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Arlberg - skiing at its best!

This is the place where serious skiers enjoy fantastic powder runs from November until April. 5 charming Tyrolean villages and the unique combination of boundless skiing pleasure and traditional après ski make the Arlberg so unique!

Experience the Arlberg

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This is the place where serious skiers come to enjoy fantastic powder runs from November to April with expert guides to lead the way.

It is where the legendary Hannes Schneider invented modern ski techniques almost a century ago.

The Ski Club Arlberg is recognised as one of the oldest and most influential ski clubs in the world. Its members have collected 54 Olympic and world championship medals since the club was founded.

It is also a sensational ski resort comprising five charming and uniquely different alpine villages with 84 cable cars and chairlifts providing access to 280 kilometres of marked ski slopes and 180 kilometres of deep-snow runs.

These beautiful alpine villages provide the region with its legendary reputation for first-class skiing, après-ski activity and gourmet cuisine. Each is subtly different.

St. Anton is the cosmopolitan capital. A village with Tyrolean charm and the place where après-ski originated. Probably the best known of the villages, St. Anton offers accommodation ranging from bed and breakfast pensions to top 5-star hotels and it is indeed a centre for lovers of gastronomy with a huge range of restaurants and nightlife. The Verwallstube for example, on the Galzig, is honoured with two “hats” and is therefore at 2185 metres of altitude the highest situated Gault Millau-graded restaurant in Europe. The guests sit in their ski clothing at stylishly spread tables and enjoy exquisite culinary creations, noble wines and a mountain panorama with snow-covered slopes and magnificent peaks.

Lech is situated in a beautiful high valley, some 1450 meters above sea level. The idyllic, romantic village provides access to a varied and wide-ranging ski area and is packed with first class restaurants. Lech was named “World gourmet village” by the Falstaff Gourmet Guide, is the place in Austria with the highest density of Gault Millau toques per inhabitant anywhere in Europe. Select gourmet events take place throughout the winter at the exquisite establishments.

Like Lech, Zürs offers a number of superior hotels in which to relax after a hard day on the slopes. Serious skiers looking for powder snow should head above the tree line to the snowfields of Zürs, which can be found glittering in the winter sunlight.

St. Christoph is built on the site where a compassionate shepherd first put a shelter for travellers 600 years ago. Today it is home to a training centre for top skiers and some excellent restaurants. With some incredible 1800 meters above sealevel, St. Christoph is ringed by snow-covered slopes long before the villages in the valley.

The cosy village Stuben has proven itself popular with families who return year after year. It is also the place for skiers who are looking for deep, virgin, off-piste snow. The nightlife here is much more about hearty hospitality than the bright lights of St. Anton.

It is the unique combination of boundless skiing pleasure, traditional après ski and an the highest culinary pleasures what makes a holiday in the Arlberg region a special, unforgettable experience.
 

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Stuben - The Cradle of Alpine Skiing

Stuben am Arlberg is one of the oldest mountain “resorts” in the world. Founded in the 14th century as shelter for travelers and traders, it later became the birthplace of one of the greatest pioneers of modern skiing. Today it is a lovely ski village with direct access to the slopes.
Stay in the cradle of alpine skiing!
Lech Zürs © Lech Zürs Tourismus by Sepp Mallaun Lech Zürs © Lech Zürs Tourismus by Sepp Mallaun

24 Hours in Lech-Zürs

Discover more than 100 years of skiing tradition, true Austrian alpine hospitality and exquisite gastronomy while visiting Lech Zürs. There, high in the Alps at the western end of Austria, you will find the perfect location for a winter getaway.  
Enjoy a perfect day in Lech-Zürs!
Enjoying gourmet food in the Arlberg region © Lech Zürs Tourismus/Christoph Schöch Enjoying gourmet food in the Arlberg region © Lech Zürs Tourismus/Christoph Schöch

Activities off the slopes

The Arlberg’s winter resort towns have a little something for everyone. While these traditional farming villages have focused on hosting winter guests, they never lost touch with their roots. As a result, you’ll be charmed by the many opportunities to explore local culture and cuisine.
Activities at the Arlberg for non-skiers!
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A Day in St. Anton am Arlberg

Located directly on the train route from Tirol to Vorarlberg, St. Anton am Arlberg is just over an hour west of Innsbruck. One of the world’s oldest and best-known ski resorts, St. Anton lies at the foot of a vast mountain range with some of the best skiing terrain you’ll find anywhere in the Alps.  
Enjoy a perfect day in St. Anton!

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Der weiße Ring - das Rennen in Lech Zürs © Lech Zürs Tourismus Der weiße Ring - das Rennen in Lech Zürs © Lech Zürs Tourismus

The longest ski race in the world

The White Ring

The “White Ring” in Lech/Zürs on 16 January 2016 represents a spectacular race of a different kind. Up to 1,000 participants will assemble at an altitude of 2,337 on the Rüfikopf for the mass start. 22 kilometres of pistes and a difference in altitude of 5,500 metres lie ahead of the participants.

It's also worth it to attempt 'The White Ring' on any other day during the winter season. This scenic circuit through the entire ski resort will take you to the best slopes and most beautiful viewpoints of the Arlberg region. Completing the White Ring outside of the race also allows you to enjoy the magnificent scenery and to take breaks in the many mountain inns and restaurants along the track.

  Find out more about 'The White Ring'

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Lech & Zürs:
www.lech-zuers.at
St. Anton & St. Christoph:
www.stantonamarlberg.com

Ski pass:
6 day ski pass from EURO 219,00 (Wedel-/Sun and Ski Weeks) www.skiarlberg.at
Season:
04.12.2015 - 24.04.2016

Hotels in the Arlberg region

Find the perfect hotel for your skiing holiday at the Arlberg by browsing our "Austria Collection". Choose from a curated group of premier hotels that offer a uniquely Austrian travel experience and exemplify the best in Austrian hospitality.

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