. Children: born 1998–2007, Juniors: born 1995– 1997, if accompanied by an adult, children under the age of 6 travel free. Seniors: born 1953 or earlier. 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 from 100 from 80 Ski area Bödele 9 lifts; descents at all difficulty levels; ideal for children and beginners; point-based and family passes. Operation: 07/12–30/03. Details: www.boedele.info

City & Ski Package Valid throughout the winter season 3 nights with breakfast, go-as-you-please bus & rail ticket, 1x admission to a regional museum, information folder B&B/guesthouse (DR) per person from €

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3*hotel (DR) from € 184. 4*hotel (DR) from € 209. For further packages/booking see: www.bodensee-vorarlberg.com

Kleinwalsertal

Bregenzerwald

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. Ideal conditions for winter sports freaks: owing to its prime location on the northern rims of the Alps, this valley enjoys an abundance of natural snow, perfect for ski touring. Opening this season, the new Auenfeldjet will link the Warth Schröcken with the wide expanses of of the Lech Zürs ski areas.

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

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 3 119/114 60 16 105 114 7 225/214 113 20 198 214 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 168 lifts in 37 ski areas in the Bregenzerwald, the Grosses Walsertal biosphere park, the Lechtal valley in Tyrol, and in Balderschwang (Allgäu, Germany), comprising a total of 521 km of runs, as well as 5 ski areas in the Rhine valley for season ticket holders. Seasons: PS 21/12–11/01, 25/01–15/03, OS begin of Dec– 20/12, 12–24/01, 16/03–27/04. Children: born 1998–2007, **) Snowman card: children born 2008 and later; Juniors:

born 1995–1997, Seniors: born 1949 and before. Selectday 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 3-day ski course, price example ski school Damüls in € Adults Children 178 158

Ski Bregenzerwald 09/01–06/04/2014 (excluding the period 27/02–09/03) 4 nights (Sun-Thurs) or 3 nights (Thurs-Sun) in an accommodation of your choice, 3 day 3-valley ski pass, hotel including half board per person from €

287

B&B from € 215. 4 persons in a self-catering apartment from € 650. More offers see: www.bregenzerwald.at

Kleinwalsertal Tourismus eGen, Walserstraße 264, 6992 Hirschegg, Austria T +43(0)5517/5114-0, F 5114-419, info@kleinwalsertal.com, www.kleinwalsertal.com The Kleinwalsertal cooperates closely with neighbouring Allgäu in Germany, notably in the Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf 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 crosscountry trails as well as tobogganing runs. Guided walks and snow tours are organised regularly. The aweinspiring 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 | 30 ● | 80 ● | 14 ● | 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 3 118/88.50 40 91/68 7 230/172.50 76 177/133 Operating: 07/12–01/05, sesaons: PS 21/12–06/01 + 01/02–14/03, OS 07–31/01 + 15–28/03, discounts applicable in the pre- and after-season (07–20/12 + 29/03– 01/05), children passes from 07/12–01/05. Children: born 1998 and later, Juniors: born 1996/97. 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.ski-oberstdorf-kleinwalsertal.com 5-day ski course, price indication in € Adults Children 201 185

Skiing in Oberstdorf-Kleinwalsertal 3 nights in a guesthouse with breakfast and 3-day ski pass Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf per person from €

189

4*hotel with half board and 3-day ski pass from € 320. For other packages see: www.kleinwalsertal.com/angebote


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