Lech Ski School

Our Lech Ski School, nestled in one of the snowiest resorts in Europe, is charming and fun for all ages and abilities. Thanks to the interconnected variety of pistes and access to the Arlberg ski area, it’s easy to navigate around the resort.

Our young, fun team of instructors are energetic and driven to help you become a better skier or boarder. Their passion for the mountains, making improvements, and exploring more is undeniable. They can show you the best-hidden powder stashes, the best parks for the kids and the quietest runs for those looking for a confidence boost.

We know it’s the little things that count. Whether you’re looking for private ski lessons, private ski coaching, private snowboard lessons or a bespoke package for your corporate trip, our experienced team have got it covered.

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Where you’ll meet your ski instructor

Our Lech ski school instructors can meet you either in front of the large bubble Rüfikopf-Seilbahn or in front of the Sportalp ski rental shop, just on the snow and in front of the stairs going underground.

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Custom Experiences

Tailored for each client
Adaptive Ski Lessons

Adaptive ski lessons are enabling more people to participate in snowsports with the greatest possible level of independence.

Bespoke business packages
Corporate Lessons

Whether it’s making lunch reservations using our extensive local knowledge, or taking your group heliskiing. So why not let us organise your corporate booking on the slopes this year?

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Lech FAQ’s

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* quoted prices are for 1 pupil in non-peak weeks. Additional pupils can be added for a fee and prices in peak weeks are higher. We currently only offer all day private ski lessons in lech.

Lech is a fantastic ski resort for families to visit. It has plenty of kid’s play areas, activities, and more for your next winter holiday. Read more about why Lech is great for families.

In Lech we recommend:

  • MeriNannies is a professional nanny service operating in the Alps since 2003. Striving to provide the best childcare to ensure the whole family have a fantastic holiday. From a full week nanny service to just a few hours babysitting, you can trust Merinannies will go an extra mile to help. Book Your Nanny – MeriNannies
  • The Kristiania hotel runs a ski nanny service for children over 3 years old. You will need to contact their reception to make a booking.
  • Googie’s babysitting company

For other childcare options, click here.

Lech is great for first timers. In fact, Lech is a good choice for families of all abilities and ages. With easy access to gentle terrain just a short walk from the village centre, and amazing off-piste options for more advanced skiers up in the high mountains – there is something for everyone. It’s one of the few Austrian resorts to offer heli-skiing too!

But for beginners, and those relatively new to skiing, Lech and the entire ski arlberg region have some lovely long descents that are gentle, open and perfect for practicing those turns. If you’re a beginner in Lech, you’ll enjoy the Weibermahd, Schelgelkopf and Petersboden lifts. Make sure you pick up a piste map when buying your lift pass, so you know where you’re going!

With a variety of ski schools and ski lessons to choose from, you can learn to ski in a supported, safe environment by highly qualified ski instructors. The first ever ski school with ski lessons was begun in St Anton, which a-joins Lech.

If you’re looking for ski lessons in Lech, you can book online and find a private ski instructor or book group lessons by clicking here.

Innsbruck is the closest airport to Lech ski resort, just a few hours away via car.

Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 120km
Distance to Friedrichshafen Airport: 128km
Distance to Zurich Airport: 196km
Distance to Munich Airport: 248km
Distance to Salzburg Airport: 294km

Travel options to consider when travelling to Lech resort.


Fly to Innsbruck or Zurich and then a transfer to Lech. 

Transfer companies: gettransfer.com, skilifts.com, alpinbus.com, The Arlberg Express bus company

You can also rent a car at the airport and then drive to resort yourself if you’d like. From Innsbruck it’s a 90min drive, and from Zurich is just over 2hrs. Coming from Innsbruck drivers should follow the main Inn Valley motorway up to where the road splits for Ischgl or St Anton.


Innsbruck. The easiest rail route from Innsbruck to Lech am Arlberg is to take the frequent service to St Anton am Arlberg and then use the public bus or a taxi onwards to Lech.

Langen railway station is the closest train station to Lech and is the most convenient for the airports of Zurich or Friedrichshafen. The train journey from Zurich takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes and the ride from Friedrichshafen around 20 minutes longer – however the trip from Zurich is direct and that from Friedrichshafen involves a number of changes.

At Langen, a taxi can be hired or the local bus (which runs every 1 or 2 hours until around 22.00).


Driving from the UK is quite the trek – it’s over 16hrs from London! So unless you’re staying for longer than a week, it probably isn’t your best option.


Regular buses from Innsbruck. The Arlberg Express bus company runs an airport transfer bus service to Lech or Zürs. The service is more frequent at weekends, but there is also a single daily bus from the Zurich airport.

Lech ski resort is at 1,444m altitude. It connects to St Anton resort and the rest of the Arlberg region, making it the largest ski area in Austria.

Lech on average gets around 10m of snow which is much more than many French resorts. Lech and the Arlberg area is one of the most snow safe places to ski in Europe. With over 60% of the resort covered by snow cannons too, you can be sure to enjoy great conditions all winter long.

For live webcams, click here.

If you’re staying up in Oberlech, then fear not- you aren’t isolated. The 80 person Bergbahn cable car runs from 7 am – 1 am. Oberlech is car-free and home to the high-end hotels and chalets that have a network of underground tunnels that the staff use for deliveries and luggage.

The town of Lech itself is easy to navigate, as it still remains a small village. The council will not let it expand which makes the furthest lift from the town around 600m away. But there is a free shuttle bus that runs regularly so you don’t need to worry about walking that 600m in ski boots.

Lech is a relatively expensive place to ski. The restaurants are high end and the après-ski is particularly sophisticated, meaning the prices are higher than some other resorts in the Alps. There are plenty of exclusive boutiques, and you can travel around the resort in a horse drawn carriage if you wish! Many celebrities including the Royals have been known to visit Lech Zürs.

But you can of course, ski or snowboard in Lech on a budget, it just requires a bit more planning. Eating on the mountain can be expensive, so packing a picnic or choosing to eat at snack bars can reduce daily costs. Take a look at our ski school prices and availability for group lessons in Lech here.

Read more about Lech here.

Lech opens in early December. Find the latest Lech opening dates here. The Arlberg Ski schools will begin teaching lessons from the opening date.

Whether you’re a non-skier or have one in your party, or you’re looking for something to do when the weather draws in, there’s plenty of non-skiing activities to keep you entertained in Lech.

If you’re looking for more information about resort including what’s on during your stay, then try the following website:

Lech Zeurs Website
A helpful site with regular event listings of what’s going on in resort, snow reports and more.

Need help with your booking?
Give us a call, we’re here for you.

UK office: +44 1462 674 000
Lines open: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00 UK


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