This picture postcard village of traditional wooden houses and wide-roofed hotels is set around the River Lech on a broad valley cradled by ski slopes. Oberlech, in the pastures above, used to be the summer domain of shepherds and their families; the old farm buildings have skillfully developed over the years into a charming traffic-free satellite resort. At 1450 metres the snow conditions are reliable and there is no need to take transport out of the village or long cable-car rides. What’s more, there are never any lift queues even at the busiest times.
At a Glance
Snow: excellent conditions, the resort enjoys a high altitude and average snowfalls of up to 8 metres between December and March Lift system: most of the lifts are now fast chairs – some with heated seats; limited numbers of skiers on the slopes offer a more enjoyable experience Après Ski: start on the sunny terraces of Oberlech and wind your way down to the main street; Tea-dancing is alive and well at the Tannbergerhof Families: the Lech MIniclub looks after children aged three to five years of age Other activities: cross country skiing, snowboard park, heli-ski, toboggan-slide, helicopter rides, indoor tennis, paragliding, skating, sleigh rides and para-ski facilities.