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

Cross-country skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg Trails

Lech-Zürs am Arlberg is a veritable paradise for cross-country skiing. There are around 30 km of highly varied trails for beginner and experienced cross-country skiers – including alpine panoramas at 1,450 m and above.

Lech am Arlberg has 27 km of beautifully prepared cross-country trails and skating routes for winter sports enthusiasts – and they’re all free. Three different levels of difficulty mean there is just as much for pleasure skiers as for professionals. The trails are all in the middle of the fascinating mountain world of the Austrian Alps.

Trails to suit every taste

As well as 17 km of skating trails, you can also look forward to 10 km of cross-country trails, where you can employ the classic cross-country technique. The highly varied network of trails with plenty of options for beginners, returning, and experienced skiers promises wonderful times in exceptional surroundings.

The route from Lech to Zug is a hot cross-country tip. It starts in the centre of Lech, then rises gently to 49 m, past the fish pond, where you then turn around to return or, alternatively, pop into the Gasthof Älpele for some refreshment.

Other attractions include a 6.6-km route through the Spullerwald forest and a cross-country trail from Zürs over the Flexenpass.

From Zug you also have the choice of a 10.5 km trail of moderate difficulty up the Älpele and across the Tannlägeralpe.

Important to remember: The trails all start in the valley, not at the Burg Hotel in Oberlech. You can easily get here on the Bergbahn cable railway. The best way to get around town itself is on the village buses – you can easily leave your car behind.

Overview of cross-country trails & skating routes in Lech-Zürs

  • Lech – Zug, approx. 2.8 km trails, 49 m ascent, easy
  • Omesberg – Zug, approx. 2.4 km trails, 44 m ascent, easy 
  • Zug – Älpele – Tannlägeralpe – Älpele – Zug, approx. 10.5 km trails, 334 m ascent, moderate 
  • Zug – Älpele – Spullerwald – Zug, approx. 6.6 km trails, 163 m ascent, moderate 
  • Zürs – Flexenpass – Zürs, approx. 2.9 km trails, 72 m ascent, moderate 

You will find an overview of the loveliest trails and skating routesmap of the trails on the Lech-Zürs Tourism website.

Cross-country classes in Lech

For those of you who are just starting your cross-country careers and are perhaps putting on cross-country skis for the first time, there are plenty of highly qualified cross-country ski instructors in the resort who can teach you the correct techniques. The Skischule Lech and Skischule Zürs offer classes for beginners, returning, and experienced skiers.

The suitable cross-country equipment is also available for hire in Lech. Which means there is nothing left to stop you from setting off on your cross-country skis through the snow-covered winter wonderland of the Arlberg!

Even more cross-country trails in St. Anton am Arlberg

If the cross-country network in Lech am Arlberg is not enough for you, then 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 – for which St. Anton has even received the cross-country quality seal of the state of Tyrol. The cross-country network offers a wide range of leisurely and sporty routes for plenty of variety on a cross-country holiday in Lech and the surrounding area.

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

Winter visitors to Lech am Arlberg will find the ideal accommodation at the Burg Hotel. Apart from cross-country skiing, the winter sports offer ranges from winter walks, snow shoe walks and sledging to ski tours - variety guaranteed!

Ask about our Cross-country skiing offers now!

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