The Skiing Elite Catherine Hughes, Product Manager

"I have a real soft spot for Lech. The stunning, traditional village provides access to an intermediate skier’s paradise and now that it's linked to St Anton, there’s plenty of tougher skiing up for grabs! "

Lech Ski Holidays

Known as the cradle of alpine skiing, the vast Arlberg massif is home to the largest interconnected ski area in Austria and the world famous resorts of Lech and St Anton. What could be better than a ski holiday in one of the places where this fabulous winter sport began?

Explore the slopes

With 303km of spectacular pistes, a state-of-the-art lift network and views to take your breath away, you could ski or snowboard all season and never get bored.

Although the Arlberg slopes are best to suited to intermediates and experts, you’ll still find plenty of skiing suitable for beginners, particularly if you opt to stay in Lech, famous for its perfectly groomed pistes.

One of the most exciting places in the world for advanced skiers and riders, these majestic mountains offer some of the most challenging terrain out there and are fully deserving of their cult status. Expect great powder, a wide choice of extreme runs and a huge choice of off-piste itineraries to explore (with a guide). Freestylers can choose from several snow parks, including the epic Stanton Park in the Rendl area of St Anton.

Enjoy the resort

Although historically a favourite among royals, the picturesque village of Lech has very much stayed true to its authentic Tyrolean roots. From the picture-perfect Austrian chalets and church spires dusted with snow to the restaurants serving hearty traditional dishes like giant jam-filled germknödels, you can expect to enjoy a warm slice of alpine life. That said, you’ll also find trendy bars, luxury hotels and gastronomic dining.

Where to stay

In Lech we’ve hand-picked some stunning 4 and 5-star hotels throughout the village. Styles vary from contemporary boutique chic to traditionally alpine, but you’ll find a warm welcome wherever you choose.

Important information
Ski Area Ski Arlberg: 303km
Ski Range 1450-2811m
Blue Runs 130km
Red Runs 122km
Black Runs 51km
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Distance from airports
Innsbruck 1hr30mins
Zurich 2hr35mins