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Skiing at Bödele

Skiing at Bödele

Bödele-Schwarzenberg ski area

The Bödele ski area is the ideal place for beginners and experts.

“Bödele”, with the 1,487 metre high Hochälpelekopf peak, is a picturesque Alpine region with rustic cabins. In winter, locals and visitors flock to the ski area with reliable snow conditions, ten lifts and slopes from easy to challenging. In 1987, Bödele even hosted a Ladies’ Ski World Cup race. The panoramic view over Bregenzerwald and Rheintal Valley as far as Lake Constance is breathtaking. The welcoming ski huts with a nostalgic atmosphere, inns and hotels are great places to take a break from the skiing fun.

Bödele is well known for its kids’ skiing lessons. At Skischule Schwarzenberg many youngsters quickly learn to carve through the snow in four individual lessons using the Magic Wand method. Skischule Bödele also guarantees that children will receive a stress-free introduction to skiing in two private lessons.



Bödele, once the summer settlement of a textile businessman from Dornbirn, made skiing history. Vorarlberg-based skiing pioneer Viktor Sohm organised ski tours here as early as the late 19th century. Ski jumping competitions began in 1904 – initially on a simple ski jump hill, and subsequently on the Lankschanze ski jump. In 1907, one of the first ski lifts in the Alps started running at “Bödele”. It wasn’t a lift as we know them today, it was a kind of sled pulled up the mountain by a motorised rope.

Good to know

  • There are ski rental services in Schwarzenberg and at Bödele itself.
  • The Schwarzenberg and Bödele ski schools offer skiing lessons.

Overview of the Bödele-Schwarzenberg ski area

  • Lifts and cable cars
    • 1 chair lift
    • 9 surface lift
    • 1 connecting lift
  • Slopes
    Total length of slopes: 24 km
    of which:

    • 9 km are blue slopes
    • 12 km are red slopes
    • 3 km are black slopes

Skiing with the Magic Wand method

A method developed by the school itself guarantees that all children from 3½ years of age are able to ski on the practice slopes on their own after four individual lessons.

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3Valley ski pass

3Valley ski pass

3Valley ski pass

The 3Valley ski pass is valid for 32 skiing areas in the Bregenzerwald, in the Große Walsertal, in the Lechtal, in Balderschwang (in Allgäu) and on the ski buses. You…

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Schwarzenberg Tourismus

Hof 454, 6867 Schwarzenberg, Österreich

+43 (0) 5512 3570

Skischule Schwarzenberg

Weißtanne 375, Schwarzenberg, Österreich

+43 664 221 407 5

Skischule Bödele

Oberkaltberg 791, 6867 Schwarzenberg

+43 664 750 368 43

Rental shops

Bergsport Fink, Schwarzenberg

Loch 486, Schwarzenberg, Österreich

+43 (0) 5512 2918

Skishop Bödele

Hotel Berghof Fetz, Bödele, Schwarzenberg, Österreich

+43 664 750 368 43

Skiverleih Hochälpele, Talstation Hochälpelelift

+43 (0) 5512 26807

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