Beautiful natural village next to Lech in the heart of the Arlberg ski region.This village holds the record for the snowiest resort in the Alps, receiving an impressive 11m of snow a year! Because we offer the best ski property for sale in Warth, we have put together this comprehensive guide to one of our favourite resorts.
Because finding ski property for sale in Warth is so rare, prices are comparatively high. The resort is however fabulous value compared to Lech which is just 8 mins away! Prices are roughly half the cost of Lech.
Sat in the north of the Arlberg, the quaint village of Warth-am-Arlberg is one of the three main ski areas in Bregenzwald. It holds the record for the snowiest resort in the Alps, receiving an impressive 11m of snow a year.
Whilst ski lovers carve on the best prepared slopes, the freeriders love the area for its massive quantities of snow. The cross country terrain is an added bonus. Warth has become increasingly popular since the Auenfeldjet link connected Warth-Schröcken with Lech. From there the ski enjoyment continues to Stuben, St. Christopher and St. Anton. This allows for an amazing 344km of skiing across the entire Arlberg region.
Warth is so snow-sure that it is cut off from Lech in the winter months. This creates a private skiing paradise . You can ski over to Lech throughout the season and enjoy plenty of cosy bars along the way. In August 2016 the councils announced the road that connects Lech and Warth will be open during wintertime. This is unless there is an avalanche risk. This progression has hugely added to the desirability of Warth. It is even rumoured that the road may be open throughout winter in the future, which is sure to see prices increase significantly.
Warth is just a 10 minute drive from Lech in the summer. Therefore, our ski property for sale in Warth benefits from both resorts’ summer activities. With the cable cars running year round, you can explore the region until your heart is content. The 65km Lech Hiking Trail starts on your doorstep. As a result, more than 350km of marked hiking trails lead through majestic mountains, blooming pastures and fragrant forests across the region.
Warth is 1hr 45 mins drive from Innsbruck Airport in the summertime and 2hrs 20 mins during the winter months. It is also only 2hrs 20 mins from Zurich Airport which has a great selection of year round flights.
Warth-Schröcken is one of the main ski areas in the Arlberg. It scores as one of the most snow-safe ski resorts in Europe. Sat at an impressive 1,500m – 2,000m it has an average snow fall of 11m each winter. Therefore, our ski property for sale in Warth benefits from the best of Austria’s winter climate.
The Warth-Schröcken ski area has direct access to 68km of perfectly groomed slopes. These are well suited for beginners with plenty of gentle blue runs. The excellent local ski school offers group or private lessons for adults and children. It is also superb for advanced skiers with a smattering of challenging blacks and off-piste itineraries. It also offers a couple of terrain parks. Due to its large snowfall, Warth-Schrocken is known as the freeride hotspot with over 200km of off piste routes to explore. The new Auenfeldjet cable car connects the ski area with Lech Zürs and allows for 190km of interconnected skiing – the largest area in the Vorarlberg.
If this isn’t enough, a €45 million investment has been made to connect the entire Arlberg ski region by new lifts. The main lift, dubbed the The Flexenbahn (Flex Lift), links Stuben/Rauz on the St Anton side to Zurs on the Lech side. As well as this, two more new lifts were finished in December 2016 – the Trittkopfbahn I and II and Albonabahn II. This means that for any ski property for sale in Warth, all resorts in the Arlberg skiing area are easily accessible. With a total of 94 lifts and 344 km of pistes, there is plenty for all the family to enjoy in St. Anton and St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Oberlech and Schröcken and Warth.
In addition to classic skiing, there are a number of fun alternative extras in buying ski property in Warth. This includes the Funslope Steffisalp, a BMW Ski Movie Route, the Speedcheck and an exciting race against friends on the Parallel Giant Slalom race track. For extra thrill seekers, you can even go heli-skiing from the resort.
During summertime Warth-Schröcken is an ideal starting point for hikes and mountain tours of all kinds. Sat at 1,500m, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring this Alpine paradise. With the cableways open throughout the season, your journeys up to the peaks now couldn’t be easier.
For walkers, the 65km long Lech Hiking Trail starts right at your door. It has more than 350km of well-maintained hiking paths leading through the entire region. This means that you can explore the Arlberg up close and personal. With the addition of the hiking bus, you can reach even further afield towards Lech Zürs and beyond.
This natural valley is also home to one of the few remaining ‘wild water‘ rivers in Austria. For thousands of years, the crystal waters of the river Lech have carved through the valley, creating this unique and scenic environment which is home to several endangered species. Be sure not to miss the beautiful vistas of the mountain lakes ‘Kalbelesee’ or ‘Körbersee’, during your hikes too!
A brand new 9 hole golf course has opened in Lech Zurs am Arlberg making it one of the highest in the Alpine region. The 19 hectare course is suited to both beginners and professionals and is the perfect summer sporting challenge with fairways designed so that players have to play over the Lech river several times.
Our ski property for sale in Warth therefore benefits from a wide range of outdoor pursuits. From fishing to mountain biking to golf, hiking, tennis and rafting there is enough to spark anyone’s interest. For the more adventurous, canyoning and expeditions to the Silver Caves offer an experience of a lifetime for all of the family.
If you would like to see any of the ski property we have for sale in Warth, we would be delighted to arrange a viewing for you. Please see our visiting Austria page and then either email us at email@example.com or call on +44 (0) 207 935 5132
We have representatives in all the resorts we sell in who would be delighted to meet you and show you around. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we can help organise everything for you.
For more useful information on buying a ski chalet or apartment in Austria, see our buyers guide or FAQ’s which will explain the purchasing procedure and costs involved. If you are considering your purchase as an investment then check out our investment guide which will give you information on rental incomes and the possible tax advantages.