We return to make our regular late December trip to the fairy-tale village of Lech am Arlberg – the Arlberg being deservedly the most renowned snow-sure ski area in Austria. Here we can enjoy the mini Christmas market, ice sculptures and general ambiance – and maybe some last minute Christmas shopping in the luxurious Strolz store (where you can treat yourself to custom-made ski boots).
But mainly we can enjoy the superb skiing that the Lech offers – especially in combination with the linked resort of Zürs. Skiing/boarding for all levels, a modern lift system (some with the luxury of heated chairs), skiing up to 2450 m, accessible off-piste, excellent mountain restaurants – so many reasons to enjoy a visit here. Do not miss the legendary Weiße Ring of trails that encircles Lech and Zürs.
And the Langlaufers will have a great time here too – the cross-country skiing Loipe start just outside our hotel.
This season we are focussing on beginners among our membership, offering beginning skiing and snowboarding lessons on both days – for a modest Ä 20 fee.*
Our hotel, the friendly 3*** Lärchenhof, is in a quiet location just five minutes from the town centre. The well known Madloch run ends at the hotel doorstep. The hotel’s wellness area has a steam room and sauna.
Après-ski can be enjoyed at various indoor and outdoor locations including Haus Nr 8 and s’Pfefferkörndl – or the bar in Strolz. After dinner maybe a visit to the cigar bar at Fux? Or the Archiv Bar, Tannbergerhof or Side Step nightclub?