Warth Schroecken

Media reports and press articles for Warth-Schröcken.

Warth-Schröcken, the most snow-abundant ski area in Europe, is an inexhaustible smorgasbord of themes for journalists from numerous renowned specialist magazines, who write about it and what they write is always worth reading.

Browse our archive of media reports and get in the mood for a holiday in Warth-Schröcken!

Media reports from 2018.

Natural gem Körbersee - the loveliest place in Austria
Spanning three and a half hectares, eight metres in depth and up to 24 degrees in the height of summer - these are the facts about Körbersee in Schröcken in the Hochtannberg area. In one Austria's biggest TV shows, ("9 Plätze, 9 Schätze") the little mountain lake in Austria was named Austria's number 1 "loveliest place". Visitors have enthused for centuries by its impressive natural beauty. Overwhelmingly towering on the ...

07 July 2018
Balancing act while climbing
The summit of the Karhorn wants to annoy us. It has been in sight for a long time, but we barely seem to be getting any closer. Time and again there is a new boulder in the way. And barely has it been negotiated that the next steep section lies ahead. To the right we cross hundreds of metres of stone and rocks, steeply down to Warth. To the left we can see horrible scree fields and the winter sports town of Lech. We are in Vorarlberg, stride...

22. April 2018
More is more
Six children were born in the past year in Warth, more than ever before. In the old Walser town at the Hochtannberg pass between Tirol’s Lechtal and Bregenzerwald people are proud. After all, Warth has just 160 inhabitants in total. Mayor Stefan Strolz even has to...

Media reports from 2017.

16. December 2017
New cable car and even more snow
Eleven metres, a magic number - not just for footballers. The 400 inhabitants in the Vorarlberg districts of Warth and Schröcken are building on these eleven metres of new snow, that flutter down every year. This means that Warth-Schröcken is at the interface of Bregenzer Wald and Arlberg table-toppers in the Alpine snow table. In spite of that there are now....

25 February 2017
Non stop driving
The people of Warth have been dreaming for over 40 years. Their ski area ought to be bigger, wider, preferably beyond the historical Auenfeld. It is widely known that many dreams take longer to come true. Now everything is going quickly in Warth. At the end of 2013...

22 February 2017
During the "children's snow weeks" ski munchkins ski for free
What is it that families and little skiers want when they are holiday? Mum: empty pistes outside the school holidays. Dad: a variety-packed ski area and not too expensive. And the kids: Non-stop adventures in the snow. Warth-Schröcken am Arlberg has exactly that...

Media reports from 2016.

12 November 2016
Not just hanging about
The destination was clearly set: A day of skiing with a real pro, finding out how a real big hitter tackles the piste - and, in spite of 35 years of skiing, what I was missing to be really good. The day's skiing has barely started when..

05 November 2016
On the Pastor’s run

16 April 2016
Deep snow star with its own ideas
The most kilometres of pistes, the fastest gondola, the best apres-ski, the highest restaurant. Faster, further, higher - the competition never sleeps. Can our mountains still be saved? What does the battle for tourists mean for the Alps and their villages? In the village of Warth am Arlberg, with 164 souls, there are specific answers to these questions...

Media reports from 2015.

Badisches Tagblatt

14 June 2015
Swimming and rafting in the harsh Lech
Hiking, climbing, wild water swimming, rafting, canyoning and more. At 1500 metres altitude holiday-makers will find mountain sports paradise in the Arlberg, with an elementary adventure programme for performance-oriented climbers, pleasure-hikers and families...


12. April 2015
An Olympic champion with an urge to be in the barn
"When I am mowing a meadow I know where I belong." An Olympic champion as a down-to-earth mountain farmer? "Taking over his parents’ farm and pursuing farming was the right thing to do." The former giant slalom specialist, who even scored points in the slalom and Super-G and stood on the World Cup podium 33 times, is now connected in the eternal rhythm of Alpine farming...

Rhein-Neckar newspaper

28. February 2015
In good spirits in the snowstorm
The mood is fantastic on this Saturday evening in January, at 1679 metres altitude at the valley station for the Körblift. The day was not so warm and windy, but fine for those first turns. Good vision and plenty of snow...


