Lech is one of the most famous Austrian resorts, and is certainly renowned for being one of the most upmarket. The former farming village has developed in the traditional mountainous fashion, and it is very picturesque. It’s easy to get to St Anton from the resort – it is just over the hill – and it is also part of the larger Arlberg ski region, which offers 283km of piste served by 84 lifts. Getting to Lech is quickest from Innsbruck airport (just 1hr30mins away), and Zurich is also close (2hr30mins). Read more...
The skiing area made up by Lech and Zurs offers 122km of piste, served by 32 lifts. This region is unusually high by Austrian standards – sitting between 1450m and 2450m – and when combined with the excellent snowmaking in the resort, you’ve got a snow sure guarantee for your ski holiday in Lech. The resort is well known for its beginner- and intermediate-friendly status: a good range of reds and blues sit alongside dedicated nursery slopes and a choice of ski schools, perfect for learning to ski in Lech. For more experienced skiers there are few black runs, but good off-piste ‘routes’ on offer. Snowboarders in Lech have one of the best snowparks in Austria, with over 20 features to have a go on. If you’re looking for cross-country skiing in Lech then there are 21km of pretty trails.
Lech's accommodation justifies its reputation as one of Austria's most famous resorts!
Accommodation in Lech has something for every budget and group size. There are great catered chalets in Lech, and there are hotels on offer too. Depending on your requirements, you can choose between great luxury features including saunas and pools, as well as the convenience of ski-in/ski-out proximity to the slopes – perfect for family ski holidays in Lech with children in early morning ski school. There’s also plenty to do at the end of the day, with over 50 restaurants in the resort, and a lively après-ski scene that includes upmarket champagne bars. For those looking to keep active, there’s a great floodlit toboggan run.
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Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria
Chalet Alpenland is an attractive, modern Tyrolean chalet