St Gallenkirch is located within the Montafon Valley in a ski area known as the Silvretta Montafon. It offers 158km of linked skiing in the local area and there us 243km of piste covered on the full area lift passes that allows you to ski in all 11 of the resorts in the Montafon Valley (St Gallenkirch, Gaschurn, Schruns, St. Anton im Montafon, Bartholomäberg, Vandans, Gortipohl, Tschagguns, Silbertal, Partenen and Gargellen. There are plenty of blue and red runs on offer in the area and it is an ideal location for intermediates to visit on a ski holiday.
The Silvretta Montafon in which St Gallenkirch is loacted is made up of two mountain. One is called Nova and the other is called Hochjoch. To get from one mountain to the other you have to take the Gasjoch Bahn lift which runs from St Gallenkirch. As a result it is a decent place to be based if you are looking to take advantage of the skiing both mountains. Another point of mention is that on the Nova mountain can be found the imaginatively named Nova Snowpark. It is famed for being one of the biggest and the bets snowparks in Austria.
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To get to the nursery slopes in St Gallenkirch you first have to take either the Garfescha I lift or the Valisera I lift which run from opposite ends of the village. Once at the top of either of these lifts you will have access to some short easy blue runs serviced by button lifts.
There is loads of intermediates skiing in St Gallenkirch and the surrounding resorts. There are easy routes over to Gashurn and any timid intermediate can make the whole journey on just blue runs but you can mix things up with a couple of red runs on the way if you wish to do so. The Gasjoch Bahn lift that connects the Nova mountain to the Hochjoch leaves from the bottom end of town next to the Valisera I and opens up even more skiing.
The Silvretta Montafonm, in which St Gallenkirch is located offer a class of piste called Black Scorpion runs. They have a gradient of up to 80% which will be a challenge for even the most advanced skiers amongst us. The 158km of local piste should keep most skiers happy for a few days if not longer provided that you do not mind doing the same runs a few times but if you want to venture further a field then the full area pass covers 11 resorts in total and just requires a bus ride either up or down the valley.
If you are the type of snowboarder who enjoys a nice day shreading up piste then St Gallenkirch as a lot to offer. However, there is no doubt that the main draw of St Gallenkirch for most snowboarders will the the access to the Nova Snowpark which is renowned as being on of the best snowparks in Austria!
The apres ski scene in St Gallenkirch is a bit of a mixed bag. There are a collection of mountain huts to stop at an enjoy a beer in the sun and, as is the case with most Austria resorts, there are a few umbrella bars wear you can enjoy a spot of music. The base station in St Gallenkirch also ha s few apres ski venues and umbrella bars but be aware that whilst they can be busy during apres ski hours, come 7pm there is not much else going on.
Within the Montafon Valley there is loads going on if you do not simply want to spend your hours after skiing sitting in a bar or sunbathing on a terrace:
Piste basher driving at Gashurn, Togganing, cross-country skiing, snow shoe walking, ice skating, curling, Nordic walking, snow cycles and snow scooters, rollercoaster 'Alpine-Coaster' at Golm.