The history of Arlberg abounds in pioneering spirit. It was the passion and unabated innovative force of some unforgotten pioneers that made the world-famous ski resort what it is today: the cradle of Alpine skiing.
The history of the Arlberg
The cradle of Alpine skiing
The foundation for this was laid at the end of the 19th century – with the opening of the Arlberg railway tunnel, which brought the first guests to the region. Over the years, Ski Arlberg has become the largest connected ski resort in Austria, one of the most important locations in the history of Alpine skiing, and the epicentre of the ski sport.
Milestones in the history of skiing
A pioneer is born.
Johann (Hannes) Schneider is born in Stuben – later, he went down in history as a gifted ski racing champion and inventor of the "Arlberg technique". He begins his career as a ski instructor in St. Anton and, later, becomes the founder and managing director of the ski school there.
A new connection
A further milestone is the connection of Lech Zürs with Warth-Schröcken via the Auenfeldjet cable car.
Inauguration of the Flexenbahn
The construction of the Flexenbahn connects Zürs with Rauz/Stuben and makes Ski Arlberg the largest connected ski resort in Austria.