With its sunshine and powder snow, the Arlberg is one of the most attractive ski resorts to be found anywhere. But Lech and Zürs are not only about skiing and snowboarding. For a change, winter sports aficionados can enjoy cross-country skiing, tobogganing or ice-skating. Whether you're a beginner or an adrenaline junkie, the 305 km of ski pistes, 200 km of powder runs and 87 lifts and cable cars guarantee a superlative selection of skiing and snowboarding enjoyment.
If you prefer a slightly less boisterous type of sporting activity, why not try out the 26 km of cross-country ski tracks and numerous winter walking tracks? It's an excellent form of exercise, and a great way to enjoy the beautiful snow-covered winter scenery.
Should the weather be less than perfect, we recommend taking a winter walk - the footpath into the Zuger valley is a great option. After an hour's hike you will reach Gasthaus Älpele, run by our elder son Franz Josef Walch, where you can reward yourself with a plate of Kaiserschmarren, the delicious Austrian chopped pancake speciality!
Another draw card is the adjacent Lech Sportpark, with facilities for badminton, climbing, fitness training and much more besides. We can also suggest lots of interesting pastimes, both in the hotel and the village itself, to help you while away the hours and lift your spirits. You only have to ask!
Sport & Adventure
Horse-drawn sleigh ride
See Lech in a different light on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride. You can meet the sleigh at the "covered bridge" or, on prior request, you can be picked up from your hotel.
Annemarie Kaufmann: +43 664 6520510
Josef Stöckler: +43 664 3443730
Riding a mini Zipfelbob down the floodlit toboggan run from Oberlech to Lech is a real adventure. Winding your way down through the woods, you will discover that the 1.2 km bob sleigh run has several nifty turns in store for you!
The Oberlech cable car whisks intrepid tobogganers up to the starting point in just four minutes. Bobsleds are available in the hotel, or can be hired from Oberlech cable car or sports shops.
Torchlight snow-shoe walk
A snow-shoe walk is a real chance to experience the beauty of Nature first hand. With unspoilt countryside as far as the eye can see, it's the perfect way to wind down, whilst enjoying the benefits of outdoor exercise in the fresh mountain air. Take a guided walk to discover the loveliest tracks through Lech's alpine surroundings.
Alexander Walch (Skibex): +43 5583 29707-0
Friedel Reischl: +43 676 3346489
Animals such as the indigenous red deer are shy forest-dwellers seldom seen in the wild. But during the hard winter months, when food is scarce, red and roe deer will overcome their shyness of humans and venture closer to populated areas. At the feeding stations at dusk, the majestic deer can frequently be observed grazing.
You can enjoy this delightful wildlife spectacle from a covered hide. Guided wildlife walks are organised twice a week.
Reservations can be made at Lech Zürs Tourist Office.
Wellness & Spa
Hotel Gotthard is run by Herbert's cousin Clemens and his wife Nicole. The hotel is equipped with a fantastic wellness complex which also offers “Day Spa” facilities.
The excellent spa complex in Hotel Aurelio offers every facility you could possibly wish for. All types of saunas and steam baths, fabulous treatment sessions and massages, plus a 23m indoor swimming pool. Prepare to be amazed!
Hotel Post Lech
Total immersion in the "Post Beauty & Spa" Wellness Oasis is a treat for body and soul alike. The team of professional therapists is on hand to pamper you and cater to your own individual therapy requirements.
The American artist James Turrell designed a Lightroom where sky and earth seem to encounter one another from a new point of view in the high alpine landscape of Lech. Light art can only be seen during sunrise and sunset times. If you are planning a visit have a look at the visiting calendar to make sure that the Skyspace is opened.
Kästle Mountain Museum
Discover the history of this cult ski brand at an altitude of 2,350 metres. The Kästle Mountain Museum, housed in the top station of the Rüfikopf cable car, tells the story of the legendary "Arlberg Ski" with original pictures, bygone ski models and a lot more fascinating exhibits. It's also a good place for visitors to to find information on the ski runs and interesting facts about the ski area.
The historical Walser Museum is located on the road to Stubenbach. In the museum visitors can familiarise themselves with life on the Tannberg in earlier times, and get a feel for the area's history. Themes include mountain dairy production; ski sports and sacred folk art; handicrafts and animal husbandry; domestic life and textile production, and much more besides.
The "Huber-Hus", built in 1590, is the perfect place to familiarise yourself with traditional rural life and work. The Huber family's parlour, snug, kitchen and workshop take you back to a bygone age. The oldest part of the house is the kitchen, which dates back to the 16th century.
Also of interest is the cooper's workshop containing a selection of exhibits, some of which date back to the 19th century. In addition to the permanent displays and the Huber family's living rooms and work quarters, the museum features a special once-yearly temporary exhibition.