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Warth Schroecken

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Warth Schroecken4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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  • Vertical (m)
    Warth Schröcken only
    1269m – 2056m (787m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (15)
    1 Gondola
    12 Chairs

    Ski Arlberg - 88 lifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Early December to late April
    9:00am to 4:15pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 72km
    Longest run – 5km
    Advanced - 31%
    Intermediate - 31%
    Beginner - 38%br />
    Ski Arlberg - 305km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Warth Schroecken only
    Adult - €50 to 52.50
    Child - €3 to 26

    Ski Arlberg
    Adult - €56.50
    Child - €34
    Child u/5yr - €10
    3-Täler-Pass is valid also
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Warth Schroecken - Reviews

Warth Schroecken - Reviews

Hard to Pronounce, Awesome to Ski!



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Hard to Pronounce, Awesome to Ski!

It is safe to say that any English speaker trying to pronounce Warth Schroecken to a German speaker will elicit a quizzical, bemused look from the German speaker. Never mind. Thankfully when you ski an awesome place everyone tends to speak the same language. The word 'super' has global appeal & understanding!

We visited Warth Schröcken twice in 2019. In early January we embarked on a harrowing public transport journey during the Alps biggest storm in a decade. Travelling by train from Garmisch in Germany to Reutte in Tirol was fabulously comfortable. The bus trip to Warth via the Lechtal was an eye-opener. The skills of the driver were admirable as the bus was ploughing up a rapidly disappearing road, negotiating tight village streets on said rapidly disappearing road & still sticking to the timetable. Glad I wasn't driving.

At Warth, the village was quickly getting buried, viz was low & the skiing by braille (perfect Powderhound conditions!). Fortified by a plate of schincken, we ended up on the last bus down the hill to Schroecken later that day. The road didn't open again for 4 days. Bummer. Thankfully nearby Diedamskopf was open & pumping....... go check that out too!

I returned in mid-March to yet more fresh snow. The sun made brief appearances, so a few photos were possible. Based in Zurs, I rode over on the Auenfeldjet gondola from Lech. What a fabulous lift system. The gondola provides a nice view into the freeride routes from Lech that end up in the valley near Warth's Sonnen-Jet (a modern hooded six-seater of course).

So what did I think of the resort? Put simply - loved it. It's NOT the highest, biggest, steepest or gnarliest ski area in the world, but it doesn't matter. It IS super snow-laden, it HAS a wonderful modern lift system, there ARE piste trails & freeride routes for everyone, PLUS there are the usual assortment of booze infused apres ski joints to end the day with a smile & a sore head.

Warth Schroecken is one of those truly approachable ski resorts. It’s not about kill you (although I'm sure one could give it a nudge on a bad avalanche day), it is easy to navigate & doesn't have the 'hurry up, push & shove' mentality of St Anton. & the like. The groomed runs are of the wide Austrian perfection variety, but don't get bumped up as much as other parts of the Ski Arlberg due to lower numbers of human sliders. I had little trouble finding untouched powder under lift lines & next to groomed trails. With a little more time, the mountain would reveal its secrets relatively quickly.

The village of Warth connects beautifully with the resort via numerous lifts & provides a blissful Ski Arlberg experience compared to Lech or St Anton. Realistically though, skiing much beyond Zürs from Warth is a mission too far & not worth it. Similarly, Warth Schröcken can easily be skied from Lech or Zürs (if taking a bus direct to Lech), but anything beyond (St Anton, Stuben, St Christoph et al) is too far away. Staying at tiny Schroecken would be nice if you like quiet isolation. One can ski there, but with no lifts in the village, a short bus ride is required to get up to Hochtannbergpass and the Salober-Jet chair (a hooded six-seater of course!).

Warth Schröcken is just a bloody lovely place to ski. And whilst it isn't the secret, isolated powder stash it once was, it is what it is & what it is .......... is whoop whoop, yip yip, yahoo.