One of the most exclusive ski resorts in Austria, Lech certainly has a lot to offer. Being a picturesque traditional village and striking the perfect balance of sublime Austrian skiing and relaxation makes for an idyllic family holiday.
Frequented by die-hards, beginners and royalty alike, Lech has plenty to offer any level of skier. The resort has a large connected ski web offering a total ski area of more than 305km and the impressive snow record continues to bring people back for more. Part of the vast Arlberg ski region, Lech and the nearby Zurs are linked by gondola to the smaller resorts Warth and Shrocken. The resort is also known for its sustainability, using 80% of its energy source from renewable biomass, saving 22,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. It is also the only place in Austria to offer heliskiing, opening up vast opportunities to experience some incredible off-piste.
ACTIVITIES AND GASTRONOMY
We have hand-picked some of our favourite things to do and places to eat from our extensive experience in Lech. Our client concierge team will be happy to make reservations and give additional recommendations for you. You’ll find our top picks below.
Lech is an alpine playground for the whole family to enjoy both on and off the slopes. Don’t miss the exhilarating toboggan run from the hamlet of Oberlech which is served by its own lift and is great fun for all ages.
High above the rooftops of Lech an extraordinary retreat of wellbeing awaits at the exceptional Alpin Spa of Hotel Goldener Berg. Rest weary ski legs in the all-natural, freshwater spring, or relax in the Finish Sauna, steam bath, herbal steam spring. If you fancy a swim then you can take a dip in the open air panorama pool.
Visit one of the most famous local fondue restaurants in the 300-year-old “Cia House”. Offering traditional food with no frills, but with selected local ingredients and prepared with great attention to detail.
Enjoy an enchanting horse-drawn sleigh ride to Zug and admire the beautiful snowy landscape from the comfort and warmth of your sleigh. Whilst in Zug head to Rote wand, the Fondue Stuben is a particular highlight, before your horse and sleigh take you back to Lech.
Ski Programmes for Children
CHILDREN'S SKI PROGRAMMES IN LECH
Our award-winning and fun-filled children’s ski programmes are running in Lech during selected weeks throughout the winter season.
When it’s time for parents to head out onto the slopes there’s nowhere better to leave your little ones than in our pb crèches. You’ll be free to explore your resorts full potential safe in the knowledge that your babies and toddlers are happy and having buckets of fun.
Our unique Yeti Primer programme is the ultimate introduction to skiing for 3-4 year olds. We combine fun morning sessions on the nursery slopes with afternoons enjoying activities on the snow and in our pb crèche to create the perfect balance between time on skis and time to play.
Ski Programmes for Adults
ADULT SKI PROGRAMMES IN LECH
We run the ski programmes below in Lech during selected weeks over the winter season. Click here to see all of the adult’s programmes Powder Byrne offers.
Our on-piste ski guiding is perfect for competent blue run and more experienced skiers and offers our clients a sociable and relaxed way to enjoy the mountain. Our Ski Managers are all great skiers who know the terrain and how to ensure you get the most out of your skiing. They’ll show you around the ski area, advise you on the best runs, avoid annoying bottlenecks, and of course, secure the best tables for lunch.
It’s never too late to learn to ski when everything is taken care of in our Learn to Ski in Style programme for adults. We combine personalised instruction with long lunches in some of the most charming mountain restaurants. We’ll take you through everything step by step to pass on all our knowledge: from equipment to clothing, to how to walk in ski boots. We’ll even carry your skis.
Skiing isn’t for everyone, but that’s not to say there isn’t still plenty to do in the beautiful village of Arosa. Our Powder Byrne mountain hosts will show you another side to the mountains with sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sledging and scenic mountain walks, just to name a few activities on offer. Whether you’re a non-skier or simply just taking a day out, there’s always plenty to do with our Mountain Hosts.
If you want to refine your ski technique and learn new skills without sacrificing full days on the slopes with an instructor, our intensive PB Ski Clinics are the perfect solution. A thorough 1.5 hour session with an expert instructor will sharpen your technique and enhance your enjoyment of your time on the slopes.
With an in-depth knowledge of all the finest restaurants and gastronomic experiences in and around our resorts, our client concierge team ensure you find the right dining options for you and your family, no matter the destination.
Whether you’re looking for heli-skiing, an advanced off-piste guide or a day of ski touring, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’re not sure what you’re looking for we can suggest a great range of fun and exciting skiing experiences to suit your ability and appetite for adventure.
After a tiring day of skiing, you’ll need only the best spa and wellness facilities to help you relax. If you’re looking for a hotel with the best spa, a personal masseur or even just a quiet space, we’ll have all the perfect options and recommendations for you with transport at the ready to ensure you’re well rested and relaxed.
Our babysitting service is available in the evenings to ensure you’re able to have a romantic meal for two or even just enjoy the town at night without worrying about bedtimes! Our team are always on hand to book a babysitter either before you travel or during your stay.
Whether you’re taking a break from skiing or just fancy a change of pace our client concierge team will always keep you entertained. From sledge hire, to ice skating and even paragliding, we have all the right connections to ensure there’s never a dull moment on your ski holiday and to keep you well entertained from start to finish!
OUR HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION
Goldener Berg Hotel
With its doors opening straight onto the piste, the Hotel Goldener Berg is an idyllic retreat situated high above the roof tops of Lech. The Pfefferkorn family run the hotel and are passionate about hospitality and their team provides guests with warm, first-class service.
The Krone has the perfect location, on the banks of the picturesque river running through the centre of the village, contributing to the hotel’s fairy tale feel. It’s only a few strides from the main lifts and you can virtually ski back to the hotel – just a short walk over the bridge.
A privileged location surrounded by mountains and meadows makes the Hotel Arlberg picturesque from every angle. It is renowned for its exceptional service and has the added luxury of being ski-in/ski-out, it is a perfect alpine retreat.
The Plattenhof is a gem of a hotel set in a peaceful location overlooking the pretty village of Lech. The superior service at the hotel, as well as its close proximity to the lifts and slopes, makes it perfect for a luxury family skiing retreat.
Right in the heart of Lech but away from the hustle and bustle lies Hotel Austria. Boasting stunning mountain scenery and unparalleled peace on the patio, it’s easy to understand why guests return year after year.
Hotel Monzabon was founded in 1956, originally as a Bed & Breakfast. Now a much bigger property thanks to renovations and extensions over the years, it’s still a traditional family run hotel where great service is at the fore.
The Gasthof Post hotel is an exclusive five-star property where you can experience the warm hospitality, top culinary arts and moments of delightful relaxation that culminate in a truly luxurious stay in the stunning town of Lech.
“We have had a phenomenal ski holiday thanks to the PB team and incredible service and attention provided. Nothing was too much trouble – we’ve been spoilt beyond belief. Every person has been an absolute joy to coordinate with. We’ve simply had the best time! You can’t improve – you’re simply the best.”
Lech – Winter 2018
“What a fabulous holiday. PB’s attention to detail and removing all the aggravation of a ski holiday was superb. Their client concierge team was a pleasure to deal with and we really appreciated all of their help pre-booking our ski equipment, restaurants and activities.“
Lech – Winter 2019
“Nothing was too much trouble and every request was met with a ‘can-do’ attitude. This was our first Powder Byrne holiday and we are already making plans for our next!“
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