Luxury Ski Holidays Lech
A charming, luxury ski resort that was once a farming village has been made exclusive by the royalty that have visited, including Princess Diana and other members of European royal families. Centred around the 14th century church and pedestrianised roads, the village has grown over the decades with the addition of stylish, luxury ski hotels and chalets.
Lech has retained its rural Austrian village feel, with many of the popular hotels and restaurants being family-run. Skiers will find a variety of well-groomed pistes suitable for all levels and those wanting to cover more mileage can venture further afield to St. Anton and Stuben.
Sharing its ski area with the small villages of Zürs and Warth-Schröcken, there are 340km of marked slopes with 88 lifts and cable cars. The wide, open slopes are best suited to intermediates.
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Alice, Ski Expert
“Despite only having an altitude of 1,450m, Lech often receives double the amount of snowfall than French resorts of the same height, thanks to its location."
Hotel Monzabon and Hotel Theodul are our experts’ top picks for a typical Austrian hotel and hospitality. Hotel Monzabon is the first hotel in Europe to have an indoor ice-skating rink, so you can practise your pirouette before dinner, perfect for families.
Hotel Kristiania was founded by Olympic skier Othmar Schneider in 1968, it is now run by his daughter. This discreet boutique hotel has 29 individually designed rooms with antique furniture and contemporary art. The three restaurants are interlinked, making dining intimate yet inclusive.
Dining in Lech
There are a variety of restaurants serving traditional cuisine as well as Mediterranean and more contemporary dishes. The elegant Griggeler Stuba restaurant is part of the Burg Vital Resort and serves fresh, seasonal dishes made with products only from Austria.
On the mountainside, lunch on hearty local specialities and strudel in one of the Rud-Alpe’s cosy wood-panelled rooms or on the sun terrace. The restaurant has an extensive wine list that features some of Austria’s finest wines.
Choose from 60 single malt whiskies at Fux Lounge Bar, while relaxing in front of a log fire. Families can ice skate on the natural rink or sledge together under the starry sky on the Bergbahn Oberlech.
Cosy up in the blankets of a horse-drawn carriage as you take a tour of the valley, learn about Lech’s history in the walk-in Huber Hus museum that is owned by the Huber family, or unwind at the Post Hotel’s Beauty & Spa and treat yourself to a massage.