The highlight for every skier in lech zürs am arlberg
Alpine skiing is taken very seriously in Lech Zürs am Arlberg – for centuries Arlberg has been known as the "cradle of Alpine skiing". It casts a spell over enthusiastic skiers year after year, winter after winter, because Arlberg is where tradition and modernity meet. As a ski resort with the very highest standards of comfort and 340 km of perfectly prepared ski runs, Lech Zürs am Arlberg makes skiers' hearts beat faster and guarantees a relaxed and varied skiing holiday in the heart of Arlberg.
Tradition and modernity in Arlberg
Arlberg stands for tradition and modernity. The first lift was developed here at the start of the 20th century and the world's first heated chairlift was also put into operation in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. Since then, winter sport enthusiasts have enjoyed the highest levels of comfort and witnessed ever more innovations. The combination lift constructed in 2011 on the Weibermahd, for example, with eight-person chairs and ten-person cabins, offers the highest levels of technology, safety and comfort
"The White Ring", a unique ski circuit in the Alps between Lech, Zürs, Zug and Oberlech, is celebrating over 50 years of skiing. The original cable cars, lifts and pistes of the "White Ring" still form the centrepiece of the magnificent skiing area of Lech Zürs am Arlberg, developed by daring pioneers of skiing, which, with its 79 cable cars and lifts, now guarantees a limitless skiing experience in Arlberg.
In 2005/2006, on the 50th anniversary of the traditional "White Ring" ski circuit, the first "The White Ring – the race" event came into being, the longest ski race in the world. The route, which is 22 kilometres long and has an altitude difference of 5,500 metres, starts at the Rüfikopf and runs round Lech Zürs am Arlberg, with the legendary Madloch downhill run as the secret climax. The course record is held by former ski racer Patrick Ortlieb, with a time of 44:35:07 minutes. "The White Ring – The Race" takes place on 19 January 2013.