Lech Snow Reports, 14 Apr 2010

Skier in fresh powderAt the Steinmahd, at 2300m, there is a deep base of 190 cm and Lech’s home runs have a good layer of 75 cm.

This week slopes are very quiet with few other people to spoil your enjoyment of these magnificent mountains.

The spring-like conditions still present skiers with ample opportunity to experience great skiing on all the pistes in Lech & Zurs. The best conditions are to be found in the hours before the sun warms too much.

The views of the Arlberg mountain range as you ski in the spring sunshine are superb and worth taking time to enjoy.

The best skiing continues to be that on the Zursersee side of the mountains in Zurs and the White Ring Circuit is open to tempt those who want to complete the 22Km circuit. Skiing Conditions here are best in the mornings but remain good throughout the day as this slope is north facing.

To access some additional great skiing use of the Rufikopf Gondola is recommended which gives skiable access to the Zurs area.

The Zursertali, run No 10 is still one of the best in the region. Zurs generally offers uncrowded wide open piste’s, especially as this week only 2 hotels remain open in Zurs itself.

A moderate fall of snow is forecast, up to 7 cm’s on Tuesday night with Wednesday cloudy with possible light snow flurries.  Thursday should start clear and bright before clouding over later.

Wednesday at the Post Garage Lech is a concert by the Austrian band DIRTY HORNS: all proceeds in aid of Haiti earthquake relief fund.

Also Wednesday at 4PM is Toni’s classic Snowshoeing. A tour on snowshoes through some of Lech’s forested area’s.

Wednesday evening at the Arlberg Hotel (Princess Dianna’s favourite in the Alps), is Piano Music from 9.30. Free entrance.

Friday is the start of the Lech Wine festival at the Hotel Berghof.