Oberlech Ski Resort

Oberlech ski resort is part of the incredible Arlberg ski area. It is considered one of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world with fantastic luxury ski accommodation options. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking and the skiing is truly superb. You can explore 305km of slopes suitable for any level of skier. In addition, there are excellent links to nearby ski resorts St. Anton, Zürs, Warth-Schröcken and neighbouring Lech.

Oberlech is a satellite village 200m above Lech itself. It is a car-free area which comprises a great selection of hotels. You can reach Lech by a local cable car which runs late until 1 am. It is also ideal for families with young children because of the local ski kindergarten in Oberlech. A peaceful way to enjoy the amazing Arlberg ski area.

Oberlech Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m
Map Marker 1h 45m
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Best For...

  • Families
  • Snow-sure conditions
  • Stylish resort
  • Uncrowded slopes

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,650m
  • 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 Oberlech, Austria

Our collection of Oberlech 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 Oberlech

Ski Areas in Oberlech

Oberlech is in a ski-in ski-out location which is ideal to get around the vast ski area of the Arlberg. There are brilliant beginner slopes near the main village which are used by the local ski kindergarten regularly. Only a short lift away is Lech which has fantastic ski terrain. The slopes are best suited to intermediates with wide-open blues and reds to cruise on. On top of this, there’s superb off-piste skiing to enjoy in Lech.

Skiing in Oberlech

Skiing in Oberlech

The Arlberg ski area is one of the most impressive ski destinations in the Alps. It is the crown jewel of Austrian skiing with an incredible 305km of slopes to explore that has something for everyone. It is also the largest place in Europe for lift-served off-piste skiing. There is a state-of-the-art lift network that connects ski resorts St. Anton, Zürs, Warth-Schröcken and neighbours, Lech.

Snowboarding in Oberlech

Snowboarding in Oberlech

No matter what level of snowboarder you are, Oberlech is a great destination to ride. There are great slopes to learn on near the main village. A short lift ride away is Lech, which has brilliant powder pockets to drop into if you love off-piste. Freestylers will enjoy the amazing 80-metre half pipe and fantastic fun park. There’s also a boarder-cross course for those that love a race.

Ski Schools in Oberlech

Ski Schools in Oberlech

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.

Crèches in Oberlech

Crèches in Oberlech

Kinderclub Oberlech has brilliant childcare for kids from the age of 2 to 6. Ski lessons can be added to the childcare for kids 3-6 years old. Googie’s babysitting agency is another great childcare option in the area. Highly trained staff can look after children at any hour you prefer.

Restaurants in Oberlech

Restaurants in Oberlech

Oberlech is only a small satellite village so most of the restaurants in the area are based within the local hotels. Restaurant PIZ Bistro within the Cresta hotel has brilliant food on its menu, combining traditional Austrian cuisine with international dishes.

Après Ski in Oberlech

Après Ski in Oberlech

The nightlife is very low-key in Oberlech as it’s mainly for those that want a peaceful ski experience and families. There are a couple of bars in the area but it’s best to make the trip to Lech or even St. Anton if you want a lively atmosphere.

Non-Skiers in Oberlech


Non-skiers will enjoy great walks along the valley floor surrounded by incredible alpine scenery. A short trip to Lech and you can enjoy brilliant shopping, bars, cafes and restaurants too. It’s easy to meet up with skiers in Oberlech for lunch, being so close to the slopes.

Map of Oberlech

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