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Lech

Lech Ski Resort Guide

Lech, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length260km
Highest Lift2,810m
Resort Height1,450m
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Innsbruck Airport
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Lech

The Austrian ski resort of Lech is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,450m, with 260km of marked runs.

Summary

Lech is part of the Arlberg ski area with access to 340km of downhill skiing, with 248 marked pistes, served by a total of 97 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lech itself (260km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Arlberg ski resorts of St. Anton am Arlberg, St Christoph am Arlberg, Stuben and Zürs.

With ski lifts as high as 2,810m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Lech is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Lech.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Langer Zug Nr.37'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Lech?

The next notable snow forecast is 14cm, expected on 22 October, with around 20cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Lech Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1833km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
80135km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
42112km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 
Downhill
Total Length
260km
Cross Country
Total Length
23km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
34

Arlberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
34
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
129
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
77
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 8 
Downhill
Total Length
340km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
97

Altitudes

Lech Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,810m
Lowest Piste1,450m
Resort Altitude (Lech)1,450m
Max Vertical1,360m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lech
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

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Location and Map

Where is Lech?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Arlberg, Tyrol.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Lech is St. Gallen-Altenrhein, 67 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Friedrichshafen, Memmingen, Zurich, Bolzano, Munich, Basel and Stuttgart airports are all within three hours drive.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 34 ski lifts are able to uplift 44,600 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 105km of ski runs, with 96 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Lech open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Lech, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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Lech Webcams

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