An unbeatable combination
Alpine skiing is a major priority in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. For decades the Arlberg has been known as the "cradle of Alpine skiing" and casts a spell over enthusiastic skiers year after year, winter after winter. Tradition and modernity, identity and innovation are combined harmoniously on the Arlberg. A ski resort with excellent facilities and 350 kilometres of adventurous ski slopes makes skiers' hearts beat faster and guarantees a relaxed and varied skiing holiday in the heart of the Arlberg.
Ski Arlberg – a ski pass for an unparalleled skiing experience
Ski Arlberg provides an unparalleled skiing experience with a total of 97 cable cars and lifts, 350 kilometres of ski runs and 200 kilometres of high Alpine deep powder snow runs. In Lech Zürs am Arlberg nothing stands in the way of true enjoyment on the pistes, and there are numerous rustic huts and Alpine refuges to keep hunger at bay. The free local and ski buses provide a convenient means of transport.
Tradition and modernity in the region Arlberg
Arlberg has represented pioneering spirit in winter sports since time immemorial. Hannes Schneider and the Arlberg School revolutionised the technique of skiing, in 1937 the first drag lift in Austria appeared, and the Galzigbahn in St. Anton was the first cable car designed for winter operation and the first heated chairlift was put into operation in Lech Zürs. These innovations made Arlberg famous as the birthplace of Alpine skiing. This pioneering spirit can still be found on the Arlberg today.
"The White Ring" – the legendary ski circuit
For 50 years, The White Ring has stood for the successful combination of nature and technology, for the connection of Lech with Zürs, Zug and Oberlech and for top class winter sports enjoyment. The 22 kilometres of ski slopes are an inspiring challenge for winter sports enthusiasts, who have to cope with altitudes of no less than 5,500 metres on the White Ring ski circuit. The mountain views from the Rüfikopf viewing platform and the Madloch nature platform are a truly monumental to behold.
"The White Ring - The Race"
This annual ski race has long since acquired cult status. Both professionals and amateurs take part in this competition which delights participants and spectators alike because it demands concentration, endurance and technical perfection. Incidentally, the course record for the "world's longest ski race" is still held by former downhill ski racer Patrick Ortlieb. He delighted the audience with a brilliant record of 44:35:07 minutes during the very first White Ring race. Further information can be found at www.derweissering.at