C Offpist skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg © Josef Mallaun / Lech Zürs Tourismus GmbH
Heavenly ski slopes & flower-rich hiking trails
When it comes to where you stay and what you eat, you appreciate the highest quality. Couple this with plenty of space to manoeuvre whilst skiing and hiking? The choice is clear: Lech Zürs am Arlberg!
Guests from around the world value the unrivalled quality found only here in the birthplace of skiing. Lech Zürs am Arlberg is dramatically situated in the heart of Austria’s largest contiguous ski area. Flourishing meadows and exciting trails surround this enthralling, picturesque village in summer.
The birthplace of Alpine skiing
It began so many years ago. In Lech Zürs am Arlberg the very first guests learned to ski in 1906. The rest is history. Since then winter-sports pioneers have continued to innovate ski technology, from ski lifts to ski slopes and everything in between. While the total length of skiable slopes has increased in kilometres, Lech Zürs am Arlberg has nevertheless retained its village charm. The atmosphere here is elegant yet relaxed. As a matter of course, Lech Zürs am Arlberg belongs to a select circle of 12 member villages known as “Best of the Alps.”
Flower-filled meadows in summer
All this and more in a fairy-tale setting! Summer is a time to hike through meadows of wildflowers against the backdrop of staggering mountain scenery en route to emerald-hued mountain lakes and stunning viewpoints. Along the way, discover more than 20 orchid types. Look closer, fossilised corals, shells and more are testament to the ancient ocean landscape that existed here more than 200 million years ago. Hiking trails, such as the “Green Ring” or the “Lechweg”, will lead hikers through a unique natural landscape.
Entertainment with style
In wintertime, the many bars in the village and in the ski area feature lively Après-ski music amidst stylish ambiance. In April, live music signals the end of the ski season. In summer, small, but sophisticated classical-music festivals and folk-music concerts enliven the hottest months.
Live & enjoy
Choose from over 200 different and stylish accommodation options, from comfortable apartments to top-quality hotels. Hosts take pride in spoiling guests with top-shelf quality at every turn and the majority of traditional businesses are family run. Gourmet lovers headed to Lech Zürs am Arlberg can look forward to a remarkable selection of top-quality restaurants recognised with Toques from Gault&Millau. Small wonder the place has been dubbed “World Gourmet Village”.
The top 5 tips
- The White Ring: A 22-km-downhill ski circuit unlike any other
- A ski course (or ski guiding) with ski instructors at the best ski school in Austria
- The view from the Rüfikopf at 2,362 metres: Accessible in winter and in summer via cable car
- The Green Ring: Enchanting hikers in summer
- Hike to the emerald waters of the Lake Formarinsee, voted Austria’s most beautiful place in 2015
Creating the perfect skiing experience - this is what Lech Zürs am Arlberg has been subscribing to for over 120 years
Each year in winter, skiers from all over the world come to explore the slopes and runs
Lech Zürs has retained its cosy rural charm
Lech Zürs delivers on the culinary front, boasting a surprisingly large number of acclaimed restaurants that have won listings in gourmet guides
So much skiing fun! The Flexenbahn between Zürs and Stuben
The White Ring – The Legendary Ski Circuit in Lech Zürs
At the end of season in April, you can listen to the tunes of swing and jazz on sun-kissed terraces and hotels at the Tanzcafé Arlberg music festival
Winter hiking in Lech Zürs delights the senses
The Lake Formarinsee against the backdrop of the Rote Wand mountain was voted the most beautiful place in Austria in 2015
The Lechweg trail extends 125 km through one of Europe’s last-remaining wild riverine landscapes
The Arlberg Classic Car Rally in Lech offers visitors the special charm of a classic-car rally and the breathtaking flair of the Arlberg region
Observe various interesting stations in the modern world of fables along “The Green Ring” hiking route that encircles Lech Zürs
As a World Gourmet Village, Lech Zürs am Arlberg spoils guests with world-class cuisine
The modern wooden bivouac at the foot of the Stierlochkopf mountain at 2,354 m is a breathtaking place to overnight
Countless hiking trails through staggering landscapes invite you to explore the nature of Lech Zürs
More space for thoughts and more time for the senses
In eastern Vorarlberg
Lech Zürs am Arlberg is situated on the border of neighbouring Tyrol. Its reputation is legendary, its name synonymous with passion. Lech Zürs has been counted amongst the very best winter-sports destinations for more than 100 years.
Places in Lech Zürs am Arlberg
Lech boasts many places of power perfect for moments of reflection, from crystalline mountain lakes to picturesque viewpoints, craggy mountain peaks and the green of alpine meadows. Zürs has long been regarded as a Mecca for energetic powder snow skiers. Idyllic, family friendly, luxurious: This is Stuben am Arlberg.