Luxury Ski Chalets in Lech, Austria

Type: Ski Chalet    Country:Austria    Location: Lech    Sleeps: Any    No. of Bedrooms: or more    Collection: Any

The ski resort of Lech in Austria has long been a favourite of the ski cognoscenti who prefer quality over quantity. It is known for its wide range of pistes for all levels of skier, including some fabulous off-piste runs. Lech forms part of the Arlberg ski area; the largest linked ski area in Austria. Zurs and St. Anton are all within easy reach on a luxury ski holiday in Lech.

Lech is also high on luxury, with some wonderful eateries both up in Oberlech on the mountainside, perfect for a pitstop at lunch, as well as more than 50 restaurants in Lech itself, and not forgetting the wide range of luxury ski chalets and boutique hotels.

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Destination Guide: Lech

About Lech

Legendary deep powder snow and royal connections, the Austrian resort of Lech located in the Arlberg ski area has a fine pedigree. Luxury ski chalets are plenty in Lech and the beautifully preserved village which is linked by a free ski bus and the resort’s exclusivity is preserved through limiting the number of ski passes per day and imposing parking restrictions.

Lech has a distinguished history when it comes to alpine sports. This was where the very first ski lift was developed at the beginning of the 20th Century. Today its five star hotels and luxury ski chalets are filled with wealthy and distinguished visitors to ski in Winter and to explore the 350km of mountain hiking trails in Summer.

Above the main town sits the small, elite development of Oberlech, a cluster of luxury ski chalets and boutique which is reached by cable car from below. This service runs until 1am so that late night revellers can get home to their beds at night.

Lech has an impressive array of local pistes, linking it to the lower village of Zurs, and is known for its superb off-piste powder, and its challenging White Ring circuit. A gondola lift with heated seats links the Lech and Zurs ski area with Warth-Schroken in the next valley, it is also possible to reach St. Anton on skis too. Lech also has an excellent fun park and good facilities for beginners.

Best places to eat and drink in Lech

The locals take their food and drink very seriously and Lech has more than its fair share of world-class restaurants competing for your attention. If you fancy something a little different and truly memorable on chefs night off at your luxury ski chalet, try the Asian Fusion cuisine of Fux. This chic, glass-fronted restaurant has a main dining room plus a steakhouse and cocktail bar. Stop in at the Burg Vital Hotel in Oberlech for an unforgettable meal. Here, the Head chef creates wonderful dishes infused with the flavours of freshly-picked alpine herbs.

Best time to visit Lech

The Arlberg ski area is open from early December to the end of April, and many of the lifts are open again from late June to early October for walkers and cyclists.

What we love about Lech

We love the exhilaration of skiing the legendary ‘White Ring’ – a unique 22km circuit of challenging pistes and off-piste tracks around Lech and Oberlech.

Quick facts:
Ski area: Arlberg, Austria
Altitude: 1450m
Highest lift: 2450
Total pistes: 276km
Total lifts: 84

Luxury Ski Chalets in Lech, Austria


Founded in the 14th Century, the village of Lech has grown from a sleepy farming hamlet into one of the world’s great ski resorts. Offering the skier some of the best on and off piste in Austria as well as upmarket luxury ski chalets and hotels, Lech located in the Arlberg ski area is a favourite amongst those wanting variety.  


Lech is extremely well connected thanks to the recent addition of chairlifts linking the neighbouring villages of Zurs St Christof, St. Anton, Stuben, Warth and Schröcken, creating the largest connected ski area in Austria and one of the largest in Europe, known as the Arlberg ski area, this makes getting around the pistes on your luxury ski holiday a breeze. Together these villages form the Arlberg region, the birthplace of the modern Alpine skiing technique. Lech is also the starting and finishing point for "Der Weisse Ring" ("The White Ring"), a circle of runs and lifts that forms a popular tour for the skiing enthusiast.


Lech is an ancient farming community; the local authorities have done their best to maintain. This commitment to keeping the traditions of old are prevalent in the style and nowhere is this rejected more than in the style and heritage of the luxury ski chalets on offer in Firelfy Collection. Lech has several 400+year-old chalets dotted around the village and surrounding farmland but they seem to sit alongside modern, contemporary dwellings without too many neighbourly disputes making Lech a charming and quite unique place for your week in the snow. 


Luxury Ski-In/Ski-Out Chalets in Lech, Austria


Chalet Uberhaus


Regarded as one of the luxury ski chalets in the Alps, Chalet Überhaus couldn't be more appropriately named. South-facing terraces offer spectacular views across one of the continent’s finest valleys whilst the infinity hot tub will sooth any aching bones from the day on the adjoining piste. This chalet is extraordinary and no mistake. No stone has been left unturned to bring you a luxury chalet of exemplary decadence throughout. Champagne on arrival and service to die for, Überhaus was designed beautifully and fitted out with all the mod cons you'd expect and a few you might not. The snooker table, wine room, bar and library are a few of the features that couple seamlessly alongside the splendid carpentry, warm throws, and shag pile rugs that make Überhaus the place for your luxury ski holiday.


