Diedamskopf

Diedamskopf

Overall Rating

Diedamskopf

Diedamskopf3.5/52
Diedamskopf3.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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Nearby Ski Resorts

Damuels Mellau
Lech
Warth Schroecken

     Diedamskopf Ski Trail Map
  • Diedamskopf Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    840m – 2,060m (1,220m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    8-10m
  • Lifts (6)
    1 Cable car
    2 Chairlifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid December to early April
    8:45am to 4:15pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 40km
    Longest run – 10km
    Advanced - 23%
    Intermediate - 45%
    Beginner - 32%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult - €44.50
    Child - €25.50
    Child u/6yr – Free

Diedamskopf - Reviews

Diedamskopf - Reviews

Awesome!

26/01/2019

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Awesome!

26/01/2019
It is easy to faff around & flower-up one's experience of a ski resort. Some times (most times actually), it is best to cut the flowery descriptions & state it plainly. We found Diedamskopf to be AWESOME! I'll let the pictures do the talking........... noting of course the snow quality, lack of other skiers, fine food & great terrain.

One of the great pleasures of skiing in Europe is the opportunity to stay in a real village with real people leading real lives. Schoppernau & Au are the two village near Diedamskopf & both reek of rural authenticity. Just near the base of the Diedamskopf gondola & ski school area, the sight & sweet/acrid smell of dairy cows dispels any notions that this is a manufactured ski resort village. If that is not enough. visiting farmers that are making (& selling) their own schinken, sausage & speck, tasting their treats, then toasting a few complimentary schnapps should convince you.

Diedamskopf is only a medium sized ski resort but provides a wonderful ski experience (hence our 5/5 value rating) to anyone that takes the time to check it out. The resort is fabulously family friendly & whilst its terrain may not be expansive enough for more than a few days of interest on the slopes, Diedamskopf's proximity to Warth Schroecken & Damuels Mellau provides a festival of ski opportunities in one of the snowiest parts of Europe.

We traveled to/from Schoppernau & Diedamskopf by train & public bus in both directions (east & west) just to prove it can easily done. The best access is via Dornbirn railway station in western Austria - convenient to Innsbruck or Zurich. The alternative route from the east is through Warth Schroecken & is prone to road closure during heavy snow (case in point - the road in that direction was closed for five days during our visit).

We have placed Diedamskopf on the Powderhounds 'Super Secret Stash List.' So let everyone know. When it dumps, forget St Anton or Lech, head to Schoppernau for a taste of powder skiing the way it should be.

You can see our thoughts on the pros & cons on the Diedamskopf overview page and also see our European ski resort ratings regarding how we score it compared to other skiing areas.

Good Fun, Good Snow, Good People, Good Food.....

26/01/2019

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Good Fun, Good Snow, Good People, Good Food.....

26/01/2019
It was puking snow when we were in Schoppernau, which meant that the snow quality was amazing but it also that a great deal of the mountain on Diedamskopf was closed due to extreme avalanche danger. 
Despite this we found some brilliant runs and also spent more time than usual eating. Whilst on the eating journey we got to meet a variety of the fascinating hospitality staff and hear their stories, often about the countries they had originated from and the reason they were in the ski industry trying to get ahead. 
We skied some fantastic freeride terrain. On the lower part of the resort it was through trees, over fences, between barns and past houses. Even skied some groomed runs!
The local people were super generous and the food excellent. In town there is a community cheese/dairy factory that is well worth visiting and most of the local bars & restaurants are great.