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Travis Weeks

Ski the Arlberg

mit Travis Ganong

"Want to come ski the Arlberg with me this winter? I am excited to kick off a two year “Athlete in Residence” partnership with Hotel Mondschein @mondscheinarlberg located in beautiful Stuben, Austria.  I had the pleasure of staying at this classic ski hotel last summer, and now I get to return the week of January 9th-14th to go skiing!  The location is ideal for direct access to the Albona, one of the best off piste powder skiing zones in the Alps, and this area consistently receives some of the deepest snow in Europe.  Additionally, Stuben has direct lift access ,without the crowds, to the largest ski area in Austria via a brand new lift providing ski access between Zurs, Lech, Warth, St. Christoph, and St Anton.  The ski touring options are endless and heli skiing is also possible here, which is very rare for the Alps.

Pack your powder skis and touring gear, and join me this winter (or next) for an amazing ski week in the Arlberg! Oh and by the way.... the last video was taken on November 18th.It's already dumping in Stuben all the way down in town!"

Ski the Arlberg

Arlberg, the perfect stage for winter activities with pleasure in Austria's largest and most modern skiing area with a worldwide reputation.

You stay in the birthplace of ski pioneer Hannes Schneider in Stuben at the Arlberg in the Ski Hotel Mondschein - dating back to 1739.

Skiing in a class of its own:

  • More than 300 km of ski runs
  • More than 200 km of routes off-pist - Arlberg Powder
  • 87 ultra-modern lifts and cable cars
  • 1 ski pass for 7 ski resorts: Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph, St. Anton, Klösterle, Warth
  • One of the snowiest regions in the Alps
  • Heliskiing - unique in Austria
  • Mountain guides - internationally qualified mountain guides for every terrain
  • Historic Stuben - birthplace of ski pioneer Hannes Schneider
  • Charming Ski-Hotel Mondschein - since 1739 - Ski-In & Ski-Out - Ski-Hotel of the first hour
  • Pure enjoyment: restaurants, bar with „Nagelstock“, fireplace lounge, terraces, DJ, wine cellar, après-ski
  • Ideally accessible from Zurich Airport - direct shuttle, duration approx. 2 hours

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United by passion

In the glittering world of professional skiing, where every turn promises a new adventure, the paths of two men cross, their passion for skiing leading them to an unexpected but fateful meeting. Travis Ganong, a name known in the skiing world for bold descents and groundbreaking techniques, and Markus Kegele, a hotelier at Arlberg known for his ability to blend alpine tradition with contemporary luxury.

Their story begins with a conversation between Travis and their mutual ski friend Moritz, who tells him about the legendary Ski-Hotel Mondschein in Stuben am Arlberg. A place renowned for its spectacular off-piste options and exceptional snow quality. In Stuben am Arlberg, the birthplace of the world-famous ski pioneer Hannes Schneider, stands the unique Ski-Hotel Mondschein, with roots dating back to 1739. In 2016, a new jewel was added: the Mondschein Chalet, ideal for direct access to the skiing pleasures of Arlberg.

Inspired by the tales of their mutual friend, contact is made. After several phone calls, filled with excitement and anticipation, Travis decides to spend a few days in the Mondschein Chalet in the summer of 2023, to recover from the rigors of the competition season.

Fate brings them together on the sun terrace of the Kaltenberghütte, a place perched high on the Albona, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. In this peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Alps, they lay the foundation for a unique partnership: "Athlete in Residence".

This encounter between Travis and Markus is more than a chance meeting of two like-minded individuals. It marks the beginning of an innovative collaboration that pushes the boundaries of skiing while honoring the deeply rooted traditions of the Alps. In this modern and exciting tale, their shared passion for skiing becomes the link between two worlds – the world of elite sports and the world of alpine hospitality.

About Travis

Travis Ganong loves to ski. Born and raised in North Lake Tahoe on the slopes of Palisades

Tahoe, he pushed his limits from the mighty-might years all the way onto the international stage as a member of the US Olympic team.

As a kid he chased around skiing greats, like the late Shane McConkey, and pioneered numerous big-mountain lines which have yet to be repeated. His versatile skill set as a skier led him to the highest levels of competition, and for the last 18 years he competed as a member of the US Ski Team establishing himself as one of the greatest Downhill and Super G skiers of all time. 

While on the US Ski Team, Travis achieved 2 World Cup Downhill victories, 6 World Cup podiums (including a podium finish in the 2023 Kitzbuhel Downhill), a silver medal at the World Championships, a 5th place in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Downhill, and 55 top ten finishes in his 207 starts.

While traveling as a ski racer, Travis always brought his powder skis, and in between competitions explored whichever mountain ranges he found himself in. He has been featured in ski movies like Warren Miller and Sweetgrass Productions and has graced the covers of numerous print publications as well as see his images appear across media outlets in and outside of sport.

With big mountain ski adventures in Svalbard, Alaska, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, the Alps, and of course in his home range around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada, Travis has remained committed to skiing at the highest level with his unswerving passion for the sport leading his drive. He currently lives in Lake Tahoe with his fiancé Marie-Michele Gagnon, who also recently retired after a similarly successful career on the Canadian Ski Team.

Travis recently stepped away from competitive ski racing after accomplishing his goals in the

sport and is excited to get back to the simple roots of why he fell in love with skiing in the first place, the simple act of climbing up mountains to ski back down with the ultimate freedom.

At 35 years young, he looks forward to this next phase of his ski career, dedicating his time fully to freeskiing, giving back to the sport however he can, and working to steward our fragile mountain environments for generations to come. Athlete, personality, coach, host, ambassador and spokesperson are a handful of the hats that Travis is excited to wear as he skis on into the future and continues to seek and support life changing experiences sliding on snow.