Lech Ski Resort

Lech ski resort is one of the most exclusive in the world with a determination to give its customers the best at all times. Located in the Austrian Arlberg region, it is probably the most exclusive ski resort in the Alps – in every sense of the word. The local Lech-Zürs ski area on its own has some fantastic skiing with plenty of interesting runs to entertain you. However, investment in the ski infrastructure means the whole of the Arlberg ski area (including St. Anton, Zürs, and Warth-Schröcken) is now connected via a series of fast gondolas.

The Arlberg now has 305km of runs making it the biggest ski region in Austria and roughly the same size as the vast Espace Killy ski area in France. Situated in a valley, Lech ski resort is a pretty village where development has been carefully planned and monitored over the years.

Two hundred metres above Lech itself is the satellite of Oberlech. This is a car-free area which comprises a cluster of large four-star hotels. It is reached by a cable car from Lech, which runs until 1am. Oberlech is an ideal choice for families with young children as it has its own ski kindergarten.

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Best For...

  • Snow-sure conditions
  • Stylish resort
  • Uncrowded slopes

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,450m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,811m
  • Total Ski Area 305km
  • Lifts 97
  • Blue Runs 133km
  • Red Runs 135km
  • Black Runs 37km
  • Cross Country 23km

Ski Accommodation in Lech, Austria

Our collection of Lech ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Lech

Ski Areas in Lech

A key reason for Lech’s astounding popularity is its snow record. It has its own micro-climate which means it gets more snow than almost anywhere else in Austria and can boast one of the best snow reliability records in the Alps. The ski season here runs from the beginning of December to the end of April. Careful with its exclusive reputation, when Lech ski resort considers itself full, or once the day’s 14,000 lift tickets have been snapped up, it closes its gates, stopping anyone else from taking to the slopes.

Skiing in Lech

Skiing in Lech

Lech skiing is excellent. The piste terrain is best suited to good intermediates. Advanced skiers can make use of the great off-piste skiing; heli-skiing is also offered in Lech for those looking for an adrenaline rush. There are good nursery slopes for beginners and young children, making it a suitable option for families. With the Flexenbahn gondola now in operation, you can ski across to St. Anton without having to get a bus.

Snowboarding in Lech

Snowboarding in Lech

An ideal choice, Lech ski resort is one of Europe’s great boarding centres. Facilities for boarders include an 80-metre half-pipe, a fun park and a boarder-cross course full of tricky obstacles. Experts will enjoy the off-piste terrain, especially the powder, however, it is strongly recommended that boarders hire a guide as the off-piste can be difficult to navigate.

Top Runs

“The Circuit”
From Lech up the Rufikopf, down to ​Zürs, up to the Madloch-Joch, down the itinerary to Zug and back up to Lech

Offers great choice for good intermediates with plenty of perfectly groomed runs

One of the few places in Austria where heli-skiing is not just allowed but actively encouraged​​

Ski Schools in Lech

Ski Schools in Lech

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Restaurants in Lech

Restaurants in Lech

Griggeler Stuba – for those looking to splash out, the cuisine here is purist with fresh ingredients and tasty wild herbs.

Alter Goldener Berg – choose between the large sun terrace or settle into the cosy interior and enjoy traditional Austrian food.

The quaint Rud-Alpe – hut on the Schlegelkopf sector has a terrace and several dining rooms inside.

Best Restaurants in Lech
Après Ski in Lech

Après Ski in Lech

Frozen Icebar – recommended for any champagne lovers; stop off at the top of the Schlegelkopf chairlift where Veuve Clicquot is the drink of choice.

The Skihütte Schneggarei – a favourite of ours. A younger crowd, with modern food and house music until late.

Tannbergerhof – has a great open-air bar that serves an excellent mulled wine.

Best Après Ski in Lech
Non-Skiers in Lech


Non-skiers will find they are in good company in Lech ski resort. Many of the resort’s winter visitors just come here to soak up the clean mountain air and the beautiful scenery. This means the resort remains fairly lively during the daytime. There are some pretty walks along the valley floor and great shopping. It is easy to get up the mountain for a lunch-time rendezvous with skiers in Oberlech.

Map of Lech

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