Walk through the winter landscape in Lech Zürs am Arlberg (c) West Zangerl

© Walk through the winter landscape in Lech Zürs am Arlberg (c) West Zangerl

Leave your tracks in the snow

Winter hiking in Lech

The snow crunches quietly beneath your feet. Tracks show the trail you have already followed, but the view forward attracts your gaze: mountains, sun, snow and a picturesque hiking trail that leads you through the gentle winter landscape.

Under snow-covered trees

Wandering through the winter landscape

Nestled in the mountains of Lech Zürs am Arlberg there is a 40-km network of trails for winter hikes. Small paths and groomed winter hiking trails lead over mountain slopes or through forests.

Along the Lech river or past rustic refreshment stops with cosy sun terraces – Everywhere, places invite you to relax. With coffee and cake, a hearty snack or completely free of calories: pause and let your gaze wander.


Through our winterwonderland

Winter hiking trails in Lech Zürs



Experience winter with all your senses

High-altitude hiking trail

Experience the mountains from above! The Arlberg offers the reduced “Sonnenabo” weekly ticket for ascents and descents especially for the winter guests. On this way you can reach the high winter hiking trails without any effort or simply enjoy the wonderful view.


Snowshoeing combines everything that is good for relaxation and coming to terms with yourself: Nature as far as the eye can see, clear, fresh mountain air, even, rhythmic movement. Previous knowledge or specific training is not necessary. If you want to have a try, you can rent the equipment on site – Lech Zürs Tourismus provides the necessary information. Guided hikes are highly recommended. Your guide will lead you along the most beautiful routes to the most fantastic places in Lech Zürs.

Guided Snowshoeing-Hike: every Tuesday and Thursday

  • Takes place from 3 persons on
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Registration & details: aw@skibex.at or +43 5583 2970-70
  • Meeting point: Skibex ski rental

Winter hiking on the Arlberg

Surrounded by impressive mountains, Lech Zürs am Arlberg is embedded in the unspoilt nature that the Arlberg region has been able to preserve for centuries. On a winter hike through fresh snow, you can explore the surroundings of Lech Zürs on groomed hiking trails. Choose from a diverse variety of winter hiking trails.

Hiking on the Arlberg in winter is an intense experience: fresh snow under your shoes, large snowflakes dancing through the air, the silence during a snowfall when the snow dampens the sound and only your own steps can be heard in the snow. In addition to the winter sports experiences in the mountains, activities in the valley such as cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking are equally as popular in Lech and Zürs.

Every year, visitors return to the region between Zug, Älpele, Lech, Zürs, Spullerwald and Tannegg. Relaxation in the fresh, clean air, freeriding and ski touring in an area boasting the best snow conditions are just a few reasons. Some want to go skiing with the family where they once spent their winter holidays as kids, all with the aim of getting to know the Arlberg region a little better year after year. On skis or snowboard, with snowshoes or warm, dry winter hiking boots they set out in search of discovery. From the comfort of your hotel in Lech or Zürs, you can reach the starting point of your planned hiking route on foot or by ski bus. Depending on your preference, you can opt for a longer or shorter route. On our hiking map you will find a selection of groomed winter hiking trails so that you can plan your hike in detail, based on elevation gain, distance and duration. If you are planning something more ambitious, combine routes together. Or if you just want to stretch your feet quickly, simply shorten a route when the opportunity presents itself.

The right equipment

Which shoes do I need for hiking in winter? On our groomed winter hiking trails, we recommend sure-footed hiking boots or winter boots. If you want to hike through the fresh snow, you should definitely wear snowshoes to save strength and keep your feet dry when stopping in for refreshments. What equipment do I need for winter hiking? We recommend a wind- and waterproof jacket as well as waterproof ski pants that will allow you to move freely. Gloves and a beanie are also essential. It is important to wear sunglasses when the weather is nice and especially in snowy, sunny conditions the eyes must be protected. Cosy Stuben parlours and huts with sun terraces along the hiking trails invite you to recharge your batteries and warm up. When is the best time for winter hiking? The perfect time is as soon as there is snow. The hiking trails are groomed within a very short time and invite you to go hiking. Places where you can go winter hiking everywhere in Lech Zürs am Arlberg can be found on the hiking map.

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