20 February 2015
At the very end of Bregenzerwald
Even in the sixties the Warth people earned their daily bread with farming and freight duties, few rented out rooms to visitors. That was two generations ago and many of today's ski instructors has to work hard to help out when they were children...

St. Galler Nachrichten

17 February 2015
Warth-Schröcken - the spring-time skiing area, with fantastic offers
Dreamy firn slopes, the best piste conditions and pure sunshine. This combination sets the hearts of all winter sports fans racing. With the connection of the ski area between Warth-Schröcken and Lech Zürs, it is the biggest ski area in Vorarlberg...

Sunday’s Echo

16 February 2015
Pure idyll on the Tannberg
Almost a little bit inconspicuous, nestling between Arlberg, Lechtal and Bregenzerwald, is the Warth-Schröcken ski area. Far removed from the après-ski strongholds of Ischgl, Sölden and the like, here in the west of Austria one thing above all else prevails: Idyll...

Rheinpfalz am Sonntag

08 February 2015
’A gführiger Schnee’
It's always ski season in the Alps. Deep snow skiers find unspoilt slopes away from the tracked pistes here. Yet you always have to watch out, says one expert, particularly because of avalanches...

Stuttgarter Nachrichten

23. January 2015
This is where Mother Hulda lives
Some 11 metres of snow falls on average every winter in the Warth-Schröcken ski area. This therefore makes it a snow-assured and family-friendly ski area in Vorarlberg. In days past this white splendour was more of a curse than a blessing, as one exhibition in Warth reveals...

Sonntag Aktuell

4. January 2015
In search of tracks
120 years ago, a pastor was the first to go from Warth to Lech on skis - and with that, he brought winter sport to the Arlberg. Today you can follow his route with a mountain guide - expending much less energy.

Media reports from 2014.

Südwest Presse

18. August 2014
Thrills on the Schröckbach
Adventure on the mountain: There are so many opportunities for this in Warth in the upper Lech area. Guests abseil down waterfalls, tackle the Karhorn on a via ferrata. And experience sunrises on the Warther Horn.

Schwäbische Zeitung

13. February 2014
Villariba versus Villabajo in Vorarlberg
Allegedly more snow falls in one little village in Vorarlberg than in Damüls. The town in Bregenzerwald is mightily proud of its title as the "most snow abundant village in the worldt". Neighbours in Warth-Schröcken riposte with their own snow statistics. So, which is the biggest snow hole then?

NZZ - Neue Zürcher Zeitung

17. January 2014
Fun in the snowy white
A mountain village dallies with noble ski areas: The Auenfeldjet links Warth-Schröcken and Lech Zürs to the biggest ski area in Vorarlberg.

Media reports from 2013.

Publications about the ski area connection between Warth-Schröcken and Lech-Zürs

FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

29. December 2013
Arlberg: Skilfully merged. Ski areas compete strongly against one another, battling for holiday-makers with every more modern, more comfortable facilities. One thing matters above all else: Size.


28. December 2013
From Warth-Schröcken to Lech Zürs
The new "Auenfeldjet" links the two ski areas, and with that, Bregenzerwald to the Arlberg.

Nürnberger Nachrichten

28. December 2013
A lift to the neighbours
Technology which is one-of-a-kind in the world: The Auenfeldjet links the Wals town of Warth to trendy Lech am Arlberg.

Badische neueste Nachrichten

28. December 2013
Warth does not want to become a second Lech
A paradise for real skiers: The traditional Walser village of Warth is regarded as a snow hole. Yet it doesn’t want to become a second Lech. Shopping malls and sophisticated boutiques are not planed, just a bit more ski fun.

Schwäbische Zeitung

27. December 2013
Grow or die
In Vorarlberg once again two ski areas have been linked up. Any thoughts about conservation have has to take a step back. "If there wasn’t any ski tourism, the town would probably no longer be here."

Süddeutsche Zeitung

19. December 2013
Through the wall
Lech thrives on luxury. Yet exclusivity is a risk. Which is why the area is now looking to its traditional neighbour Warth-Schröcken.

