The third sector, Warth-Schröcken, is connected to Lech by the 10-person Auenfeldjet gondola. This runs from above Oberlech to the other side of the valley, from where a six-person chair whizzes to the top of the 2,043m Saloberkopf. From here, the runs back down on the Lech side aren’t too tricky – but there’s more challenging terrain on the Warth side, with a handful of short, sharp blacks mixed in with the easy and intermediate runs.
In addition to all this of course, there’s plenty of entertainment for every standard in the huge Arlberg ski area – St Anton, St Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Zürs, Schröcken Warth have a combined total of 305km of pistes. Four key lifts linking the Lech side of the Arlberg massif to the St Anton side make light work of journeys around the huge ski area. The most important for moving from one side to the other is the 10-seater Flexenbahn gondola linking Zürs to Alpe Rauz in Stuben – the mid-point between Lech and St Anton – in six minutes.
The Trittkopf I gondola in Zürs side a mid-station that gives the option of continuing on Trittkopf II to the top of the Trittkopf sector in Zürs, or jumping on the Flexenbahn to Stuben, from where the Albonabahn II gondola continues onwards and upwards to the top of Stuben’s Albona sector.