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Arlberg Region is Austria’s Cradle of Alpine Skiing

by Debra Bokur

Jan 25, 2024

St. Anton am Arlberg © Ingus Kruklitis | Dreamstime.com

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Austria’s lovely Arlberg Region has garnered a global reputation as the “cradle of alpine skiing,” and for good reason. The draw toward this startlingly beautiful destination includes more than 186 miles of defined ski runs, 85 lifts and cable cars, five toboggan runs, and more than 124 miles of off-piste skiing. For relaxation at the end of a snow day, there’s the further allure of 30-plus award-winning restaurants and wine cellars.

Not sure where to set up base camp? St. Anton am Arlberg, on the Tirolean side of the Arlberg Mountain Pass, is the ideal spot for experiencing true Alpine charm and hospitality combined with exhilarating slopes. Named by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as “Best Tourism Village 2023” for its successful initiatives in sustainability, cultural preservation and protection of local heritage, this village has transitioned to 100-percent renewable energy.

The sparkling villages of Lech and Zürs, found on the Vorarlberg side of the Ski Arlberg resort, also commits to sustainability. Nearby, Stuben am Arlberg offers accommodations in 32 hotels and guesthouses in a charming setting known for its expansive north-facing slopes and stellar ski and snowboard terrain.

If you’re heading off on a backcountry ski, outdoor trekking or snowshoe expedition alone, make safety a priority. Stash the LONE WOLF 1 Person/1 Day Survival Kit into your backpack or day bag. Also ideal for fishing, camping and hiking trips during snow-free seasons, LONE WOLF is a U.S. Coast Guard-approved, compact emergency survival kit containing 20 pieces: food, water, an emergency blanket, whistle, compass, bandages and first-aid supplies, 12-hour Brightstick light, face masks, and a personal survival guide. Everything is contained within a remarkably small and lightweight water-resistant dry bag, including a flint and striker to start a fire for warmth. Bonus: LONE WOLF survival kit purchases help fund orthopedic surgeries for physically challenged children.

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