The spectacular resort of Lech is located at the heart of the beautiful Arlberg mountain range, which lies within Austria’s exclusive Vorarlberg province.
The spectacular resort of Lech is located at the heart of the beautiful Arlberg mountain range, which lies within Austria’s exclusive Vorarlberg province. Set in unspoilt Alpine surroundings, this prestigious traditional village is surrounded by some of the best skiing in Europe with 284km of high quality pistes in the region. This part of Austria also benefits from some of the most reliable snow in the Alps ensuring great skiing conditions throughout the season. As soon as you arrive in Lech you are surrounded by mountains and forest. The village is home to many restaurants and shops and has direct access to the Sonnenkopf ski region and has a lively après-ski scene. Lech is also just 20 minutes from the world famous resort of St Anton, 80 minutes from Innsbruck airport and 2 hours from Zurich airport. Trains to nearby St Anton run regularly from Innsbruck and Salzburg.
The picturesque Alpine village of Lech has an exceptional snow record and is one of the most exclusive resorts in Austria. This millionaire’s paradise forms part of the Arlberg ski region with a total of 344km of groomed pistes. Skiing includes 143km of blue runs, 142km of red runs and 55km of black runs at an altitude of over 2,800m, making Lech suitable for all abilities. The ski season begins in mid-December and lasts until late April. The region is serviced by over 90 lifts including many modern chair lifts with heated seats. For those with no time to wait, heli-skiing is also available in this top class resort. Other winter sports include ice skating, curling, sledging, paragliding, winter hiking and cross-country skiing. Glamorous St Anton is just 20 minutes from Lech and has become the place to be for advanced skiers seeking more challenging pistes. The off-piste skiing in this area is legendary with exciting terrain to explore. For some real winter magic take a journey through the Verwall valley in a horse drawn sleigh!
With more award winning restaurants than any other village in Austria, Lech is proud of its upmarket après-ski scene. The village has 64 restaurants in addition to four discos and over 20 bars.
During the summer months Lech becomes the ultimate resort for relaxation. A great favourite with families is the vast 60m heated forest swimming pool with a giant slide and large paddling pool for children. Hiking and mountain climbing are of course very popular, and if you feel like viewing the spectacular scenery from a great height another option is a tandem paragliding descent from 2,330m!
There is also a golf academy, tennis, trout fishing and a small bore rifle shooting range to ensure you can easily find plenty to keep you occupied. The unspoilt valleys surrounding St Anton offer visitors a host of activities to enjoy throughout the summer. There are 300km of signposted hiking trails and a further 200km of mountain biking routes, two swimming pools, golf, horse riding, mountain climbing and the “Supersauser” summer toboggan run is not to be missed – a gondola will take you to 1,400m then once in your toboggan you can speed down a 800m track full of sharp twists and valley bridges.
The new “Arl-rock” sports centre is very popular with families and offers tennis, volleyball, bowling, indoor football, squash and climbing. For those who like to take things a little slower, in the centre of St Anton is the famous Arlberg wellness centre with three swimming pools, saunas, solariums, gym and many indulgent treatments available.
If you are planning to come to Austria to view property in Lech, then we can help arrange your visit. We have a fabulous selection of chalets and apartments for sale in this region and know the resort extremely well. So whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, or bringing the whole family we can suggest the perfect place to stay. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we will arrange for one of our representatives to meet you and show you around. All you need to do is to book your flight and rent a car and we can help organise everything else for you.
Hotel Kristiania, Lech
At the Kristiania, the bedrooms and suites are unique in Lech with their innovative fittings and design. Carefully selected contemporary artwork and antiques set new but exquisite standards of living culture linked to the traditional Alpine heritage. The Kristiania à la carte restaurant makes the ideal setting for classical fine dining whilst the Kaminzimmer with its open fireplace is designed for casual and relaxed get togethers.
www.kristiania.at | Tel: +43 5583 25610 | email@example.com
Hotel Aurelio, Lech
Hotel Aurelio is a new hotel for 2013, all of the bedrooms and suites are individually designed and has been inspired by a traditional alpine style with a contemporary and elegant twist. The hotel offers a fantastic holistic spa with a modern fitness centre, several indoor pools and an extensive thermal suits. Whether you want the intimate ambience of the inside Licca Lounge or to eat on the large Sun Deck, there are plenty of dining options to choose from.
www.aureliolech.com | Tel: +43 5583 2214 | firstname.lastname@example.org