Lech Ski Holidays

Lech Ski Holidays


Lech is an old village that, before becoming a popular ski resort, was a successful farming village. The money and slow pace of life remain and the result is a high-end, slightly expensive, resort with an excellent choice in hotels and classy après ski options paired with some of the best – and often underrated – skiing in the region.

Lech is connected by lift to Oberlech, Zug, Zurs and Stubenbach to create one huge ski area with endless opportunities for skiers and snowboarders alike. But despite the scale, it retains that cosy feel and impeccable service of a small Austrian resort.

For those who are traditionalists, Lech fits the bill perfectly. It’s a typical, pretty skiing village in the Alps, scattered with wood-panelled lodges and snow-covered pines. The skiing is varied and offers a few surprises, while the après ski is very popular. A classic Austrian ski destination, Lech is a great all-rounder for those who want a textbook alpine skiing holiday. Lech also gets the seal of approval from the locals. It’s a top-choice for Austrians looking for somewhere to hone their skills on the slopes; praise indeed when the region is so rich in winter sport options.

There are 83 lifts in the area, covering a total of 55 runs, but its Lech’s off-piste skiing that really takes some beating, offering some of the best powder in Austria.

Lech sits at an altitude of 1450m, and the most popular pistes are right above the tree-line, over the main village. This offers great views from the runs and the bonus of being able to ski right to the nearest bar stool when finished for the day.

There’s not much to fault Lech’s position as one of Austria’s most iconic ski resorts. The skiing is incredible, the accommodation fuses tradition with modern convenience and the après ski is exciting enough to keep party goers out past their bedtime, but mellow enough that the resort attracts serious skiers, not merely party animals.