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St. Gallenkirch - what to expect
St. Gallenkirch is a rather small village in the province of Vorarlberg in Austria. It is situated in the so called 'Montafon', a valley along the river 'Ill' and stretches from Bludenz till the Silvretta mountains.
There are 11 villages between a height of 650 and 1430 metres. St. Gallenkirch lies in the centre of Montafon, just 19 km's from the motorway in Bludenz and is very easy accessible by car and public transportation.
It has about 2.300 permanent inhabitants, but during the holidays there are a lot more people staying in this mountain village. When walking around it seems if every house offers guest rooms. Holiday must be big business.
Most of the people live in the village centre along the main road and some side roads. There is a second 'centre' - called Galgenul - more or less around the gondola station.
This is perhaps one of the disadvantages, because most of the visitors have to use their car or free public bus to reach one of the lifts to the main ski area Silvretta Montafon (the former Silvretta Nova). Both are just outside the village centre.
St. Gallenkirch is still a simple honest village, with no fancy things or vibrant after ski or night life. I think there are just 2 (night) bars. It is a destination for sporty people, who come to ski and not to party.
The 'Haus des Gastes' houses the local tourist information centre for all your tourist information and last minute accommodation search. It is located along the main road in the centre of the village.
Information and contact:
- website: www.stgallenkirch.at
- email: email@example.com
- tel.: 0043 (0) 5557 6600
Winter and i have just ordenary joggingshoes
You need a big bag, for yous winter clothes. In the winter season you absolutly need good boots and waterproofed or warm clothes. A jacket, some pullover, warm trousers.
Up in the moutains you need Ski equipment. Waterproofed warm trousers and jackets. It's a must too wear good eyeshadows and a warm hat.
also cross country skiing
Almost all the villages in the Montafon area offer also a lot of cross country skiing trails. Most of them are situated in the valleys and are only open when there is enough snow.
part of the trails are lightened.
On the website www.montafon.at is a excellent brochure with the several cross country trails
But Montafon has a great area for cross country skiing situated on a height of more than 2000 metres at the Silvretta Lake; a very scenic area surrounded by impressive mountains.
This area is accessible from the little village of Partenen by a cableway and a ´winter taxi´ which will bring you through some tunnels to the so called Bielerhöhe. For specific information about this area see: www.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at
Favourite destination for skiing
St. Gallenkirch, situated in so called 'Montafon', is our favourite destination for skiing already for a long long time.
Not too far away (from Holland) and easy accessible over German and Austrian motorways, with just the last 20 km's over a 'normal' road through the Montafon valley.
"Fantastic ski area"
St. Gallenkirch has a great ski area with lots of possibilities, also in other villages not too far away.
The main area is called 'Silvretta Montafon' (the former Silvretta Nova) and has about 115 km's of ski runs of every kind of difficulty. But on the same ski pass you are allowed to ski in Gargellen, Schruns, Golm and a couple of smaller ski areas.
We never had any problem with snow and nowadays the main runs have also artificial snow machines.
To be honest: don't expect a wild after ski life in St. Gallenkirch, although there are some pub's and bar's. It is still a rather quiet village, where most of the visitors come to ski.
As most of the Austrian ski villages there is a lot of accommodation from luxurious hotels till simple guest houses.
There are also some typical Austrian restaurants.
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