Often frequented by royalty, it is difficult to find greater majesty in any other area than the stunning Austrian village of Lech. This wonderful, atmospheric town is steeped in both charm and quality, offering visitors the chance to fully immerse in Alpine life.
If you are looking for a premier choice of luxury chalets Lech may be the answer to your wishes. Our famous Chalet 1597 is one of the finest properties available in Lech. Built in 1597, the owners have renovated with care to maintain some of its original features. Enjoy epic views and cosy interiors with this home.
If you are looking for outstanding accommodation in a discreet village, please consider coming to Lech for your next ski holiday.
A discreet and charming village nestled in the mountains of the Arlberg
With the highest average snowfall of anywhere in the Alps, a world renowned lift system, sophisticated hospitality, and a long tradition of skiing, Lech has been attracting skiers globally for over a century. Offering a thousand metres of vertical skiing (between 1,450m and 2,450m above sea level) and with access to the rest or the Arlberg ski area via the lift pass, Lech combines well-groomed pistes with top-notch backcountry skiing.
We work with local ski schools in Lech to ensure you get the very best instructors and tuition available. We can tailor lessons to your every need from private ski instructors to group lessons and kids camps.
In Austria heli-skiing is only available in the Arlberg region, so we can book you the most thrilling, spectacular day high up above Lech with a choice of two separate drop zones.You may even be able to see your luxury chalet in Lech from the helicopter.
Lech truly has some of the finest off-piste and backcountry touring available in the Alps and hiring a mountain guide is the best way to explore the wonderful terrain. Allow us to use our local knowledge and contacts to organise a guide for you so that you may have the most unforgettable day!
We set up our sister company Haute Montagne to cater to the exacting demands of our clients looking for the ultimate chalet holiday experience, expecting the finest luxury properties accompanied by the very best of service levels.
It is not by accident that the Haute Montagne experience has come to be known as superyachts in the snow.
Haute Montagne chalets are among the finest properties available to rent in the ski industry. They are the best properties in resort and are all stand-alone mega-chalets with beautiful furnishings and decadent spa facilities.
You will be looked after by a team of highly trained professionals, each selected for excellence in their field, attention to detail, and discretion.
A picturesque Austrian mountain village, Lech holds great pride in its heritage. It offers the perfect combination of traditional character and modern convenience
The village of Lech, which is tucked into stunning mountains and alpine meadows, has a rich history of offering the very best in luxury alpine charm, culture, and facilities for both the skier and non-skier. From the sophisticated shops to the beautiful cultural highlights and award-winning fine-dining restaurants, Lech provides the ideal destination for those seeking something that extra bit special. It is not just skiers, snowboarders, and freeriders that enjoy the resort, hikers, culture lovers, and more indulge themselves in the wonders of Lech.
As you would imagine with an Austrian ski resort, Lech boasts many lively après-ski spots. Start off up on the mountain at the umbrella bar of the Burg Hotel and then head down to the champagne bar in Hotel Montana. The terrace bars of Hotel Krone and the Tannbergerhof await you down in the village, right in the heart of Lech.
Lech has a rich and varied assortment of fabulous restaurants to whet the appetites of guests of the resort. From the traditional and sumptuous Hûs Nr. 8 to the Fux, serving Asian fusion, and the numerous on-slope restaurants, Lech offers a choice of fantastic eateries.
The Hotel Tannbergerhof stands out as one of the best night spots in Lech serving clients until 5am every night. The K Club and Archiv Bar are lively haunts and the Fux Jazz bar has great live music and a fabulous and varied wine list.
Lech has plenty to entertain you on and off the slopes
Horse-drawn sleigh tours through the local forests, cross-country skiing along the valleys and high mountain, ice skating, and tobogganing are just some of the charming highlights on offer in Lech. The Lech sports centre has an abundance of activities on offer for the energetically inclined and those looking for a spot of relaxation.
Many of the hotels in Lech have day spa facilities which are open to the public. Both the Hotel Arlberg and the Aurelio Hotel have relaxing day spas with indoor pools, hammams, saunas, treatment rooms, and fitness centres. If you need to revive tired legs after skiing or fancy a break from the slopes, our in-resort concierge will be able to assist with booking appointments.
Innsbruck, just over an hour away from Lech, is the capital of the Tyrol region. This beautiful city is renowned for its imperial and modern architecture. Traditional colourful buildings line the main streets and squares and the city are surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains.
Summer in the Alps is the ideal place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life
In summer, Lech optimises what an Alpine summer destination is all about. A stunning location with serenity and adventure in ample doses. Whether you want to relax and take in the mountain air with a day at the spa, or be more adventurous and hike one of the many challenging high alpine walks, it is all there waiting for you. Other great activities available are fly fishing in crystal clear waters, yoga retreats in the peaceful mountains, and both road and mountain biking through breathtaking scenery.
Take fishing to a new level and cast your line in the emerald waters of Lake Formarin. Nestled in the mountains above Lech, at 1,793m above sea level, this tranquil lake is the ideal spot to while away the hours, take in the magnificent panorama and hopefully catch your supper.
Hiking in Lech will take you through breathtakingly varied landscapes, along well-maintained trails and lead you to some of the region's hidden treasures. Amongst the many hiking routes available there are three themed hikes. The Lechweg, certified as a Leading Quality Trail of Europe takes you on a journey from the source to the imposing wild river. The Tannberg leads you into the past of the Walser village of Lech. The Green Ring takes hikers on the trail of legends and stories through the stunning scenery of the region.
During the festive period, each evening, Lech dedicates its central square to a traditional Christmas market, where small chalet-style stands sell locally produced goods and the sound of choirs and brass bands resonate throughout the village.
Lech plays host to the White Ring ski race each year. This race has cult status in the region and sees competitors race each other over 22km of pistes and 5,500m of altitude.
An array of different events spread across the summer provides visitors to Lech with a selection of fabulous options in which to indulge themselves. Every August, the Lech Classic Music Festival takes place, with an abundance of concerts in the village and up in the mountains. Lech also has several world-class sporting events like the Gore-Tex ® Transalpine-Run and the Trans Voralalberg Triathlon.
Innsbruck airport is a 1.5 hour drive from Lech. Zurich, Switzerland (two hour transfer) and Friedrichshafen, Germany (1.5 hour transfer) are other options for flights to Lech.
We can arrange for a private transfer from the airport for you. Taxi Harry is able to offer the most reliable, knowledgeable, and dedicated taxi and transfer service in Lech and beyond. Prices available on application.
The nearest stations to Lech are Langen am Arlberg and St. Anton am Arlberg. We can arrange for a transfer from these stations to Lech which should take no more than 25 minutes.
Bramble Ski can arrange off-road parking for your vehicle. You are legally required to be fitted with winter tyres. You are also legally required to have snow chains for travelling on some of the resort roads during certain weather conditions. An Austrian vignette (road tax) for driving on motorways can be purchased at garages or at the border. Make sure you contact us to inform us of your approximate arrival time if you are travelling by car.
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