Heli-skiing and heli-boarding are an experience which cannot be described in words and in Austria, they are only available in Lech am Arlberg in Vorarlberg!
First a breath-taking helicopter flight over the untouched Alpine mountains and then the feeling of happiness as you take your first turns on the fresh untouched powder snow.
Two peaks at the Arlberg as a starting point
Lech am Arlberg currently has two peaks which serve as the starting point. One is the 2,652 m high Mehlsack on the Zuger Schafberg. From here, winter sports fans can explore the dreamy deep snow descents along with firn snow tours in spring.
The Schneetal Route is also very popular. You will disembark from the helicopter below the Orgelscharte where the descent down to the Schneetal valley begins, ending just by Zug. This descent is particularly suited to skiers with a medium ability level and is very popular with firn snow fans in spring.
Two locations have also been selected for the departure into the mountains. First the Kriegerhorn above Lech and second the Flexenpass above Zug. These spots were chosen because they do not create any noise for nearby towns and therefore skiing and heli-skiing can easily coexist here.
Heli-skiing at the Arlberg - a special day’s skiing holiday
Even the flight over the Arlberg peaks is a little adventure in itself. The views from the helicopter over the wintry landscapes of Arlberg are a fantastic experience. Once the helicopter has delivered its passengers to the summit and returned to the valley, a magical stillness comes over the scene. A breath-taking freeriding descent into the Zuger-Tal valley or to the Spulersee lake takes around 1 hour – probably the best hour you will spend all winter!
Video: Heli-skiing from Mehlsack in Lech am Arlberg
Book a heli-skiing tour in Lech am Arlberg / prices
Since a ski guide is a compulsory part of any heli-skiing trip, the best way is to book your flight with one of the ski schools on the Arlberg. A specially trained freeriding guide will show you the best tours into the valley and share some insider tips about your adventure-packed trip into the valley. Heli-skiing tours are heavily dependent on the weather and snow which is why flights cannot always be guaranteed.
Prices / Heli-skiing flight (max. 3 guests), excl. ski guide
- Flexenpass - Mehlsack Gipfel: € 430,-
- Kriegerhorn - Mehlsack Gipfel: € 390,-
- Flexenpass - Orgelscharte / Schneetal: € 450,-
- Kriegerhorn- Orgelscharte / Schneetal: € 410,-
Those who only wish to explore the Arlberg from the air can try a sightseeing flight. 20 minutes cost approx. € 940,- per flight for max. 5 passengers.
(Prices last updated 10/2015, subject to modification. Current prices can be obtained from the supplier)
Since helicopter sightseeing tours and heli-skiing tours are only possible in good weather and snow conditions, flights can only be reserved and booked at short notice. Please contact one of the ski schools a few days before your holiday in Lech or ask at your hotel reception.
Our tip: Skischule Oberlech, +43 5583 2007
More information: Flyer Wucher-Helicopter
4-star superior Burg Hotel Oberlech – time flies here!
The Burg Hotel in car-free Oberlech is located right on the ski piste and opposite the Petersboden Bahn cable car. If you wish to take the Petersboden Bahn and then the Kriegerhorn Bahn up to the top, you will find yourself close to the departure point of Kriegerhorn.
Combine your skiing holiday at the Burg Hotel Oberlech with a unique heli-skiing adventure. Explore the Lech Zürs ski resort in a whole new way!
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