Lech ZürsCopyright: Lech Zürs Tourismus by Sepp Mallaun
Lech ZürsFor over a century, guaranteed snow, hospitality, tradition and sophisticated tranquillity have been attracting winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world to Lech Zürs am Arlberg. It is one of the select group of twelve villages known as the "Best of the Alps". It is not only ambitious sportspeople who appreciate this heavenly winter landscape. The winter season 2016/2017 also has plenty to offer walkers, gourmets and culture lovers. Ski Arlberg provides an unparalleled skiing experience with a total of 87 cable cars and lifts, 305 kilometres of ski runs and 200 kilometres of high Alpine deep powder snow runs.
The CityOutstanding natural conditions, a winter sports offering that is unequalled and an excellent tourist infrastructure, together with cordial hospitality, outstanding cuisine and an inspiring combination of tradition and modernity - these are the ingredients that make your winter holiday in Lech Zürs am Alberg unforgettable. Lech am Arlberg – elegant, stylish Stylish Lech with its sunny terrace at Oberlech is synonymous with top hotels, restaurants and cosmopolitan flair, and is a popular holiday destination with the European aristocracy. That being said, it has not lost any of its original mountain village charm. Known for its extensive ski runs and routes, perfect winter days are rounded off in this “World Gourmet Village” at award winning mountain lodges and restaurants. One of the many events that take place in Lech is the legendary White Ring – a race which nowadays attracts up to 1,000 participants. The White Ring is a unique ski circuit in the Alps between Lech, Zürs, Zug and Oberlech, the very heart of this excellent ski area. Zürs am Arlberg – exquisite, prominent Immediately after the Flexen Pass and flanked by mountain slopes is the small yet very exclusive village of Zürs, a popular meeting place for the international jet set. Especially appreciated for its wide, treeless slopes and deep snow, it enjoys the reputation of being a deep snow Mecca. This 150 inhabitant village also has a hangar, from which adventurous heli-ski tours can be made. Arlberg is the only place Austria-wide where heli-skiing is available: with a choice of two different peaks, both expert and intermediate skiers can enjoy this unparalleled experience from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays and always accompanied by a trained guide. Zürs is known not least for its vibrant night life in trendy bars and fashionable clubs.
Do & See
Alpine skiing is a major priority in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. For decades the Arlberg has been known as the "cradle of Alpine skiing" and casts a spell over enthusiastic skiers year after year, winter after winter. People who like alternative winter sports will find ideal conditions and lots on offer in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. There are fantastic routes for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. In addition, visitors can enjoy romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides through the snow-covered landscape and curling.
Delicacies for gourmets Numerous gastronomic awards, the highest density of highly-rated restaurants compared with other international locations, an ambience which emphasises hospitality and epicureanism, the "LöffelWeise" series of gourmet events - the sophisticated mountain village of Lech am Arlberg offers all this. In 2008, it was named "World Gourmet Village" at the Vöslauer-Falstaff Awards. Its outstanding restaurants attract connoisseurs of good food from all over the world to epicurean flights of fancy at 1,450 metres above sea level and beyond. More time, more space – time for enjoyment That is the motto that Lech Zürs am Arlberg follows in terms of gastronomy. During the winter season, gourmets are pampered and can experience delicacies of the highest order. "The fact is that there are more and more guests who value Lech and Zürs not just for the pistes, but for the outstanding gastronomy," said Karl Hohenlohe, publisher of the Austrian Gault Millau.
Lech Zürs is the perfect place to enjoy a hot chocolate and a apple strudel in the slopes or maybe something nice to drink downtown.
Bars & Nightlife
There is a big variety of sports shops, souvenir and fashion shops in Lech Zürs am Arlberg.