Established in 1902 the Austrian ski resort Kleinwalsertal lies at 1124 metres altitude in the Vorarlberg region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2030m the area is not snow sure. Over 19 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 5km of trails, which equates to around 6 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Kleinwalsertal is Munich / München at a distance of 220km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
The Kleinwalsertal Region takes in the villages of Hirschegg, Mittelberg and Riezlern and is linked to the skiing at Oberstdorf in Germany. There are 50km of cleared winter walks, 8 ski schools, three non-ski kindergardens, 50km cross-country skiing, Casino in Riezlern. The Ski School programme includes lessons in Big Foot, mono-skiing, Ski Safaris and ski guiding.
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View our detailed Kleinwalsertal 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 Kleinwalsertal snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€174 - €232|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2021|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2022|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Kleinwalsertal trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||5km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||N S W E|
|direction Kleinwalsertal area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Kleinwalsertal ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 906m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has ?% beginner runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced slopes and ?% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2km 1Foly run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Kleinwalsertal after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
The Austrian resort is also known as Ifen, Kanzelwand, Walmendingerhorn and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Kleinwalsertal 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. Kleinwalsertal has slopes facing N S W E.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Kleinwalsertal ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called 8 Schulen and has 250 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? www.skischulen-klerinwalsertal.de 51140
Kleinwalsertal for beginners gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Kleinwalsertal for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Kleinwalsertal for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Kleinwalsertal for snowboarding gets 5 stars out of 5 overall
Kleinwalsertal snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Kleinwalsertal: 45km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 17km Intermediate XC Trails: 24km Difficult XC Trails: 4km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4km
Kleinwalsertal snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 4km Paragliding schools: 0
Kleinwalsertal non skiing facilities also include Badminton, Beauty Farm, Casino, Craft Workshops, Darts, Judo.