In the end , we decided on a 5-day pass after seeing a weather forecast with little chance of precipitation. The pass covers St-Anton, St-Christof, Stuben, Sonnenkopf, Lech, Zürs and Warth Schröcken. A series of ski buses connect the ares, but parking is free and always available for early risers.

The first day we stayed local, covering Rendl, the main St-Anton side and St-Christof.

The second day we drove to Zürs and made our first attempt at the Weiß Ring, but the double chair at Zug was kaputt. After climbing up to the road we hopped in a packed ski bus back to Lech and checked out the new connection to Warth and Schröcken, where we finally found the sun.

The third day started  by going to top of Valluga II, where we met a German / Slovenian couple. From the top, we skied the Weiß Rauch route, Stuben and St Christof. In the evening we checked out the free ski show. Very entertaining.  And now we know why we heard fireworks every Wednesday.

The fourth day we headed over to Sonnenkopf. Unfortunately it wasn’t living up to its namesake, literally sunny head.  And it was full of kids because  of a school holiday in Tirol. After eating lunch at the top, where we saw penis snow art, we drove to Alpen Raus for the afternoon. After so much skiing, we paid a well-deserved visit to the Arlberg Wellness centre in the evening.

Our last day was the Best.Ski.Day.Ever. We drove back to Zürs to try the Weiß Ring and Warth tour again. This time going down Wildepiste 33 we saw a helicopter rescue (hope they bought the rescue card) and discovered another unique lift on the Warth side: a double-ended chairlift that served two sides of the mountain, with skiers disembarking from both directions at the top.

We finished our tour with a pint on the hill just before our return to Zürs. Best.Ski.Day.Ever

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