Lech am Arlberg, Austria: Located in one of the snowiest regions in the middle of the Austrian Alps Lech-Zurs is a great destination for a ski holiday. With 280km of slopes and in addition of 180km of powder snow runs, the skiing is outstanding. The area is famous for its stylish hotels, high-class service and suburb food, so no wonder it attracts many celebrities to visit this pearl of the Austrian ski resorts.
Oberlech, the car-free ski village
The most peaceful area to enjoy your alpine holiday is to stay in a quiet little natural paradise of Oberlech (1660m). Connected with cable car to the main village of Lech, Oberlech is easy to reach, but in a good way a bit distant. And what is the best, in the morning you can start your skiing straight away in front of your hotel!
Hotel Goldener Berg, Oberlech
We stayed in a traditional alpine style hotel Goldener Berg in Oberlech. The hotel is passionate about its hospitality, and you will really feel welcome when sipping a glass or champagne while checking in. The dinner was excellent, but what I liked even more was their breakfast buffet. Freshly baked bread, a selection of Austrian cheeses, natural yogurt, fresh fruits and freshly squeezed juices, there is everything you need to a good start for a skiing day. You can even make your own booster with carrots and other vegetables. After the full day of skiing, you can enjoy their exclusive alpine spa facilities. For more information, check their website: www.goldenerberg.at
The White Ring, the longest ski-run in the world
The area offers a great variety of easy and more challenging slopes. Lech is a great destination also for beginners. With many easy, but scenic routes you can enjoy your first rides and then try the more challenging slopes. The White Ring is probably the most famous run in the Lech-Zurs resort, and a good way to start your skiing holiday to get a feeling about the area. Try also my favourite run the long, red slope which starts from Muggengrat (2450m), on top of the Zurs resorts and returns back to Zurs village. It is great fun!
Eat well in Seekopf-Restaurant…
The Zurs-Lech area is full of nice restaurants, though many of them are located in the villages of Lech and Zurs. If you prefer a beautiful view to the Austrian Alps and good simple food, go to the Seekopf-Restaurant in the Zurs side of the mountains. This place offers delicious, but simple food – and even vegetarian courses are available.