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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 Length260km162 miles
Highest Lift2,810m9,219ft
Resort Height1,450m4,757ft
 Nearest AirportsSt. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen
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The Austrian ski resort of Lech is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 1,450m4,757ft, with 260km162 miles of marked runs.


Lech is part of the Arlberg ski area with access to 340km211 miles of downhill skiing, with 248 marked pistes, served by a total of 97 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Lech itself (260km162 miles 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 2,810m9,219ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


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


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?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Lech.

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Ski Area Stats

Lech Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
1833km21 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
80135km84 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
42112km70 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
260km162 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
23km14 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Arlberg Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
340km211 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Lech Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,810m9,219ft
Lowest Piste1,450m4,757ft
Resort Altitude (Lech)1,450m4,757ft
Max Vertical1,360m4,462ft

Ski Slope Aspects

N, E, S, W

Lech has ski slopes facing north, south, as well as east and west, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lech
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Lech

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Lech Ski Schools and Lech Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Lech?

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


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How to get there

 By Air

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

Friedrichshafen, Innsbruck Airport, Memmingen, Zurich, Bolzano, Basel, Munich 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.


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 105km65 miles 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.

Talking about Lech

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Lech Webcams

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