Ski holidays in Lech are exclusive and luxurious. Go skiing in Lech for 305km of runs that make up the biggest ski area in Austria.
Lech is one of the most exclusive ski resorts 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, Warth and 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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Resort Altitude: 1,450m
Resort Skiing: 2,811m
Total Ski Area: 305km
Blue Runs: 133km
Red Runs: 135km
Black Runs: 37km
Cross Country: 23km
Travel date 02/02/2019
Booked by: Paul McCaffrey
"Another great holiday. Loved the little Hamlet of Zug near Lech, very quiet and peaceful. If you like a little bit more buzz it's easy to get in to Lech with the ski bus or it's a lovely walk of about half an hour. Also easy access to the slopes."
Travel date 02/03/2019
Booked by: Clare Roberts
"The new link lift towards St. Anton makes the Arlberg area into a great expanse for skiing for all abilities and weather. We will be back again."
Travel date 14/12/2019
Booked by: Steve Graham
"The local ski school is the best we have used. Our children loved it and were challenged and had fun."
Travel date 30/01/2020
Booked by: James Eliot
"Lech was a fantastic recommendation and hit just the right notes for my daughters and me. Thank you. Plus, the Hotel Plattenhof is a really good hotel - great food, lovely people and excellent service, facilities and location - we were delighted! Really good atmosphere for a ski holiday."
Travel date 01/02/2020
Booked by: Sophia Phillips
"Lech was amazing, very pretty village with a good balance of young party atmosphere and the option for more sophisticated dining. We were unlucky with the weather but still managed to be on the slopes every day and had excellent tuition from Lech Ski Schule."
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 the ski resort considers itself full, or once the days 14,000 lift tickets have been snapped up, it closes its gates, stopping anyone else from taking to the slopes.
Lech skiing is excellent. The piste terrain is best suited to good intermediates. Advanced skiers can make good 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 good option for families. With the Flexenbahn gondola now in operation, you can ski across to St. Anton without having to get a bus.
An ideal choice: this 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.
With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.
We’ve partnered with SkiBro, New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.
Click here to book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.
Griggeler Stuba - for those looking to splash out, do so on award-winning chef Thorsten Probost, the cuisine is purist with fresh ingredients and tasty wild herbs
Gasthof Post & The Arlberg - award-winning Brunnenhof in Lech is one of the best restaurants in the region holding a Michelin star
The quaint Rud-Alpe - hut on the Schlegelkopf sector has a terrace and several dining rooms inside
Frozen ice-bar - recommended for any champagne lovers, stop off at the top of the Schlegelkopf chairlift where Veuve Cliquot is the drink of choice
The Skihütte Schneggarei - a favorite of ours. A younger croud, with modern food and house music until late
Tannbergerhof - it has a great open air bar that serves an excellent mulled wine.
the inside bar is very popular and offers a large variety of drinks and live music
Non-skiers will find they are in good company in Lech: 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.
Fernsicht Alpen Apartments enjoy a quiet location on the edge of Lech, a 5-minute walk from the centre. The apartments sit opposite the...
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