Where to Skibike - Arlberg, Austria

Posted: Saturday, 3 December 2011 by Mark Kinnon in Labels: , ,

SkiBike Pegging is definitely ( as of 2010 ) allowed in Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Leogang, and St Anton and all its surrounding interconnected resorts. Some such as St Anton do not allow the skibikes on Poma lifts but most Austrian resorts are now almost entirely chairlift based apart from the very upper lifts on the edge of the resorts.

St. Anton - The Patron Saint of the SkiBiker

Like many Austrian resorts Saalbach-Hinterglemm has a pretty, traditional-style village and very lively nightlife, but unlike many it combines this with a very extensive circuit of slopes on both sides of a valley, and runs are linked by an efficient modern lift system. Its slopes resemble a French resort more than a traditional Austrian one - with the added advantage of excellent traditional mountain restaurants dotted around.
The main downside is the snow. Although it has impressive snowmaking, one side of the valley faces south and these slopes, especially the lower ones, deteriorate quickly in good weather.
Saalbach's apr├Ęs-ski is very lively - and can get rowdy - and is dominated by Scandinavian and German visitors. It rocks from 3pm until the early hours non-stop.

The Arlberg ski resort encompasses approx. 50 km² (including the off-run areas) and extends over 1,500 m of altitude up to the Valluga peak at 2,811 m.
More than 280 km of perfectly groomed slopes await you. In addition, skiers can choose between 180 km of powder stashes and corn snow slopes. The longest downhill run (8.5 km) with a vertical drop of 1,350 m leads from the Valluga mountain via the Ulmer mountain lodge to St. Anton am Arlberg.