A winter wonderland called Lech/Zürs
Welcome to the winter wonderland! World-famous hospitality, tradition and sophisticated tranquillity have been attracting winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world for at least a century to this Eldorado of winter sport. Ski Area Lech/Zürs lies between 1.450 and 2.450 metres above sea level and is one of the distinguished circle of 12 locations dubbed “Best of the Alps”. But it’s not only those with sporting ambitions who get their money’s worth in this heavenly winter landscape, because there is also something on hand for walkers, gourmets and culture lovers in the winter season. The Arlberg is not a mountain but rather a pass which connects the Austrian provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Winter sports enthusiasts require only a single lift pass for the entire region.
The Arlberg Card gives its holders access to a snowy paradise with 85 mountain railways and lifts, 276 km of ski-runs and 180 km of deep powder runs. Heated lift chairs add a luxurious touch to the cold wintery days. Free ski buses shuttle guests between the individual resorts. Sun terraces invites you to enjoy a spot of après-ski and indulge in a variety of other activities such as ice skating, curling, ice-carting, tobogganing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking and sleigh rides, all of which are guaranteed to make the winter holiday an experience for the whole family.
Main Street in Lech am Arlberg
There is also some incredibly glamorous shopping possible in this area. Lech am Arlberg has a moderate array of 30 or so shops, with a smaller choice in nearby Zug and Zürs. The resort is a favourite with royalty. Diana, the Princess of Wales brought William and Harry here to learn to ski. And King Juan Carlos of Spain, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the King of Jordan are also regulars.
Where to stay
The Almhof Schneider Hotel is stylish and family-run, with big bedrooms, excellent service and a seriously good restaurant. This 5 star luxury hotel, located in the centre of Lech am Arlberg, is built in traditional Vorarlberg chalet style with an interior that pays homage to its heritage, whilst at the same time celebrating a more modern interpretation of the use of natural materials from the region and of straight forward functional alpine design, well executed. Just 18 rooms and 35 suites represent the accommodation at the Almhof Schneider Hotel. All spacious and individually furnished and finished following the design ethos of the hotel. Excellent fresh cuisine and stunning contemporary SPA facilities complete this stylish and comfortable accommodation offering in the heart of the Lech/Zürs ski area.
Take a tour on the Ski Area Lech/Zürs in the recent video below by Philipp Gabriel and his perfect day there!