Skiing & Skitouring

in Gargellen

Dream snow right down to the valley station

Gargellen guarantees snow

The untouched deep snow slopes in Gargellen are waiting for you. Snow crystals whirl in the fresh, clear air. The groomed pistes are ready for the first turns of the day! Gargellen is in motion. In the spring, when the sun shines strongly after an icy-cold night and the snow crystals start to melt, this is firn season in Gargellen - a very special experience, especially on touring skis.

Take your time - A chance to breathe.


Why go skiing in Gargellen?

This is what our guests say:

- Guaranteed snow: Our valley station is at 1,400 m above sea level.

- Clearly arranged: Parents are always able to keep an eye on their children at the Schafberg plateau.

- Right on the doorstep: Ski in, ski out - You are right in the middle of the ski area in the mountain village of Gargellen.

- Täli: Alpine backdrop, no lift pylons, almost like being off-piste and yet with a perfect slope.

- Also for beginners: The Schafberg plateau with its blue pistes.

- Nidla: The north-east slope with 500 vertical metres of powder you don’t have to trudge through.

- Schafberg Hüsli: Truly regional delicacies - something the locals also appreciate.

- Real people: Pithy and headstrong, yet very friendly.

Gargellen piste map

Downhill variation

Freeriden in Gargellen  | © Gargellner Bergbahnen GmbH & Co KG, Christoph Schöch

The legendary

Nidla downhill variation

Nidla is the 500 altitude-metre long, challenging deep snow slope in Gargellen. Lying on the northwest, it is the longest and most even of its kind.

Please note: Full avalanche equipment is required for this unique experience across unsecured terrain. Professionally guided downhills with a ski instructor are offered by the Gargellen ski school.

More information about Gargellen ski school

Useful information at a glance


The ski school Gargellen

Time to learn something new!

Schischule Gargellen im Montafon  | © Schischule Gargellen

Ski school Gargellen

The Gargellen ski school in Montafon is a medium-sized ski school and part of the Vorarlberg ski instructor association, with 42 employed ski & snowboard instructors.

Our philosophy is a good atmosphere and teamwork, the use of the most modern teaching methods with a tendency towards individual teaching compared to traditional frontal teaching - in order to offer our guests an effective and unforgettable ski course experience.

“I have been delighted to manage the Gargellen ski school for over 20 years. Guests and ski instructors have become good friends. Together we share a great passion - skiing "

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Familie Montafon Gargellen | © Gargellner Bergbahnen GmbH Co KG Gargellen, Christoph Schöch

Schischule Gargellen

Ski tours in Gargellen

Our highlights

More and more people are interested in ski touring. When planning your ski tour pay attention to the current snow and avalanche report. For all beginners we do offer an evening ski excursion every wednesday.
You are looking for ski touring equipment. In PME sportshop you will find a great selection of hih quality ski touring equipment.

Madrisa circuit

The legendary tour to Switzerland and back

The circuit around the Madrisa, the 2,826 metre high group of peaks in the Rätikon, is one of the highlights of the Montafon ski paradise.

The ski tour leads along smugglers’ trails into Switzerland and back after outstanding descents and a ride on the Rhaetian railway. Anybody who has done it, will be raving about it for a long time to come. This is no easy tour, however, which also gives it its special allure. In order to do it safely, we recommend being accompanied by a local, state-certified mountain and ski guide. And being well prepared.

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Skiexkursion am Abend Gargellen  | © Gargellner Bergbahnen GmbH & Co KG, Alexander Fuchs

Fascination skitouring

Get into skitouring!

More ski tours in and around Gargellen


Current weather conditions on the Schafberg plateau in Gargellen

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Gargellen Cableways webcams in the Montafon

The current situation in the mountains

Kristallbahn Gargellen

2.277 m, Gargellen

Open lifts

Currently open lifts of the Gargellen Cableways


1 from 8 open Lifts
0 from 21 open Pistes
0 from 0 open Toboggan runs
0 from 0 open Cross-country ski trails
0 from 3 open Winter hiking trails
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Gargellen Cableways webshop

All Gargellen Cableways tickets and the Montafon Brandnertal Card are available in our webshop.


We are happy to provide further assistance

T. +43 5557 6310