C Lech in the evening © Oberhauser Photography - Vorarlberg Tourismus
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 11 member villages known as “Best of the Alps.”
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.
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.
Practical: The “Lech Card”, available at an advantageous all-inclusive price, is valid for cable cars and buses as well as for activity programs for adults and children.
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”.
Our top 6 tips
- Skyspace Lech: Created by the US-American artist James Turrell, Skyspace allows visitors to observe the skies from a novel perspective
- The White Ring: A 22-km-downhill ski circuit unlike any other
- The Arlberg Trail: The new, sporty long-distance hiking trail Arlberg Trail connects all five Arlberg resorts Lech, Zürs,Stuben, St. Anton and St. Christoph since summer 2021 (in German).
- Hike to the emerald waters of the Lake Formarinsee, voted Austria’s most beautiful place in 2015
- The Kaltenberghütte above Stuben at over 2,000 m above sea level – where hikers are rewarded with fantastic views and good food (in German).
- The view from the Rüfikopf at 2,362 metres: Accessible in winter and in summer via cable car
Each year in winter, skiers from all over the world come to explore the slopes and runs
Lech Zürs am Arlberg - the birthplace of skiing
Snowy mountain landscapes invite you to take long winter walks
As a World Gourmet Village, Lech Zürs am Arlberg spoils guests with world-class cuisine
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
Skyspace Lech: opening up new ways to perceive the sky and the way the light penetrates into the room
Overlooking the mountains of Lech Zürs am Arlberg
The Lechweg trail extends 125 km through one of Europe’s last-remaining wild riverine landscapes
Romance in Lech Zürs am Arlberg
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
Where alpine skiing was literally born, you can today enjoy excellent runs and free-ride slopes in Austria’s largest interconnected ski area..
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.