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While the massif is home to the largest series of connected resorts in Austria, it also offers ample opportunities for heading into the backcountry. At the convergence of three major valleys, the massif gives you access to the slopes around each of them and all the great powder and stunning views to be found there!
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Situated in the westernmost-state of Tyrol, Arlberg is a missive and historic backcountry skiing area.
There are countless spots around the massif from which to begin a backcountry skiing expedition. Sölden, St Anton and spots along the Swiss-Austrian border are among the most popular locations.
Many advanced backcountry skiers head to the slopes of Schindlerkar, Mattun and Valluga in order to test out their skills and get their adrenaline pumping.
However, in these areas, you will find more than 200 kilometers of backcountry trails that are suited for lower-level backcountry skiers too, as well as lift-assisted access to numerous off-piste and freeride runs as well.
The region also boasts some excellent glacier skiing and heading up to the summit of the massif on a ski mountaineering expedition is also another popular option.
During the winter, average daily temperatures in Arlberg range from -6 to -11℃ in December to -5 to -10℃ in March. The area also receives a quite liberal supply of snowfall throughout the winter.
The best way to get to Arlberg is by flying into the airport at Innsbruck (INN), which offers direct flights from London, Frankfurt, Vienna and Amsterdam year-round. There are also seasonal flights here from various European airports during the ski season. From Innsbruck, Arlberg is only 3 hours away by car and only slightly farther by train.
December to March
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