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When the mountain summer draws to a close, hikers pack away their boots, mountain bikers prepare their bikes for the winter and vintage cars start their hibernation, winter sports enthusiasts wait for new snow. All eyes in Vorarlberg, and around the world via our webcams, are on Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Thanks to its unique location, snow falls earlier there than at lower elevations. Snow is also more likely to stick there – just what you need for a season full of adventures and activities in the snow. Form November to April, the famous Arlberg region is transformed into a winter wonderland, attracting skiers, snowboarders, ski tourers, cross-country skiers and free riders from near and far. With 305 kilometres of ski runs, Lech Zürs is the largest connected ski area in Austria. The intrepid among you can also explore the entire off-piste terrain of Arlberg on 200 kilometres of high-Alpine powder runs. Many untouched powder snow slopes, cliffs and channels await free riders.
Tradition and modernity in harmony
Preserving the past while opening up to the new has been the region’s ambition since Austria’s first ski lift was built here. The challenging balancing act is evident in various areas: Guests notice the architecture and building materials in Lech Zürs even before they really arrive. The restaurant menus reflect this ambition in various recipes and dishes, exquisitely blending tried and trusted delicacies from the Arlberg region with exotic spices. The winter activities highlight the ambition of uniting tradition and modernity: the region is ideal for everything from winter hiking and snowshoe hikes to free riding with modern equipment. Alpine skiing, which originated in Zürs and has advanced in leaps and bounds since then, proves that preserving the past and exploring the future are equally important. From heliskiing to classic downhills – Lech Zürs offers enough space and opportunities to experience Arlberg any way you want.
First full throttle, then relax
Whether after an eventful day in the snow, a challenging cross-country skiing session, an entertaining afternoon with friends or for no reason at all – a relaxing visit to a spa or wellness area revitalises body and mind. It helps you recharge your batteries for the following day. From saunas, steam baths, massages, beauty treatments or a speciality of your chosen spa, you can find relaxation and recovery in all shapes and sizes. Check out the program of the wellness hotels and hotels with spas or wellness areas – you won’t regret it. The often round off their range of treatments with yoga, Pilates or core training sessions.
Sport.park.lech combines sports, relaxation and entertainment. A large training area with modern equipment, an extensive spa area with a panorama sauna and a charming café make it the ideal place to spend an active day. Bowling, climbing, tennis, volleyball, football or handball are other activities offered by sport.park.lech.