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The many tree-free, wide-open bowls provide great skiing for all levels, but it’s advanced to expert skiers who truly call Lech home. This ski area boasts world-class on and off-piste skiing, as well as one of the best snowfalls in the Alps. Lech skiing is best done with a guide, as there are many “ski routes,” which are avalanche controlled, but not groomed or patrolled. Hiring a guide is well-worth the extra money as the “ski routes” are the best places to find untracked powder and breathtaking views.
Powderhounds should head to the Steinmähder chair, just below Zuger Hochlicht. All the “routes” in this zone require short climbs to access bowls of with endless amounts of fresh snow. Intermediate to expert skiers can challenge themselves by attempting the“The White Ring,” which is a way of skiing from Lech to Zurs, and is celebrated annually via a race along the route. This race is the longest ski race in the world, spanning 13 miles over nearly 18,000 feet. However, the best way to do “The White Ring” or Der Weisse Ring, is to tour the many on-mountain restaurants and bars along the way, essentially tasting and drinking your way around.