Luxury Chalets in Lech
Balegia PenthouseSleeps 6 + 2
Nidus Apartment 3Sleeps 8 + 2
Severin’s Alpine Retreat – ResidenceSleeps 8
Chalet LaurusSleeps 6 + 4
Chalet 1597Sleeps 12
Chalet NSleeps 14 + 4
Luxury Hotels in Lech
The quieter, more lavish neighbour to St Anton, a charming town centre sits among a number of fantastic hotels and chalet apartments. In town, there are a number of luxury boutique shops and authentic Austrian restaurants.
Exceptional skiing and charming scenery aside, Lech is a gourmand’s paradise. With a rich array of top-class cuisine on offer – usually with prices to match – the restaurants of Lech cater to all tastes. For a day off the skis, head for lunch at the Murmeli and enjoy local cuisine in a super cosy atmosphere.
Close proximity to both Innsbruck or Zurich, which can be an easier option as poor weather can cause Innsbruck to close and the train from Zurich is super-efficient. This makes Lech an ideal option for a long weekend, though with the size of the ski area you will be hard pushed to cover the whole terrain within a week.
Huge ski area
High-end luxury properties
Excellent snow record
Good for all abilities
Lech Ski Overview
Thanks to the consistent rate of snowfall in Lech, and to a recently developed network of new lifts aimed at integrating the resorts of Lech, St Anton, St Christoph, Zürs, Warth and Schröcken, the area available for skiing using a single ski pass is expansive (the largest in Austria) and the scenery is breathtaking.
The resort has an excellent snow record and if you are looking for quiet pistes and state-of-the-art facilities, then this is the choice for you. Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike with its comfortable, motorway style slopes.
For those looking for a real ski adventure, the ‘White Ring’ is a must. You will find 22km of blue and red runs around Lech, Oberlech, Zurs and Zug, which will get those ski legs nice and warm. In 2017, there was the introduction of the Flexenbahn lift that links St Anton to Lech making it one of the largest resorts in Europe.
To preserve the tranquillity of the resort as it has grown over the years, the Lech resort was the first in Europe to apply a cap on the number of day ski passes issued in peak holiday times. As a result, runs are never overcrowded and more than 350 instructors take classes of usually fewer than ten people.
- Ski Area: Lech Zurs am Alberg
- Resort: 1450m // Top: 2450m
- Pistes: 275km
- Beginners: 21
- Intermediate: 26
- Advanced: 7
- Ski Lifts: 86
- Snow Park: 2
- Nursery Areas: 2
- Cross Country: 21km
In addition to the exceptional skiing opportunities, well-kept cross-country and hiking trails, the Zug valley caters perfectly to those wishing to immerse themselves in the enchanting wilderness, explore the forests and to catch spectacular views of the peaks. Other activities include horse-drawn sleigh rides, toboggan runs and ice-skating.
Lech Zürs is the only resort in Austria to offer Heli-skiing. You can choose between two magnificent peaks: the "Mehlsack" summit is ideal for experienced skiers, while the "Schneetäli-Orgelscharte" is recommended for skiers with intermediate skills – and is particularly attractive in the spring on the hard-packed snow. Heli-skiing packages are for up to four people including the ski guide.
Festivals & Music Scene
The Cineastic Gondolas film festival, also in December, includes independent films, impressive light shows projected onto the mountain sides and an outdoor ice bar and DJ set.
The dream of flying can come true in summer and winter here. During the warm season, you will set off from the Rüfikopf and in winter from the Kriegerhorn. Skis or a snowboard are generally used to pick up pace before you take off in the skies & you land at the valley station of the Flühenlift.
Dive into the history of the legendary ski brand Kästle. More than 80 years ago Anton Kästle found his inspiration for a ski that went down into history: the “Arlberg-Ski”. Since 2008 the history of Kästle has found its place in the Kästle Mountain Museum in the mountain station of Rüfikopfbahn II and the exhibition is open for all interested people during the operating hours of the Rüfikopfbahn free of charge.
Here you will find a gym, tennis courts, climbing wall & bouldering, tenpin bowling, slack-lining as well as a wellness area. There is also a café for drinks and snacks, wifi, pool tables, darts & Sky Sports.
A 1.2-kilometre toboggan run winds its way through the forest of Lech and has several tight twists in store. And the high-speed descent just before the last station is guaranteed to cause adrenaline levels to really skyrocket.
