Lech

Lech am Alberg - it's beautiful and it's where the glitterati go to play, but you can play there too and you don't have to break the bank to do so, with a range of value for money trips being available.

The Austrian resort caters for the differing needs of all kinds of skier, with the slopes being easily accessible and particularly suited to beginners and intermediates, with lots of ski-in, ski-out accommodation.

That's not to say that powderhounds and black run fiends will be disappointed either, because the Arlberg ski pass gives access to the more demanding terrain of Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton, leaving the Lech pistes in prime condition for less confident skiers.

Wherever you go, you can be assured that the scenery will be stunning, as it is across many of the top resorts on Austrian soil.

If you fancy 22kms of fun on skis or snowboard, why not try the White Ring, (Madloch Tour) a circuit round the villages and slopes of Zürs, Oberlech, Stubenbach and Zug?

Off Piste Skiing in Lech

Anyone with a sense of adventure will love the off-piste action that is available on a trip to Lech, with the steep Schwarzewand descent off Rüfikopf providing a fantastic challenge and some of the best views in the resort.

It might be a good idea to tackle the off-piste with the help of a local guide though, as they'll be able to help you find the best areas in which to explore - allowing you to make the most the fantastic levels of snow that can be found during the winter season.

Family Skiing in Lech

Lech isn't the most popular option for families looking for a winter break, but there are programmes to keep the youngsters entertained offered by some hotels, whilst the beginner slopes offer somewhere for the less experienced skier to hone their skills.

Nearby Oberlech - which is traffic free - is better suited to those who are traveling with children in tow, thanks to a special ski kindergarten.

Apres-Ski in Lech

With Lech being a playground for the rich and famous, people-watching might be something you'll enjoy but there are plenty of options for the more traditional types of après-ski - which is best described as sophisticated yet lively.

The picturesque village - which is home to a beautiful 14th century church - features plenty of bars and restaurants, which are spread across the resort, including slopeside options where you can relax in the sun and top up the tan.

If you just like a simple bier and frankfurter, then you'll find it but if you're a gastronome, then Lech will be heaven for you. Try one of the outdoor ice bars serving champagne, the fondue at the Angelika Kauffman Parlour, or international cuisine at the Gittis Esszimmer and finish the evening at the Fux Jazz Bar. That's just four options out of countless delights.

In December, there's a film festival like no other with light shows projected onto the mountain peaks.

Non-Skiing Activities in Lech

You'll have plenty of options when it comes to activities away from the slopes on a trip to Lech, with tobogganing, curling, ice skating and sleigh rides all being available.

The high standard of accommodation within Lech is reflected in the high level of facilities provided by the various hotels, which can include wellness spas in which to relax with a range of different treatments.

You could also spend some time exploring the shopping opportunities within the resort, or simply head out on a walking trip to take in the dramatic scenery.

Gary's Little Gems in Lech

This is a charming relatively upmarket Tyrolean ski resort, ideal for beginners and intermediates. There are some great quality 4* and 5* hotels for those want to be pampered and we have some wonderful chalets that make Lech good value for money.

Transfer Times in Lech

1 hour 40 mins (Innsbruck)

Resort Details

  • Resort Altitude: 1450 m
  • Highest Lift: 2450 m
  • Total Piste: 276 km
  • Longest Run: 5 km
  • Directions of Slopes: N, E, S, W
  • Uphill Capacity: 123600
  • Total Lifts: 85
  • Gondolas/Cable cars: 39
  • Chairlifts: 36
  • Drag Lifts: 2
  • Snow Parks: 2
  • Good for Off Piste
  • Groups
  • High Altitude
34 runs
Beginners Gentle nursery slopes are located beside the village
70 runs
Intermediates Idyllic wide open, long blue and red runs are plentiful in the area
30 runs
Advanced Some of the best, most challenging off-piste skiing in Austria
- runs
Snowboarders The wide open slopes are ideal for snowboarding

Flight info

Approx flight time:
1 hour 40 mins
Time zone:
+1
Airports:

Innsbruck Airport
Calais Ferry Port