Parking In Lech Zurs
Rüfi Car Park (village center): subject to charge
Mühle car park (village entrance), winter: subject to charge; summer: free of charge
Anger car park (village center), winter: subject to charge; summer: free of charge
Schlosskopf daytime car park, free of charge
daytime car park at the Trittkopfbahn, free of charge
Lech Ski School
+43 (0) 5583 2355
Zürs Ski School
+43 (0) 5583 2611
Lech consists of a number of different districts: Dorft, Anger Omesberg, Tannberg, Strass, Studenbach. Oberlech, Zurs And Zug.
The main districts, are Lech Oberlech and Zürs. Lech and Oberlech are close to each other, while Zurs is about 4km away. Lech is a full-fledged town with more nightlife and shopping than Zürs.
Oberlech which is one of Lech satellites villages is only accessible by cable car and is described by the local tourist board as the “ski resort of the future”, because the only way in and out is on foot, on skis or on the lifts. Small and contained, lift ticket sales are limited so the slopes never get too busy. Oberlech features hotels and restaurants that are connected by a series of tunnels that keep the mundane deliveries of luggage and supplies completely out of sight.
Lech's other satellite, Zug, is a tiny, quaint village hidden away down a tree-lined lane and is perfect for families with small children and those seeking peace after 21:00 p.m. It is not a ski-in, ski-out area except for experts.
Zürs, only minutes up the valley, is a compact cluster of only 25 buildings, mostly luxury hotels. When celebrities go skiing in Austria, this is where they often stay.
Thanks to their location at the end of the valley and their exclusive air, Lech and Zürs have shorter lift lines and less crowded slopes than the St. Anton side of the Arlberg. From any hotel it’s less than a few minutes’ to the nearest lift and from there you can reach the four resorts.
Cross Country Skiing Lech And Zurs
There is a network of around 30 km of cross country ski trails, with a variety of terrains, from easy to challenging.
Start: bridge near Aparthotel Filomena
Lech – Zug approx. 2,8 km
Gasthof Omesberg – Zug approx. 2,4 km
Zug – Älpele approx. 3,5 km
Alpele – Tannläger – Älpele approx. 8,0 km
Höhenloipe "Gaisbühel" * approx. 4,0 km
Spullerswaldweg approx. 2,0 km
Start: bottom station of Trittkopf Route:
Zürs – Flexenpass – Zürs approx. 4,0 km
Skiing Lech Zurs
The ski resorts of Lech Zürs Lech can be easily skied together, but requires a taxi or bus ride from the centre of St Anton. There is no real connection ski between St. Anton and Zürs or between Stuben and Zürs - however when conditions allow, experienced skiers/experts with guts and accompanied by a guide, can reach Zürs by the north face desent off the back of the Valluga.
The free shuttlebus from Lech to Alpe Rauz, or the public bus from Lech to St. Anton (costs about €3 per person one way).
Either Lech or Zürs would qualify for resort status by itself, even if their lift passes didn’t cover the entire Arlberg. In Lech skiing is centered on the Oberlech region. This section of the mountain can be easily reached by a cable car and two chair lifts from the center of Lech. A system of 16 lifts takes skiers further up to 7,799 feet. This area will keep an intermediate busy for two days, and off piste skiing will challenge experts.
Opposite Oberlech is the Rüfikopf,2362m, which is served by a pair of high-speed cable cars. From here experts can drop straight down the face to Lech, while intermediates can loop around or cruise down the blues & reds into Zürs.
Zürs is a bit tougher as far as marked pistes go. All the pistes from the top of the Trittkopf,2423m are rated intermediate, experts skiers can make their own trails straight into town.
The Madloch side of the valley has six long intermediate pistes and three long beginner pistes. However, you can ski almost anywhere on this side.
The White Ring is a three-hour circuit that takes you around both sides of the valley, connecting Lech, Zug, Oberlech and Zürs, it is one of the great runs of the area. Take the lifts to the Madloch Joch,2438m and then ski the intermediate red piste, Madloch-Lech 56 run around the back into Lech. To complete the circle, take the cable car from the middle of Lech to Rüfikopf and ski down and across to the base of the Hexenboden lift and then to Zürs. For Zug, detour off the Madloch and then come back up on the Zugerberg lifts. From there, it’s a red-rated (intermediate) cruise down into Oberlech.