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Skiing in Lech Zürs

Experience the true meaning of freedom while enjoying incomparable expanses in one of world’s largest ski resorts with guaranteed snowy conditions: Ski Arlberg | The cradle of Alpine skiing.

Skiing in Austria: Austrian highlife

Our great passion for skiing has been burning in the Arlberg region for over 100 years. In addition to being part of Austria's largest connected ski resort, Lech Zürs is also one of the most extensive ski areas in the world. This fabled area is extremely versatile and therefore equally popular with families, freeriders and ski tourers. The right slope for you is just waiting to be skied. But be warned: Once you've experienced Lech Zürs, you'll want to return again and again.

 

The Ski Arlberg ski area extends over more than 300 kilometres of ski runs. With a total of 85 lifts, ambitious skiers can experience numerous slopes for designed for both beginners and advanced skiers. Meanwhile, the ski and snowboard schools in Lech Zürs offer everything from basic technique training to guided ski tours, ensuring that skiing in the Arlberg region is an incomparable winter sports experience.

The best slopes and freeride routes for skiers in Austria

Experience the ultimate in skiing enjoyment at the renowned Ski Arlberg ski resort in Austria where skiers and snowboarders of all levels enjoy its impressive 300 kilometres of slopes to the fullest! Perfectly groomed slopes for all levels of ability. From blue slopes for beginners to challenging ski routes for more experienced skiers, Ski Arlberg has something for everyone. Not to mention ultra-modern cable cars and lifts as well as incomparable panoramic views. 

 

In addition to its varied pistes, the Ski Arlberg ski resort is also renowned for its breathtaking mountain panoramas. Surrounded by snow-covered peaks, enjoy the picturesque landscape as you carve the slopes and be inspired by the beauty of nature. As the home of great ski pioneers, Ski Arlberg inspires all those who love winter sports.

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6 top reasons to choose the Arlberg ski region

Over 300 km of ski runs and thrilling slopes for skiing

Bucket-list-worthy slopes: Monzabonsee (blue slope), Madloch-Zürsersee (red slope), Zürser Täli (red slope), Langer Zug (ski route) and Mohnenfluh Runs (red/blue slopes, ski routes)

Culinary highlights: In need of food & drink? Numerous ski huts are perched right next to the slopes

More than 200 km of fantastic powder runs plus glorious backcountry variants for freeriders

Lech Zürs is part of the largest connected ski area in Austria.

Highly trained snow sports instructors, qualified ski instructors and ski guides will personally take care of both your learning progress & your well-being

Ski slopes and ski routes

Boasting three top ski regions, Ski Arlberg offers maximum choice. St. Anton - St. Christoph - Stuben, Lech - Oberlech - Zürs, or Warth-Schröcken: All three of these variety-rich areas in the Arlberg region area boast unique highlights and culinary winter-sport bliss. What do all three have in common? Breathtaking scenic beauty, perfectly groomed slopes, and countless first-class offers for skiers and snowboarders alike.  The perfect slopes for every type of skier are just waiting to be discovered. For beginners, Lech Zürs features a number of well-groomed blue slopes where you can learn the basics of skiing in a relaxed atmosphere. At the same time, the wide and gentle slopes in Lech and Zürs offer a safe and stress-free skiing experience.

 

Meanwhile, experienced skiers can look forward to challenging ski routes that offer the ultimate thrill with demanding downhill runs and thrilling steep passages. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of skiing, experience unforgettable downhill runs, and enjoy the perfect combination of snow, nature, and sporting challenges in Ski Arlberg, Austria's largest ski resort area!

Arlberg - guaranteed snowy conditions and fun on the slopes

In addition to the first-class, groomed pistes for ambitious carvers, leisure-minded skiers and families, there are more than 200 km of high-Alpine powder runs for ski tourers, powder-snow skiers and freeriders. With the right safety equipment, including helmet, avalanche shovel, avalanche transceiver, avalanche probe, first aid kit, and bivouac sack, nothing stands in the way of a backcountry adventure in the powder snow.

 

But be careful! To ensure maximum safety, it is advisable to explore the off-piste terrain only in the company of experienced ski guides. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, these proven experts will help you discover the best routes and slopes no matter the prevailing weather or snow conditions. In addition to offering ski lessons, the local ski schools also boast experienced ski guides who will lead you safely and knowledgeably through the region. Skiing with a ski guide is an unforgettable experience!

