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Gargellen, Austria

Gargellen ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 7 runs 18km
Advanced Trails
 5 runs 12km
40%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 2km

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €202 - €252
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 36km
total length of Gargellen trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6.5km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation ?
direction Gargellen area faces
Top Altitude 2130m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1423m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1423m
centre of Gargellen ski resort
Vertical Drop 700m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 700m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Gargellen web cams
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Skiing in Gargellen

14 pistes and trails means approximately 36km of runs. 8 Gargellen lifts have capacity to transport 9000 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 6.5km.

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    

Snowboarding in Gargellen

Of the 8 ski lifts, 5 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Gargellen is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Gargellen Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

6 apres ski bars 10 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 12 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling, Snowmobiling..

Rating for apres ski gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

"Gargellen" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Gargellen

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 2.skischule@gargellen.at 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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Gargellen

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Gargellen

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..

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