Lech Ski Resort, Austria
Austria's most fashionable ski resort.
The ski resort of Lech has a snowy playground for Europe's rich and famous. It was one of the earliest Alpine ski villages and it has established itself as one of the world's greatest ski resorts. Although a cosmopolitan resort today, Lech ski resort has retained traditional character and Alpine atmosphere whilst offering sophisticated nightlife, fewer lift queues and a balanced mixture of gentle and challenging runs.
Lech Resort Key Facts
As one of the most prestigious resorts in Europe, Lech has a very high standard of accommodation. With the average star rating of four or five, hotel accommodation in Lech can be very expensive.
Lech also offers some catered chalets, which are of a good standard, but slightly more cost effective when compared to the hotels
Chalet Furka is ideal for couples and families looking to enjoy the ambience of an attractive traditional
About the Skiing and Boarding in Lech
Skiing in Lech offers skiing for all levels. The ski area is extensive - the Arlberg ski pass covers a total of 83 lifts including the ski areas of Lech, St Anton, Zurs, Stuben and St Christoph. Beginners will find plenty of blues close to the resort whilst intermediates will love the contrasts of tree-lined runs down by the resort and challenging reds at the top. The advanced skier will enjoy the many black runs and miles of excellent off-piste. Snowboarders will love the world-class board park and the variety of runs to suit all abilities.
Due to their north-facing slopes and position at the end of the valley, Lech and Zurs offer uncrowded slopes and reliable snow. The best skiing for beginners is in St Christoph or Rendl. There are two ski schools in operation, run under the same umbrella, both employing hundreds of instructors and guides with a solid reputation for excellent tuition and service.
The Arlberg ski area also includes the ski resorts of Lech, Zurs and the village of St Christoph and St Jakob as well as St Anton. The combined Arlberg ski area offers hundreds of miles of groomed pistes for skiers and snowboarders. The most prominent point in St Anton is the Valluga summit from which runs one of the best and longest intermediate ski slopes in Europe, taking skiers all the way down to the valley floor.
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