The world's snowiest village

Damüls is located between the Bregenz Forest and the Große Walsertal biosphere reserve and is known for being the world's snowiest village with 9.3m of fresh snow every season. Surrounded by not one but three gorgeous ski resorts Damüls is the perfect starting point for your winter holidays in Vorarlberg.

Enjoy holidays at 1,428 metres above sea level and views over a mountain panorama that you will hardly ever forget.

Snowshoe hiking in Austria
Winter hiking in the winterly landscape of Austria
Winterly landscape in Damüls
Deep snow & powder snow in winter in Austria

The superlative of white is Damüls

The Damüls winter sport resort is one of Vorarlberg's highest located municipals and the local people work and live here all year round. As of today this place has a population of 331 and was widely populated more than 1,000 years ago by the “Walser” - an alpine nation from Valais (CH). Even though there are other areas with a higher snow guarantee, like the Himalya – Damüls is the only independent municipal with this amount of snow.

Because of its unique location in the valleys between several high rock faces (Rote Wand, Widderstein, Zitterklapfen, …) the weather in Damüls is literally a bit stuck here so that during the winter there is a lot of ongoing snowfall. This weather delights the winter sports enthusiasts who come here to enjoy the perfect piste conditions and a great variety of free-riding opportunities both results of the vast amount of snow here.

Individuality & authenticity

Damüls is the perfect holiday resort for guest who prefer a more special holiday. On the Damüls mountains everything is “a bit different”.

Quaint Damüls:

  • The rest of Austria sometimes sneers at the “Gsiberger” (the people of Vorarlberg) for being different. Language, culture and cuisine differ from other Austrian holiday regions and set themselves apart with a distinguished and special charm.
  • Everything cheese: There is hardly any other nation that is as proud of its alpine cheese as the the people of Vorarlberg. 
  • Pistes instead of roads: Due to all the snow sometimes the postman might arrive at the Hotel Madlener on his skis. It does not come as a surprise that the most important people in the village, like the doctor, the vicar and the postman, get a free season ticket for the Damüls-Mellau-Faschina ski resort. This way the postman can still make his round even if the streets are closed due to the amount of snow.

Because Damüls is located in this snowy location many activities like deep powder snow skiing or snowshoe hiking are pure bliss for everyone who spends their winter at the 4-star Madlener Mountain Hotel.

If you want to enjoy a holiday in heaps of snow, then send your no obligation room enquiry to Damüls or book online.

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Alpenrosen in the spring in Vorarlberg, Austria
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Vorarlberg in winter


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