In this post I include several impressions from my recent trip to the Arlberg region of the Austrian Tyrol, situated on the cusp of the Vorarlberg province but almost exclusively centred around the predominantly winter resort St. Anton. A more substantive post will follow in due course but in the meantime, I hope my photographic tour of some of the area’s many highlights will tempt you to research an area of Austria often overlooked by non-skiers. 
A rare chance during my stay in St. Anton to glimpse mountain-ranges from up to five different countries.
An outstanding if albeit rugged day-walk from the Rendlbahn to the Darmstaedter Huette, reached 7864 feet above sea-level.
Wonderful glacial scene from the Darmstaedter Huette.
The futuristic ‘ferris wheel’ style Galzigbahn cableway, the first stage of three to reach the mighty Valluga.
Snow cannons standing by for action.

Outstanding views from the Valluga summit


A myriad of high-level hiking options possible from the Darmstaedter Huette.

Breathtaking views of the Kartell Stausee (reservoir) on the ascent from the Darmstaedter Huette.
Wild, beautiful and remote terrain as viewed from above the Kapall chairlift station.
The Kapall Huette amongst brooding alpine scenery.
Challenging black routes that reward effort and a high-degree of exposure with majestic views and a real sense of achievement.
All photographs are © C. Bowman, September 2014