Lech and the Arlberg – Ready for Adventure

Full of energy, Explore your limits, Try something new, Take long walks through a mountain world, Pamper yourself, Dive into local history and culture, Dine fine, Collect impressions to take home with you… until next year!

There’s lots In Lech to amaze and astound, but there’s also more space (and more time) for quiet moments. Just about everyone finds what they need for contentment, with such a wide range of activities, sights and sounds.

 

Skiing area, Rentals and Tickets

Skiing Area
Let’s start with the most important thing for many of our visitors: the skiing. The skiing area Lech Zürs has been connected with Warth-Schröcken via the Auenfeldjet (since 2013/14) and with St. Anton and St. Christoph via the Flexenbahn (since 2017/18). Taken together, the Ski Arlberg area offers 94 lifts and cable cars, along with 340km of slopes open during winter season. Mountain movers have long known that Lech Zürs is one of the world’s most beautiful skiing areas. Now, it’s also one of the largest and best serviced.

 

Tickets and Rentals
The interactive Ski Arlberg Map keeps you up-to-date about currently open routes and slope conditions. You can also find ticket prices here. By renting your equipment from Sportalp or Strolz, you can be sure to always be outfitted with the most cutting-edge technology for all your skiing pursuits.

 

Ski Schools
With the Lech, Zürs and Oberlech ski schools, as well as the Alpine Centre, you can book all kinds of skiing experiences: group or private courses, for adults or for kids. We recommend booking early, especially for the holiday season.

Hitting the (Forest) Floor & Revelling in Nature

There’s so much to explore in our great outdoor world. Deep snow pros can have an unforgettable experience heli-skiing right in Ski Arlberg, the only place that offers it in the Austrian Alps. Trips can be booked through the Lech ski school. Snowboarders more than welcome!

If you’re not the type to head up high and race down fast but are still looking for some fun on two slats, how about some cross-country skiing? Lech Zürs offers 27 kilometres of well-tended slopes for every level. And for those who want to take it even slower, we recommend snowshoeing or exploring some of the extensive winter hiking trails. Or go old-school, taking a ride through the winter wonderland in a horse-drawn carriage. No matter your choice (but why not try them all?), you’ll encounter the most magnificent of landscapes. In case of bad weather, shift your sporting energies over to sport.park.lech and sample their wide range of offers.

Arts and Culture

Let’s move on to the many cultural events available during Lech’s winter season. In the Museum Huber-Hus you can get first-hand knowledge of life in a typical Walser farm house and experience their ever-changing exhibition program.

Another very special location is the Allmeinde. Founded by Katja and Gerold Schneider, it offers exhibitions, concerts, lectures and conferences all in one exceptional location. Lech is also home to skyspaceLech, a ‘lightroom’ created by world-renowned artist James Turrell.

Over the last several years, many annual cultural events have been established: The Fantastic Gondolas, the Wine Gondolas, the Masters in Residence, and the Tanzcafé Arlberg These are happenings, festivals, and events in one of the most incredible locations on earth.

Shopping

Just because they’re in the mountains doesn’t mean some of our guests don’t want to get their shop on. Apart from the well-known shops Waldhart, Strolz and Sagmeister, there are some smaller boutiques like Lenai&Linai, offering contemporary regional fashions that emphasize craftsmanship in wool and cloth, or the new room service boutique in the hotel der Berghof offering beautifully curated accessories.

You can buy Miri’s Resa Wants products, organic cosmetic products from the Arlberg, and the finest honey from the Lech mountain meadows from Michi Wolf at our house. The perfect things to bring back to your loved ones at home…

Restaurants

Lech is known far and wide for its exceptionally fine culinary offerings. Here, you’ll find numerous highly-regarded restaurants that are represented in countless guides and recommendation books. To help you deal with this abundance of choices, we’d like to offer some suggestions for places where our family and many of our guests have had consistently enjoyable culinary experiences. For the evenings when our own kitchen is closed (Sundays and Mondays), we hope this list will prove helpful. We are also glad to make reservations for you at these or any other nearby restaurants!

Restaurants in Lech
Lecher Stube at Hotel Gotthard: upscale Austrian cuisine
Fux Restaurant and Bar: Asian-European Fusion
Hus Nr. 8: rustic Austrian cuisine
Restaurant at Hotel der Berghof: upscale Austrian cuisine
Almhof Schneider: offers the fine-dining, “2 Toque” (Guide Gault-Millau) ‘Restaurant in Almhof Schneider’ as well as the ‘Restaurant Wunderkammer,’ an “Austrian Trattoria”
Restaurant at Hotel Hinterwies: upscale Austrian cuisine
Schneggarei: Austrian and Italian cuisine
Gittis Esszimmer at Hotel Schmelzhof: upscale Austrian cuisine

Restaurants in Zug
Alpenblick: upscale Austrian cuisine
Hotel Rote Wand offers four different options: the casual Schualhus Jausestuba and Fondue Stuben; the fine-dining Hotel Restaurant; and the extraordinary Chef’s Table

Restaurants in Zürs
Gourmet Restaurant at Hotel Hirlanda: upscale Austrian and International cuisine