Flumserberg is a resort area in the Swiss Alps, located in the canton of St. Gallen. It is composed of several villages at elevations between 1,160 and 1,344 metres above sea level. The resort sits on a terrace overlooking the Walensee, above Flums in the Sarganserland region. This region has often been referred to as “Heidiland” for quite some time due to Johanna Spyri‘s books.
Skiers and snowboarders ride above the winter sports resort at altitudes ranging from 665 m and 2,222 m, with plenty of options available for beginners and families as well as experts and freeriders. 17 comfortable lifts provide for smooth transport to the individual runs.
As the Flumserberg ski area is located at a high altitude, the area is naturally quite reliable when it comes to snow. In the lower regions, modern snow-making facilities stand at the ready to provide winter sports fans with carefree fun in the snow from November to March. In the valley, snow depths average anywhere from 25 cm to 35 cm during the season, and at the mountain station, snow depths average anywhere from 30 cm to 40 cm. On the slopes of the Flumserberg, skiers can enjoy an aveerage of six to seven hours of sunshine per day during their stay.
Parents with children will find the local ski schools on the Prodalp and the Molseralp to be an appropriate place to learn. Under the watchful eyes of caretakes, children will learn how to make their first moves on their skis or snowboard, all the while having plenty of fun. The first moves on the piste should best be made along the flat practice area of the Prodalp. Between Tannenboden and Mittenwald, the Flumserberg ski area also offers a few lovely beginner pistes with a low level of difficulty.
Intermediate skiers can make use of the red runs, which make their way from the Prodkamm to the Prodalp and continue down into the valley. The Maschgenkamm also has a large selection of red pistes available for winter sports fans. Experts can test their skills along the black pistes of the Seealp, at the Leist chair lift, and partly between Twärchkamm and Arve. Night-skiing fans will also get their money’s worth, as every Friday from 19:00 – 21:00, they’ll be able to enjoy Chrüz – Tannenboden illuminated piste.
Freeriders will find dreamy conditions for off-piste adventures along the wide, deep snow slopes in the ski area. Also quite popular are the ski routes of the region. The “Terza” run in particular is a well-made tour due to its unique panoramic view. It starts above the Seealp and runs down to Oberterzen – an absolute must for deep-snow lovers and experienced skiers.
Another highlight in the ski region near Murg is the snow park between Prodkamm and Prodalp. Here, beginners and experts of all ages will find a wide selection of obstacles, kickers, rails, and steep, banked curves. The individual elements are set up in a way that allows experts and children to each enjoy the fun park equally.