Skiing in Schwarzenberg

Avalanche-safe and perfect snow conditions - the Bödele natural snow area

As early as the end of November, winter will have already made its way into the Bregenzerwald. That's a good thing, because on the Bödele, there are no snow canons or storage reservoirs. There is just natural snow here and tons of it. The Bödele ski area is a small but exquisite winter sports area. From blue ski runs to black ones and from moguls to deep snow slopes, this ski area at an elevation from 700-1464 m offers skiers, snowboarders, and carvers outstanding conditions. 

10 lifts and 24 km of the best prepared slopes allow for ski runs in all difficulty levels. The longest one is the World Cup ski run to Schwarzenberg with a length of 4.5 km. It begins below the summit of the Hochälpele at an elevation of 1464 m and leads along red/blue slopes down into the village center of Schwarzenberg.

If you are in the mood for even more variety, there are 37 other ski areas nearby that you can use with one ski pass. The Mellau-Damüls area, newly opened in 2009 with 83.8 km of slopes, is reachable in only 10 min. by car.

Winter sports enthusiasts especially appreciate our central location, fast, easy accessibility, and the natural snow throughout the entire area. The charm of the nostalgic ski huts and the excellent service of our restaurants wonderfully top off a day in the powder snow.

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Alpenblicklift, Foto: Alois Metzler
Skiing at Bödele, Foto: Alois Metzler
Haldenlift, Foto: Ludwig Berchtold
Ski area Bödele, Foto: Schwarzenberg Tourismus

Ski rental

Whether alpine skiing or cross-country skiing equipment, snowshoes, helmets, or toboggans -  Berg Fink Ski & Bergsport is the specialist for mountain and ski sports equipment as well as touring equipment in Schwarzenberg. Here, your needs will be individually addressed with professional expertise. Skishop Bödele at Berghof Fetz and Skiverleih Hochälpele at the valley station of the Hochälpele lift will also be happy to help you find the right equipment for a perfect day of skiing.

Ski schools

In the Bödele ski area, there are two ski schools to choose from: on the ground floor of Hotel Berghof Fetz, located right on the pass, is the Bödele Ski School with its own ski rental by Josef Berchtold. The Schwarzenberg Ski School with director Daniel Paluselli is located across from the valley station of the Hochälpele lift. This ski school has developed a teaching method that guarantees you will be able to ski down a beginner's slope on your own after 4 hours. If you still haven't accomplished this after 4 hours, the ski instructor will continue to help you until you get the hang of it.

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SCHWARZENBERG tourist office
Vorarlberg, Austria
Tel.:  +43 5512 3570

Opening times
Mo, Tue, Thu: 8:00 to 12:00 & 14:00 to 16:00
Fr: 8:00 to 12:00
Wednesday: closed

Extended opening times during the Schubertiade

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