St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl in Vorarlberg

Sporty recreation is hugely important in St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl as a hub between Silvretta and Verwall

At the start of the 80s, history was made with the construction of the world’s largest gondola system. Today, the Grasjoch Bahn connects the Hochjoch and the Silvretta to one of the largest ski resorts in Austria with broad pistes and sunny carving slopes. Away from the prepared pistes, you can experience “untracked freedom” in the powder snow. Both beginners and professionals can find their personal “freeride hotspot” on the sweeping deep-snow slope: Marked routes, lots of space to make lines, and less-travelled back-country areas offer the finest powder runs well into spring.

Exciting times await you in St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl in the warmer months of the year on magnificent high-altitude hikes or adventures exploring the traditional Montafon Maisäß [mountain hut]. With a bit of luck, here you will find the rare Montafon Steinschaf (stone sheep), which has been bred again for a number of years now as part of the valley’s natural and cultural heritage.

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The HochjochTotale

The longest descent in Vorarlberg

Early risers go for their first ride in the morning sun, while others roll over in bed. People who like to sleep in on a skiing holiday in the Alps can only dream of the longest descent in Vorarlberg, the HochjochTotale. The first gondola departs the valley station of the Grasjoch Bahn at 7.20 am. You can enjoy the view from the highest point in the Silvretta Montafon before the sun appears in the valley.

Take a moment to catch your breath and then it’s time for the rapid descent from the Alpila ridge at 2,430 metres down to Schruns in the valley below. Variety for skiers is guaranteed on the 12-kilometer descent. If you accept this sporting challenge, an exclusive high-speed run awaits you on untouched pistes. The hearty mountain breakfast after this is truly well earned by all skiers and snowboarders.

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Make the first tracks in the snow
Hochjochtotale | © Silvretta Montafon GmbH, Andi Frank


Vorarlberg’s longest descent
Montafoner Steinschafe | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns - Patrick Säly

Via Valtellina and Montafon Steinschaf (stone sheep)

On former pack train routes to the cultural heritage of the Montafon
Blumen- und Kräuterwanderung | © BergAktiv Montafon

Over the lush meadows of Maisäss Montiel

Flower and herb walk in St. Gallenkirch
Freeride Saftey Check | © Silvretta Montafon GmbH, Daniel Zangerl

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the largest gondola system in the world was built in St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl at the start of the 80s?

Simon Wohlgenannt | © Daniel Zangerl

“Many deep snow descents start right at the summit station.”

The untouched freedom in the Montafon

Simon Wohlgenannt knows the mountains of the Montafon like no other freerider. He has never been bored with them: “The runs are far too diverse. Here I have the opportunity to live my skiing dream.”

Simon has a tip on hand for people new to the region: “Your first stop should be the ski school and/or mountain guide office or the Freeride Centre at the Grasjoch summit station. Here you can get information about the current conditions and maybe a tip as well. In order to obtain an overview of the conditions, it makes sense to start off with a local mountain guide or ski guide.”

Simon Wohlgenannt knows the best spots

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Panoramic webcam on the Panorama Bahn

Position 2.010 m

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Tourismusinformation St. Gallenkirch

Silvrettastraße 2, 6791 St. Gallenkirch

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Tourism information St. Gallenkirch | Silvrettastraße 2 | 6791 St. Gallenkirch


St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl over the course of the seasons.

Wetter im Montafon

St. Anton im Montafon
St. Gallenkirch-Gortipohl


Your window on us in the Montafon

Panorama Nova Stoba

2.010 m, Gaschurn-Partenen

Open lifts

Here you can see how many lifts and pistes are open for you.

Silvretta Montafon

2 from 6 open Lifts


3 from 3 open Lifts


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1 from 1 open Lifts


1 from 1 open Lifts

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You can reach the Montafon tourism office service centre by telephone and email:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 09:00 am to 4:00 pm

T. +43 50 6686
Servicezentrale Montafon | © Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Andreas Haller