Lech resort information:
1450 - 2450 metres.
Some of the resort information
on this page has been supplied by the
Ski Club of Great Britain
Lech and neighbouring Zurs are amongst the smartest resorts in
Austria, boasting no fewer than six five-star hotels. But the residents of these
establishments are joined during the day by a wider cross-section of winter sports
enthusiasts who make the bus journey from St Anton, with which the resorts share
a hands-free lift pass. The reason for this is that the skiing here is much easier
than the tough slopes above St Anton.
Lech remains a traditional village. 200 metres higher is the satellite
development of Oberlech, which provides a safe and car-free centre for families
with small children, and the hotels are ideally placed for the skiing.
Zurs is a collection of four- and five-star hotels in an isolated position on the
Flexen Pass, connected with Lech by free ski bus. The village lacks Lech's charm,
although resort-level snow is guaranteed into spring. Zug, 3km by road through the
woods from Lech and fully integrated into the lift system, offers rural tranquillity.
The resorts share a varied and extensive ski area, although advanced skiers will
be more interested in the abundant off-piste and ski-touring opportunities of St
Anton. The car park at Alpe Rauz is 20 minutes drive from Lech and provides a back-door
entrance into St Anton's ski area, which can also be reached by the regular
and comfortable postbus.
33 lifts: 4 gondolas, 18 chairlifts,
11 draglifts. Alberg Ski Pass area: 82 lifts: 10 gondolas, 38 chairlifts, 34 draglifts.
Access: The closest
major international airport to Lech is Zurich which is 200km (124 miles) away. Innsbruck
airport is closer at 120km (75 miles). Low-cost flights also
operate to Friedrichshafen 75 miles away on Lake Constance.
The nearest rail station is at Langen (17km /10 miles) to which there is a regular
bus link or there are taxis at any time. For drivers, the resort is keen to
encourage visitors to park their cars on arrival and not use them again until they
leave, if possible. A fleet of seven new easy-to-board buses run up
to 7.30pm daily along three routes linking Zug, Zrs, Stubenbach and all other key
points in the Lech valley.
After 7.30 and until 4am a fleet of multiple occupancy taxi vehicles known as 'James'
are available. There are also two large underground car parks with 200 and
600 vehicle capacities with a third smaller option for a further 25 vehicles as
well as a further 350 space daytime-only carpark.
The resort is normally easy to reach from the main A14/E60
Swiss - Austrian Motorway but the local access
road via the Flexen Pass can be closed in heavy snowfall.
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