Ski resorts in Lech am Arlberg – Lech & Zürs
This extremely beautiful and slightly exclusive resort of Lech, since the dawn of skiing as we know it, has been known as the “cradle of Alpine skiing”. Lech is a small mountain village in the Arlberg region of Austria. Lech am Arlberg is an exclusive ski resort, considered the “Swiss St Moritz” or the “French Megève”, where the rich and famous want to go. Regardless of this, this village has still kept its traditional farming town with its old charm. This guide gives you a little bit of low down on the ski areas, Après Ski, Nightlife, and accommodation in and around Lech.
Lech & Zürs Ski Guide – Skiing in Lech & Zürs
With the village set at a decent altitude of 1,440m, Lech has some good snow each year. The Lech slopes are ideal for the intermediate skier, who will find the terrain a lot welcoming than in the linked resort of St Anton.
With a huge range of terrain and reliable snow coverage, it is no surprise that Lech/Zürs is a favourite for skiers and riders worldwide. With 305 kilometers of ski runs, it is in the largest connected ski area in Austria. The bold among you can also explore the entire off-piste terrain of Arlberg on 200 kilometers. Lech is best known for its skiing (both on-piste and off-piste). It is well connected by lifts and groomed pistes with the neighbouring villages of Zürs, St. Christoph, St. Anton and Stuben.
The city of Lech itself is very simple, consisting of luxury shops, chalet accommodation, stylish bars, and ski shops both sides of the main road that runs directly through.
Photo: Martin Str