There are several reason why Lech has been described as one of the most select villages in the alps. Dating back a long time, Lech constantly delivers, season after season. The pistes are groomed immaculately, the village is picturesque and the restaurants and bars are extremally good. The ski pass gives you access to Lech, Zurs and St Anton and they really are on the door step, just keep skiing and you will find yourself in each one. As of 2017 there is now a connecting lift from St Anton into Zurs, getting around is super easy.
Lots of people are worried about the resort hight.. don’t be. Yes it is lower than some in France however Lech and St Anton and Zurs are all situated in a very strange micro climate and they have had better snow consistently year after year than most higher resorts. The season is from the beginning of December to April.
The ski schools are great and they guarantee group lessons so this makes high season bookings much better. The pretty town is always decorated so it really is a job to go into if your chalet or hotel is not inside. Its an easy walk to the slopes however our hotels will give you a lift.
Domaine: Austrian Arlberg Ski Region
Resort Height: 1300m
Skiing Elevation: 1300m – 2811m
Piste Summary: Blue: 43 %, Red: 40 %, Black: 17%
Adult Ski Pass: Approx. €262 for 6 days
What we love
As part of the Arlberg region you have Lech and Zurs that are next each other and a superb connecting run is always fun to ski. You also have St Anton as the friendly neighbour and now there is a connecting lift to that you have a huge amount of skiing just a little over an hour from the airport. An unbeatable combination.
The combination of restaurants and amazing skiing makes this a perfect all round resort for friends and family.
1. On a powder day don’t head to St Anton, go to Zurs for untouched powder… you will be the one gloating in the evening.
2. The Moosweirt and the Krazy Kangeroo are brilliant fun for après, but use the maned ski lock up and things can go amiss.
3. Make sure you book lunch in St Christoph (another tiny village) part of the area and easy to get to. They have a brilliant restaurant called the Hospiz Alm which is brilliant. Outside is normal mountain food, inside is perfection. Try and get a table on the balcony and book it a little earlier than normal. You won’t regret it.
4. Book the toboggan run in Lech, its brilliant fun and you can do it in the evening and finish at a little restaurant for snaps and dinner. It’s great for kids too (the toboggining…)
What needs improving
Due to the proximity of the airport the weekends can be quite busy in St Anton so we advise staying in Lech and Zurs to ski. The party town is St Anton, Lech and Zurs while they do have nightlife it is small compared. Taxis are expensive, the blue bus is free on your ski pass and takes the same amount of time.
Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Zurich (Approx. 2hrs 30min road transfer), Friedrichshafen (1hr 45min road transfer) or Innsbruck (1hr 25min road transfer).
Helicopter transfers are also available from Zurich and Innsbruck and the flight is approximately 30 min. Please note that helicopters are weather permitting.
Trains can be taken from Zurich and Innsbruck (approx. hr min) and then a transfer up the mountain of approximately min.