The cradle of alpine skiing
The cradle of alpine skiing lies in the extensive mountain region between the federal states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. The area is one of the snowiest in the alps, which already aroused the daring of young ski pioneers at the beginning of the 20th century, who, with their wealth of ideas, decisively co-founded and shaped the development of skiing history.
With 88 lifts and cable cars, 305 km of ski runs and 200 km of high alpine deep snow runs, Lech Zürs is now part of the largest and therefore most extensive ski area in Austria and “Ski Arlberg” is among the „Top 5“ largest ski areas in the world. What counts here above all is the passion for skiing, which has shaped the development of Lech Zürs for more than 100 years. Since then, the Arlberg has stood for lived ski culture and competence like no other winter sports destination.
The Arlberg was and is the home of many important personalities, events and milestones related to winter sports, starting with the Arlberg railway tunnel, with which the first tourists arrived in 1885, Pastor Müller from Warth, who almost ten years later brought the first skis to the western Arlberg or Hannes Schneider, who revolutionized skiing with his legendary “Arlberg style”.
The Ski Arlberg ski area has received several awards since it was founded - "5 Stars", "Mega Ski Area" and "World Class" are just a selection of the attributes with which you have been honored.