Altitude: 1445 Meters

Lech am Arlberg in short

  • Cosy village with pedestrianised zone
  • Lots of good restaurants and hotels
  • Reliable snow cover

Lech am Arlberg is a favourite with royal families, and Princess Diana is rumoured to have taken Prince William and Prince Harry here as children. That should tell you all you need to know: Lech is known for its luxury and exclusivity. This of course comes with the corresponding price tag, although it is possible to find moderately priced accommodation if you know where to look. Lech tends to draw less crowds than neighbouring St. Anton am Arlberg and the village has retained its traditional character. Lech is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle. The village has great spa and wellness facilities for relaxing after a tough day on the slopes. There is après-ski to suit every taste and budget. A little further up the mountain, Oberlech is a traffic-free zone with abundant parking facilities.

Lech's village centre has a pleasant atmosphere with an assortment of shops, restaurants and après-ski bars. Several of the ski slopes lead right into the resort centre. Lech is connected to the linked Ski Arlberg ski area, which offers a total of more than 300km of slopes. Lech and its neighbour Zürs am Arlberg offer mostly intermediate slopes. This makes them a popular day trip for skiers staying at nearby St. Anton who are looking for an easier time of it! Ski Arlberg is known for having reliable snow cover, ensuring good conditions and long ski seasons. Lech also generates 80% of its energy from a sustainable biomass heating plant, making the ski resort a very environmentally friendly choice for ski holidays.

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Ski Arlberg: Austria's largest linked ski area

The runs at Lech and Zürs are mostly blue and red, making this a paradise for intermediate skiers. Freeriders will enjoy the many off-piste routes in Lech. The Snowpark Lech offers jumps, rails and kickers for beginner and expert freestylers alike. Thanks to the new Flexenbahn cable car, inaugurated in the 2016-17 ski season, the entire Ski Arlberg ski area is now connected by lifts and slopes, meaning there is no need to take a ski bus if you want to visit St. Anton or one of the other neighbouring ski areas. Currently, Ski Arlberg is the largest contiguous ski area in Austria with 305km of slopes accessible without having to click out of your skis or snowboard. Lech is a stop on the White Ring, a 22km ski circuit that takes skiers through the different Ski Arlberg villages. The White Ring: The Race is an annual ski race on this very ski circuit that brings together some of the world's most ambitious skiers.

Relax off the slopes in Lech

There is plenty to do off the ski slopes at Lech. Cross-country skiers can explore the region on 30km of trails. Zürs has an outdoor ice skating rink, and there is a spectacular floodlit tobogganing run that runs from Oberlech to Lech. Other activities at Lech include ice climbing and sleigh rides. Lech doesn't go in for your typical rowdy Austrian après-ski scene, instead preferring a cosy atmosphere where friends can enjoy drinks together in a civilised manner. Even the nightclubs describe themselves as 'sophisticated'! While there are several après-ski options on the slopes and in the village, diehard partiers are better off staying in St. Anton, the birthplace of après-ski.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Lech am Arlberg

Restaurants 64 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 21 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Lech am Arlberg

No. of ski schools 13Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessons6 Days, 24 Hours, € 375
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons6 Days, 24 Hours, € 375
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing1 Days, 4 Hours, € 71

 Book ski schools in Lech am Arlberg online

Ski-School-Adults 17 Offers available
Ski-School-Kids 11 Offers available
Snowboard-School 9 Offers available
Heliskiing 3 Offers available
Ski-Touring 4 Offers available
Freeride 6 Offers available
Telemark 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Lech am Arlberg

No. of hotels 272 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 6884 Banks
Total no. of beds 8211

 Tourist information for Lech am Arlberg

Name
Lech-Zürs Tourismus GmbH
Email
Telephone
0043 - 05583 - 21610
Website

 Distances from Lech am Arlberg

Railway station
Langen am Arlberg approx. 15 km by bus
Airport:
Innsbruck approx. 120 km
From the motorway:approx. 25 km 25 minuten by car

 Lech am Arlberg for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round

  Leisure & sports activities Lech am Arlberg

Public saunaFootpaths 33 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentfakkeltochten 2 keer per maand
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court

Weblogs about Lech am Arlberg

20 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The Alps are home to some of the most spectacular panoramas in the world, but a surprising number of ski resorts manage to totally trash this scenery by constructing the ugliest buildings you can imagine (we're looking at you, Flaine). If booking a ski holiday in a beautiful ski resort is important to you, then check out this list of ten charming alpine villages - with world-class skiing to boot!... More ›

11 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

The White Ring ski circuit at Ski Arlberg has been around for decades and has remained a popular way to explore different villages in the popular Austrian ski area. At 22km long, it's also home to one of the longest ski races in the world, The White Ring: The Race. And unlike most other ski circuits, The White Ring is accessible for almost any level of skier. It's mostly compiled of blue and red pistes, with a good smattering of cosy mountain restaurants and spectacular views along the way. Have... More ›

29 November 2018 by Danielle in 'Mountain weather'' | 0

© Lech Zürs am Arlberg

Lech Zürs am Arlberg is starting the 2018/19 ski season off with a fresh dump of powder. Much of eastern Austria including Carinthia and Salzburg received a healthy snowfall this week, reaching valley level and turning more than one alpine village into a winter wonderland. The Vorarlberg and Tyrol also received several centimetres of snow. Temperatures at Lech are expected to hover around 0° C throughout the weekend, with more flurries possibly on the way.... More ›

4 January 2018 by Danielle in 'Ski areas'' | 0

Want to explore an entire ski resort without having to repeat lifts? More and more ski resorts in the Alps are installing ski circuits that take you through all the highlights in one day. These ski circuits are clearly signposted so you can find your way without the help of a guide – it’s the perfect way to discover a new ski resort on your own terms! Be aware that due to their length and demanding nature, anyone attempting to complete a ski circuit should be a confident skier with an adequat... More ›

1 March 2016 by Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Ski Arlberg is poised to become the biggest linked ski area in Austria with the upcoming inauguration of the Flexenbahn gondola, which will link the ski areas of St. Anton am Arlberg and Lech-Oberlech-Zürs. The gondola is expected to be ready for the 2016-17 ski season. Apart from the Flexenbahn, Ski Arlberg will also run three other new lifts, for a total of 87 lifts and 305km of pistes. The project will cost the ski area 45 million euros in total.... More ›

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Total slopes 328 (km)
Blue slopes 139 km
Red slopes 139 km
Black slopes 50 km
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Drag lifts 34
Chair lifts 48
Gondola lifts 16
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