Lech is an old farming village in a stunning riverside location. The old farm buildings have since been replaced by swanky upmarket hotels and eateries. Lech is the Austrian equivalent of Courchevel 1850 in France, there are several noticeable comparisons too. The village is lovely and very much a place to be seen. The après-ski and nightlife is more subdued than the neighbouring St. Anton and is more hotel bar based. The skiing is incredible and offers a more gentle and flattering ski area than St. Anton. That said, there are some wonderful runs for experts too. The Arlberg ski area which covers Lech, St. Anton, Zurs, Stuben, St. Christoph and Sonnenkopf are all covered on the ski pass although many of them are not linked by lift. To get to St. Anton from Lech either involves a paid bus service (the easier of the two options) or catching the free ski bus to Alp Rauris or St. Christophe and ski from there. Please do be aware that these bus services cannot be compared to places like Val d’Isere and Meribel. They do not run very late and we STRONGLY recommend making your way back to wherever you are staying a while before the lifts close. After which, getting on a bus is a scrum affair and may well leave you at the mercy of the local taxi drivers.
We feature a couple of chalets in a small village called Zug which is a short bus ride from Lech and not in the resort centre. We have skied past these chalets and know their location well so please do call in for more details.