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Ski Club Arlberg: a success story

Establishment and development of the most prestigious ski club in the world until today

The Ski Club Arlberg exudes an aura of daringness and innovation: Since its establishment in 1901, the ski club has set sporting standards: numerous Austrian medallists originate from the club. Learn more about the legendary Ski Club Arlberg and its members!

A keen interest in sport remains the top priority for all members of the Ski Club. Anyone who is connected to the Arlberg ski area can become a member of the ski club. Like its founders, the current club members also want to tell the whole world about the excitement of skiing on the Arlberg.

Time travel: the Ski Club Arlberg from 1901 to 2014

We have put together basic information about the Ski Club Arlberg for you. Join us for a journey through time back to the early days of alpine skiing in Austria!


The Ski Club Arlberg has a total of 7,800 members in 56 countries around the world.


A member of the Ski Club Arlberg, Trude Jochum-Beiser wins the first Olympic gold medal in St. Moritz in the combined category.


Rudi Matt is the first member of the Ski Club Arlberg to win the slalom gold medal at the World Championships in Innsbruck.


The first Arlberg-Kandahar race, which is still held today in various winter sports resorts, is organised by the Ski Club Arlberg in St. Anton.


In the early 1920s, ski instructor Hannes Schneider born in Stuben/St Anton developed the "Arlberg technique" – the stem turns.


The first General Ski Race is organised by the Ski Club Arlberg on 5 and 6 January 1904.


On 3 January 1901, six friends found the Ski Club Arlberg on a ski tour from St. Anton to St. Christopher at Hotel Hospiz at 1,800 m above sea level.

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