Established in 1923 the Austrian ski resort Gargellen lies at 1423 metres altitude in the Vorarlberg region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2130m the area is not snow sure. Over 50 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 6.5km of trails, which equates to around 20 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Gargellen is Zürich at a distance of 200km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
A pretty village at the head of the valley and thus without through traffic. Skiing included on the Montafon pass taking in neighbouring Gaschurn, Schruns and St Gallenkirch.
0 runs 0km
7 runs 18km
5 runs 12km
2 runs 2km
View our detailed Gargellen snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Gargellen snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€202 - €252|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2021|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2022|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Gargellen trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||6.5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Gargellen area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Gargellen ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 700m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Gargellen after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
The Austrian resort is also known as Montafon Schafberg and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Gargellen slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Gargellen has slopes facing ?.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Gargellen ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Skischule Gargellen and has 45 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of firstname.lastname@example.org www.gargellen.at 6401
Gargellen for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Gargellen for intermediates gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Gargellen for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Gargellen for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall
Gargellen snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Gargellen: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Gargellen snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 12 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0
Gargellen non skiing facilities also include Curling, Snowmobiling..