The opening of the new Flexenbahn cableway in the 2016/17 winter season has created Austria’s largest continuous ski resort on the Arlberg. The new cableway creates a direct link between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz. Together with the Trittkopfbahn I and Trittkopfbahn II opened in 2016/17 and the Albonabahn II, skiers now have quick and easy access to all of the destinations in the ski resort without having to switch to a shuttle bus – including the St. Anton am Arlberg ski resort which was previously only accessible by bus. A total of 305 km of ski descents and 87 lifts and railways are now available to winter sport fans on the Arlberg with just one ski pass from the start of the new season.
Ski Arlberg now Austria’s largest ski resort
Thanks to the newly build cableways, all of the winter sports destinations in the Ski Arlberg ski resort are now interlinked and accessible from the 2016/2017 winter season – St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Oberlech, Schröcken and Warth.
The Trittkopfbahn I transports skiers and snowboarders from Zürs to the Trittkopf middle station, the new intermediate station. Once here, winter sports fans have two options:
- To continue on via the new Trittkopfbahn II direct to the Trittkopf mountain station.
- To change to the new Flexenbahn. This will take them directly to the Alpe Rauz valley station in Stuben – from here, they can take the new Albonabahn II on to the Albona mountain station or head direct to the ski pistes in St. Christoph and St. Anton.
Coming from the other direction, skiers can take the Flexenbahn in Stuben/Rauz and head to the Trittkopf middle station or Trittkopf mountain station. From the mountain station, they can follow the pistes comfortably down to Zürs and on to Lech and Warth-Schröcken.
Flexenbahn: shorter waiting times and more comfort
The newly built Flexenbahn creates a direct link between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz as well as relieving pressure on transport and the environment. The 10-seater single cable cableway with 47 cabins, each holding 10 people, transports up to 2,400 passengers every hour. The new cableway completes the 1.8 km route in just 6 minutes and with its panorama windows offers breath-taking views of the Klostertal valley and Arlberg Pass in St. Christoph.
The advantages of the new Flexenbahn at a glance:
- Direct link between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz
- Wait times are minimised
- 120 fewer bus trips per day
- Fewer cars in the villages
- Important contribution to environmental protection
- Shorter travel times for skiers
“Run of Fame” – 65 km long ski circuit though the Ski Arlberg area
In honour of the numerous ski stars who have links with the Arlberg, Ski Arlberg is also opening the Run of Fame at the same time as the new Flexenbahn. The ski circuit leads across a total of 65 km of ski descents and 18,000 m altitude through the entire Ski Arlberg region – from Warth in the north, via Lech Zürs on the Flexenbahn, to St. Anton in the south and back again. The circuit can be accessed from virtually any point in the ski resort. An average skier would need a whole day to complete the route.
Once a year, Ski Arlberg invites guests to its Hunt of Fame: a modern fox hunt whereby selected participants hunt a fox in the form of a famous skier. The winner, i.e. the person who manages to find the fox and remove its tail, receives a place on the Hunt of Fame board at the Trittkopfbahn middle station.
Be one of the first to try out the new ski resort!
Hotels on the Arlberg have some particularly great value package offers during the first days and weeks of December. Be one of the first to put on your skis or snowboards and head out into Austria’s largest ski resort at the planned start of the season on 2 December 2016.
Wedel weeks at the 4*s Burg Hotel in Oberlech from 1 – 22 December 2016
- 3 nights incl. ski pass for 2 days from EUR 580
- 4 nights incl. ski pass for 3 days from EUR 782
- 7 nights incl. ski pass for 6 days from EUR 1,372