Alptag in Bregenzerwald – A Truly Authentic Austrian Experience!

Austria’s world-famous ‘Alptag’ is a ceremonial event when the farmers of Bregenzerwald in the Austrian Alps drive their cattle down from the alpine pastures that they have been enjoying all summer to the valleys below. A truly special occasion that was entered on the UNESCO list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage”  in 2011, Alptag sees the…

Summertime in Austria – Simply Wunderbar!

It has been a long and cold winter here in the Austrian Alps, but summer has finally arrived (with a vengeance) bringing a rather sweltering 35 degrees! The fields are green, the Elder trees are full of blossom, the world-famous Schubertiade is underway here in my hometown (village) of Schwarzenberg, and I am happy to…

Snow has arrived in Austria – Let the Ski Season Begin!

If you are heading to the Austrian Alps for a spot of Skiing over the Christmas period, you will be pleased to know that the snow has arrived, and I am not talking about a sprinkling either! In the Vorarlberg region, where you will find the luxury ski resorts of Lech am Arlberg and Zürs,…

Avalanche Airbags – Keeping Skiers Safe this Winter

If you are one of the millions heading off to the Alps on a winter skiing holiday this year, there is one piece of extra equipment you might want to consider packing. The Avalanche Airbag System, also known as ABS technology, is now more popular than ever before, and if you are a daredevil who…