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Biosphere reserve Großes Walsertal

Arrive - relax - enjoy. The snow-covered mountain ridges of Großes Walsertal invite you to dream and switch off. Whether it is skiing, winter hiking or enjoying culinary moments: Here you can find peace and spend precious time in nature and with your loved ones.

Book your winter holiday now

Book your winter holiday now

Experience winter in Großes Walsertal

  • Varied ski area in the heart of Vorarlberg: Faschina with connection to Damüls-Mellau
  • Faschina: Ski school directly in the village & from the hotel directly onto the piste
  • Guided ski tours and snowshoe hikes
  • Spend relaxing time in the nature of the biosphere park
  • Discover other cosy skiing areas in Großes Walsertal
  • Culinary delights on the mountain and in the valley
  • Family-friendly winter holidays: In a hotel or holiday flat

A holiday in the magical winter world of the Great Walser Valley promises pure relaxation. Whether skiing, tobogganing, winter and snowshoe hiking or on a ski tour – the nature of the biosphere park can be discovered in many ways.

In the six communities of Thüringerberg, St. Gerold, Blons, Sonntag-Buchboden, Fontanella-Faschina and Raggal-Marul you can experience the hospitality and culture of the Walsers. Culinary highlights are also provided thanks to regional specialities such as the mountain cheese, the "Walserstolz", which is known far beyond the borders. The best food is also on offer in the ski areas - great views included!

Ski area Faschina with Damüls-Mellau

The skiing area of Faschina, with its connection to Damüls-Mellau, convinces with its snow guarantee and attractive offer for families and skiing enthusiasts of all ages. Perfectly groomed slopes of all levels of difficulty, a ski school right in the village and the hospitality of the Walser people make a skiing holiday in Großes Walsertal unforgettable. If you are looking for variety, you can reach Damüls-Mellau in no time thanks to the regular ski bus and enjoy the full range of activities there, including a snow park, ski tunnel and natural toboggan run.

Family and beginner-friendly offers in the Faschina ski area

Thanks to the ski school directly in the village, small and big beginners receive optimal support for their first turns on the slopes. Trained ski instructors take plenty of time to teach beginners how to ski. A local ski school also offers the best support in the connected Damüls-Mellau ski area.

Special packages such as the "Aktion Kinderschnee" promotion in January and March make skiing holidays in Großes Walsertal particularly attractive for families with children between the ages of three and six. From seven nights in one of the participating accommodations, there is a free 4-day ski course and ski pass for the little snow friends.

Experience & enjoy nature

If you are looking for peace and relaxation away from the slopes, you can discover the incomparable natural scenery of Großes Walsertal on a snowshoe or winter hike. Ski tours are also the perfect way to get to know the Großes Walsertal biosphere park better, and tobogganing will make the hearts of big and small snow fans beat faster. Local guides offer guided tours through the snow-covered region and can also tell you all kinds of interesting facts about the region and the culture of the Walser people.

In addition to the Faschina ski area with its connection to Damüls-Mellau, the pleasantly small and manageable Sonntag-Stein and Raggal ski areas offer a stress-free experience on the slopes with a great view of the snow-covered Walser ridge.

The regional hotels offer a special plus in relaxation in their wellness areas. This way you can experience Großes Walsertal with all your senses.

Facts Großes Walsertal

  • Population: 3,400 people
  • Municipalities: 6
  • Area: 192 km²
  • Highest mountain: Rote Wand 2,704 m

Safe holidays in Großes Walsertal

To ensure that the winter holidays in Großes Walsertal remain safe and carefree even in these difficult times, we make sure that the necessary safety measures are observed. The health and well-being of our guests has top priority in Großes Walsertal. All current measures as well as the most important information regarding entry and return travel can be found regularly updated under the following link.