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Holidays in Damuels Faschina

The splendid realm of snow and mountain paradise can be found right at the heart of Vorarlberg, nestling between the Bregenzerwald holiday region and the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Park. The two charming Walser mountain villages with absolute snow guarantee from early December through late April, also offer everything you need for a relaxing summer activity holiday in the Austrian mountains.

Winter Holidays in Damuels Faschina
The Damuels Mellau Faschina linked ski area promises winter sports fun with snow guarantee on some 100 km of fine slopes suitable for all ability levels - what's best, you enjoy doorstep skiing right from your hotel to the ski slope!

More than 100 perfectly groomed slope kilometers for ski and snowboard aficionados, safe powder snow stashes for free-riding fans and heaps of sun-kissed cross-country skiing trails and winter walking routes start on your doorstep! Thanks to the linked Mellau ski area, this unique winter destination offers the biggest ski region within the Bregenzerwald and Grosses Walsertal area, ranking among the largest winter sport areas in Vorarlberg - Austria's westernmost province.

Be enchanted by Damüls - the world's snow-richest village - or simply enjoy the family-like atmosphere in homey Faschina-Fontanella. Both mountain villages has a lot to offer also to demanding guests!

  • 109 slope km (Damüls-Mellau & Faschina linked ski area)
  • 26 mountain lifts (Damüls-Mellau & Faschina linked ski area)
  • 7 kilometers of Nordic high-altitude tracks
  • 15.5 km of cleared winter walking trails
  • 2.5 km long night tobogganing track 

Summer Holidays in Damuels Faschina
Walking, hiking, mountain biking and relaxing in Damuels Faschina, the two fascinating Alpine Walser villages embedded between the Bregenzerwald holiday region and the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Park. Experience genuine Austrian hospitality amidst the scenic Vorarlberg mountains – comprising the Bregenzerwald Summer Inclusive Card for free!

The mountain villages of Damuels and Faschina-Fontanella make a real paradise for active summer holidays when it comes to mountain walking, mountain biking, relaxing or enjoying wellness treatments. A truly varied choice of interesting excursion sites in the immediate surroundings adds to a complete holiday program also in rainy weather. Especially for families and children there are marvelous nature exploration opportunities where fun and action are guaranteed.

The splendid Bregenzerwald Summer Inclusive Card already comprises  huge variety of attractions and mountain adventures within the entire holiday region as you enjoy free use of mountain lifts and public bus lines, free admission to swimming pools and many more highlights in Bregenzerwald and Grosses Walsertal. The Card is available for free from 3+ nights!

  • Bregenzerwald Card
  • BERGaktiv – daily guided walking tours
  • 200 km of signposted hiking trails
  • 100 km of mountain bike routes
  • Varied event and entertainment program

The Village of Damuels

Damüls is just one of numerous Walser settlements in Vorarlberg but it was the first one mentioned in historical documents. The first Walser people came from today's Swiss Canton of Valais around 1313 by crossing the Furkajoch pass from Laterns, and they settled in the Uga area.

The Village of Fontanella-Faschina

The scenic little mountain resort - which is as well one of the Walser villages - with a very special flair nestles at the entrance to the Grosses Walsertal Biosphere Park in Vorarlberg. In long past times the villages of Damuels and Fontanella-Faschina belonged to the same parish and municipality, the "Obere Gericht" area deeply rooted in history.

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