As one of the world’s best ski areas, and the only place in Austria offering heli-skiing
, Lech Zürs has long been a popular meeting place for the international jet set and enthusiasts of alpine skiing. Whether you are already an accomplished alpine athlete or just starting out, the towns’ world-class ski and snowboard schools can help all skill levels hone their technique and make the most of their stay. For those unmoved by the thought of speeding down glistening slopes, Lech Zürs also offers great shops, day spas, gourmet restaurants and more to keep everyone entertained and blissfully happy!
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation and visit one of several sports shops to rent your ski or snowboard equipment. Afterwards, pick up your Arlberg Ski Pass
, which grants you access to a total of 88 cable cars and lifts, 189 miles (305 km) of groomed slopes and 125 miles (200km) of deep powder
, stretching from Schröcken via Warth, Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph and all the way to St. Anton.
Beginners will enjoy the generously proportioned easy and intermediate slopes where they can practice. Meanwhile the more experienced might want to test their stamina on the legendary ski circuit "The White Ring
," which links Lech with Zürs, Zug and Oberlech. For more than 55 years a synergy between nature and technology has made the “The White Ring
” a half-day sporting challenge spanning 14 miles (22 km) of easy to difficult ski slopes, 1,8045 ft (5500m) of altitude change and breathtaking alpine vistas.
When you are in need of a break, stop at one of the numerous ski huts for some traditional Austrian cuisine. Mingle with the locals while taking in the alpine panorama.
While you could continue skiing until the lifts close, there are many other ways
to spend the day. Enjoy the charming atmosphere of the village of Lech, where you can shop to your heart’s content at its numerous boutiques. Visit the small local museum or enjoy a delicious hot chocolate with Schlag on a sunny restaurant terrace. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll through the winter scenery along the Lech creek toward Zug. The fresh mountain air, crisp snow and a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks are sure to revive your spirits! Cap it off with a romantic horse-drawn sleigh-ride through the idyllic landscape back to Lech.
Still have energy to burn? Check out sport.park.lech
indoor sports center, or practice pirouettes on the open air skating rinks in Zürs. Be sure to enjoy the atmospheric campfire setting with a mug of glühwein.
Dinner time calls for one of the many gourmet restaurants
of Lech Zürs. Boasting the highest density of award-winning restaurants of any region in Austria, Lech Zürs am Arlberg has made a name for itself in the last few years among international foodies.
Lech Zürs Website