A brilliant snow record, access to the large ski area of Lech-Zurs and plentiful off-piste skiing make for a resort that we can’t wait to get out to this season.
Amongst some of the most snowsure in all of the Alps, the pretty mountain villages of Warth and Schröcken receive over 11m of snow on their upper slopes, making them way up there on our list of top resorts to ski. Beginners and intermediates will be comfortable on piste yet there is plenty of off-piste powder joy to be had for more advanced skiers and boarders. Since the 13/14 season, this relatively small ski area has been linked to the vast Lech-Zurs ski area, opening up over 305km of pristine pistes to be explored.
Resort Altitude: 1,500m
Resort Skiing: 2,811m
Total Ski Area: 305km
Blue Runs: 133km
Red Runs: 135km
Black Runs: 37km
Cross Country: 17km
Warth-Schröcken is in a fantastic location with great accessibility to both Lech and Zürs. The area has a great variety of slopes, making it a great option for all; from families, to free riders and advanced Alpine skiers.
The resort itself features 68km of intermediate pistes - brilliant for cruising down the mountain. Off piste is also great at Warth-Schröcken thanks to the huge amount of powder. With the opening of links between the Lech-Zurs/St. Anton-Stuben ski area there are now 305km of slopes to be explored. Cross-country skiers of all abilities will be at home in Warth-Schröcken too, with approximately 17km of trails spread across four loops. The trails, all located at over 1,500m, are ideal for cross-country training.
The beautifully prepared slopes of Warth-Schröcken and plentiful off-piste terrain make for snowboarding bliss. Plus, with the connection to Lech-Zurs, boarders have access to the fantastic Lech Snowpark.
The Warth Ski and Snowboard School offer diverse opportunities for all ages and abilities. Lessons can be taken in group classes or as private instruction. Ski tours and freeriding experiences can also be booked through the ski school.
Off the mountain, there are a good amount of traditional cosy restaurants in Schröcken and at Körbersee. There are also some good restaurants near the base station in Warth. If you are after something special it is worth heading over to Lech-Zurs for some gastronomic delights.
Après ski in both the villages of Warth and Schröcken is far more of a low key affair than in neighbouring Lech. In Warth, there are a couple of bars at the bottom of the mountain, otherwise any further après ski takes place at the hotels.
There are a variety of other winter sports for non-skiers to enjoy in the resort, from winter walking and dog sledding to snow shoeing and tobogganing.