The Montafon valley is, strangely enough, not very well-known among Dutch winter sport enthusiasts. Undeservedly so, because compared to Tirol it has a statistically higher chance of snow, it is closer and its winter sport offerings are certainly not inferior to those of other areas. The area contains the towns of Bartholomäberg, Gargellen, Gaschurn, Gorthipohl, Partenen, Sankt Anton im Montafon, Sankt Gallenkirch, Schruns-Tschagguns, Silbertal and Vandans.
The Montafon valley comprises six different skiing areas that can be accessed with one single ski pass. Montafon’s eyecatcher is definitely the area of Silvretta Nova, of which Gaschurn is a part. It has a hundred kilometres of prepared ski slopes of all difficulty levels and four deep snow slopes. The area is stretched out across two mountain ridges and is split by the Nova valley.
"Six skiing areas with guaranteed snow within 900 km from home”
Ski safari enthusiasts can embark on beautiful ski tours from Partenen and Gargellen. Snowboarders can make the two-day trip to the Piz Buintop or enjoy the 100-metre half pipe. Partenen is primarily visited by snowboarders for its half pipe and its beginner-friendliness.
Mogul skiing and off-piste
Bartholomäberg offers highly diverse slopes, and with its 46 km of slopes, the Hochjoch part has many blue slopes connected by one red one, and also has a black slope for advanced skiers. Mogul slopes and beautiful deep snow slopes lie in wait for the fanatic skiers and boarders.
All these parts together with Silbertal (quiet, high up, easy slopes and some deep snow slopes) and Sankt Gallenkirch (a quiet part primarily reserved for cross-country skiers and beginners and the starting point of adventurous ski tours) form the Montafon area.