Lech Ski Resort

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

Lech Ski Resort

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Other Ski Arlberg Resorts

St Anton
Warth Schroecken
    Lech Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Lech Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    Ski Arlberg
    1,304 – 2,811 (1,507m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7 to 10m
  • Lifts (88)
    Ski Arlberg interconnected area
    15 Gondolas / cable cars
    45 Chairs

    Lech - Zurs ski resorts
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    16 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    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 lift pass
    Adult - €54.50
    Child - €34.50
    Ski Arlberg Trail Map
  • Ski Arlberg Trail Map

Lech am Arlberg Ski Resort, Austria

Lech am Arlberg ski resort is where the rich & famous go to play in the snow & the rest of us go to watch them. Lech is part of the fabulous Ski Arlberg ski region & one of the snowiest parts of Austria.

Lech is a traditional Austrian ski resort with a cosmopolitan town, lively bars & excellent restaurants. The village 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.

Whilst the sophistication of Lech is apparent, it doesn’t overpower the long established charm of the town & the ski slopes.

Pros & Cons for Lech Ski Resort


  • Great for families - gentle slopes & wide range of facilities for children;
  • Snow sure;
  • Loads of ski-in ski-out hotels;
  • Interconnected with magnificent St Anton & snowy Warth Schroecken;
  • Traditional Austria ski resort with traditional Austrian culture;
  • Good après ski activities;
  • Excellent restaurants;
  • One lift pass for the entire ski region (& no bus connections required).


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

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Less lively après scene than nearby St Anton, but better than Zuers!
  • Fashionable with the nobility & those who enjoy a little chic flair.

Lech Skiing & Snowboarding

The Lech ski terrain is well suited to beginners & intermediates. Only one black run graces the piste but there are several ski routes & off-piste skiing to challenge advanced & expert riders. That said, some of the runs are under-rated, such as the main 'beginner' run under the chairlift heading back into Lech - it is intermediate at the start of the day & advanced at the end! All ski routes in the resort get regularly groomed so are as close to piste trails as the piste trails......... go figure.

See the Lech ski trail map here.

Considering that most of Ski Arlberg’s tough terrain is around St Anton & Stuben, relatively few advanced skiers venture to Lech, so a major plus is that the off-piste areas don’t get tracked out too quickly on any of the many powder days! We can vouch for the ski routes all being untracked for our pleasure during a winter storm in high season.

For more detailed information see the Skiing 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 & St Anton.

See the Ski Arlberg trail map here.

Where is Lech Austria?

Lech is in Vorarlberg state, western Austria on the banks of the river Lech. The ski resort is 120 km west of Innsbruck & 20km from the legendary town & ski resort of St Anton. The town of Zurs (& its associated ski area) is 5km south of Lech, with Zug 3km to the west. Other nearby villages & incorporated ski areas include Oberlech & Stubenbach.

Gateway airports to Lech are Innsbruck, Zurich & Munich. Search & book all airport transfers here.

For more detailed information see the Travel to Lech page.

Lech Hotels & Accommodation

The town of Lech am Arlberg offers a large range of accommodations available. Lech hotels range 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 & 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 chalets & apartments.

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

Search & book all Lech ski accommodation here

Ski Lessons & Mountain Guides

Lech has a mind-boggling array of ski instructors & ski schools plying their trade in the resort & adjoining valleys. Similarly, if you want to venture off piste at Lech or the greater ski Arlberg area, it is handy to have a guide to show the way. To narrow down the field, search & book a private ski lesson or mountain guide with the best providers here.

Lech Activities

As expected of any major European ski resort a full range of other winter activities are available at Lech once the knees have finally given way. Sleigh rides, ice-skating cross-country skiing & sledding are just a few of the multitude of possibilities to check out once you arrive.


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

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