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Lech ski resort in the Arlberg.
Lech ski resort in the Arlberg.
There are lots of Lech hotels in the middle of town
There are lots of Lech hotels in the middle of town
Having lunch is a great people watching activity!
Having lunch is a great people watching activity!
Lech Ski Resort is interconnected with Zurs
Lech Ski Resort is interconnected with Zurs
Much of the Lech lodging is ski-in ski-out
Much of the Lech lodging is ski-in ski-out
The cable car provides access to a lot of vertical
The cable car provides access to a lot of vertical
Lech skiing
Lech skiing
Ski Lech Austria
Ski Lech Austria
An amazing vista over lunch
An amazing vista over lunch
Lech's Rufikopf has steep off piste terrain.
Lech's Rufikopf has steep off piste terrain.
The sun lounges out the front of the hotels
The sun lounges out the front of the hotels
Lech nearby resort neighbour Zurs is now fully interlinked with St Anton.
Lech nearby resort neighbour Zurs is now fully interlinked with St Anton.
The Trittkopfbahn connects Lech and Zurs to Stuben and St Anton.
The Trittkopfbahn connects Lech and Zurs to Stuben and St Anton.
The Flexenbahn is the 'missing link' that completes the Ski Arlberg area.
The Flexenbahn is the 'missing link' that completes the Ski Arlberg area.

Lech

Lech am Arlberg Ski Resort, Austria

Lech am Arlberg is where the rich and famous go to play in the snow, and the rest of us go to watch them. Lech is a very traditional Austrian ski resort, and the associated town is very cosmopolitan with lively bars and excellent restaurants.

Lech Austria also has plenty of shopping opportunities, but you might need to max out the credit card because of the pressure to conform to wearing beautiful ski clothes. People watching in the main street of Lech is an activity in itself, as tens of thousands of Euros of Prada clothes strut past.

The sophistication of Lech is very apparent, but it doesn’t overpower the long established charm of the town and the slopes.

Where is Lech Austria?

Lech in the Arlberg region in western Austria on the banks of the river Lech, 120 km west of Innsbruck, and 20km from the town and ski resort of St Anton.

The town of Zurs (and the associated ski area) is 5km south of Lech, and Zug is 3km to the west. Other nearby villages and incorporated ski areas include Oberlech and Stubenbach.

For more detailed information see the Travel to Lech page.

Lech Ski Resort Terrain

The Lech ski terrain is mostly suited to beginners and intermediates. There’s only one black run on the piste, but there are ski routes and off-piste skiing to challenge advanced and expert riders.

Considering that most of Arlberg’s tough terrain is around St Anton and Stuben, relatively few advanced skiers venture to Lech, so the plus is that the off-piste areas won’t get tracked out too quickly.

For more detailed information see the Skiing & Snowboarding Lech page.

Interlinked with Ski Arlberg

Lech ski resort is fully lift, piste and lift pass interlinked with all of the Ski Arlberg ski resorts including Zurs, Zug, Warth-Schroecken, Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton.

Lech Hotels and Accommodation

The town of Lech am Arlberg offers a large range of accommodation options. There are lots of Lech hotels ranging from 1 star affairs that are more akin to a pension, up to grand 5 star hotels such as the Gasthof Post. Some of the Lech hotels are slopeside and offer the convenience of being ski-in /ski-out. On sunny days these hotels have a roaring lunchtime trade in their restaurants, plus everyone congregates on the sun lounges to work on their tan. Other Lech accommodation options include private lodgings.

For more detailed information on the best places to stay, see the Lech Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses & Chalets page.

See all Lech Accommodation Listings - options for lodging only.

Summary of Lech Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Great for families -  gentle slopes and wide range of facilities for the kids.
  • Loads of ski-in ski-out hotels.
  • Interconnected with magnificent St Anton and snowy Warth Schroecken.
  • Traditional Austria ski resort with traditional Austrian culture.
  • Good après ski activities.
  • One lift pass and no bus connections for the entire ski region.

Cons

  • Gentle terrain compared to other Ski Arlberg resorts.
  • No direct train link.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective)

  • Less lively après scene than nearby St Anton.
  • "Fashionable” with the nobility and those who enjoy a little chic flair.

Tours that include Lech

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
St Anton Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Skiing | 7 Resorts
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    Lech Trail Map
  • Lech Trail & Piste Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,304 – 2,811 (1,507)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7 metres
  • Lifts (87)
    Ski Arlberg interconnected area
    15 Gondolas / cable cars
    45 Chairs

    Lech - Zurs ski resort
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    16 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Dec 1 to mid April
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 305km (Ski Arlberg area)
    Longest run – 10 km
    Advanced (incl. ski routes) - 38%
    Intermediate - 26%
    Beginner - 36%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - €53
    Child - €32