Ski Chalets In Lech Austria

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Ski Range 1,450m - 2,820m

Lech thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of the very finest ski resorts in Austria, and indeed in Europe. The village, linked with Zürs, is timelessly picturesque in traditional, Austrian style, and enjoys a perfect location, tucked away in a high, Alpine valley, with an enviably snow-sure record on its high altitude slopes. Like neighbouring St Anton, whose super ski region it shares, Lech is one of those very special places any keen skier or boarder simply must try. In a resort where hotels can be pricey, our Chalet Hotels provide unbeatable value, without compromising on benefits like their own leisure facilities, and cosy bar, all in-house!

Update for 2016/17 Season: New linking lifts planned meaning skiing to St Anton without having to use buses will be possible! Read more about the developments here.

Lech Ski school

Instruction is generally excellent, with good English-speaking instructors. Groups are graded into a wide range of levels with lessons at 10 am for 4 hours with a one-hour lunch break. Children aged 3 to 14 are taken in children’s ski-school with optional lunch and supervision provided. The Ski Kindergarten takes children from 3 to 5 years from 9 am to 4 pm with two hours ski-lift and instruction included.



Via Innsbruck

  • Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Bristol

Transfer time

  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Free Pilates Classes!

Free Pilates Classes!

for all guests in Lech: weeks 26 Feb & 5, 12, 19 Mar at the Chalet Hotel Elisabeth
  Current Season Offer

Free Ski Hosting!

Free Ski Hosting!

3 Days per week


 68 shops, 52 restaurants, Sauna (in chalet), Ice skating/curling rink, Floodlit 1.2km Toboggan run (open until 10pm), Indoor tennis and squash, sleigh rides, 25km of walking trails, museum, helicopter rides NEW Leisure Centre with fitness rooms, sauna, indoor climbing wall and more.


There is a surprising variety available here, and Lech by night has a truly wonderful atmosphere, if you can tear yourself away from the cosy, welcoming bar at your own 'home' Chalet Hotel! Quench your thirst at the lively Tannbergerhof and Pfefferkorndl après-ski bars.

Later on the night-life is relatively quiet and sophisticated in the elegant hotel bars, with a handful of more active spots, which our resort team will happily point out. A Leisure Centre has opened offering a huge range of activities from indoor climbing or cycling to bowling and fitness. Our representative will also arrange a small programme of fun activities such as curling, or horse-drawn sligh-rides in Lech’s winter wonderland.


Ski Range 1,450m – 2,820m

The Arlberg can rightly be considered one of the top ski areas in the world. Huge amounts of varied skiing and unmatched off-piste will suit all standards, whilst good altitude, notoriously heavy snowfalls and the links with two of the three highest resorts in Austria – Zürs and St Christoph – guarantee snowsure slopes right through from December to May.

Locally the skiing connects with Zürs and access is good with six lifts taking skiers up from Lech. There’s an excellent circuit known as the Weisse Ring (White Ring) linking Lech with Zürs. You can start in either resort, but you can only ski this hugely enjoyable, mostly pretty easy and scenic 13-mile circuit clockwise. From Lech (4,7670ft), you ride one of the two Rüfikopf cable cars. From the top you proceed downtoZürs (5,640ft) via pretty intermediate terrain via Schüttboden and Hexenboden. From Zürs you take a chairlift to Seekopf. Next comes the Madloch chair, followed by a long “itinerary” (unpatrolled off-piste ski route) down to Zug and on towards Lech.

Immediately above Lech, at Oberlech, the tree-lined runs are excellent for beginners and intermediates – wide, cruisy and flattering, and there is an excellent ‘Boarderland’ snow-park. A little higher, runs are more difficult, with some wonderful wide open off-piste fields – perfect with fresh powder.

From the other side of the resort, cable-cars run up to the Rüfikopf, from where easy runs take you to the wonderful open slopes of Zürs, way above the tree-line. A new link between Lech and Zürs and Bregenzerwald via the ‘Auenfeldjet’ lift will provide two-way access to the Walser villages of Warth and Schröcken, increasing the Lech-Zürs ski area by by some 50%.

St Anton, St Christoph and Stuben are all inter-connected on the other half of the Arlberg system, and the new Flexenbahn gondala now coonects this with Lech and Zurs making the Arlberg region Austria’s largest interconected ski area. A short ski-bus ride away as is the delightfully quiet Sonnenkopf ski area, one of Alberg’s hidden gems.