Stuben’s altitude of 1400 Metern guarantees snow from December to May. Stuben is a skiiers‘ paradise with enormous variety for everybody who appreciates sportive challenges, cosiness, down-to-earthness and high quality lodging and restaurants.
The Albona (2400 m) is Stuben‘s local mountain in “Verwallgruppe” and is worldwide known as freeriding paradise. The reasons are that we have plenty of powder snow throughout the winter and more than 1000 meters in hight of north-facing slopes without trees!
The Albona is part of the Arlberger ski resort along with the 5 villages of Stuben, St. Anton, St. Christoph, Lech and Zürs. All the Arlberg-villages can be reached with the Albonabahn via lifts and slopes.
The Arlberg is Austria‘s largest skiresort and one of the largest in the world.
Expressed by numbers:
- 88 ski lifts & cable cars
- 305 km runs
- 59 % techical snow-coverd slopes
- 200 kilometers off piste runs
- 714 snow making machines
The first ski instructor of the Arlberg and
founder of the first Austrian ski school was born in Stuben.
Hannes Schneider (1890 – 1955) was born in Stuben am Arlberg and became the first ski instructor of the Arlberg area in 1907.
Hannes Schneider revolutionized alpine skiing with the „Arlberg-Schule“ and fouded the first Austrian ski school in 1920.
Later he acted in popular ski films like („Der weiße Rausch“; „Das Wunder des Schneeschuhs“; „Die weiße Kunst“). That time Hannes Schneider was almost invincilbe and was known as the „fastest skiier in Europe“ and had won almost every international ski race. Before Warld War Two he and his family emmigrated to the US where he founded his onw ski resort in North Conway.
A memorial in Stuben am Arlberg (a bronze sculpture by Udo Rabensteiner) reminds us of Hannes Schneider and acknowledges his impact on alpine skiing.