Freeriding at the Silvretta Montafon resort

From the Sporthotel into the backcountry

If you go to Vorarlberg, your destination needs to be Silvretta Montafon! At least, that’s what a lot of freeriders think – and rightfully so! Don’t settle for anything other than Austria’s top ski resort for freeriders and backcountry skiers. Home to Freeride World Tourer Fabio Studer, the Silvretta Montafon resort awaits you …

Drop in, find your line and enjoy the powder! In close proximity to Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon, you can experience limitless open terrain freedom until way into spring. Look forward to a true freeride hotspot in Austria with countless powder runs and an extensive backcountry. Ready, set, and off you go – to the freeride areas of Hochjoch, Grasjoch, Valisera and Versettla.

The freeride adventure Silvretta Montafon

Descents from the summit through the deep snow, jumps over small rocks and ridges and rides down steep gullies. Situated near Lake Bodensee and the borders to Germany and Switzerland, the Silvretta Montafon resort attracts freeriders from all over the world – with lots of fun and action. All those who love to conquer the open terrain, get to look forward to:

  • signposted ski tours
  • ascent-free freeride routes for all levels of skill
  • Freeride Center on the Grasjoch
  • four avalanche transceiver checkpoints
  • guided tours for beginners and pros
  • Intersport rentals for professional equipment

Tip: Take the Burgabfahrt run! It starts without an ascent and ends directly at the Nova cable car station.

 

Freeride Center on the Grasjoch in the Montafon

The right kind of preparation and professional equipment are essential when it comes to challenging rides out in the open terrain. Check the current avalanche warnings, runs and course times ahead of every tour at the Freeride Center on the Grasjoch. Make sure your avalanche transceiver works at one of the four checkpoints, or improve your skills on the permanent avalanche transceiver search field.

The freeride schedule in Vorarlberg’s holiday valley

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Freeride Adventure Days are held at the Silvretta Montafon resort. Professional guides show you the most beautiful deep-snow descents. Please book your freeride adventure until no later than 3pm of the previous day. What are you waiting for? Let’s freeride!

On Mondays: It’s all about safety! At the Freeride-Safety-Check, mountain experts share their knowledge and experiences with skiing in the open terrain. On the Grasjoch, you get to practice an avalanche search together with the guides. The equipment for the course will be allocated by the Ski School Schruns. Please reserve a spot until no later than 4pm of the previous day.

Don’t miss out: On February 16, 2019, the freeride contest Open Faces Silvretta Montafon**** takes place. Find out more about other winter event highlights near Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon as well!

Freeriding needs to be followed by relaxing! The spacious Gold Spa at Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon in Gaschurn is perfect for that. 

Ein Freerider befindet sich mit seinem Snowboard in der Luft und macht sich auf die Tiefschneelandung bereit
Whiteout | Silvretta Montafon © Michael Marte