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Lech Zürs runs cover 117km (72 miles) of the total 276km (171 miles) of marked runs in the Arlberg ski area. Most of the runs are beginner and intermediate, but because of that those in the know will hit up the off-piste runs that don’t get tracked up very fast.
Strong skiers and boarders are spoiled for choice off-piste in the Arlberg and – conditions permitting – there’s even heli-skiing available, but to find the best slopes you will need a guide.
The villages Lech, Oberlech, Zürs, and Zug are well-connected by an efficient lift system and by the White Ring (“Der Weisse Ring”) route, a 14 mile (22 km) all-on-piste clockwise-only circuit of red and blue runs, that links the entire Lech-Zürs and which is a great fun itinerary in fine weather. It’s well groomed most of the way with blue and red options for confident beginners and intermediate skiers and not so many ‘flats’ so its snowboarder friendly. The outside bar at Palmenalpe at the top of the Zugerberg lift is a fun place to break for a pit stop before heading over to Oberlech and finding a suitable sun terrace at one of the excellent ski-in ski-out hotel mountain restaurants for lunch.
It is rumoured that Lech will one day be connected by a new lift to the ski area of Warth, but nothing is agreed nor are there any firm plans to do so.