Alternatives to Skiing

The many faces of Winter

With an average of fresh snow of seven meters in a winter season, you can be assured that there is always snow in Lech . Things have come full circle: in this season, the entire Arlberg area is growing together – the best skiing fun from Schröcken to St. Anton. You can experience the magic of a bright, sunny winter day also differently. Here are some suggestions.



No matter whether you are a beginner or expert: Nordic skiers will love Lech. Our advice: a run starts directly at our hotel and continues to Zug along the banks of the river Lech. It offers tracks for both the classical style and skating.

Lech Zürs offers cross-country skiing in various lengths and degrees of difficulty:

  • Lech - Zug: approx. 2.8 km (starting directly at the Hotel)
  • Zug - Älpele: approx. 3.5 km
  • Älpele - Tannläger - Älpele: approx. 8.0 km
  • Höhenloipe Gaisbühel: approx. 6 km
  • Zürs - Flexenpaß - Zürs: approx. 4 km 

The cross country ski school of Markus Tschol offers private lessons for beginners and advanced. More information under


Starting in Oberlech, the sledge route winds 1.2 kilometres down to Lech. What is simply great fun by day is thoroughly atmospheric after nightfall. The illuminated run is open until 10.00 p.m.


Whether during the day or at night – a horse-drawn carriage tour is always a highlight of the winter holiday. The tour starts at the Tannberg Bridge and continues with 2 HP to the Alphorn, to Klösterle or even to the Älpele.


As a subtle alternative to the pistes, hiking with winter or snow shoes is becoming increasingly popular. With the "Sonnenabo" guests can use the lifts and cable cars without winter sports equipment - and enjoy the magnificent views on the highways.


You will find not only snow experts but also ice experts here: the natural skating ground in Zürs as well as the indoor ice rink at the Hotel Monzabon are open daily for a round of ice skating or curling. The Alpine Center Lech is the right place for ambitious icefall climbers.

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