Culture & Events
Hikers can follow in the footsteps of the Walser people on a thematic trail around the village of Warth. The Walser people, who originated in the Canton of Wallis in western Switzerland, first settled in the Tannberg mountainside in the 14th century. Their traces are still visible today and can be observed when hearing the local dialect. A brochure, which can be obtained from the tourism office, presents objects along the way that help to tell the story of the Walser people in Warth.
People like to gather at après-ski concerts here in winter. “Ski & Concert,” which takes place in February and lasts until the end of the ski season, is staged every Saturday at the open-air stage of the Sporthotel Steffisalp.
For hikers and mountain climbers, the village of Warth is a compelling area. Numerous trails lead to the peaks of the Wartherhorn, Biberkopf and Widderstein mountains, as well as to the picturesque Körbersee lake. The high-elevation village with its spacious ski area and guaranteed snow is beloved by skiers and freeriders. The Auenfeld jet connects the ski area to Lech Zürs am Arlberg, part of the largest contiguous ski area in Austria. Since the winter of 2017, the new village lift brings skiers to the slopes even quicker than ever before.
When it comes to lift tickets, guests in Warth have a choice: There is one ski pass for Warth-Schröcken alone or a 3-valley ski pass for the Bregenzerwald, Große Walsertal, and Lechtal valleys as well as ski areas in Allgäu (Germany). Holders of the 3-valley ski pass can also purchase a discounted Ski-Arlberg ski ticket for individual days. Alternatively, guests in Warth-Schröcken can buy the Ski-Arlberg ski pass, which is valid for the entire Ski-Arlberg area with over 305 km of slopes.
- Those who love climbing in summer can practice their sport at the climbing gardens and via ferratas.
- In summer and autumn, a hike incl. mountain breakfast leads from Warth to the Wartherhorn mountain once per week.
- Special freerider days and safety camps are regularly offered in winter.
- For freeriders, the ski schools offer special ski tours in remembrance of ski pioneer Father Müller. Father Johann Müller from Warth was probably the first skier in the Bregenzerwald. During the 1890s, he had skis sent to him from Sweden in order to get about more easily and quickly on the Alpine territory between Warth-Schröcken and Lech Zürs. Led by ski guides, the tour takes about five hours.