Arguably the best ski resorts, in the greatest ski region, of the leading ski nation.

Snowflake

Together the twin ski resorts of Lech and Zürs are the located in the snowiest region of the Alps, in the heart of (most probably) the best ski region in Austria and offer some of the most high-end resort experiences in the Alps. It is little wonder that Lech-Zürs attract European Royals and successful people, year after year.

The resorts of Lech and Zürs are distinct and offer different experiences, but quality is a common theme running through both resorts. Lech am Arlberg is a stunningly pretty and stylish resort with many hotels along the river bank, Zürs am Arlberg is smaller and offers ski-in / ski-out luxury.

LECH-ZÜRS AT A GLANCE

Facts & figures

    • Resort height: 1444 m (Lech)
    • Resort height: 1717 m (Zürs)
    • Top lift height: 2811 m
    • Ski lifts: 94
    • Season dates: Nov-Apr
    • Inhabitants: 1865

Airport transfers

    • Innsbruck | 71 miles
    • Friedrichshafen | 79 miles
    • Zürich | 121 miles
    • Munich | 191 miles
    • Salzburg | 182 miles

Off the snow

    • Wine & dine
    • Winter walks
    • Ice driving
    • Oberlech après ski

On the snow

  • Heli-skiing
  • Off-piste skiing
  • White Ring circuit
  • Linked ski region

LECH-ZÜRS SKIING

This northern part of the Arlberg ski region is reputed to be the snowiest part of the Alps. With recent lift connections, to Warth in the north and St Anton / Stuben in the south, the Arlberg is now fully connected and provides possibly the best ski region in Austria. Lech am Arlberg is famed for its snow and intermediate skiing on both sides of the resort. There are tree-lined ski runs just above the resort and a long blue piste (200) which runs from the top station in Lech, down through Oberlech and back into the resort centre. It is also possible to head into Warth from Lech, believed to be the snowiest ski area in the Alps.

Taking the Rüfikopfbahn cable car to the south east of Lech reaches the Zürs am Arlberg ski area. This is the starting point of the famous White Ring ski circuit which laps the villages of Lech and Zürs and forms an annual ski race. The Zürs ski area is slightly higher and all the skiing takes place above the treeline. The skiing in Zürs offers a little more advanced skiing and the off-piste and ski route back into Zug (part of the White Ring) offer the better skiers some excellent terrain. Heli-skiing is offered from the Lech-Zürs ski area with launch pads in both ski areas.

LECH-ZÜRS ACTIVITIES

heli skiing

Heli-skiing

Heli-skiing is the ultimate bucket list item for any skier or snowboarder and Lech-Zürs is the only location in Austria offering this activity.

Fine dining

The height of luxury in Austria, Lech-Zürs has dining to satisfy the most demanding gastronomic needs, and wine cellars to match.

white ring

White ring

One of the most iconic ski circuits, the White Ring loops from Lech to Zürs and back around to Lech, via Zug, for superb intermediate skiing.

LECH-ZÜRS RESORTS

Lech am Arlberg is about as charming and seductive a ski resort as any global mountain resort. The scenery is staggering, the river cutting through the resort is spell-binding, whilst the top-quality hotels mingle with farm buildings and nature. There are strict limits on the development in Lech am Arlberg and the resort, nestled around its ancient church, is possibly the most mesmerising there is. There are a number of shops and bars, people stroll the river bank walk ways & winter walking paths and the atmosphere, especially when the Christmas markets are operating is magical.

Located a few hundred metres above Lech is Oberlech, a fully ski-in / ski-out (and seriously luxurious) resort that is connected to Lech by cable car. The cable car runs until the early hours and guests in Oberlech get immediate access to the Lech skiing and can also access the entertainment and dining of Lech. Zürs is located to the south of Lech on the high altitude Flexenpass. It is resolutely luxurious with 5-star properties and has immediate or ski-in / ski-out access to the slopes. Less lively than Lech, a bus connects Lech and Zürs into the evening.

LECH-ZÜRS APRÈS SKI

Lech am Arlberg offers high-end après ski, complete with sheepskin rugs, heat lamps and cocktails. There are riverside bars to relax in, from which to gaze over the superb mountains and watch the successful people of Lech stroll the paths. Oberlech is a joy to be in at sundown, with loungers and sofas placed on the piste-edge in the numerous sun traps. Europop and ski boots on tables are rare occurrences – fine wines and long drinks are the order of the day in Lech am Arlberg.

Zürs am Arlberg has a number of terrace bars on the eastern flank of the resort and as with Lech, these bars are table service, with comfort and refinement served in large doses. For those visiting Lech-Zürs and craving a night of excess then St Anton is reachable on snow or bus. On the lower slopes of St Anton, the Mooserwirt bar is stationed to serve up some of the most talked-about après ski in the world.

LECH-ZÜRS MEETINGS & SEMINARS

There are many hotels in both Lech and Zürs which offer meeting facilities and dedicated seminar services. Oberlech has a number of hotels with superb rooms overlooking the slopes. Many of these hotels offer great restaurants and wine cellars for post-meeting pleasure. There are also venues on the mountain that are ideal for seminars, whilst the top station at the Rüfikopfbahn above Lech has terraces and internal spaces that frequently host parties and events.

Lech-Zürs is known for its quality of hotel and services and there are numerous restaurants associated with the hotels which offer superb food and wine. The Arlberg is revered globally for the quality of skiing on offer, and this includes the heli-skiing which operates in the area. Additionally, there are very many activities on offer in Lech-Zürs that are ideally suited to corporate events including off-road winter driving, air sports and winter walks.

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