The regions of Montafon and Bregenzerwald are famous for their beautiful landscapes, and now with technology making it possible to work from anywhere, they’re increasingly popular as remote work destinations in winter. In this ski paradise, it’s easy to see how. Here, the boundaries between working world and ski slopes become blurred: strap on your skis straight after the last meeting or simply move your mobile office to the balcony within view of the pistes. Work and pleasure can truly go hand-in-hand here, in the quintessential definition of “workation”: working at a holiday destination.
From the meeting to the slopes
Welcome to your new mountain office
Meetings & workation in Lech Zürs am Arlberg
Naturally, top of this list is the largest ski area in Austria (indeed, one of the five largest ski areas in the world). Ski Arlberg, with no less than 305 km of pistes and 88 lifts and cable cars, is hard to beat not only in terms of size but also hospitality. Hotel Sonnenburg or Hotel Goldener Berg are ideal for workshops, meetings or seminars of all kinds. The chalets at Hotel & Chalet Aurelio or Hotel & Chalet Madlochblick offer, along with suitable meeting rooms, the perfect infrastructure to enjoy a longer workation with the whole family.
There are plenty of modern new buildings in the Ski Arlberg ski area but also genuine traditional houses oozing with timeless charm. For those who are especially productive in such atmospheres, look no further than the likes of Hotel Gasthof Post, Hotel Arlberg or Hotel Jagdhaus Monzabon.
Work & travel in the Bregenzerwald
Soak up that good mountain air and clear your head. In the Warth-Schröcken ski area, it's just as easy to work as it is to recharge your batteries. And in between, the slopes are right there on your doorstep. Whether you’re looking for a place for conferences, workshops or workations, at Berghaus Schröcken, at Berghotel Biberkopf and W52 Seminarhaus you’ll have all the infrastructure you need to find the perfect work-life balance.
The Damüls-Mellau ski area boasts not only 109 km of snow-sure pistes and 29 lifts, but also top-quality working, seminar and conference facilities. Tempel 74, for example, might well become your favourite new mobile office, lying a mere 5 minutes‘ walk from the cable car in Mellau. Or head with your laptop and kids to Aktivhotel Kanisfluh in Mellau, just a snowball’s throw away from the ski area. And if you’re looking for spacious meeting rooms and sunshine for your next workshop, look no further than Sonne Lifestyle Resort Bregenzerwald, also in Mellau.
In the next village and near the Diedamskopfski area lies Hotel Gasthof Adler in Au, a place of timeless tradition and quality of life. Since way back in 1665, the family has managed the hotel with classy hospitality that has impressed generations of guests. On top of this, the hotel inaugurated its own SPAradies in 2019, alongside an 18-meter-long outdoor infinity pool to provide relaxation after a successful day of seminars.
Although the Niedere ski area in Andelsbuch/Bezau is not quite as big as Ski Arlberg and Warth-Schröcken, its vistas are just as impressive – especially when sitting in Berghof Sonderdach with alpine views as far as the eye can see. The perfect location for focused work or productive group meetings with up to 12 people, with the snow offering an effortless activity programme.
Working in the mountains of Montafon
For meetings, workshops or get-togethers, Montafon has you covered. The Löwen Hotel Montafon in the Silvretta Montafon ski area, for example, is the perfect place to combine work with varied leisure activities. The mountain panorama accompanies you through your working day before you treat yourself to a run on the slopes during your coffee break. The ambience at the Alpenhotel Montafon also inspires productivity with its warm atmosphere, wellness options and winter action.
If you already know that sport will be the focal point of your stay, booking a room at the Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon can be a fine option. The name says it all, and the Versettla cable car to the Silvretta Montafon ski area is practically on the doorstep. Sport is also a top priority at the Explorer Hotel Montafon. The hotel itself offers everything needed for focused deep work, with the great outdoors offering inspiration and motivation, a combination that the TUI Blue Montafon also masters with aplomb.
If you like the idea of having not one but two ski areas at your disposal, the Hotel Montafoner Hof is perfectly located between the Silvretta Montafon and Golm ski areas. And for lovers of more relaxing sports, there is the Panoramagasthof Kristberg on the fittingly panoramic Kristberg mountain.
Mountain office in Kleinwalsertal
This region, which some call “the most beautiful dead-end street in the world”, proves how relaxing it can be when you don't have to choose between a hundred paths and options. Or as the saying goes: in serenity there is strength. This makes the Kleinwalsertal-Oberstdorf ski area a tempting destination for your next conference or workation. The best choices for lodging and working are to be found at Travel Charme Ifen or Genuss- und Aktivhotel Sonnenburg.
Active and productive in Brandnertal
In Brandnertal, a true winter paradise awaits. In the Brandnertal ski area there are not only well-equipped and well-located conference hotels, but also plenty of slopes, huts, varied entertainment options, and much more besides. So get your laptop and skis ready, and head to one of Hotel Walliserhof, Natur-Erlebnis-Hotel Taleu or Hotel Lün.
Meetings in small yet sweet ski regions
In free time pursuits, some still need a little hustle and bustle, while others revel in simple peace and quiet. Vorarlberg has ski resorts of all shapes and sizes to cater for all tastes. In the family-friendly and relaxing Sonnenkopf im Klostertal ski area, you come closer to tranquility than anywhere else - especially if you rent the distinctive Wald 12 Ferien- und Seminarhaus exclusively for yourself and your team.
The Laterns ski area is an equally good option and is also easier and faster to get to than many other ski areas. It is located in the heart of Vorarlberg, and right in the middle of it the Seminarhaus Bergfrieden invites guests from far and wide to stroll and get inspired.
For those who like things even more private and secluded, the Hotel Gasthof Kreuz in the family-friendly Sonntag-Stein ski area is a place to cross off your to-do lists in peace, with fine ski slopes as your enviable backdrop.