Augsburger Allgemeine

13. December 2013
Connecting two worlds
Closing the gap - it's taken 40 years, now it has finally been achieved: Since last weekend a new gondola has linked the Warth-Schröcken and Lech am Arlberg ski areas; picking up on the heritage of one courageous pastor.

Ski Magazin

05. November 2013
A win-win situation
The time will finally have come in December: Warth-Schröcken and Lech-Zürs will become one ski area, and an Arlberg with even more facets will come about

Feldkircher Anzeiger

19. September 2013
Seven Summits Tour 2013
A few days ago the fifth edition of one of the most extreme mountain runs in the Alpine region took place in glorious conditions in Schröcken. 7 summits, 5000 metres altitude, in just one day - who's managed it?

Nürnberger Nachrichten

10. August 2013
Narrow ridge with panoramic views - Climbing and outdoor holiday in Warth-Schröcken
Warth-Schröcken has long been a pioneer for outdoor sport on the Arlberg. There are three specialists here, in a total of not more than 500 inhabitants. A ride on the Flying Fox crosses borders, so too does the view from the Karhorn via ferrata.

Schwäbische Zeitung

27. July 2013
Abseiling a rushing waterfall
An exciting report about the canyoning options available in our area - no-one will stay dry here!

ALPIN - Extra trimming "The Lechweg"

May 2013
The Lechweg - from source to fall
A moderately difficult long-distance hiking trail through one of the last wild river landscapes in Europe. Hike the route of the Lech from its source at Formarinsee in Vorarlberg to the famous Lech falls in Füssen in the Allgäu. A journey through breath-taking natural landscapes - a journey into yourself.

ALPS Magazin

March/April 2013
With momentum through ski history
Powder snow that is metres high, unspoilt slopes and convenient lift connections - a dream becomes reality for freeride fans in the little village of Warth in Vorarlberg...

Families & Co

Outdoor adventure for families in Vorarlberg
When the marmot awakens, summer starts in Warth-Schröcken. Then the sun tries its best to outshine children’s beaming faces and the mountain realm becomes an outdoor Mecca.

Outdoor Family

20. March 2013
Fathers and sons
Out of Rosenheim and straight into adventure! Bernd and his son Niklas recount their outdoor adventures in Warth-Schröcken in Vorarlberg - from their own perspectives...

Media reports from 2012.

Bayerische Staatszeitung

It doesn’t get whiter
White, whiter, Warth. This is what it looks like as you travel through Bregenzerwald to Arlberg... A fantastic short report about Warth-Schröcken, the most snow-abundant ski area in Europe.

Ski Magazin

13. December 2012
Crowded next to the tracks
Deep snow skiing, give it your all and hang in there: An adventure-packed father-son weekend in Warth.

Geo season

21. November 2012
Deep snow dreams
A fantastic report about the Warth-Schröcken ski area in the latest December edition of GEO season.
Rating: Very readable!

Schwäbische Zeitung

20. August 2013
When the snow gives way to wild chives
Anyone who wants to explore the natural surroundings and find out about culture on the Tannberg can hike on three family-friendly day stages on the new Wals themed circuit via Warth, Schröcken and Lech.

Family & Co

April 2012
Us two are as thick as thieves!
A father and son weekend for "real guys" provides adventure that help bring together fathers and sons. That ‘we’ feeling stays alive and well even after the adventures.

Media reports from 2011.


5. August 2011
In the wild waters of the Lech
It thunders, rushes and gurgles: The sound in the backdrop alone while wild water swimming is staggering. The sheer rocky faces of the Lech gorge intensify the sound of the seething waters. And right in the thick of it all, wild water tour participants...

Heilbronner Stimme

29. January 2011
Tricky pistes and child-friendly slopes
In Warth-Schröcken snow is assured right into spring and the prices are reasonable On a ski trip with former mayor Gebhard Fritz.

Please note the current traffic situation

  • L200 Bregenzerwald
  • B198 Reutte
  • L198 Lech
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