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Ski touring in Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Austria

Ski tour goers and those wanting to try ski touring will find everything they are looking for in the Lech am Arlberg region in Vorarlberg & Tyrol. Beginners and advanced ski tour goers alike can sample the wide range of interesting ski tours and breath-taking freeriding descents in the area.

The Arlberg region in Austria is probably one of the best known ski tour areas in the Alps and offers a wide range of tour options from early winter to late spring. The numerous lift facilities in the area also enable those with a lower fitness level to tackle the magnificent deep snow descents. The Rendel winter fixed ropes course also offer the chance to practise ski mountaineering.

Wide selection of ski tour routes at the Arlberg

Whether you are a beginner or experienced at ski touring – the Arlberg region and Lech and Zürs resorts offer plenty of choice every single day. The tours will allow you to embrace the tranquillity and beauty of the landscapes on the ascents as you anticipate the upcoming descent through the untouched deep snow.

The full moon ski tours on the Arlberg are always a highlight. The area around Lech is one of the best known ski tour areas in Austria and the selection on offer is very broad: inexperienced ski tourers should always be accompanied by a mountain guide or skiing instructor on a ski tour in order to learn important information about the tours, equipment and correct way to behave in a danger situation.

Video – ski tours with the Lech ski school

Selected ski tours in Lech am Arlberg

Starting from Lech or Zug, you can set off on an extensive ski tour and explore the snow-covered landscape.

  • The route on the Mehlsack is ideal for those with experience of ski touring. It starts out in Zug and covers over 1,100 m altitude up to the Hoher Mehlsack in around 4 hours. The Mehlsack can also be accessed via Zürs and the Madloch. However there is competition from the air here because the summit is also used for heli-skiing!
  • The tours on the Trittkopf and Mohnenfluh are popular too. In the event of an emergency, you can always use the ski lifts on these two mountains if the weather turns or you feel exhausted.

Ski tours in the Lech and Zürs area

The Arlberg region also includes Warth, St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben and the Sonnenkopf as well as Lech, Oberlech and Zürs and these areas also offer some fantastic ski tour trails. Before setting off on your first tour, we recommend calling the Snow Line where you can obtain important information about the weather, snow conditions, avalanche warning level and temperature. The various sports stores also provide ski tour guides for the Arlberg region. These describe the various ski touring routes in detail.

4-star superior Burg Hotel in Oberlech - the basecamp for ski touring

The Arlberg region offers so many different ski tours that you can try a new one every single day on a 1-2 week winter holiday. All the more important then to have an organised ‘base camp’ where you can relax and recharge your batteries after the ski tour.

The Burg Hotel in Oberlech is located right on the ski piste and includes a ski store with a ski boot dryer and a large well-being area where you can unwind after enjoying some sport. We also leave no wish unfulfilled in culinary terms.

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