Oberbuchen 590, 6867 Schwarzenberg, Bregenzerwald
Winter holiday at the 3-star Panoramahotel Sonnhalde in the Bregenzerwald

Spend your winter holiday in the Bregenzerwald and enjoy staying just 500 metres from the Bödele ski resort! Make the most of the winter sports, culture and events around the 3-star Panoramahotel Sonnhalde in Schwarzenberg. We are the perfect starting point for your winter break in the mountains!

You can even reach the first ski lift at the Bödele ski resort in just 1 minute by car. In total, 10 lifts and 24 km of groomed pistes await you in Schwarzenberg. Andelsbuch ski resort is also just 12 minutes away, the Mellau Damüls winter sports resort is just 14 minutes away, and the Alberschwende ski lifts can be reached in 18 minutes.

Anyone not wishing to ski but wanting to try some winter sports will find a wide range of snowshoe hikes and winter walks in the area around the accommodation. The Bregenzerwald is also a great setting for cross-country skiing, tobogganing and ice skating! In November and December the Christmas markets provide an amazing Christmas vibe in this holiday region, prepare to be amazed!

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Winter excursions & events in the Bregenzerwald

Ski lifts & snow parks
  • Haldenlift drag lift in the Bödele ski resort (500 metres from Sonnhalde, walking time approx. 7 mins / driving time approx. 1 min.)
  • Hochälpele drag lift in the Bödele ski resort (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 4 mins)
  • Gerach Niedere I mountain railway in the Andelsbuch/Bezau ski resort (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 12 mins)
  • Tannerberg button lift in the Alberschwende ski resort (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 13 mins)
  • Snowpark Damüls (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 39 mins)
  • Diedamspark at the Diedamskopf (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 1 hour)

Ski hire is available at the Bödele and Andelsbuch/Bezau ski resorts.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoe and winter hikes
  • Cross-country skiing trails in Hochmoor (Start: Oberloselift station at the Bödele ski resort, 3 or 9 km cross-country route, altitude 1,130 - 1,190 m, journey time from Sonnhalde to the starting point approx. 5 mins)
  • Mellau-Schnepfau cross-country skiing trails (Start: Schnepfau football ground, 23 km + 20 km cross-country route, skating trails, altitude 700 m, journey time from Sonnhalde to the starting point approx. 16 mins)
  • Snowshoe hikes through the Fohramoos (Start: Schwarzenberg Ski School, walking time approx. 2:30 hrs, reservation required the day before, journey time from Sonnhalde to starting point approx. 2 mins)
  • Angelikahöhe circular tour (Start: Cafe Angelikahöhe in Schwarzenberg, walking time approx. 50 mins, tip: bring a sledge for kids with you, journey time from Sonnhalde to starting point approx. 3 mins)
  • Lustenauer mountain hut / Bregenzer mountain hut (Start: Schwarzenberg town centre towards Unterkaltberg, walking time approx. 2 hrs, tip: bring snowshoes)
Ice skating & tobogganing
  • Gräsalp Schoppernau ice rink (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 26 mins)
  • Hohenems artificial ice rink (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 28 mins)
  • Arena Dornbirn ice rink (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 21 mins)
  • Toboggan run from Bödele to Oberfallenberg (distance approx. 4.7 km, journey time from Sonnhalde to the starting point approx. 5 mins, return by bus)
  • Tobogganing at the Cafe Angelikahöhe (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 3 mins)
Swimming pools, saunas & spas
  • Dornbirn municipal baths with sauna & massage (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 16 mins)
  • Bregenz indoor pool with water activities (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 34 mins)
  • aktiv.vital with sauna in Koblach (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 35 mins)
  • Sauna and Jupident indoor pool in Schlins (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 47 mins)
  • Hammerer massage & pedicure (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 7 mins)
Christmas markets
  • Schwarzenberg Christmas Market (30/11 + 1 December 2018, 3 pm - 8 pm, walking distance from Sonnhalde)
  • Dornbirn Christmas Market (23/11 - 23 December 2018, 2 pm - 7:30 pm, journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 17 mins)
  • Feldkirch Christmas Market (1 - 23 December 2018, 10 am - 20:00, journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 42 mins)
  • Bregenzer Christmas Market (16 November - 23 December 2018, 11:30 am - 8 pm, journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 33 mins)
Museums & events
  • Rolls Royce Museum in Dornbirn (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 20 mins)
  • inatura Nature Show Experience (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 20 mins)
  • Alpine Dairy Museum in Hittisau (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 18 mins)
  • Brewery Tour in Egg (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 8 mins)
  • Angelika Kauffmann Museum in Schwarzenberg (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 12 mins)
  • 10 years of Wälderness: Music room at the Gasthof Hirschen in Schwarzenberg (journey time from Sonnhalde approx. 2 mins)

3-Valleys Ski Pass

With the 3-Valleys Ski Pass you can enjoy 31 different ski resorts. Choose the desired period of validity between 2.5 and 21 days, discounts available for senior citizens and children. A non-discounted 3-Valleys Ski Pass for 2.5 days costs approx. 119 Euros. The period of validity of the 3-Valleys Ski Pass includes the Bregenzerwald, Grosse Walsertal, Lechtal, Rheintal and even Allgäu. Shuttle buses between the ski resorts are included in the 3-Valleys Ski Pass. The bus stop for Line 38 is situated right in front of the Sonnhalde hotel.

Photos of winter in the Bregenzerwald in Schwarzenberg.

Photo credits: Freeriding in Damüls in the Bregenzerwald (Photo: Damüls Faschina Tourismus), Godlachen ski tour (Photo: Monika Albrecht, Au-Schoppernau Tourismus), Cross-country skiing in Schönebach in the Bregenzerwald (Photo: Adolf Bereuter, Bregenzerwald Tourismus), Snowshoe tour around Bödele (Photo: Adolf Bereuter, Bregenzerwald Tourismus)

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