Skiing for advanced skiers: Extreme ski route - Langer Zug ski run

The Rüfikopfbahn cable car at 2,350 m will transport you to the starting point of this famous 4.7-km “Langer Zug" ski route, which, depending on the weather conditions, is groomed daily by the cable cars and then opened. Those bold enough to take on this ski run on the Rüfikopf mountain in Lech should have good skiing skills as well as a good dose of courage. The Langer Zug ski run is one of the steepest groomed ski runs in the world. With an impressive gradient of 80% in the upper third, it’s one of the true highlights of the ski resort!

 

The route starts at the Rüfikopf panorama restaurant via ski route 181 and continues to ski route 215, which transports skiers to the entry point of the steep gully in the Langer Zug. Descending here requires skill and precision, as the slope does not forgive mistakes! After successfully completing the route, you’ll arrive at the Schlosskopf lift, which will return you back to the Lech ski resort area. At the end of a thrilling day, skiers can unbuckle their skis directly at the Schlosskopf daytime car park. What an adrenaline rush and unforgettable experience for experienced skiers in the Arlberg region!

The cradle of alpine skiing

The following culinary highlights await you at the mountain huts and restaurants whilst skiing

Savour delicious cuisine at the mountain huts and restaurants located directly along the piste during your ski trip in the Lech Zürs ski resort. From exquisite culinary delights to traditional dishes, the restaurants and ski huts at the Lech Zürs ski resort boast a diverse selection for every taste! Enjoy high-quality delicacies as well as local specialties amidst the breathtaking mountain scenery. Find out more about eating great food in the region by browsing through the official Lech Zürs guides.

Skiing fun in Austria's top family region

After all, now more than ever, Lech Zürs stands for quality before quantity, for spaciousness and space. This is just one of many reasons why the area is so popular with families. Many of our regular guests have been coming to Lech Zürs since they were kids. Oftentimes they learned to ski here in the Arlberg region while on holiday with their own parents. Such loyal guests still regularly holiday in Lech Zürs to this day, now with their own children and their grandparents. For many of our regular guests, a holiday in the Arlberg area has become a meeting place for large families, where the generations get together again at least once a year. Family hotels in Lech Zürs have specialised in exactly such get-togethers and contribute their share to the success of these major family gatherings.

Ski schools and childcare in Lech Zürs

Thanks to our experienced and highly trained ski instructors, profit from proven teaching techniques that have been perfected over many decades paired with the latest skiing techniques. Children have a variety of practice areas at their disposal so that they can progress quickly and safely. Please consider making a booking in good time to secure a place in the ski lesson or with a private ski instructor. It’s best to do this with the ski school of your choice when you book your accommodation.

What is the easiest way to find suitable accommodation for skiing?

At our website, filter your preferences and discover the ideal accommodation for you and your loved ones. Find the perfect accommodation.

How best to choose the right ski equipment?

The right ski equipment includes skis, ski boots, ski poles, ski clothing, a helmet and safety goggles or ski glasses. It is important that all your equipment is well-fitting and meets your personal needs. Great, personalised advice is available at our rental shops. Discover the latest sports equipment of the season at your leisure.

When is the ski season in Lech Zürs?

The winter season starts on 1 December 2023 and ends on 21 April 2024.

How best do I arrive at the ski resort?

Lech and Zürs are located at 1,450m above sea level in the Arlberg region and are accessible via the Flexenpass road. Please always check the latest road report. All towns in the region are well connected to the Langen am Arlberg railway station and the St. Anton am Arlberg railway station as well as to the Zurich, Munich, Memmingen, Friedrichshafen and Innsbruck airports. Locally, the blue local buses facilitate relaxed and carefree transport without a car. The bus timetable is flexible and optimally adapted to the frequency of guests.

What else is there to do in Lech Zürs besides skiing?

In addition to skiing in Lech Zürs, a wide range of activities are on offer including winter hiking, snowshoe hiking, cross-country skiing, world-class cuisine in cosy restaurants, relaxing wellness experiences, and art and cultural programmes. Explore Lech Zürs and experience adventures while tobogganing or ice skating. Lech Zürs offers a wide range of possibilities for a variety-rich holiday!

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