Lech’s accessibility and its close proximity to several other spectacular Alpine villages, make for a ton of off-mountain things to do. While there is some choice shopping boutiques the majority of the off-mountain activities in Lech are outdoor-centric. Visitors can choose from exploring several dozen miles of cross-country ski trails between Lech and Zurs, moonlight snowshoe tours, horse-drawn sleighs, ice skating, or the exhilarating toboggan run from Oberleck to Lech, which is lit up late into the night.
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The Oberlech ski area makes the Lech beginner skiing exceptional. Oberlech features a designated “learn to ski zone,” and when it’s time to move onto longer, green runs, this area, in particular offers perfect, progressive terrain. Few resorts can cater to beginners like Lech can.
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Lech is among the Alps most expensive resorts, so don’t expect to find affordable lodging options. That said, there are a handful of dining options that will please penny pinchers on a Lech budget ski vacation.
• Lecher Stube, on Omesburg, serves up regional Tyrolean cuisine in a laidback café setting. You can enjoy a meal for less than $25 there, which is extremely affordable for Lech.
• Nothing beats a bakery for incredibly fresh eats and affordability. The Backstube Lech, on Omesberg, provides guest with inexpensive breakfast, lunch and grab-and-go options.
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Like most Alpine resorts the dining scene is hotel-based, and many of them feature exceptional, regional Austrian Arlberg cuisine. Gasthof Post in the Dorf area provides a famed Arlberg menu, friendly service and an encyclopedic wine list, sure to please. Almhof Schneider is another don’t miss restaurant for traditional cuisine. Hûs Nr 8—it’s literally the eighth house built in Lech—is one of the best non-hotel restaurants for authentic, regional fare. If you’re looking to switch up the cuisine genre head to Fux Restaurant and Bar on Omesberg for an Asian-fusion steakhouse.
Since Lech tends to experience quieter crowds you won’t find a roaring après-ski scene, nor will you be vying for lunch in a long queue or waiting on walk-in list for a table. But this makes an on-mountain lunch all the more relaxing and Lech certainly offers some choice restaurants. Oberlech area offers some exceptional patio, dining experiences like Petersboden, Ilga Stuble, Burgwald and the idyllic Alter Goldener Berg.
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Experts in search of true thrills will appreciate the Lech off-piste terrain. Lech offers a handful of good black runs, especially off the Steinmahder and the Kre chairlift, but off-piste skiing in Lech is where it’s really at. Heli-skiing is available most weekends. If you venture off-piste be sure to hire a professional guide, speak or chat with Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists for recommendations.
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Lech’s Oberlech region is home to a kids’ club, making it an ideal place for a family ski vacation. The runs are gentle and short, and offers terrain perfect for progressing to more challenging green and blue runs. Families also love Lech’s many kid-friendly activities, like the long toboggan run from Oberlech to Lech.
For a large family or a family with a lot of ski equipment, nothing beats a close locale on a ski vacation. Ski in, ski out Hotel Bergkristall takes the guesswork out of your Lech ski vacation. Everyone in your family will appreciate the comforts of home and warm atmosphere. The whole family can relax together in the Jacuzzi, steam rooms, saunas Kneipp baths.
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Looking at a trail map, it becomes clear that the Lech intermediate skiing dominates the ski area. The tamest intermediate terrain can be found in the Oberlech area. The runs are perfectly groomed and build confidence in less-seasoned intermediates. More confident intermediates have their run of Lech, and Zurs for that matter. Much of the Lech’s red terrain can easily be tackled by advanced intermediates, include the high-alpine bowl skiing off of Steinmahder chairlift, which is accessible by both Lech and the Zug area. Zurs has a majority of red terrain and is an advanced intermediates heaven on earth.
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Lech, Zurs and St. Anton trend towards pricier lodging options, so those on a budget may find Lech wanting. Luxury pursuits, in addition to great skiing, are a primary focus on a Lech ski vacation, and its accommodations reflect that. Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top lodging pick for families and those in quest of extravagant quarters.
Thanks to its laundry list of high-end amenities and family-friendly convenience, four-star Hotel Bergkristall is a favorite in two categories. Families will appreciate amenities like the properties slopeside locale, laundry service, ski storage and kid-friendly game room. Luxury-seekers will revel in everything from the elegant patio dining to the full-service health spa, steam room, sauna and hot tub. Pets are welcome.
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Lech, and its sister resort Zurs, are renowned for their exclusive atmosphere. You won’t find long lift lines here, but you will find a collection of luxury lodging options and fine dining experiences. Get ready to taste some of Austria’s finest “Haute” cuisine. When you’ve tired of all the exceptional regionally-inspired restaurants head to La Fenice on Tannberg for an Italian fine dining experience.
• Nestled among the majestic mountain panorama of the Lech-Oberlech ski resort, Hotel Bergkristall provides a warm and inviting atmosphere. Luxurious ambience and exclusive service offer comfort to visitors seeking the perfect location for an unforgettable experience. After an action-packed day on the slopes, relax and enjoy the beautiful sunny terrace, or savor culinary delights and fine wines in the elegant dining room.
• Unwind and invigorate yourself in the spa at the Hotel Bergkristall with their fitness room, Jacuzzi, steam rooms, saunas, and Kneipp baths. When the day is done, retire to beautifully appointed rooms with breathtaking views and modern conveniences.
• A boutique style luxury hotel in Lech where elegance and tradition meet, Hotel Kristiania is located close to the center of the resort and within a five minute walk to the lifts.
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The Lech nightlife is the rowdiest during après-ski and tends to taper off as the night goes on. So in true Austrian fashion enjoy lunch with a beer or two on the mountain. The Oberlech area offers a ton of on-mountain après-ski options with live music and the Schlegelkopf area features a frozen ice bar. When the sun starts setting, you can take the party downhill to the base village. You’ll want to head straight to Krone Hotel for a drink, or two, and enjoy its riverside locale. K Club, which is also located in the Krone becomes one of Lech’s nightlife hot spots.
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