Warth-Schroecken Ski Resort

Warth and Schröcken are two pretty and famously snowy villages in Austria's Bregenzerwald, that form the Warth-Schröcken ski area. This is lift-linked to Lech, Zurs and St Anton and so is a part of the massive Arlberg ski area with over 300kms of marked runs and 200km of off-piste.

Situated 10km apart, either side of its local ski area, Warth and Schroecken (Schröcken is the correct German spelling - in English the umlaut is replaced with an 'e' after the 'o') are two quite pretty and very snowy alpine villages. In fact in many years Warth gets more snow than any other ski resort in Western Europe, averaging 11 metres each winter. The combined Warth-Schroecken local ski area borders the more famous ski area of Lech-Zurs, and the two areas are now lift-liked by the Auenfeldjet lift. As Lech-Zurs is also lift-linked to St Anton, St Christoph and Stuben, fit confident skiers based in Warth or Schroecken have access to a huge amount of pistes, ski routes and freeriding opportunities. Be warned, however: Warth-Schroecken might be an integral part of the massive Arlberg ski area but it's at its edge. Skiers based here can reach St Anton's slopes and return before the lifts close, but it's not a journey they will want to do every day. 

Being on the edge of the Arlberg ski area has its advantages though. Warth-Schroecken might get more snow than Lech-Zurs or St Anton, but it gets fewer visitors, so the slopes here are noticeably less crowded. Accommodation tends to be cheaper too, with a good range of family-friendly 3 star hotels, plus some more luxurious options, guethouses and plenty of self-catering aprtments. And Warth and Schroecken are also handily placed for exploring the other Bregenzerwald ski resorts. Au-Schoppernau is less than 15 minutes drive from Schroecken.

Warth (1500m) and Schroecken (1300m) also have good local slopes. These can be accessed direct from the centre of Warth or via a free ski bus from Schroecken. There is a red piste back to Schroecken, however so provided you can master this, you don't need to use the ski bus at the end of the day, but it is available for weaker skiers or if snow conditions are poor. The local ski terrain has something for everyone. This is a great resort for beginners, particularly children, but there are challenges on-piste and off-piste for experts. The gradient of black slope 253 (“Ochsenkopf”) is over 70% in places and there is moref steep stuff around the Jageralp Express lift. There’s not a huge amount of classic intermediate-friendly piste skiing locally (it adds up to about 60km), but there's plenty more in Lech and Zurs, which is easily accessed through the lift system. For those who want to learn or improve or explore the area properly, there are good local ski schools, guides and instructors.

Apres ski is a low key affair. And Warth and Schrocken are small ski villages so there's not a great deal to do during the day besides skiing and other wintersports including winter walking, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snow shoeing and tobogganing.

Getting to Warth-Schroecken is easy. It takes between 1 hour 45 minutes and 2 hours 15 minutes from Friedrichshafen, Memmingen and Zurich airports.

Ski and Board hire in Warth and Schroecken

Unsurprisingly, there is not as much choice as in larger resorts. Most of the equipment rental shops are near the centre of the villages or close to the lifts. ALPINRESORTS.com work with several shops in and around the resorts and can secure discounts of over 40% if you book online in advance here. SKISET are also present in Warth-Schroeckenand offer online booking discounts to Ulitmate-Ski readers.

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Warth-Schroecken Statistics

  • CountryAustria
  • RegionBregenzerwald
  • Base1,500 m
  • Peak2,050 m
  • Vertical550 m
  • Beginner50 %
  • Intermediate29 %
  • Advanced14 %
  • Ski Lifts14 
  • Chair Lifts11 
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour 28,265 

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Where to stay in Warth-Schroecken?

  • Sporthotel Steffisalp Warth

    Sporthotel Steffisalp

    The 4-star Sporthotel Steffisalp features stylish contemporary interior design, a large spa and indoor pool. Located next to the Steffisalp chairlift.

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  • Hotel Jaegeralpe Warth

    Hotel Jaegeralpe

    The family-friendly 4-star Hotel Jägeralpe is located next to the ski lifts in the heart of Warth-Schroecken ski area for ski-in, ski-out convenience.

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  • Wartherhof Wellnesshotel Warth

    Wartherhof Wellnesshotel

    The 4-star Wartherhof Hotel offers superb spa facilities and fine dining. Conveniently located just a few minutes from the main ski lift in Warth.

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  • Hotel Walserberg Warth

    Hotel Walserberg, Warth

    The 4-star Hotel Walserberg offers fine dining and relaxation in the pretty village of Warth just a few minutes walk to the ski lifts and with ski to door access.

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  • Hotel Lechtalerhof Warth

    Hotel Lechtalerhof

    The 4-star Hotel Lechtalerhof offers stylish and spacious accommodation as well as fine dining and an excellent spa area for relaxing.

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  • Hotel Adler Warth

    Hotel Adler

    The 3-star Hotel Adler Warth offers inviting accommodation close to the ski pistes with ski to door access, high quality food and wellness area for relaxation.

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  • Haus Hubertus Warth

    Haus Hubertus

    Haus Hubertus in Warth is a charming traditional bed and breakfast guesthouse convenient for the ski lifts and other amenities in the village.

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  • AlpHus Appartements Warth

    AlpHus Apartments

    The ski to door AlpHus Appartments offer stylish self-catering accommodation close to the ski lifts and approx 3km drive to the centre of Warth.

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  • Hotel Koerbersee Schrocken

    Hotel Koerbersee

    The 3-star Hotel Korbersee is a charming ski-in, ski-out hotel with sun terrace and mountain restaurant overlooking a lake in the heart of the ski area.

  • Ferienhaus Rose Schroecken

    Ferienhaus Rose

    Ferienhaus Rose apartments are situated in a quiet location 800m from the village of Schroecken with free shuttle bus service to the ski lifts.

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Best Hotels in Warth-Schroecken

  • Sporthotel Steffisalp Warth

    Sporthotel Steffisalp

    The 4-star Sporthotel Steffisalp features stylish contemporary interior design, a large spa and indoor pool. Located next to the Steffisalp chairlift.

    Book online >>>
  • Wartherhof Wellnesshotel Warth

    Wartherhof Wellnesshotel

    The 4-star Wartherhof Hotel offers superb spa facilities and fine dining. Conveniently located just a few minutes from the main ski lift in Warth.

    Book online >>>
  • Haus Hubertus Warth

    Haus Hubertus

    Haus Hubertus in Warth is a charming traditional bed and breakfast guesthouse convenient for the ski lifts and other amenities in the village.

    Book online >>>
  • Hotel Walserberg Warth

    Hotel Walserberg, Warth

    The 4-star Hotel Walserberg offers fine dining and relaxation in the pretty village of Warth just a few minutes walk to the ski lifts and with ski to door access.

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  • AlpHus Appartements Warth

    AlpHus Apartments

    The ski to door AlpHus Appartments offer stylish self-catering accommodation close to the ski lifts and approx 3km drive to the centre of Warth.

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