Au-Schoppernau offers good skiing, many affordable hotels and is a convenient base from which to explore Bregenzerwald's three best ski areas - Diedamskopf, Daműls-Mellau and Warth-Schröcken.
If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing and affordable winter sports holiday in an authentic unspoiled Austrian village, Au-Schoppernau in Bregenzerwald is easy to get to and well worth considering.
While Au-Schoppernau’s Diedamskopf ski area has just 40km of pistes, there is plenty more skiing nearby at Damuls-Mellau and Warth-Schröcken, which are just 20km from Au-Schoppernau and easily reached by car or free ski bus. Warth-Schröcken also has direct lift access to the huge Arlberg ski area that also includes Lech-Zurs and St Anton. Most Bregenzerwlad ski passes entitle you to discounted skiing in the Arlberg ski area.
There’s downhill skiing to suit all ability levels as well as good opportunities for ski touring, cross-country skiing winter walking and other activities including paragliding in Diedamskopf. Compared to bigger better-known ski resorts, the main drawback for families with teenagers and some adults is the relative lack of apres ski.
Ski Equipment Rental in Au-Schoppernau
You can rent skis and snowboards in the resorts. If you want a bargain, you’re better off booking online in advance. ALPINRESORTS.com works with several ski hire shops in the ski area and can get up to 60% discounts. Click here to see their offers and shop locations.
Accommodation in Au-Schoppernau
There’s plenty of good accommodation, including affordable 4-star hotels, 3-star hotels and private apartments. Hotel Krone in Au deserves special mention for its splendid spa and wellness area and the Gasthof Adler in Schoppernau is among the best hotels in the region. The following hotels have been visited by Ultimate-Ski.com and are recommended:
Hotels in Au
Hotel Adler, Au 4-star
Hotel Alpenrose, Au 4-star
Hotel Krone, Au 4-star
Alpenhotel Post, Au 4-star
Das Schiff in der Bergen, Au 3-star
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Hotels in Schoppernau
Gasthof Adler, Schoppernau 4-star
Erlebnisreich Natter Hotel, Schoppernau 4-star
Hirschen Wohlfuhlhotel, Schoppernau 4-star
Hotel Wirtshaus zum Gamsle, Schoppernau 4-star
Haus Marlene, Schoppernau 3-star
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