Things to Know

Safety Tips for Off-Piste Skiing

  • Please note that you are skiing at your own risk!
  • Off-piste skiing is fun when you master the technique.
  • The Bregenzerwald ski schools offer courses to this end.
  • It is essential to carefully plan a skiing tour. Base your planning on maps, and make sure you listen to the avalanche warning service and the weather report.
  • The correct equipment and clothing are essential safety factors.
  • Anyone skiing off piste needs avalanche equipment (avalanche search equipment, probe, avalanche shovel, First Aid kit) and also needs to know how to use such equipment!
  • Never set off too late. In winter, it starts getting dark at 4.30 p.m.
  • Never set off if it is snowing/foggy.
  • The skiing and mountain guides are familiar with the place and terrain and ensure that you safely reach your destination – and back home.

Emergency Telephone numbers -> free of charge

  • 112 European Emergency Number
  • 140 Alpine Emergencies, Austria

Vorarlberg Avalanche Warning Service
Free use of the avalanche alarm service via fax, e-mail or the Internet:
Avalanche information
24-hour recorded message: +43 (0)5574 201 1588

Respect Your Boundaries
However, anyone out and about enjoying the countryside needs to keep in mind that it is also a very sensitive habitat for plants and animals which is worth protecting. Please don’t take any short-cuts through forest paths, since they are often used by wild game as a refuge. Moreover, the edges of skis and snowboards can easily damage the young forest. Observe the no-go hunting areas and, if necessary, choose a different tour destination. It is with this in mind that we also appeal to you to respect preservation and conservation areas and to observe any restrictions.