Stuben am Arlberg Ski Area

Stuben’s predominantly north-facing Albona includes some of the best skiing in the Arlberg and easy access to the entire Arlberg ski area – 305 kms of pistes and 200km of deep powder.

Ski and boarding on the Albona

Stuben’s own area is the Albona although you now access most of it via the Albonabahn II lift from Alpe Rauz, This is reached by taking the Albona I lift from the centre of Stuben and skiing down a blue or red run. The Albona has only a handful of marked red and blue runs on both its North and South sides, but it's not what's shown on the ski map that attracts advanced skiers and boarders to Stuben – it's the wealth of off-piste opportunities.

Intermediates who prefer to ski on the piste also benefit from the excellent snow quality (Stuben gets more snow than St Anton and is often a degree or two colder), uncrowded slopes and long runs. If you don’t take a break at the Mittelstation restaurant, it’s an uninterrupted 1000m vertical descent from the top of the Albona to the village. And whilst Stuben is not renowned as an area for novices, it has an excellent ski school, its own dedicated quiet nursery slopes and some longer and steeper blue runs nearby that are relatively easy to reach by chairlift once they’re ready to move onto greater challenges. 

Quick access to the rest of the Arlberg

The Albona though is only half the story: skiers and boarders starting off from Stuben don’t have to take the Albonabahn II lift once they reach Alpe Rauz. Instead they can opt for the Flexenbahn gondola heading towards Zurs or the Valfagehr chair towards St Christoph and St Anton. This means they are very handily placed to explore the whole of the Arlberg ski area – even the extremities such as Warth-Schroecken, St Anton’s separate Rendle area and the Sonnenkopf area at Klosterle are all easily reachable. This opens up a huge choice of runs to suit all abilities. 

Terrific off-piste opportunities in Stuben and throughout the Arlberg

Stuben typically gets several meters more snow each year than nearby St Anton and the Albona includes some of the best off-piste in the Arlberg. And because there are fewer people staying here - just 670 guest beds in Stuben - the off-piste stays fresh in Stuben for longer than in other parts of the Arlberg, which is why experts "in the know" often ski over from St Anton to Stuben. Beyond Stuben there's a huge amount of off-piste skiing in the Arlberg including the famous back of the Valluga descent from St Anton to Zurs and guided heli-skiing at Zurs (weather conditions permitting) which can be booked via the ski school in Stuben.

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