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Lech - Ski Area Guide

Lech, Austria

Ski Resort in Arlberg, Austrian Alps - 260km162 miles of Piste (1,450m4,757ft to 2,810m9,219ft). Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

A classic resort with a long skiing history, linked to neighbouring, equally exclusive Zürs and sharing the Arlberg Pass with ski hedonists heaven, St Anton. Ski School programme includes Carving Ski Guide Ski Safari Snowboarding Telemarking.

 Lech Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Lech is 4cm1in, expected on 26 April, with around 5cm2in forecast over the next 7 days. There is significant snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Who is Lech good for?

Ratings for Lech
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Intermediate Skiers

Lech Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Lech
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1833km21 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
80135km84 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
42112km70 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Number of runs
Total Length
260km162 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
23km14 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Arlberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Arlberg
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Number of runs
Total Length
340km211 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Lech Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Lech
Max Vertical1,360m4,462ft
Highest Lift2,810m9,219ft
Lowest Piste1,450m4,757ft
Resort Altitude (Lech)1,450m4,757ft
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The Austrian Ski Resort of Lech is part of the Arlberg ski area with access to 340km211 miles of downhill skiing, with 248 individual pistes, served by 97 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lech itself (260km162 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Arlberg ski resorts of St. Anton am Arlberg, St Christoph am Arlberg, Stuben and Zürs.

With ski lifts as high as 2,810m9,219ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are five Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Lech are perfectly feasible. St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Lech

The Arlberg Ski Area is famous around the world as a destination for serious skiers, and Lech is a key part of it. One of the few ski regions in the world to measure its unprepared trails as well as those mechanically groomed, the Arlberg claims 180km (113 miles) of ungroomed powder slopes on top of the 280km (181 miles) of prepared trails. This breathtaking expanse is currently not quite lift-linked with St Anton, which hosted the 2001 Alpine world Championships, Stuben and St Christoph taking up one half and Lech and Zürs the other. A free ski bus for lift pass holders links the two, and a single pass covers all 85 lifts across both areas. Lift passes are available to overnight guests at a reduced rate (The 'Arlberg Special' ) and the number of skiers on for Lech and Zürs is strictly limited so that when capacity is reached, no more day tickets are sold.

The first decision of the morning is whether to warm up on the Mohnenfluh and test the Steinmähder, Hasensprung, Rotschrofen and Weibermahd slopes or to head straight off on to the tough pistes on the Rüfikopf. Beginners at least have the simple choice of the gentle nursery slopes near to the hotels.

Experts have a vast selection of off piste trails with guided touring, off piste and heli-skiing also available. The Arlberg Card, a high-tech ski pass which fits in your pocket, gives the holder automatic access through all turnstiles at the Arlberg's cable car and lift stations. The Arlberg Ski Club, established in 1901 and today one of the world's most famous and most successful, has weekly meetings throughout the season. New members are accepted so long as they have visited Arlberg for at least three years and are recommended for membership by a Club member.

Snowboarding in Lech

The Arlberg offers an overwhelming free ride experience with well prepared slopes for carving and steep slopes and cliffs with untouched powder for the more experienced.

Lech Aprés Ski

Once the ski slopes close Lech's main street turns in to one long après ski bar, with pavement cafes running in to one another in places and Jagatee (tea spiked with rum) the traditional early evening drink. The Tannbergerhof is a popular evening and night spot where the post-skiing tea dance gives way to a late night discothèque, one of four in the village.

Lech in brief

Lech Ski Resort is:
Excellent for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Lech Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Lech.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Late April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Lech.

Lech Webcams

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Lech Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Lech is able to augment natural snow, on 105km65 miles of ski runs, with 96 Snow Cannons.

Lech Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 34 Ski Lifts of Lech are able to uplift 44,600 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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