The World’s Most Beautiful Cul-de-sac

Wonderful winter footpaths, optimal ski routes, over 120 km of ski runs and 42 km of cross country ski trails make the Kleinwalsertal a winter paradise. Surrounded on three sides by mountains rising above 2,000 metres, the Kleinwalsertal lies in a natural valley undisturbed by traffic and noise. During the winter, this area, together with Oberstdorf, constitutes the largest Austro-German ski region, and has much to offer. The Kleinwalsertal enclave, once settled by farmers from the Valais region, is Austrian territory as such, but can only be accessed from Germany. For over a hundred years, it has effectively been a German economic region following a customs agreement.

Kleinwalsertal

Kleinwalsertal

The Kleinwalsertal ski area offers comprehensive packages and events for sports enthusiasts, families, and those in search of adventure. Together with the Ifen and the Walmendingerhorn, there are countless carving and powdering facilities for alpine skiers, snowboarders, Telemark skiers and ski touring fans. A single ski pass for 52 lifts and 74 ski runs makes experiencing the entire valley fun and easy. There are also countless huts, pubs and hotel bars in the villages of Riezlern, Hirschegg, Mittelberg and Baad for that pleasant wintry pastime known as après-ski.

With 10,500 beds in total, there is accommodation assured for all tastes and for every budget. Comfortable multi-star hotels, alpine inns, holiday apartments for families, privately managed guesthouses, group and youth hostels, as well as alpine campsites, all welcome guests with unrivalled Austrian hospitality.

Because Kleinwalsertal is easy to reach it is the perfect holiday destination for people arriving from overseas. Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich airports are only some two and a half hours away by car or train, and Ryanair now flies to Memmingen (Munich West) and Friedrichshafen, which is also only around one and a half hours away by car. Inexpensive flights are available from London Stansted with Ryanair to Friedrichshafen or Allgäu Airport Memmingen (Munich West). You can travel from there with the transfer bus to Kleinwalsertal.

Kleinwalsertal

Kleinwalsertal

From 12 – 19 December 2009, the Kleinwalsertal will host a diversified programme consisting of art exhibitions and preview showings, live performances, workshops, parties, as well as sporting highlights.
This year, the United Kingdom is the event partner country. The sporting highlight of this year’s ARt on Snow is the x-ops friends invitational on the second weekend. With the support of x-ops.mobi, local heroes Elias Elhardt and Friedl May invite eight other selected riders to a great snowboard session at Crystal Ground – Snowpark Kleinwalsertal.

Snowboarding and its subculture take centre stage at the Walserhaus in Hirschegg. In addition to photographic and painted art exhibitions, live performances, paint and photo workshops, exhibitions dealing with the history of the scene, as well as video premieres will take place at this unique location. Visitors can also look forward to snow sculptures by selected artists which will be presented by the incline company ‘Das Höchste’.

The week-long programme will be completed by the ‘ARt on Party’ at the casino, the ARt of(f) Party at the Walserhaus as well as by several spontaneous sessions. And, of course snowboarding and freeskiing themselves take the spotlight throughout the course of the week.
More info about this unique art project can be found at www.artonsnow.com

Packages:
Top Ski Run Package ‘Schnee bewegt’
This offer includes accommodation with breakfast, a ski pass for the entire ski area Kleinwalsertal/Oberstdorf and free travel on the Walserbus.
Rate per person sharing a double room in a top 4-star hotel
3 nights including breakfast + 3-day ski pass: GBP 247
7 nights including breakfast + 7-day ski pass: GBP 570
Price for 2 people in a (self-catering) apartment/home
3 nights + 3-day ski pass: GBP 311
7 nights + 7-day ski pass: GBP 712
More information about this offer can be found on www.kleinwalsertal.com/schnee-bewegt

Kleinwalsertal Tourism
Tel: +43-5517-5114-0
e-mail: info@kleinwalsertal.com
www.kleinwalsertal.com

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