A Flexiski Day Out In Sonnenkopf
The team at the Amalien Haus decided to take full advantage of their Arlberg lift passes and explore the surrounding areas.
Included in the lift pass is the ski area of Sonnenkopf. The easiest way to get there is to ski down into the picturesque village of Stuben on the long run from the top of Schindlerbahn. We had great powder off to the sides and managed to build up some fast speeds on the blue 17 with its wide perfect piste and gentle swooping turns.
From Stuben, the free number 90 ski bus running every hour, takes you directly to the bottom of the Sonnenkopf ski area in 20 minutes. From there a bubble lift transports you to the main restaurant and gives you access to the great open blue and red pistes that make up this peaceful area.
With a similar feel to Rendl, Sonnenkopf won us all over. Known for being a sun trap and reaching a height of 2,300 meters, Sonnenkopf kept perfect blue skies all day making the uncrowned pistes a treat to explore. Our favourite run was the returning red to the village with winding turns through the trees and great surprises round every bend, we loved it!
Sonnenkopf offers something for everyone. There is some fantastic off piste, with spaghetti runs carving over the mountain. You can take the opportunity to seek powder between the slopes, along with some famous routes such as the short hike and long run back to Langen. The Pros are getting in on the action building kickers in the woods and playing in the powder. We enjoyed a quick stop in après bar ‘Kelobar’ for a Gluhwein and dancing, before our bus ride home.
Of course you can take a taxi costing around €25 if you would prefer to avoid the bus or alternatively, take the bus to Langen and hop on a 10 minute train ride costing €2.50. However, we found the whole day out very pleasant and relatively hassle free. We are looking forward to