If the personality of the resorts is a mixture of
traditional and contemporary, what about the skiing? We
are pleased to report that too is mixed, and the skier
benefits. The two resorts are steeped in skiing
tradition and both can boast a major role in the
development of skiing style and uphill transportation.
The selection of slopes is unbeatable and equally
impressive from either village.
It is possible to ski between Lech and Zürs, and
many people do so as a matter of routine. Besides
offering tremendous potential for the normally
talented recreational skier, these villages each
have tremendous scope for the more adventurous
punter. After fresh snowfalls, ski tracks can be
seen in some amazing places. Off the beaten track
the adventurous will seek out areas which can only
be attempted by skiers with equal amounts of skill
and daring do. If this is your forte, then this is
In Lech the satellite villages of Oberlech and Zug are
both good places to stay and good places to ski. The
variety of terrain in these villages makes this ski
destination a first class choice for skiers of all
degrees of confidence and ability.
Of course the skiing in Lech and Zürs plays
a major role in their tremendous popularity.
A brief look at the statistics here might
tell you why. The Arlberg ski pass, which
includes Lech, Zürs, Oberlech, Zug, and all
of the resorts in the St. Anton section can
boast 260 kilometers of groomed slopes
serviced by 85 different means of uphill
transportation. And that does not include
the marvelous selection of off piste skiing,
cross country trails or ski touring
possibilities. And we won't even touch on
the snowboarding possibilities here.
Not only that, the skiing in both villages,
as well as the connection between them is
easy and convenient to reach. In Lech town
center for example beginners, experts and
those in between can take a cable car to
Oberlech, a choice of double chairs to
Kreigarhorn, the Rutikopf bahn to Zürs, and
much more than we can delve into here.
have a look at the ski map and all will be