Established in 1922 the Austrian ski resort Schruns lies at 700 metres altitude in the Vorarlberg region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2300m the area is not snow sure. Over 25 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 14km of trails, which equates to around 33 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Schruns is Zürich at a distance of 144km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Ernest Hemmingway visited this Montafon Region village in 1925, 25 years before the first lift was built. He fell in love with the place, located close to Swiss and Italian borders. Most of the skiing today is above 1850 M, reached by chair or cable car from the village. So its low altitude is not normally a practical problem, and it's an excellent run down when snow cover is complete.
1 runs 0km
10 runs 32km
5 runs 10km
1 runs 0.5km
View our detailed Schruns 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 Schruns snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€202 - €252|
Traditional Village /
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Schruns trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||12km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|Slope Orientation||S W|
|direction Schruns area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Schruns ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 1600m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 5% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 88% intermediate, 11% advanced slopes and 1% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
The Austrian resort is also known as Montafon Hochjoch and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Schruns 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. Schruns has slopes facing S W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Schruns ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Furtner and has 70 teachers teaching in Dutch, English, French, German and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? ? 74234
Schruns for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Schruns for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Schruns for expert skiers gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Schruns for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Schruns snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Schruns: 13km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 13km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 3.5km
Schruns snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 3.5km Paragliding schools: 0
Schruns non skiing facilities also include Solarium, Indoor Tennis.