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Lech am Arlberg (Austria)

Based on 5 reviews

Lech am Arlberg in short

  • Height: 1450 metres
  • 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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Latest review by Anne

“In my opinion, Lech is absolutely one of the prettiest ski resort towns in Austria. The centre has a friendly atmosphere with lots of shops to browse. A shame it's so dear, but this does mean the clientele is somewhat more selective. No crazy aprè...”

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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.

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Weather in Lech am Arlberg


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Après-ski & nightlife in Lech am Arlberg
Restaurants 65
Bars & cafés 9
Discos 4
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in Lech am Arlberg
Number of Ski Schools 14
Number of Ski Instructors
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons
Ski lessons 1 days, 4 hours, € 385,00
Snowboard lessons 1 days, 4 hours, € 385,00
Cross-country skiing 1 days, 4 hours, € 71,00
Book your ski school online in Lech am Arlberg
Adult Ski Lessons 12 offers available
Off Piste Skiing 4 offers available
Heli-skiing 2 offers available
Cross Country Skiing 1 offers available
Ski Touring 1 offers available
Kids Ski Lessons 10 offers available
Snowboard Lessons 5 offers available
Snowshoeing 2 offers available
Other activities 1 offers available
Facilities in Lech am Arlberg
Number of hotels 284
Number of hotel beds 8344
Number of tourist beds 8344
Supermarkets 2
Tourist information for Lech am Arlberg
Name Lech-Zürs Tourismus GmbH
Telephone 21610
Distance to Lech am Arlberg
Distance from Brussels approx. 818 km
Airport Innsbruck approx. 119 km with bus service
Train station Langen am Arlberg approx. 15 km with bus service
From the highway approx. 37 km 37-minutes drive
Lech am Arlberg for the children
Childcare from 36 months
Number of hours of childcare 6 hours a day
Price without lunch € 98,00
Price with lunch
Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Mascot Name Pfiff
After skiing in Lech am Arlberg
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Toboggan run