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Skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg

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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 305 kilometres of adventurous ski slopes makes skiers' hearts beat faster and guarantees a relaxed and varied skiing holiday in the heart of the Arlberg.

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Ski Arlberg one ski pass for an unparalleled skiing experience

Ski Arlberg provides an unparalleled skiing experience with a total of 88 cable cars and lifts, 305 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.

Professional tips For your own personal winter sports experience
Katja Wirth, former professional alpine skier Now part of the Lech Zürs Tourism team

Exclusive advice from professionals

Ski huts in Lech & Zürs


The legendary ski circuit

Skiflash - always up to date

The White Ring - The Race

Cult race with 1,000 participants

Run of Fame

85 kilometres of skiing pleasure
Traditions & Modernity History of the Arlberg area & The White Ring
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    Pioneering spirit

    The 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 2016/17 winter season will see the opening of the Flexenbahn cableway, which will make skiing on the Arlberg even more versatile and convenient. The new connection between Zürs and Stuben/Rauz allows skiers easy access on skis to all places on the Arlberg. 

    Zürs am Arlberg
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    The White Ring die legendäre Skirunde

    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.

    Lech Zuers am Alrberg Der Weisse Ring by Lisa Mathis © LZTG
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    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

    Lech Zuers am Alrberg Der Weisse Ring by Dietmar Mathis © LZTG
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    Kästle Museum

    More than 80 years ago Anton Kästle found his inspiration for a ski that went down into history: the “Arlberg-Ski”.

    Perhaps it was on one of the slopes, that you went down as well, when Anton Kästle had the bright idea to create this first ski made of ash wood, that was the origin of the brand Kästle. Kästle was founded in Vorarlberg in 1924 and had a great comeback in 2007. The interesting time between these prominent dates is the topic of the recently inaugurated Kästle Mountain Museum in the mountain station of Rüfikopfbahn II. Historical graphic material, ski types from past days and many more exhibits out of the history of this Austrian ski brand await you in the exhibition.

    Since 2008 the history of Kästle has found its place in the Kästle Mountain Museum in the mountain station of Rüfikopfbahn II and the exhibition is open for all interested people during the operating hours of the Rüfikopfbahn free of charge.

We wish you a lot of skiing pleasure in the 5th largest ski resort in the world.

Your Lech Zürs Tourism team