Lech is considered to be one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the Alps. It has seen no shortage of famous faces passing through over the years including Princess Diana, the Dutch royal family and Monaco’s Princess Caroline. Despite all of the travelling royalty and luxurious options in the region (which there are plenty), Lech still remains a very affordable ski destination and is still anchored its farming village roots.
Affordable holidays to the Austrian part of the Alps are growing in popularity and there are flights leaving to this region on a daily basis from UK airports. The best way to reach Lech is to fly to Zurich airport, with the resort being a straightforward transfer from there. Check the Cheeky Trip comparison site for our full selection of bargains to the Alps. Direct flights to Zurich will usually last around 2 hours, depending on where in the UK you are flying from.
The busiest and arguably best time to visit Lech is during the winter months when ski season is at its peak. However, this is still a brilliant destination to visit even in the summer months due to its number and quality of scenic hiking routes. Lech is in the area which claims the title of snowiest ski area in the Alps, with an astonishing average of 10.6m falling each winter! This is just one factor as to why it is so well-visited by skiers from all over the world.
Lech is a great place for beginner skiers to start learning the sport due to its high-quality ski schools that are dotted all over the resort. There are also designated beginner areas where newcomers can practice finding their feet without the pressure of more experienced skiers whizzing past them. Lech is probably best suited to intermediate skiers though with an abundance of blue and red runs leading back towards Lech from Zuger Hochlict or down towards the picturesque hamlet of Zug. The resort does have a few black runs, but for the more serious skiers we would recommend staying elsewhere.
Since so much royalty has passed through Lech, it is perhaps unsurprising that there are significantly more luxurious, 5-star accommodation options in Lech than in most other resorts in the Alps. If you are wanting to splash the cash and follow in the footsteps of royalty, then this is definitely your place. However, there are more basic forms of accommodation too if your budget doesn’t stretch as far as those for princesses. There are a number of incredible restaurants in the resort too serving up a variety of local delicacies and international favourites.
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