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    • Skiing the Arlberg

      The Arlberg is one-of-a-kind. It unites incredible skiing and Alpine culture at its best. The region between the provinces of Vorarlberg and Tirol in the mountainous west is Austria's largest ski area and the fifth largest in the world.

      Ski area Lech am Arlberg

      Ski area Lech am Arlberg

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      Lech am Arlberg
    Freeriding in Lech-Zürs am Arlberg

    Facts & Figures

    Freeriding in Lech-Zürs am Arlberg

    Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH / Lisa Fail
    Lech Zürs am Arlberg
    • Slopes
      305 km
    • Powder runs
      200 km
    • Lifts
      88
    • Huts
      29
    • Highest peak
      Valluga (2,811m)
    • Ski Schools
      9

    Five villages make up the Arlberg's heart and soul: Sporty and lively, St. Anton is the birth place of iconic Alpine skier Hannes Schneider and full of local charm. Lech is Arlberg's epicurean brain, with an established gourmet food scene and plenty of arts and culture hidden inside its wood-paneled chalets (the Arlberg has the highest density of award-winning restaurants in Austria). Zürs is the only place in Austria that offers heli-skiing and has a history of attracting the international jet set to its elegant slopes. St. Christoph has the longest-standing history of hospitality, thanks to a hospice from the 1300s, which was since transformed into an exclusive resort, a haven for foodies and oenophiles, a concert venue, and an art gallery. The smallest of the bunch, Stuben, tempts visitors with an idyllic, quiet atmosphere high up in the mountains.

    Locals of the Arlberg are expert skiers and carry on the long tradition of ski schools that helped the region to world-wide recognition. Around 1,000 ski and snow sport instructors populate the area today and can help anyone, from absolute beginner to experienced outdoorsman, take their training to a new level. It's no surprise then that the local Ski Club Arlberg (one of the world's oldest!) has won 83 medals between its members. An extraordinary number of Olympians and World Championship skiers call the Arlberg's pristine slopes their home.

    If Austrian Gemütlichkeit were quantifiable, the Arlberg would score top marks as well. Beyond the slopes and ambitious entertainment, there's a sense of welcome and belonging that draws guests to return year after year.


    An evening in St. Anton on Arlberg

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    An evening in St. Anton on Arlberg

    TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Wolfgang Burger

    How to get to the Arlberg

    Closest Airports

    • Innsbruck (approx. 100km)
    • Zurich (approx. 200km)
    • Munich (approx. 250km)


    Arriving by train

    St. Anton am Arlberg Railway Station is on the main train line through Europe. Railjet trains as well as the Orient-Express stop here. Lech Zürs and Stuben can be reached by bus from St. Anton and Langen Railway Station. Direct train services connect St. Anton with:

    • Innsbruck (approx. 1h 10min)
    • Salzburg (approx. 2h 20min)
    • Zurich (approx. 2h 20min)
    • Vienna (approx. 4h 15min)


    Arriving by car

    Please note that winter tyres are mandatory in winter. We also recommend that you take snow chains with you, as snow chains are often mandatory on pass roads after snowfalls.


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    Your top...

    ...mountain huts

    Kriegeralpe: Right on the slopes of Lech, the Kriegeralpe spoils guests with a hearty, natural cuisine. Best enjoyed on the terrace!

    Mooserwirt: This St. Anton institution is THE address for Après Ski. But it's not all about party. The traditional Tirolean dishes are as impressive as their Austrian Alpine Beef burgers.

    Rüfikopf Panorama Restaurant: The spacious terrace at the mountain station of Rüfikopfbahn I is the perfect place to relax and refill your batteries with a Kaiserschmarrn (sugared, shredded pancake) or a Brettljause (cold meats and cheeses with bread).

    Verwallstube: On 2,085m above sea level, the Verwallstube is one of the highest located gourmet restaurants in Europe. Regional products and freshness are the most important ingredients.

    Rud-Alpe: The homely atmosphere at Rud-Alpe in Lech welcomes skiers with an open fire place, heartwarming food and an extensive range of wines.

    Enjoy the sun - ski resort Lech am Arlberg

    Enjoy the sun - ski resort Lech am Arlberg

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    ...activities off the slope

    Winter & Snowshoe Hiking: Far away from groomed slopes you can enjoy spectacular views off the beaten path and immerse yourself in calm nature.

    Cross Country Skiing: The approximately 40-kilometre-long cross-country network in St. Anton offers many comfortable but also more athletically challenging types of route.

    Tobogganing: On four different toboggan runs you can explore the Arlberg beyond the slopes during day and even during night.

    Horse sleigh rides: Accompanied by the clanging bells of the horses you can sit back and enjoy the Arlberg region away from the hustle and bustle.

    Find more activities off the slopes here: St. Anton, Lech Zürs, Stuben

    Pferdeschlittenfahren im Verwalltal

    Pferdeschlittenfahren im Verwalltal

    TVB St. Anton am Arlberg / Christoph Schöch

    ...events

    Longboard Classic: Longboard Classic in Stuben is all about “2 days of peace, love and snow”. The Woodstock of Snowboarding brings together 500 likeminded freeriders - with or without board - to keep the spirit of snowboarding alive.

    White Ring: The White Ring in Lech Zürs has international cult status. Ambitious skiers compete in the popular ski race, which captivates spectators along the course and at the finish line. The circuit comprises 5 downhill runs, 5 ropeways, an intensive ascent and a challenging backcountry ski run. 

    Skishow "The Snow must go on": Every week, the top skiers of the Schischule Arlberg and the Ski Club Arlberg present the history of winter sport in a multi-media time travel show through the history of skiing in the Karl Schranz Finish Stadium in St. Anton.

    Tanzcafé Arlberg: During Tanzcafé Arlberg Music Festival not only the village of Lech turns into an all-encompassing dance floor, you will find people dancing to live music everywhere - from the slopes to fancy hotel bars.

    New Orleans meets Snow: This music festival brings the flair of the Southern United States to St. Anton. Regional and international artists from the world of Soul, Rhythm’n'Blues and Blues get guests grooving.


    Apres ski in Lech Zürs

    Apres ski in Lech Zürs

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