Golm - A Sports Mountain
Fill your life with fun, thrill, and excitement this upcoming winter. Plan a vacation to the wonderful winter beauty of Montafon in Vorarlberg. If you think that you are good enough in the warm shelter of your blankets, think again! Try something new, something different this winter that will bring novelty to the monotonous and mundane winter. If you are up for some fun, visit the Golm ski resort. Whether you plan a solo trip or a trip with your family, friends or colleagues, this versatile ski resort has something in the plate for anyone who comes by. The ski resort offers various winter sports including skiing, snowboarding, and so on. Why not plan a weekend to this pretty ski resort and enjoy the grandeur of the Alps as you race down the Alpine slopes.
Located in the beautiful valley of Montafon in Austria, Golm is a ski resort that is well-known for its versatility. It is a paradise or all the ski enthusiasts. It offers various winter sports activities so that you never experience a dull moment during your stay. The base elevation is 654 m (2146 ft.) while the summit elevation is 2124 m (6968 ft.). The mountains have an impressive vertical descent of 1470 m (4823 ft.). The ski slopes cover a total length of 26.5 km (16.5 mi) while the ski routes stretch over 17.5 km (11 mi) approximately.
There are nine ultra-modern lift systems on the Bewegungsberg Golm. Covering a total distance of 10 km (6.2 mi), these lifts can take you to any desired location in the ski resort. They have an average capacity of 16240 passengers per hour. Of these, 3 are gondola lifts, 4 are chairlifts, and the ski resort offers a T-bar and beginners lift as well. The other ascension mechanisms include two moving carpets for children. The lifts operate from 8.15 a.m. to 4-30 p.m. daily. The high elevation of the mountains ensures fluffy, powdery white snow. The natural snowfall combined with the artificial snow-making techniques offered by the ski resort ensures snow reliability. The slopes are groomed on a daily basis for enhanced skiing experience. Golm received the Vorarlberg Ski Slope Seal of Approval in 2010-2011 for its excellent ski slopes. Plan your weekend to this ski resort to enjoy a fun-packed and thrilling vacation.
Base Elevation: 2133 ft
Summit Elevation: 6900 ft
Vertical Drop: 4800 ft
This ski resort offers a mix of different slopes. From easy training areas and simple family slopes through to challenging World Cup runs, Golm has something for everyone. More than 90% of the slopes are prepared using snow cannons. The longest run with a vertical descent of 1460 m (4790 ft.) covers a total length of 9.2 km (5.7 mi) as it passes from the mountain station of Raetikon lift to the valley station of the Golmer lift in Vandans.
Beginners- 49% of the slopes are perfect for beginners. Wide and child-friendly slopes cover a total of 13 km (8 mi) of the resort area. The area near the T-bar lift and tow rope are ideal for beginners and children who want to take their first step in skiing. There is a provision for point ticket which means that you need to pay only for the distance that you actually ski. It is an attractive scheme for beginners and children.
Intermediate- The ski area in Golm has a balance between red slopes (intermediate level) and blue slopes (easy level). The red slopes cover about 12 km (7.5 mi) of the slopes. These slopes are perfect for you to hone your skiing moves. If you are up for some fun, you must definitely try out these slopes.
Expert- Though only 1.5 km (0.9 mi) of the slopes are the difficult level, they are worth your money. You got to have the nerves to try out the black slopes of Golm. The Diabolo run is not only the most difficult run offered by the resort; it is also the steepest slope in the country with an elevation difference of 312 m (1023 ft.) and gradients of up to 70%. It is situated near the Außergolmbahn.
This unique toboggan ride is sure to take your breath away! It is an amazing highlight perfect for the whole family. It covers a total distance of 2600 m (1.6 mi), starting from Golmerbahn in Latschau to Vandans. The ride is full of surprises including 44 exciting jumps, 15 wild 180°turns, and an exciting 360° loop. The whole setup is 6 m above the ground. Moreover, the drivers are in full control of the speed. For safety purposes, there are systems that ensure that the sleds do not derail or exceed its top speed of 40 km/h. Optimized seat shells and safety belts ensure a safe journey. The tobogganing fun is not limited to the adults; children from 3 years of age and above can enjoy this safe coaster.
Golm ski resort takes care of the needs of non-skiers and nature lovers as well. Walk the snowy winter landscape and discover the romantic side of Golm. The winter hiking trails begin from the intermediate station of the Golmerbahn, Matschwitz. They drift through the panoramic vistas of Rätikon and past many seeds. Experience the solitude and peace here, away from the hustle-bustle of the pistes or runs. Winter hiking during snowfall is a quite romantic. The white blanket of snow on the mountains is truly mesmerizing. It is also a good alternative to winter sports.
Thundering down the valley on just two blades is as good as snowboarding and skiing. Even though tobogganing is an old winter sport, it is enjoyed with much enthusiasm even today. Golm offers natural toboggan trails that cover 3 km (1.86 mi). With 21 exciting curves, it offers a vertical descent of 350 m (1148 ft.) and gradients of up to 13%. Ride up to the starting point via comfortable Golm ropeways. Hire a toboggan there and have a great toboggan experience.
Night tobogganing- What’s better than tobogganing? It is tobogganing in the dark! Every Wednesday and Friday, you can enjoy sledding in the well-lit toboggan runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. provided the weather condition is permissible. It is an experience that you cannot afford to miss. Get your tickets and toboggan in Vandans and sled through the valley under the starry blanket of the night sky.
At the Bewegungsberg Golm, the entire family feels happy and good. Attractive family offering coupled with leisure activities for children ensure lots of fun for each and every member of the family. Free kindergarten, Golmi-Wald, children’s ski safari, trial day and children’s disco in Golmi land are sure to entice the little ones. Enjoy your family time away from the ski slopes: from blissful winter hiking trails to the daring kicker line and Golm-X route, the ski resort will never let you get bored.
Golmi Kindergarten- You can enjoy skiing or the wonderful mountains without worrying about your kids. Leave your kids under the care of professionals in the Golmi Kindergarten. It is a free kindergarten, and you do not require prior reservations. Children between ages 3 and 6 are cared for. The kindergarten operates from Sunday to Friday from 9.30 in the morning to 3.30 in the afternoon.
A ski safari is conducted every Thursday under the supervision of a ski instructor. The adventure starts with a descent of the mountains through the deep snow. Interesting puzzles are given to the kids, and captivating stories are told to increase the fun element of the safari. During the break, children can enjoy a grill party amidst the snowy forest. The price of the entire safari is EUR 34.00 for each child.
Trial Day and Ski School Golm-
Every Saturday, the little ones can spend a trial day at the Snow Sports School. Children can get a feel of the skiing ambiance here. The timings are 9 a.m. to 12 noon and again from 1.15 p.m. to 3.15 p.m. on the same day. The price is EUR 10.00 per hour.
You can enroll your kids in the Ski School Golm where they will learn skiing and snowboarding under the guidance of professional instructors. Golm the mascot always accompanies children while they learn their ski moves. The mascot ensures a fun and safe learning experience for the young ones. Not only children but an adult can also enroll in this ski school. Golm Ski School guarantees to improve your skiing techniques and promises new types of winter sports.
Golm ski resort is a heaven for winter sports aficionados. With a wide range of exciting winter activities for both children and adults, this ski resort is sure to surprise you. A vacation full of fun with your loved ones in the splendid shelter of the first mountain in Montafon is a vacation you should definitely go on. Plan your journey, book your tickets, grab your backpacks and get ready for the adventure that awaits you in Golm. Have fun!
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