Skiing the Sonnenkopf

Freeriders and families love the Sonnenkopf ski area in the west of Austria.

The 2,000 meter high Sonnenkopf area in the Klostertal region of the Vorarlberg lives up to its name for much of the winter. The sunny view reaches far over the surrounding mountain world.

Seven lifts open up around 30 kilometres of pistes – the highest lift station is at 2300 metres above sea level. The Sonnenkopf is known for a guarantee of natural snow: the ski area gets through the winter without any snow-making. The natural snow is also appreciated by freeriders, who find wonderful unprepared runs.

The Sonnenkopf ski area
Chairlift and powder snow at the Sonnenkopf
© Klostertaler Bergbahnen | Alex Kaiser

The Sonnenkopf is not far from the more famous Arlberg ski region and is located after the Vorarlberg end of the Arlberg Tunnel near the villages of Klösterle and Wald am Arlberg.

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