Alberschwende: The True Heaven For Adventure Lovers

Dolefully enough, the winters are about to depart. After months of joy and festivities, it is now time to bid farewell to this joyous season and wait for it to arrive next year with all its glory and merriment. Well, hold on! Winters are not over yet, and there is much more to them than just sitting back curled up in your blanket, with a cup of coffee in one hand, and a copy of your favorite novel in the other. This means, you still have reasons to rejoice. If skiing and snow sports are all that you can think of and if the conventional places are not your type of thing, then the Alberschwende ski resort in Austria is the perfect utopia for you to be in.

The place is not extra popular or crowded so that you can spend a soothing and solitary weekend here. So, pack your bags and get ready to be transformed into an almost unreal place;   get ready to be mesmerized and flabbergasted!  



The place is an enjoyable location for walking and cross-country skiing.

Alberschwende is located on a ridge, on the banks of the Bregenz Ache, on the edge of the Bregenz Forest, which is famous for its meadows, forested rocky ridges, and the Winterstaude mountain peak at a distance. The place is an ideal spot for numerous activities. Cross country skiing,  skiing, skating, mountain biking to name a few and one cannot get bored in Alberschwende.


Alberschwende Statistics

Base Elevation: 2362 feet

Summit Elevation: 3937 feet

Vertical Drop: 1575 feet

The village is well known for its rich and diverse history. It is a typical Austrian village that has lots of fun activities to do in the day as well as at night. There are indubitably plenty of things to do in this ancient village. The ski resort of Alberschwende with its groomed ski slopes is great for all nature lovers and people who wish to enjoy the tranquility of a small, unpopulated ski area.


Located in the district of Bregenz inVorarlberg, Austria; Alberschwende is situated at an altitude of 721 meters (2,365 feet) above sea level. With its total population of only 3,219 people (as on 1 January 2016), the scarcely populated area makes for a perfect holiday spot.

There are 5 airports at a two hours’ drive distance from the place. Of these five; three of the airports, namely, Friedrichshafen Airport, Memmingen Airport and St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport are just an hour away (in suitable driving conditions), so weekend trips and short unplanned excursions are totally possible!



 Skiing at the resort:

The skiing takes place at a relatively low height, which means that the snow cover may vary from place to place. The place, nevertheless, is every skier’s dream destination, with the tranquility and serenity of the atmosphere a perfect companion to the sports fanatic. You will find yourself enveloped by a very different kind of atmosphere.


The place is suitable for both beginners and skiers at the intermediate level. There are 15 pistes in all, with 18 kilometers (11 miles) of downhill pistes (5 kilometers or 3 miles of easy path and the remaining paths of medium difficulty). The place also has 10 kilometers (6  miles ) of cross country ski pistes.  There are seven ski lifts ( 1 chair lift and 6 ski tows)in all, and the highest one will take you 1200 meters (3937 feet) above the sea level.  The ski lifts can uplift 7300 skiers each hour, so there is no worrying about queuing and crowding there. You could also go for night skiing and enjoy the beautiful winter night moon from up in the mountains. The ski slope is floodlit for night-time tobogganing and will surely guarantee fun for all.

The resorts operate from 28 November 2016 to 23 March 2017 in winters and 10 May 2017 to 26 October 2017 in summers this year. The hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m

Like Alberschwende itself, the ski area is a small and compact, but perfect place. It is pure, serene and untouched, and will cater to the needs of all, be it a diehard sports enthusiast or a young couple looking forward to a weekend getaway!



Prices and rates:

The prices of the tickets range from €29.40 per day for adults to  €16.20 for children.

Discounts are available for those traveling with their families or in groups.

Tips for the perfect trip:

A big ski trip calls for big ski trip planning as well, to make the trip a delightful and perfect one. Here is a list of things to keep in mind ( you can thank us later!)

  1. Get lessons. Agreed that ski lessons can be expensive and time-consuming, but if you are trying this out for the first time, it is advisable to take lessons as it guarantees more fun and enjoyment on the hills.
  2. Dress in layers. It is often warm and sunny at the resort, but there are huge variations between the temperature at the resort and that at the bottom of the hill. It is always possible to take layers off, but if you don’t have them to put on, you will end up being cold and mar the fun.
  3. Reserve your skis in advance. If you intend to visit the resort during peak times, it is advisable to reserve your skis ahead of time. All the skis in the major shops already get reserved!
  4. Create a list.It really helps and makes packing easy. Otherwise, you would have to spend a fortune buying important things you left back at home.



Who says massive and hyped resorts are better and more fun? As a matter of fact, you do not have to fret about waiting for your turn at restaurants and sports at smaller resorts. More often than not, smaller resorts turn out to be more helpful and hospitable. And if you have recently discovered this hidden passion of yours, they are far more economical and manageable.

The place has a number of fun activities for all adventure lovers. Right from skiing, snowboarding and a number of other fun activities on offer, you cannot afford to sit at home this winter. So waste no more time and book your tickets and pack your bags. Get ready for some amazing vacation time with your family. Enjoy your vacations and shred the hills!

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