Zürs Ski Resort

Zurs ski resort, the Arlberg's highest ski base area.
Zurs terrain is huge and close to the Lech ski resort.
Zurs is now linked via gondola to St Anton and the entire Ski Arlberg region.
The Zurs interconnect with St Anton is easy.
The Trittkopfbahn gondola over Zurs.
Zurs Trittkopfbahn II.
Top station for the Flexenbahn and Trittkopfbahn interconnect with St Anton.
Zurs massive off piste terrain is perfect for Powderhounds.

Zürs Ski Resort

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Ski Arlberg Resorts

St Anton
Warth Schroecken

    Zurs Trail Map
  • Zurs Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,304 – 2,811 (1,507m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (87)
    Ski Arlberg interconnected area
    15 Gondolas / cable cars
    45 Chairs

    Zurs-Lech ski resorts
    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 Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Ski Arlberg Pass
    Adult - €54.50
    Child - €32.50
    Ski Arlberg Trail Map
  • Ski Arlberg Trail Map

Zurs am Arlberg Ski Resort

Zürs ski resort Austria is a small and intimate village high up a mountain pass in the Arlberg region. Like the neighbouring town of Lech, it offers an exclusive Austrian ski holiday experience and caters to the well heeled market.

The lifts of the Zurs ski resort originate right in the centre of the village, so the access to the Zurs skiing is incredibly convenient. Zurs is now lift linked to neighbouring Stuben, St Christoph & St Anton via Trittkopfbahn gondola allowing access to the entire Ski Arlberg interconnected ski area.

Zürs Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

Zurs ski resort is interlinked via lift pass, piste & a high-quality lift system with the entire Ski Arlberg ski region. Ski Arlberg includes Lech, Warth Schroecken, Zug, Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton. Ski Arlberg gives access to an eye watering 87 lifts, 305km of piste & some of the world's best off-piste. See the Ski Arlberg ski trail map here.

Zurs caters superbly to beginners and intermediates, with the offerings for beginners generally better than the terrain at Lech ski resort. See the Zürs ski trail map here. The endless intermediate terrain allows for long ski journeys like the White Ring. Over 22km & 5,500m vertical, the White Ring links the ski areas of Zurs, Zug, Oberlech, Lech, Stubenbach before returning to Zurs. The White Ring lets skiers and snowboarders truly experience the Arlberg at its finest.

Advanced skiers and snowboarders can ride the endless off-piste, and with fewer crowds than at nearby St Anton, Powderhounds have half a chance of scoring some fresh lines.

The Zurs ski resort also provides some great off-piste routes off the back for experts that like couloirs and gnarly lines. A guide can be hired from one of the ski schools.

Snow & Weather

Zuers inhabits one of the most consistent snowfall areas in Europe, let alone Austria. Warth Schroecken to the north east has a claimed annual snowfall average of 11m, St Anton to south east has 7m & Damuels to the northwest has 10m. You do the maths! The base altitude at Zurs is the highest (1716m) in the Ski Arlberg region so has better snow quality for longer.

Where is Zürs, Austria?

Zürs (Zuers or Zurs!) is in the Arlberg region of Vorarlberg state, western Austria, only 15km northwest of St Anton & 5km from Lech.

The best gateway airports are Zurich (200km), Innsbruck (120km), Munich & Friedrichshafen. The quickest mode of travel to Zurs is by direct private transfer from the airport. Search & book all airport transfers here.

Public transport via train & bus is quite convenient from Zurich, Innsbruck or Munich. Travel to Langen am Arlberg bahnhof (station) which is in the main Innsbruck-Zurich line. The trains are met by the route 91 bus which travels to Zuers via Stuben & the Flexen Pass in less than 20min. The bus continues on to Lech. Book train tickets to Langen am Arlberg here.

Zurs Accommodation

The village of Zürs Austria is small and there are only about 20 Zuers hotels, all within a few minutes walk to the ski lift. The Zurs hotels vary from 3 to 5 star, with the most luxurious being Thurnhers Alpenhof, Sporthotel Lorünser & the Zürserhof hotels.

Search & book all Zuers ski accommodation here.

Ski Lessons & Mountain Guides

Getting a lesson or having a mountain guide can increase the enjoyment factor of skiing Zurs & its vast surrounding mountains. There are numerous ski lesson & mountain guides options in Zurs & the nearby resorts of Lech & St Anton. Book a private lesson or mountain guide with the best providers here.

Zürs Restaurants & Nightlife

There are about 20 Zurs restaurants, many of which are within the Zurs hotels. Quality is of the essence, and some of the restaurants have earned international acclaim. The Zurserhof Hotel Restaurant & the quaint Chesa restaurant are highlights.

The nightlife in Zurs certainly doesn’t rival the St Anton nightlife, but the après and nightlife is still reasonably vibrant. There are at least seven Zurs bars that range from quiet cocktails bars to more happening pubs for Austrian beer drinking. The Bergwerk bar seems to be the place for après. Having a drink outside is great if you have a Glühwein or four to keep you warm. Into the evening the Zurserl Pleasure Lounge is the place to be seen and for a dance.

More Reasons for a Zürs am Arlberg Ski Holiday

Zurs caters to a more discerning crowd than the general holiday makers at St Anton. If you don’t need the crazy extreme terrain of St Anton or the family friendliness of Lech, head to Zurs Austria for a deluxe ski holiday experience.

Austria heli skiing is not commonly offered, but keen powderhounds can head out heli skiing in Zurs with the ski school. Heli skiing is the ultimate ski experience!


The Powderhounds will review Zurs in 2019. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Zurs

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

St Anton Ski Safari
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 7 Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Get the most out of a ski trip to St Anton with a knowledgeable guide and visit nearby ski areas such as Zurs, Zug, Lech, Oberlech, Stuben, St Christof & Sonnenkopf. Custom tours only. Get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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USD 2,052
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