Discover the freeriding paradise of Lech am Arlberg in Vorarlberg! Freeriding means enjoying freedom away from the secured piste areas and skiing off-piste down the powder snow slopes.
The Ski-Arlberg ski resort centred around Lech-Zürs offers freeriding enthusiasts guaranteed snow from the start of December to the end of April along the 200 km of high Alpine freeriding trails.
Lech-Zürs in Austria makes the freeriding dream come true. Sparkling powder snow, endless deep snow descents and blue skies await winter fans on the Arlberg. Lech-Zürs am Arlberg was named number one in the category of ‘Best freeriding options’ in a survey of ski resorts. Physical fitness and an ability to ski in deep snow are required for a freeriding holiday – once you have mastered this, you can explore the many pistes on the Arlberg!
The best freeriding options in Lech-Zürs
From the end of November to the end of April, the very best conditions for freeriding can be found in the Lech-Zürs area. These perfect freeriding conditions have made Lech and the surrounding area a real paradise of Alpine downhill skiing over the last few years, attracting numerous holidaymakers to the Arlberg.
The descent from the Wöster is very popular among freeriders. This route leads from the Rüfikopfbahn mountain station towards the Ochsen Gümple. Skis should initially be strapped to your back as you hike along the mountain ridge to the start of the cliff at the southern peak of the Wöster before then following the descent down to Lech. The tour from Lech via the Monzabonböden is much easier and more suitable for beginners. Here freeriders can enjoy the wide and easy slopes from the Rüfikopfbahn mountain station.
Arlberg freeriding centre
The Arlberg Alpine and freeriding centre can be found in Stuben am Arlberg. Over the last few years, it has begun to specialise in freeriding and now offers courses for beginners and professionals alike. The freeriding days are ideal for those who fancy trying out freeriding. And private mountain guides can also be hired by anyone seeking private tuition either as part of a group or individually.
Warth Schröcken deep snow paradise
Also nearby is the Warth-Schröcken ski resort which is very popular among freeriders. Given the guaranteed snow and numerous north-facing slopes, this area is always worth a detour. Warth-Schröcken is known as Europe’s most snowy ski resort and the merger with Lech-Zürs to create the Ski Arlberg ski resort has made Arlberg even more of a freeriding paradise.
4-star superior Burg Hotel Oberlech for freeriding fans on the Arlberg
The Burg Hotel at the heart of the Arlberg is the ideal starting point for an unforgettable freeriding trip to some of the most beautiful descents in the Austrian Alps. The hotel is located right by the ski piste and alongside a lift so that visitors can put on their skis or snowboard outside the hotel and set off straight away!
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