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Ski Guides Lech

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  1. Resort Information
  2. Ski Resort
  3. Ski Slopes
  4. Apres Ski

Resort information for Lech

Useful Resort Contacts

Lech Ski School:0043 5583 2355
Tourist Information:0043 5583 2161
Hotel Post (5 star):0043 5583 2206
Hotel Krone:0043 5583 2551
Medical Dr Beiser:0043 5583 2032
Taxizentrale Lech:0043 5583 2501

Useful Resort Information

  • Weather and Snow report for Lech
  • Lech webcams for snow conditions
  • Download Lech piste map
  • www.lech-zuers.at
  • Piste Rating for Lech

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    Transfer Times

    Zurich:2.5 hours
    Innsbruck:1.5 hours

    The Ski Resort

    Lech is an attractive old farming village set in a high valley, with its upmarket hotels built in traditional chalet style, gurgling river plus bridges, adequately impressive scenery and a high incidence of snow on the streets however, its appeal is dimmed by traffic as it can get very busy, especially at weekends. The heart of the village is a short stretch of the main street beside the river, along which is found the base station of the Rufikopf cable-car, departure point for exploration of the Zurs slopes, the other lower resort with which Lech is linked.

    The Ski Slopes

    Practically all the slopes are treeless, the main exception being the lower runs just above the village. And practically all the slopes are quite sunny very few are north-facing. The main slopes centre on Oberlech, 250m/820ft above Lech, and can be reached from the village chair-lifts as well as the cable-car. The wide open pistes above Oberlech are perfect for intermediates and there is also lots of off-piste. The high point to this sector giving stunning views. Both Lech and Zurs get a lot of snow. The altitude is high by Austrian resort standards, and there is excellent snowmaking, helping to counter the sunny exposure. The resort proudly boasts that it limits number on the slope to 14,000 for a more enjoyable experience, and there are few complaints of queues.

    Apres Ski

    Proper mountain restaurants are not a highlight but have improved somewhat in recent years, (though reporters still complain about overcrowding). There are over 50 restaurants in Lech, but nearly all of them are in hotels. Many visitors to Lech don't indulge in sports, and the main street often presents a parade of fur-clad strollers. The range of shopping is surprisingly limited but the apres-ski is good albeit expensive.

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