Luxury Ski Chalets with Pools in Lech, Austria


Chalet N


If pampering, well-being and ultra luxury is what you demand from your ski chalet holiday then click confirm for a week at Chalet N in the exclusive resort of Lech. Equipped with the finest swimming pool room in the valley, Chalet N can also offer the esteemed guest a Finnish Sauna, hay sauna, a plunge pool, a steam bath and a fitness room so there’s no excuse for sore muscles here. This luxury chalet has set the benchmark for all large super luxury ski chalets to try and jump up to. It sleeps 22 guests throughout its ten luxurious en suite bedrooms and has other such facilities as a cinema room, outdoor ice bar and sunken seating area. Combine that with skiing to your luxury ski chalets front door with its juxtaposition to Lech and the slopes and you soon discover that Chalet N not only stands out from its contemporaries but soars above them.  


Luxury Ski Chalets with Hot Tubs in Lech, Austria


Chalet 1597


Chalet 1597 isn't named as such for its altitude, no, 1597 was the year this magnificent farmhouse was first constructed here in Lech. Refurbished throughout the centuries, this extraordinary 420 year old building can now boast one of the finest examples of ancient alpine living you’ll find anywhere. Refurbished to superb standard this old beast has every feature you could hope to enjoy during your luxury ski holiday. A spa, sauna and massage room are available for your comfort and the wine cave/bar will also prove a popular spot at your luxury ski chalet. Sleeping 12 in its beautifully turned out en suite bedrooms, Chalet 1597 will be your home from home throughout your stay in Lech. 


Luxury Boutique Ski Hotels in Lech, Austria


Severin’s The Alpine Retreat


Offering a unique platform in which to enjoy your holiday in a large or small group, Severin’s The Alpine Retreat is as diverse as you get. This immaculately presented old wooden chalet style boutique hotel can either be rented out for the week in its entirety for a large group or each of the nine bedrooms can be booked individually on a week by week basis. This unique concept allows the skier all the luxury you would hope for from a luxury ski holiday with all the amenities a top end chalet can offer. Severin’s Alpine Retreat is awash with quality facilities which include a spa suite with treatment rooms, a fully equipped Gym with Techno Gym equipment, a cracking indoor swimming pool with current stream and whirlpools. Not to mention the wine cellar, bar area and fine dining experience in the restaurant. Severin's Alpine Retreat offers a unique blend of luxury ski holiday not to be missed. 



Chalet Aurelio Clubhouse


Chalet Aurelio Clubhouse in Lech is a splendid luxury ski chalet enjoying all the facilities available at the adjoining five star hotel. Separated by a private underground passage, this fine eight bedroom chalet enjoys all the seclusion and privacy of a luxury ski chalet in the Firefly Collection with all the benefits and amenities such as an 18m indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, all packaged in a stunning, contemporary chalet enjoying ski-in/ski-out luxury too. Wünderbar. 


Luxury Self-Catered Chalets in Lech, Austria  


When you want things done your way and on your terms, a self-catered luxury ski holiday is just what the doctor ordered. 


Chalet Laurus


A hidden gem two minutes walk away from the centre of the Lech-Am-Arlberg, one of Austria’s most exclusive resorts Chalet Laurus is a uniquely colourful, charming four bedroom mountain retreat. A designers dream chalet, Laurus has been fitted out in bright colours which are a breath of fresh air with the fifty shades of grey style we see in a lot of chalets these days. Wrought ironwork and aged carved carpentry blend beautifully with brightly coloured soft furnishings that modernise this luxury ski chalet whilst also giving it a comfortable, homely feel. 


Chalet Laurus isn't all about style; the spa area and hot tub in the relaxation area will bring your heart rate back to normal after a day on the piste. This luxury ski chalet is also associated with The Hotel Laurus whose facilities are available for use at your convenience. 



Chalet 685


If aged wood and rustic old charm is a little too fuddy-duddy for you then look no further than the contemporary cool that is Chalet 685. Modern luxury ski chalets don't come much more stylish than this place. Bright colours, classy artwork and clean bright lines make Chalet 685 stand out from the crowd. This luxury ski chalet has been designed for a small group but the open plan living space, attic kids play room, minimalist kitchen and ample terrace make it the perfect place for you and your friends and family to enjoy a peaceful luxury ski holiday in voguish style.