The first and only air-conditioned hotel ice rink in Europe in the Hotel Jagdhaus Monzabon offers you 300 square metres of artificial ice for ice skating and curling. Enjoy its icy delights!
Horse Sleigh Rides
Whether by day or at night – a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh is always a highlight of your winter holiday! We can tailor your trip to your wishes, and it’s a super fun activity for the whole family.
Exceptional skiing and charming scenery aside, Lech is a gourmand’s paradise. With a rich array of top-class cuisine on offer – usually with prices to match – the restaurants of Lech cater to all tastes.
With special wines from the wine cellar. In the evening guests receive a multi-course gourmet menu. The panoramic view lunch or dinner is incomparable. The restaurant can accommodate 42 people. On the terrace have an additional 40 people.
BalmalpItalian, Asian, Best Sundowner
The highlight in Lech, experience the breath-taking view of the Lech mountains over culinary specialities from the kitchen and the wine cellar. “360° Arlberg meets Asia” daily changing wok dishes as well as pasta and pizza specialities. The Balmalp is the first non-smoking mountain hut in the Alps.
Burg Vital - Griggeler StubaAustrian, Regional Produce
Excellent basic products, creative compositions based on their natural flavour and an ambience, which combines noblesse with cosiness: all of these aspects become an everlasting experience. Experience how herbs can transform the taste of our regional products.
SchlegelkopfSeafood, Japanese, European
Enjoy juicy steaks, North Sea shrimps, Sylt oysters, fine sushi and other Japanese delicacies – and of course local treats. Special features are also the Veuve Clicquot champagne presentation room and the Johnnie Walker whisky lounge with a unique view over Lech. Scheduled live performances also regularly take place at this location.
BurgTraditional / Mediterranean
At the Burg Restaurant and on the large sun terrace, right alongside the mountain station of the Lech-Oberlech cable car, chef Sebastian Daeche and his team conjure up culinary delights in the form of skilful and healthy ‘feel-good cuisine’ – light, Mediterranean cuisine and traditional Austrian dishes are served here.
Hus NR.8Traditional, Austrian, European
Consciously simple and cozy, guests are spoiled with modern yet traditional dishes. Starting with the Walser cheese soup over the tasty Backhendl to Kässspätzle and the Walser Blutwurstgröstl the menu leaves no wish unfulfilled. An absolute insider tip are the various fondue specialties and the roasted peasants.
Rud-AlpeTraditional, Austrian, European
An atmospheric mountain hut feel and food that has been awarded with a toque by Gault Millau! You will find mountain magic in perfection at the Rud-Alpe, which is situated at 1,560m and located directly on the Schlegelkopf slope. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening the Rud-Alpe is the Lech insider tip when it comes to romance by candlelight, open fire, fine Austrian dishes, fondue and select wines. The hut is accessed by pedestrians via a lit walkway.
KriegeralpeTraditional, Austrian, European
Whether for a quick refreshment break, après-ski or long rest with a snacks, cheese spaetzle, casserole or sugared pancakes – top quality regional foods, local Alpine cheese or cream cheese and smoked sausages are all part of the Alpine cuisine on offer here.
Hotel Post – The JägerstubeTraditonal, Creative
In the traditional hunting lodge-style “Jägerstube” you can enjoy the creative cuisine of chef David Wagger. It offers the opportunity to choose between two excellent menus. Our sommelier Karl Mandl is at your disposal for perfect wine pairing.
Inconspicuous elegance, comfort and chic are the backdrop to Austrian and international specialties at Aurelio’s Restaurant. The sun terrace, located directly on Schlegelkopf, is the perfect place for a lunchtime snack or a drink with the Lech sunset. You can also enjoy a glass of wine in front of the open fire in the Lounge/Bar.
"Wunderkammer" and "Restaurant im Almhof Schneider" offer contemporary alpine cuisine with traditional Austrian roots. The terrace is a great setting to enjoy something of the grill, or enjoy the piano playing and Austrian pastries by the fire inside.
Kinderclub Lech is a great way for the little ones to discover snow for the first time. The kids’ club provides a fun and safe environment for children to get to grips with how to use their equipment, make snowmen, do arts and crafts, dress up and take part in games and enjoy the snow.
The Lech Ski School, for example, founded in 1925, offers lessons taken by professional instructors who are experienced when it comes to the local area and piste conditions. Private or group sessions with reliable and enthusiastic instructors will help build confidence; beginners and advanced skiers alike can hone their skills, whether learning to snow plow or perfecting parallel turns.