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 65 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 9 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons Lech am Arlberg

No. of ski schools 14Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski lessons1 Days, 4 Hours, € 385
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons1 Days, 4 Hours, € 385
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing1 Days, 4 Hours, € 71

 Book ski schools in Lech am Arlberg online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 8 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 3 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 9 Offers available
Ski-Touring 2 Offers available
Heli-Skiing 1 Offers available
Snowshoeing 1 Offers available
Off-Piste-Skiing 2 Offers available
Cross-Country-Skiing 1 Offers available
Other-Activities 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Lech am Arlberg

No. of hotels 284 Supermarkets 2
Total no. of hotel beds 8344 Banks
Total no. of beds 8344

 Tourist information for Lech am Arlberg

Lech-Zürs Tourismus GmbH
0043 - 05583 - 21610

 Distances from Lech am Arlberg

Railway station
Langen am Arlberg approx. 15 km by bus
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

  Leisure & sports activities Lech am Arlberg

Public sauna - Footpaths 40 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

Ski blog about Lech am Arlberg

1 November 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Snow cover is one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday. There's nothing worse than arriving at your skiing destination after a long summer and finding the hills still green and covered in flowers! It's a little hard to ski without snow, and since we've all experienced this horrorshow at least once in our lives, we've learned to scope out ski resorts with guaranteed snow at the moment of booking our holidays. If you're planning on going skiing in Austria this year, here are 10 Austrian ... More ›

5 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Looking to catch a glimpse of Kate or Meghan Markle on the slopes? These are the exclusive and luxurious preferred ski resorts of the British royal family. Be sure to bring a full wallet if you're planning your ski holidays here this year!... More ›
(Photo: © Verbier (St. Bernard))

20 June 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

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''

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 ›

1 March 2016 by Danielle in 'Latest news''

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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Lech am Arlberg

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Ski Arlberg

Ski Arlberg
Total slopes 100353 (km)
Blue slopes 158 km
Red slopes 150 km
Black slopes 56 km
Off-piste 99989 km
Lifts (98 )
Drag lifts 34
Chair lifts 48
Gondola lifts 16
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