Ice-climbing on the Arlberg – a unique ice-climbing experience in Austria
Discover colossal waterfalls when you go ice-climbing in Lech am Arlberg
Icy surfaces, cascading waterfalls, cold winds and pure adrenaline! Ice-climbing on the Arlberg is a unique spectacle and a thrilling combination of skill, courage and delight. Lech am Arlberg contains several sports schools and centres where you can learn more about ice-climbing in the Arlberg region. You are welcome to bring your own equipment or simply hire everything you need for your adventure on the mountain here in Lech.
Your safety when ice-climbing on the Arlberg
Ice-climbing is a popular sport in Austria, especially on the Arlberg. Safety is the number one priority in ice-climbing, which is why you must check the latest weather information for the mountain before you begin your winter climbing expedition in Lech. There are many sports schools and mountain guides in Lech who will be happy to help you and provide guided ice-climbing tours on the Arlberg. One step at a time, you will be able to discover the fascination of frozen water and feel the power of the ice as you climb. A diverse range of ski tours and romantic winter hiking paths provide still more opportunities to discover the winter-clad mountains of the Vorarlberg – in far greater comfort.
An ice-climbing garden is the perfect place to learn
The Lech Zürs region and the Arlberg itself offer the perfect options for ice-climbing. The area features a selection of ice-climbing gardens designed for beginners, where the less experienced can take their first steps on the ice and improve their climbing skills. One of these is the Eisklettergarten Lech am Arlberg, where you can easily hire all the equipment you need. And if you need to let off steam after your efforts, you can follow up with some downhill or cross-country skiing in the Ski Arlberg ski region. The Hotel Tannbergerhof is the perfect base for all your sporting activities on the Arlberg – your unique ski-in, ski-out hotel in Lech. Don't forget to check out the après-ski options and pay a visit to the hotel's in-house Irish pub, "The Cottage", so you can tell everyone all about your ice-climbing and other adventures!
Ice falls in Vorarlberg: climbing routes in all levels of difficulty
Experienced climbers will enjoy the challenge of Europe's longest frozen waterfall in the Klostertal valley. Montafon and the Brandnertal valley contain several other ice-climbing routes in various degrees of difficulty. The ice falls form only in very cold winters, so we cannot guarantee that all well-known climbing routes will be available every year. For this reason, please contact Vorarlberg Tourismus GmbH or the appropriate tourism office to check the conditions before you set out. That way, you'll be well prepared for an active winter holiday in Lech am Arlberg!