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Dornbirn Ski Resort Guide

Dornbirn, Austria

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Total Piste Length30km
Highest Lift1,467m
Resort Height1,155m
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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The Bödele ski area is easy to reach from Dornbirn and Schwarzenberg with a shuttle bus running every half hour. The ski area's snowsure location typically ensures an early start of winter and its comparatively safe snow conditions make Bödele a popular ski resort with families and young downhill racers alike. Ski tourers appreciate the charm of the nostalgic ski huts and the service offered at the restaurants.

The ski school is highly regarded and the area will provide racing and time keeping equipment for groups on request.


The Austrian ski resort of Dornbirn is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,155m, with 30km of marked runs.

Dornbirn has direct access to 30km of downhill skiing, with 16 marked pistes, served by a total of 10 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


Dornbirn offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Dornbirn.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Dornbirn?

The next notable snow forecast is 12cm, expected on 2 October.

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Ski Area Stats

Dornbirn Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 5km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 5km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 20km
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Dornbirn Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,467m
Resort Altitude (Dornbirn)1,155m
Lowest Piste700m
Max Vertical767m

Dornbirn Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Dornbirn is 6km long.

Location and Map

Where is Dornbirn?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Vorarlberg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Dornbirn is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 24 minutes drive away.

Friedrichshafen, Memmingen, Zurich, Innsbruck Airport, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Stuttgart, Lugano and Berne airports are all within three hours drive.

Friedrichshafen, Memmingen and St. Gallen-Altenrhein are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 10,700 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Dornbirn open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Dornbirn, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Dornbirn Tourist Office for the latest.