Surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, Lech am Arlberg is the cradle of alpine skiing and has been attracting winter sports enthusiasts for over a century. Our beautiful village has not only managed to retain its alpine character, it is one of the world’s premier ski destinations and belongs to the Best of the Alps club of the top twelve ski areas in the Alps.
Lech am Arlberg offers beautiful hiking trails, breathtaking views and wonderful mountain experiences. Our visitors from all over the world appreciate it – both in winter and in summer.
A thick blanket of snow turns Lech into a winter wonderland. Our region is lucky to have some of the best snow conditions in the Alps. You can enjoy downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on beautiful trails or treat yourself to a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride through this heavenly winter landscape – Lech has everything you need for a great holiday.
Ski Arlberg is not only the largest connected skiing area in Austria, it is one of the most modern ski resorts in the world. In fact, Olympic and World champions have learned to ski here. You will find ski trails and slopes for all competency levels.
The Arlberg is the only Austrian region where you can go heli-skiing (www.lech-zuers.at/heliskiing).
Arlberg Facts & Figures:
- 305 kilometers of ski trails
- more than 200 kilometers of deep powder downhill slopes
- 88 modern cable cars and lifts
The Ski Arlberg-Card gives you access to the cable cars in all five Arlberg resorts (Lech, Zürs, St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben), the Warth-Schröcken ski resort and the Sonnenkopf ski resort (Klostertal).
If you prefer other winter sports, several great opportunities are available:
- 27 kilometers of cross country ski trails
- more than 33 kilometers of winter hiking trails
- illuminated natural toboggan run
- romantic horse drawn sleigh rides
- skating rink
Schischule Lech http://www.skischule-lech.com
Schischule Oberech http://www.skischule-oberlech.at
Ski Arlberg (Skipasstarife) http://www.skiarlberg.at
Sportpark Lech http://www.sport-park-lech.at
Worth the trip: The White Ring (Der Weiße Ring)
Our legendary ski circuit is one of the most beautiful and impressive ski runs in the Alps. Scenic slopes (22 kilometers) loop around Lech and will take you to the most beautiful viewpoints of the Arlberg region. The white ring is the venue for one of the world’s longest ski races. ( www.derweissering.at)