Lech is considered to be one of the most exclusive ski areas in the world; located in the Austrian Arlberg region with its surrounding terrain boasting nearly 180km of pistes, the opening of new lifts in 2016/17 now handily link it to the St Anton side to increase its ski area once again. Perfect for intermediate skiers, Austria’s chicest resort offers reliable snow throughout the season in a resort known for its appeal to royal skiers over the years, boosting its appeal as a high-end ski resort with breathtaking Alpine scenery. With gourmet cuisine, spectacular skiing and picturesque scenery, skiing in Lech maintains its charm because of its residents. Many of the family-owned hotels have been kept within the fold for generations so this’ll be the last place you find a hotel chain or a dud restaurant. The Lech locals are proud of their heritage and fiercely protective of their ski area (there is a famous ‘Resort Full’ sign that still stands to this day to deter would-be day-trippers visiting from neighbouring valleys) meaning you can rest assured you will be skiing in the lap of luxury for years to come.
Less than a 5 minute walk from the centre of town, the hotel has a feel of a private residence with unique individually designed bedrooms, sumptuous après ski lounge with open fireplace and Kaminzimmer restaurant for dinner with over 7,000 bottles in their wine cellar to choose from. The small wellness area has a sauna and Jacuzzi with massage treatments on offer. Please note the hotel has a snow minivan service to shuttle around town.
RESORT HEIGHT: 1,450M
SKIING ELEVATION: 1,305 – 2,650M
BLUE: 39% / RED: 50% / BLACK 11%
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