Activities in Schruns and in the Montafon

Whether relaxation or adventure

Holiday all year round!


In the middle of the snow-covered Alps lies the paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you are an experienced skier or snowboarder or just want to enjoy the breathtaking scenery – Schruns has something for everyone. And after a day on the slopes you can relax in one of the village’s many traditional cafes, bars and restaurants. So if you are looking for a winter holiday that is both active and relaxing, Schruns should definitely be on your list.


In summer, the town comes alive with its hiking and mountain biking trails and numerous bathing and fishing lakes. Adjacent there is also a golf course and several tennis courts. For those looking for a relaxing holiday there are numerous cafes and restaurants, as well as a range of shops selling local handicrafts. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, Schruns is the perfect destination for your summer vacation.

In the Alps of Austria

Activities at Chalet Christl in Schruns

Chalet Christl is the perfect place for both sporting activities and relaxing days in nature. The holiday home is located directly by the ski slope, so you can ski right to the front door. There is also a ski school nearby so beginners can easily learn the basics. And if you want to explore the area away from the pistes, you will find numerous forests, hiking and biking trails in the surrounding mountains. The chalet itself is cosy and comfortable, with a fireplace in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen. From the rooms you have a wonderful view of the mountain landscape.

In winter

Ski and snowboard

The Montafon is a winter wonderland and the perfect place to enjoy skiing and snowboarding action. With 295 kilometres of slopes, the area is a paradise for beginners and advanced skiers alike. And with a variety of lifts and cable cars operating throughout the region, getting around is a breeze.

Skifahren am Golm (c) Stefan Kothner - Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Rodeln im Gauertal (c) Stefan Kothner - Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns

Cross-country skiing and tobogganing

Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only activities on offer in winter. The region also has some of the best cross-country skiing in Europe, as well as plenty of opportunities for tobogganing, hiking and ice skating. The almost 40 routes for cross-country skiing offer a wide variety of lengths and are groomed daily. The ice skating track in Schruns is a real experience, especially for children!

Gargellen ski area

The journey is worth it. The small but fine Gargellen ski area offers wide pistes that are just perfect for carving. The Schafberg restaurant is also recommended.

Gargellen Winter (c) Stefan Kothner - Montafon Tourismus GmbH

Skiing on our local mountain “Hochjoch”

You don’t need a car to get to our local mountain. Slightly advanced skiers can take the valley run to the Hochjochbahn right in front of the house and ski straight back to the chalet.

Backcountry skiing to Lindauer Hütte

The ski tour through the Gauertal near Latschau to the Lindauer Hütte in the Rätikon at 1,744 m is a very family-friendly route. The toboggan run is also a good alternative.

Rodeln im Gauertal (c) Stefan Kothner - Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Nachtrodeln am Golm (c) Christoph Schöch - Bewegungsberg Golm

Night tobogganing Golm

Sledding in the dark is simply an experience. Sleds can be rented in Vandans. The Golmerbahn takes you to Latschau. A 3 km long toboggan run awaits you there. The night toboggan run is not in operation every day. You can find the operating times online.

Night tobogganing Garfrescha

A unique experience on Vorarlberg’s longest illuminated night toboggan run. You race 5.5 km through the Maisäß village of Garfrescha to St. Gallenkirch. The toboggan rental is on site. If you want to strengthen yourself before tobogganing, the Brunella host at the mountain station of the Garfrescha Bahn serves regional delicacies from its own production. The night toboggan run is not in operation every day. You can find the operating times online.

Rodeln, Silvretta Montafon (c) Daniel Zangerl - Silvretta Montafon

In summer

The perfect cool down

The region offers the perfect opportunity to cool down on hotter days! If you are looking for breathtaking scenery, jumping into a natural lake is a must! Surrounded by mountains and forests, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. If you are more interested in a traditional bathing experience, there are also several indoor and outdoor pools to choose from in the region. And for those looking for a challenge, there’s even a river where you can test your whitewater rafting skills. Regardless of whether you prefer to soak up the sun or conquer rapids, the Montafon offers you everything you need for a perfect bathing experience.

Erlebnisraum Verwall (c) Stefan Kothner - Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
© Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH, Stefan Kothner
© Golm Silvretta Lünersee Tourismus GmbH Bregenz, Christoph Schoech

Golmi's research path for children

After the ascent with the Golmerbahn, the circular route starts at the Grüneck mountain station. The research trail offers a lot of variety and fun over its 3.5 kilometres. Instead of walking to Vandans – put your feet up and let the summer toboggan run “Alpine Coaster” take you adventurously to Vandans.

Hike to the Rellseck Inn

From the baroque church of Bartholomäberg you will reach your destination after about 1.5 hours. The unique panoramic view of the Montafon mountains will reward you for your efforts.

Bartholomäberg (c) Andreas Haller - Montafon Tourismus GmbH, Schruns
Silberspielwelt mit St. Agatha Bergknappenkapelle. (c) Christina Wachter, Kristbergbahn

Kristberg Silver Trail

The 2.7 km long nature trail is ideal for families. In beautiful nature, the twelve, partly interactive stations, bring the fascination of mining closer to the visitor. At the end of the path you will find an adventurous playground. The best way to end your hike is to enjoy a “Kaiserschmarrn” at the Panoramagasthof.

Silvrettasee via ferrata: Difficulty level A and B

For all those who are free from giddiness and are looking for a little adventure, the Silvrettasee via ferrata directly at the dam wall is an absolute must.

Waterfall via ferrata, St. Anton i.M.: Difficulty level C

Suitable for advanced climbers. Do you also dare to cross the rope bridge?


The Wiegensee was voted the most beautiful place in Austria in the ORF television show “9 places – 9 treasures”. The picturesque moor lake is 1,900 m above Partenen, on the southern edge of the European protected area of Verwall, which at 120 square kilometres is the largest protected area in Vorarlberg. Moderately difficult hiking routes start at the mountain station of the Tafamuntbahn in Partenen.

Wiegensee (c) Andreas Haller - Montafon Tourismus GmbH

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