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winter sports

cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking

Cross-country skiing at Arlberg
Winter hiking at Arlberg
snowshoe hiking at Arlberg
enjoy the winter in warth
ski area warth schröcken
terrasse with view on the piste
hiking in the beautiful nature of the winter

Cross-country skiing at Arlberg

Cross-country skiing is a great form of exercise and strengthens the cardiovascular system.

The following trails are free for guests staying at Wellnesshotel Warther Hof:

Jaegeralpe trail
Simmel trail
Kalbelesee trail
Falkenkopf trail

Please follow the trails in the direction marked and keep to the right-hand track. The municipalities of Warth and Schröcken are responsible for these trails.

For safety reasons, individual trails may not be groomed or may be closed due to the risk of avalanche. All trails are groomed, marked and secured as well as possible. However, no liability can be accepted in the event of accidents. Choose the trails that best suit your ability. Walkers can find groomed hiking paths alongside the trails. Those trails that are subject to a charge are for cross-country skiers only.

Cross-country equipment can be hired from Hotel Jägeralpe or Salober Snow Park only.


... is not only a way to walk on the snow in winter, but is also a simple way to enjoy sport and nature at the same time and is a relatively easy activity for all ages and abilities. Secured routes include those that run in parallel to all winter hiking trails in Warth and Hochkrumbach. Snowshoes can be hired from our hotel reception; a deposit is payable.

Winter hiking at Arlberg

... through a winter wonderland! There's nothing quite as wonderful as wrapping up warm for a walk along the winter hiking trails in Warth or on the Hochtannberg Pass, followed by a delicious, steaming hot chocolate to warm you up. 20km of perfectly groomed winter hiking trails through a snow-covered landscape make for fantastic walks!

Winter hiking in Hochtannberg

Lake Körbersee
(Buses to the lake depart from in front of the hotel every half hour.) From the car park at Salober Snow Park, a sunny, groomed hiking path goes along the lake to Hotel Körbersee. You can also start your hike from the car park at Hotel Jägeralpe and walk to Salober Snow Park via Hotel Adler.
Walking time approx. 1 hour; from Hotel Jägeralpe
approx. 1.5 hours

Körbersee circular lakeside walk
From Hotel Körbersee, the path runs around the frozen Lake Körbersee.
Walking time approx. ½ hour

A hiking path runs around the Simmel from Hotel Jägeralpe, past Hotel Adler, to the Salober Valley Station. Follow the path along to the Kuchlalpe and Hotel Jägeralpe.
Walking time approx. 45 min.

Simmel – Weltfriedenskreuz
From Hotel Adler, you can access the hiking trail that leads past the century old chapel "Simmelkapelle" to the "Weltfriedenskreuz" (world peace cross).
Walking time approx. 20 min.

Circular walk around Lake Kalbelesee
From the car park at Salober Snow Park, a circular path leads around Lake Kalbelesee.
Walking time approx. 20 min.

Winter hiking in Warth-Gehren-Lechleiten

Lake Seebachsee – circular forest walk (viewpoint for views of Lech)

From the centre of Warth, turn left between the Haus Wallis and Haus Fritz guesthouses to Lake Seebachsee; from here, you can access the hiking trail that runs along the edge of the forest. The circular path leads through the forest and then back again, with views of Lech, until you cross the Teschenberg path. Here, you can find a fabulous viewpoint with a winter bench. From here, you can either go directly back to the centre of Warth or continue along the path to Teschenberg and then return to Warth by the road.

Walking time approx. 45 min.; walking time via Teschenberg approx. 1 hour

Gehren – Lechleiten

Following the main road in the direction of Reutte, turn left onto the footpath after Hotel Kristall. After approx. 5 minutes, the path veers right to the main road (Mühlebrücke). Follow the main road for approx. 250 metres (Gasthof Tyrol guesthouse), take the turning on the left up to Gehren and continue until you reach a barn. From here, a groomed hiking trail leads off to the right to Lechleiten. After a well-earned rest in either Gasthof Alpenrose or Holzgauerhaus, we recommend taking the same path back to Warth.

Walking time approx. 2-3 hours (there and back)

Footpath below the village

Below Hotel Walserberg, turn left at the crossroads. The path, which goes to Hotel Wartherhof and the ski school, offers spectacular views of Gehren.

Walking time approx. 30 min.

Skitouring at Arlberg

Powder snow on virgin slopes, solitary summits with stunning views! Warth-Schröcken in Vorarlberg is one of the areas of Austria where snow is guaranteed and is a hot tip for ski tourers. A wealth of fantastic ski tours – from tours for beginners to tours for professional ski tourers – can be found around Warth-Schröcken. Safety first! Always check the current risk of avalanche before starting out on a ski tour.

Tour suggestions

Grüner, 1,914m

2-3 hours, altitude 450m, easy
The mountain that forms the border with Germany offers splendid views of the Rappental valley and of Lech. Nice and easy tour for beginners taking their first steps uphill.

Geishorn, 2,366m

4-5 hours, altitude 800m, difficult
Spectacular mountain for ski tourers, with a steep south-west face just below the summit.
Views from the Rätikon mountain range to the Silvretta mountain range!

Gehrnerberg, 1,935m

4 hours, altitude 450m, easy
Easy tour over slopes and ridges

Höferkamm, 2,000m

2-3 hours, altitude 350m, easy
This short, but thoroughly pleasant tour on the Höferkamm offers magnificent views of Warth-Schröcken and its spectacular mountain scenery.

Widdersteinhütte, 2,009m

2 hours, altitude 350m, easy
Stunning tour over broad slopes. Panoramic views of the area that is home to the source of the river Lech, the Verwall Alps and the Lechtal Alps.

Großer Widderstein, 2,533m

4-5 hours, altitude 900m, difficult
Tour for experienced ski tourers that involves some climbing just before the summit. Possible only when the snow conditions permit.