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Cross-country skiing -  by Sepp Mallaun © Lech Zuers Tourismus GmbH

Cross-country skiing holidays in Lech am Arlberg, Austria

Lech-Zürs am Arlberg is a real dream paradise for cross-country skiing. Some 30 km of varied cross-country trails await cross-country fans in Lech and Zürs.

Some ideally prepared cross-country trails and skating routes are also available for leisure skiers and professionals to enjoy. The cross-country routes are based at the heart of the fascinating Austrian Alps in Europe and can be used for free throughout the season.

Cross-country routes to suit every taste

Cross-country fans in Lech can explore both classic and skating routes. This provides a varied range of cross-country trails with ideally prepared routes which offer both beginners and professionals some fantastic moments out in the exceptional natural landscape.

The Sonnen Höhenloipe Gaisbühel mountain trail in Oberlech is a real insider’s tip and is only a few minutes from the Burg Hotel. This trail is always in the sun and along the route, you can savour some attractive landscapes and enhance your stamina. 

You can also choose from the new 2 km Spullerswaldweg route and 2.8 km route from Lech to Zug.

From Zug you can follow the 3.5 km cross-country trail to Älpele which also serves as a starting point for the 8 km circular route via Tannläger

For those winter sports fans who prefer a faster route, there are skating trails available between Zug and Älpele.

Cross-country & skating trails in Lech-Zürs – an overview

  • Lech - Zug, approx. 2.8 km cross-country trail
  • Omesberg - Zug, approx. 2.4 km cross-country trail
  • Zug - Älpele, approx. 3.5 km cross-country & skating trails
  • Älpele - Tannläger - Älpele, approx. 8 km cross-country & skating trails
  • Höhenloipe Gaisbühel in Oberlech, approx. 4 km (challenging) cross-country trail
  • Spullerswaldweg, approx. 2 km cross-country & skating trails
  • Zürs trail from Trittkopfbahn - Flexenpass, approx. 4 km cross-country & skating trails

An overview of the most attractive cross-country trails and skating routes and an interactive map of cross-country trails can be found on the  Lech-Zürs Tourismus website.

Cross-country courses & training in Lech

Those who have not yet caught the cross-country bug or who are putting on cross-country skis for the first time can learn the right technique from specially trained cross-country instructors. The Skischule Lech and Skischule Zürs ski schools offer cross-country lessons for beginners, experienced skiers and professionals.

Equipment can also be hired out in Lech and Oberlech so there is nothing stopping you from enjoying your first cross-country tour through the snowy mountains of Arlberg.

More cross-country trails in St. Anton am Arlberg

If the cross-country network in Lech am Arlberg is not enough, there are also plenty of other opportunities to practise the sport in the surrounding area. St. Anton am Arlberg has an additional 40 km of cross-country trails to offer. The state of Tyrol has presented St. Anton with a cross-country quality seal in recognition. The cross-country network comprises numerous leisurely as well as sporty routes for plenty of variety. 

4-star superior Burg Hotel Oberlech for cross-country skiers

Visitors to Lech am Arlberg in winter will find the ideal accommodation at the Burg Hotel. A well-developed cross-country skiing network is based close to the hotel in addition to other winter sports offers such as winter walks, snow shoe walks, sledging and a ski tour for a diverse range of activities.

Ask about our Cross-country skiing offers now!

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