The Ski Resort
Integrated into the bicountry ski region Oberstdorf Kleinwalsertal, the ski resorts of Walmendingerhorn, Ifen and Heuberg have come together to make up one ski area, featuring 67km/41.6mi of perfectly groomed slopes. Grab a lift at the base station to get to Walmendingerhorn and its slopes that are perfect for pleasure skiers. Heuberg is known as the family mountain, thanks to its easy runs. Beginners, children, and returners find wide slopes here to practise their turns. Ifen has seen a considerable quality improvement with the two new and modern lifts Ifen I and Ifen II as well as a new snow cannon.
Altogether, you find a diverse skiing terrain. Besides the novices, experienced and ambitious skiers will also get their money's worth. If you are looking for a challenge, the black runs in the Ifen area are just perfect for you.
Apart from the great slopes, the large sun deck and the panoramic glass lift on Walmendingerhorn as well as the hike through the snow dunes over Gottesacker on Ifen are also highlights you should not miss during your holiday here.
- Offering 42 miles of slopes and terrain, Walmendingerhorn/Ifen/Heuberg Kleinwalsertal is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Vorarlberg.
- Walmendingerhorn/Ifen/Heuberg Kleinwalsertal is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Vorarlberg.
- It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Vorarlberg.
- Elevated between 3510 ft and 6660 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Vorarlberg. The vertical drop from summit to base is 3150 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Average snow depth during the season is 61 " at summit elevation and 15 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 83 " at summit elevation and 17 " at the base.
- Walmendingerhorn/Ifen/Heuberg Kleinwalsertal features 66 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 62 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
The restaurant Tafel&Zunder right by the top station of Ifen II boasts modern wooden architecture as well as the award 'Grüne Haube', standing for organic and wholefood fare. Fiery elements add a special note to the lovingly prepared dishes. The alpine delicacies taste particularly good eaten on the large sun deck against the beautiful mountian backdrop.
At the Walmendingerhorn area, gourmets will enjoy the plain regional cuisine at Gipfelstuba. The panoramic glass lift takes you straight from the chair lift to the restaurant. The wind-protected deck area and terrace with 'Hora-Bar' are known as an oasis of calm.
Numerous other restaurants, huts, and bars tend to your every culinary need at the Walmendingerhorn/Ifen/Heuberg ski area, and make sure you are never more than a few minutes away from a nice meal or drink.
Practised skiers should not miss the run on 'Olympia-Hang' (Olympic slope). The black run offers ideal terrain for a demanding and challenging down-hill experience.
Most Difficult Runs
The ski resort's fascinating snow dunes are particularly popular with winter hikers. Two groomed circular trails let you experience the natural highlight. Cross-country skiers find over 40km/24.9mi of classic tracks.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Small bars by the huts and après-ski umbrellas invite you to end your day with a drink underneath Hoher Ifen. In general, things tend to be rather quiet and cosy here. If you want a wild party, you have to go to one of the bigger towns in the surroundings.
Dining and Restaurants
Gourmets can treat their taste buds at restaurant Kilian Stuba of Ifen Hotel. In a cosy atmosphere with fireplace and tiled stove, you find first-class cuisine and a large wine selection on offer. Awarded one star in the Guide Michelin in 2014, the gourmet restaurant is known for its variations of Wals and Austrian cuisine. Furthermore, 16 Gault Millau points as well as two Hauben awards of chef de cuisine Sascha Kemmerer bear witness to the exquisite culinary art.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Walmendingerhorn/Ifen/Heuberg Kleinwalsertal
Affiliate ShopsSki Rentals Walmendingerhorn/Ifen/Heuberg Kleinwalsertal (7)
From Memmingen, you can get to the ski resort via motorway A7. Change onto federal road B19 at Kempten im Allgäu, and drive to Hirschegg via Immenstadt, Sonthofen and Oberstdorf. Sufficient parking space is available at the base station of Walmendingerhorn and Ifen. If you want to enter the ski resort on Heuberg, it is recommended to travel on public transport.
The closest airport is located in Memmingen, around 80km/50mi from the ski resort. A train station can be found in Oberstdorf, which is about 15km/9mi away.