Lech-Zürs, Austria

*  Smart and charming village resort (Lech)...

*  Super-convenient, ski in-ski out luxury resort (Zürs)...

*  Extensive, varied ski area - part of the vast Arlberg ski area...

*  Formidable snow record...

Lech and Zürs are two very different ski resorts which sit right at the heart of the vast Arlberg ski area and share a sizeable area of super-snowy slopes suitable for all levels of skier, with links to both St Anton/ St Cristoph in one direction and Warth-Schröcken in the other, which add to the extensive choice of terrain.


Zürs is higher than Lech, but little more than a collection of ultra-convenient luxury hotels, many of which have direct access to the pistes. Lech is a proper village with bags of charm, livelier après-ski and more to do off the slopes.

Lech-Zürs at a glance...

 Resort height:

1450m - Lech


1720m - Zürs



(1270-2450m incl. Warth)



(190km incl. Warth)



(340km - Arlberg region)

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The skiing

The local slopes in Lech-Zürs are spread over three main mountains and offer enormous variety. The pistes suit intermediates best, but there is plenty to amuse experts too, with lots of off-piste including two types of itinerary.


As if that weren’t enough, the extended Arlberg ski area links Lech and Zürs with the legendary slopes of St Anton, as well as Warth-Schröcken, providing a total of 340km of runs and yet more high quality off-piste.


Beginners are better off in Lech where there are good nursery slopes, both in the main village and up the mountain in Oberlech.

The resorts

Upmarket Lech has bags of character and retains a villagey charm that draws people back year after year. The main street is quite animated, especially at the close of play, with a choice of lively outdoor bars and occasional live music. The action continues later into the night for those who want it, but most people are content to retire to their comfortable hotels.


Lech is an attractive resort for non- skiers and boasts some outstandingly beautiful walks along the river to Zug.


Although equally upmarket, Zürs is smaller and much quieter than Lech, with few off-slope diversions. Nightlife is limited and revolves mostly around the smart hotels.

Our hotels in Lech-Zürs

Thurnher's Alpenhof  ***** s 


* Small, charming family-run hotel

* Fabulous gourmet cuisine

* State of the art spa


Guide price: £2795pp**    Read more

Hotel Arlberg  *****


* Leading luxury hotel

* Perfect slope-side location

* Outstanding gourmet dining


Guide price: £2895pp**   Read more

Hotel Monzabon **** s 


* Fabulous traditional hotel

* Slope-side location

* Excellent spa facilities


Guide price: £2295pp**    Read more

Hotel Haldenhof ****


* Highly rated small luxury hotel

* Outstanding cuisine

* Excellent spa facilities


Guide price: £2095pp**    Read more

Hotel Gotthard  **** s 


* Highly rated luxury 4 star hotel

* Superb cuisine

* Excellent spa facilities


Guide price: £1795pp*    Read more

Hotel Panorama ****


* Charming family-run hotel

* Close to lifts and piste

* Excellent value for money


Guide price: £1495pp*    Read more 


Lech and Zürs are located in the Vorarlberg region in the far west of Austria.

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Guide prices are based on a departure in low season and include flights, private transfers and 7 nights accommodation on either a *B&B or **half board basis.