If it’s a more sophisticated ski break you want, in less-steep terrain, then linked Lech and Zürs are the places to go.
Lech has sensational cruising, Ski Easy terrain all round, and you can use the White Ring circuit to make a fabulous day tour taking in Zürs, which is known as the Snoot Capital of Austria because all of the hotels in the area are four and five star. An exceptionally classy, though expensive resort. There is a park for the freestylers, located directly under the ski lift Schlegelkopf, which is kept in good shape all season.
Lech also has off-piste for all levels of backcountry rider. There are plenty of marked ski and board routes on the map (which are not pisted or patrolled). Or, for the more experienced mountain Yeti, hire a guide and go exploring in this resort’s amazing backcountry.
Resort -Lech & Zürs
6-day lift pass-€188
No of Lifts-32
Km of pistes-117
Zürs is a fabulously fashionable and expensive resort, but most visitors are only interested in the skiing. The village itself doesn’t have much charm; a few shops and a busy through-road to Lech.
Eating out will probably be in one of the many hotels in Zürs. Toni’s Einkehr (a rustic hut at the foot of the Trittkopf slopes) is recommended. Or for a more lively time, Vernissage is the best nightspot.
Many of the local Zürs instructors are booked for private lessons for the entire season by regular clients. Expect the only available slots to be over lunchtime