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Schruns, Austria

Schruns ski holidays

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 1 runs 0km
5%  Intermediate Trails
 10 runs 32km
Advanced Trails
 5 runs 10km
11%  Expert Trails
 1 runs 0.5km

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

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 42.5km
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 Altitude 2300m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 700m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 700m
centre of Schruns ski resort
Vertical Drop 1600m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 1600m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Schruns web cams
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Skiing in Schruns

17 pistes and trails means approximately 42.5km of runs. 14 Schruns lifts have capacity to transport 14400 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 12km.

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    

Snowboarding in Schruns

Of the 14 ski lifts, 4 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Schruns 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 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Schruns Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

8 apres ski bars 20 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Solarium, Indoor Tennis.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Schruns" by any other name

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    

Main Ski School in Schruns

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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Schruns

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Schruns

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.

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