Ski Resort Faschina - Fontanella in the Bregenz Forest: Position on map

Faschina - Fontanella Ski Resort

Trail Map Faschina - Fontanella

The Ski Resort

The lifts start right in Faschina.
The lifts start right in Faschina. © www.seilbahnen-faschina.at

The Faschina-Fontanella ski area is located in the heart of Vorarlberg in the biosphere park of the Great Walser Valley. Due to its geographical location, the winter sports resort with almost 9 km of slopes is considered very snow-sure. Especially families feel comfortable with the quiet atmosphere. The starting point to the four lifts is directly in Faschina at 1500 meters. 

Newcomers to skiing and snowboarding can use the practice lifts and slopes in the valley area to master their first attempts on the boards. The ski kindergarten is also located there, where the kids learn the ABCs of winter sports. The beginners are supported by the team of the Ski and Snowboard School Faschina - Raggal, which even has a miniclub for the youngest children.

From the valley, the Stafelalpe lift and the Glatthorn lift take you up to 2,000 metres. Here more experienced skiers feel comfortable. With magnificent views, the red marked Glatthorn run invites you to enjoy carving. Professionals can also explore three ski routes Hahnenkopf South, East and North, which start at the top station of the Stafelalpe lift.

Every Thursday, winter sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to night skiing at the Guggernülli lift. The two blue-marked ski runs of the same name on the left and right of the lift route are illuminated from 18 to 21 Uhr.

Faschina is also part of the ski resort of Damüls Mellau, the largest ski area in the Bregenzerwald. Although there is no direct connecting railway, the ski bus runs regularly between Faschina and Damüls. Skiers and snowboarders can also purchase a 3-valley super ski pass, which includes ski areas in the Great Walser Valley, Bregenzerwald and Lechtal.


Interesting facts

  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1804 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6562 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 61 " at summit elevation and 43 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 70 " at summit elevation and 50 " at the base.
  • Faschina - Fontanella features 46 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 44 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 13 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 17
Snowphone+43 (0)5510 705
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

For a comfortable break, there are various possibilities to stop for a snack. At the valley station of the Stafelalpe chairlift, winter sports enthusiasts can take refreshments in the Restaurant Lari Fari and in the mountain hut of Gasthof Rössle. Here, regional delicacies from local products are put on the table.

Franz-Josef-Hütte invites you also to take a break. On the menu are mainly local specialities. In addition to the huts and mountain restaurants, there are also many hotels located near the slopes which are perfect for a break.


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.50 km



Après-Ski and Nightlife

Around Faschina the après-ski is rather quiet. You can drink a toast to a successful day's skiing in the Franz-Josef-Hütte or in the Café Lari Fari. If you want to celebrate properly, you should go to Damüls, not far away. Here you can choose between different bars for a successful end of the day.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 5

Dining and Restaurants

Number of Restaurants: 7

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental
Telemark Rental

Getting here

By car:
Faschina can be reached from the north and south via the Rhine Valley motorway A14. Take exit 50 towards Bludesch and follow the B193 via Thüringerberg, Garsella, Sonntag and Sage to Faschina.

By public transport:
If you like you can also use the bus to get to Faschina. From Bregenz, for example, there is a connection via Bezau, Au and Damüls. From Bludenz the lines 76 and 77 lead to the ski area. One airport is located in Sankt Gallen - Altenrhein.


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • Use of spa area
  • Bathrobe hire
  • Wi-Fi
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last update on Jan 4, 2024
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Seilbahnen Faschina GmbH
Faschina 104
Phone+43 (0) 5510 705-0


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Mountain Stats

Elevation4757 ft - 6562 ft
Opening DayDec 16, 2023
Closing DayApr 1, 2024
Capacity 6250 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 7

Skiable Terrain

7.5 miles
Overall Slope Length 7.5 miles
Number of Slopes 12

Weather (6585 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €51.50
1 day youth €46
1 day child €31.50
All rates & fees