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Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The famous pink façade of the Gasthof Post in the heart of Lech, has been the hotel of choice for the Dutch Royal family, who have spent their winter vacations in the western Austrian state of Vorarkberg for years.

 

 

 

Lech

The Crown Jewel Of Ski Resorts In The Austrian Alps

 

 

 

Lech is an exclusive ski resort that combines all the desirable attributes of a civilized ski holiday while retaining its traditional Austrian character, where the hotels in Oberlech, the higher part of the village, are built directly on the slopes.

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The humble exterior of St Nicholas Catholic Church in the heart of Lech, is in complete contrast to the stunningly beautiful 14th century murals and gold leaf altar found within.

 


One of Princess Diana’s favorite ski resorts, King Juan Carlos of Spain, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands are also regular visitors.  With a blue-blooded guest list like this, Lech has still remained true to its farming village origins and the 14th century St. Nicholas Church is a timely reminder of its heritage.

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The river runs through it! Looking west towards the Madloch Mountain the River Lech runs through the heart of Lech and through the woods towards the small village of Zug.

 

 

Today Lech has grown into a sophisticated ski resort which the jet set enjoy for its whispering classes and many family-run chalet businesses.  Having shared its ski area with the smaller villages of Zug and Zürs, the new Auenfeldjet gondola built in 2013 now links the Lech side of the Arlberg to the St. Anton side, providing over 340 km of marked slopes and some of the finest skiing in the alps.

 

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

After an invigorating day on the slopes, the village of Lech has a myriad of hostelries where you can enjoy some après ski including the Hotel Krone and Hotel Tannbergerhof.

 

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

Taking the Schlegelkopfbahn ski lift above Lech to the Balmalp Restaurant at the “top of the world” on the Kreigerhorn.

 

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

Man-made patterns in nature and the stunning view from the Auenfeldjet gondola
between the pretty villages of Zurs and St. Christoph am Arlberg.

 

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

A heavenly valley of fresh powder and sunshine high above on the Auenfeldjet gondola between the villages of Zurs and St. Christoph am Arlberg.

 

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

The quiet walk through the woods along the River Lech brings you to the village of Zug, where family-run Gasthofs serve delicious Kirsch cheese fondue and homemade schnitzel.

 

 

Mark Raynes Roberts | Jo Lee Magazine

No trip to Oberlech is complete without some après ski at the Burg Hotel, located at the foot of the Petersboden slope, and where the crowds gather in the glorious sunshine all day long enjoying the glühwein and weiss beer.

 

 

 

 

 





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