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Schruns, Vorarlberg, Austria
Hemingway Skiing, 1927
Public DomainHemingway Skiing, 1927 - Credit: Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection

Schruns, Vorarlberg's largest village, became a favourite spot with Hemingway after he first wintered there with Hadley and Bumby in 1924-1925. It was during this stay (and the following winter) that he did much of the work on The Sun Also Rises (see 'Bookmark' for page 44: 'I knew it was probably a good thing...'): 'I did the most difficult job of rewriting I have ever done [in Schruns] in the winter of 1925 and 1926, when I had to take the first draft of The Sun Also Rises which I had written in one sprint of six weeks, and make it into a novel.'

 

 

Vorarlberg, which borders Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is the westernmost federal state of Austria and also its most affluent.

 

 

Found at 1,744 metres, the Lindauerhutte is one of the more easily accessed shelters in the Rätikon area of Austria's Vorarlberg. The Madlenerhaus lies at 1,986 metres, while the Wiesbadener hut stands at 2,443.

Known as the 'Blue Silvretta' due to the area's high concentration of glaciers, the Silvretta is a range of mountains that joins the Austrian regions of Tirol and Vorarlberg, leading over to Graubünden in Switzerland. Graubünden's municipality of Klosters is home to the popular ski resort of the same name.

Found in Montafon valley in Vorarlberg's Bludenz District, the small village of Tschagguns has a ski resort of its own, which goes by the name of Golm.