Damuls-Mellau Advanced & Expert Skiing

Good skiers can easily ski Damuls-Mellau’s groomed pistes and marked ski routes in a day or two, but there’s also plenty of easy off-piste skiing between pistes and more freeriding opportunities for advanced skiers who enjoy skiing off-piste.

The marked runs and the ski routes are fun but there’s nothing on-piste that is particularly challenging for strong skiers. Most of the ski area is wide open alpine pastures so you have to go out of your way, and make the effort to boot-up or skin-up, to find more difficult terrain. There’s a fair amount of easily accessible off-piste terrain alongside and between the pistes – good to practice your off-piste technique – but safe access to the best off-piste requires local knowledge and hence it’s advisable to hire a suitably qualified guide through the Damuls-Mellau ski schools.

The new Ragaz lift opens up more ski routes higher up on Ragazer Blanken (2081m) and above existing ski routes 1, 2 and 3. And the new Gipfelbahn gondola joining Mellau with Damuls will open up the north facing slopes running down from Wannenkopf towards Mellau.

Your Bregenzerwald ski lift pass is valid for all ski lifts and buses in the Bregenzerwald and if you have time you should also aim to visit other ski resorts nearby.

Warth-Schrőcken (33km from Damuls) has 64km of enjoyable piste skiing and strong off-piste skiers can ski off-piste from Warth to Lech (but not without a guide) and back. Nearer still, Au Schoppernau (half way between Damuls and Warth) is home to the Diedamskopf ski area which has 44km of well groomed but generally steeper piste skiing including some quite steep black runs and a 600m long ski route which is dead straight and steep.

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