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The ‘Hohe Wacht’ chairlift in Damüls.
W I N T E R D E S T I N AT I O N A U S T R I A
Winter holidays where snowfall, fun sports and relaxation are guaranteed Damüls Faschina is the world’s most reliable winter destination. With snow guaranteed from early December to April, it is the perfect destination for skiing enthusiasts looking for new challenges, as well as families with children who want to learn how to ski or improve their skills. The winter holiday destination with its picturesque villages lies in the centre of the Austrian Vorarlberg and the DACH border triangle, which also ensures great shopping destinations and tourist attractions in the vicinity. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: DAMÜLS FASCHINA
With 109 kilometres of slopes and 26 ski lift systems, the region offers ideal conditions for everyone. Taking a lift up to the top of the mountain is not only the perfect start to a fantastic day on the slopes, but also fully opens up new perspectives: stunning views over the surrounding Alpine mountains, and over the cliffs, valleys and woods covered in snow. The region has three ski 66 | Issue 57 | December 2017
schools teaching beginners as well as advanced skiers, and adults as well as children. Aside from the prepared ski slopes, Damüls and Faschina also both offer a freeride skiing area. “The complete area around Damüls Faschina is well-known and popular among freeride skiers,” says
Pascal Keiser, head of Damüls Faschina’s tourism board. One of the area’s biggest advantages is that it is not very prone to avalanches, so freeride skiing is comparably safe. Cross-country ski on Alpine trails Additional to the wide range of Alpine winter sports, Damüls Faschina also provides two different cross-country ski trails at a height of 1,500 and 1,700 metres, a height that guarantees snow throughout the winter months. The ‘Unterdamüls’ trail leads through flat terrain to the Alp Unterdamühls, from where the same route then leads back towards the original starting point. The snow-covered trail stretches along the hillside, and fir trees powdered with snow line the way on both sides. The