Looking for a place to do your first ski experience? Sankt Gallenkirch is going to be your first choice, with many beautiful and easy to ski slopes.
Best ski slopes area for any level !
Sankt Gallenkirch, the municipality in the district of Bludenz, the state of Vorarlberg Austria. An hour drive from Bregenz. The triple borders of Germany (Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg via Lake Constance), Switzerland (Grisons and St. Gallen) and Liechtenstein. The only Austrian state that shares a border with is Vorarlberg to the east.
From Bregenz is about an hour and a half to the city of Sankt Gallenkirch, a beautiful small town surrounded by mountains, one of Austria’s ten largest ski areas located in Montafon valley in Vorarlberg. This area is full of hotels, restaurants and sport shops. It does look a bit empty but just because everybody is out for a skiing session.
Parking it took us nearly a couple hours to arrive in Sankt Gallenkirch town. There were so many free parking spaces avaliable more than anywhere else I’ve been in Europe. A quick walk through the town for a views the beautiful mountains and unique Austria’s houses all over the place.
Lunch, didn’t stop on the way for breakfast but waited until we got here. Normally things are open after 10 am in the morning. But with little bit of exploring in the city until the restaurant opens helped pass the time.
Explore, at the back next to the mount and lake you can walk through the field of snow, when it melts out in the mid-afternoon, it’s a good time for an adventure.
Meeting the Group, it was around 2:30 pm in the afternoon when the bus arrived with a big group of students. We all went to register for our Ski Pass and ski equipment before a cold beer.
Hotel, once we all done with the ski registration, we headed to our hotel located just next to the ski area, Basemontafon Hotel, checking-in, pick the room and getting ready for the evening meeting before the ski day coming tomorrow.
First Day of Ski, we took a bus to a ski area called Schafbergbahn Bergstation. I got very excited and nervous at the same time, once I was standing on the ski slope. We divided into four groups, snowboarding, the experienced skiers, the beginner skiers and the newest skiers like me. Lots of falling and lots of fun for a couple of hours until lunch break and another couple hours until it was very foggy.
Second Days of Ski, the same group we had on the first day. We went to a different ski area called Versettla Bergstation in Silvretta Montafon. Before we went to the top, we had a very short train on the bottom slope over Salertobel Weg to divide a new group and I went to the next level. The slope on the top was absolutely stunning, scarier but a lot more challenging and lots of fun.
Last Day of Ski, Everybody had a week passed but I just only had three days. So on the last day I get down to join the un-experiences group to have my own time on the slopes, taking some pictures along the way and admire the beauty of the snow and this sport. If you are new to sking, you must have a trainer to guide you.
In a nutshell
It was a truly memorable experience from views to adrenaline rushes. Skiing should be apart of anyone’s bucket list.
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