Ski-in ski-out resort in Austria
Oberlech is a small settlement on the main ski slopes directly above the well-known village of Lech am Arlberg in the west of Austria.
The skiing around Oberlech is part of the massive Arlberg region, which crosses the border between the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg and stretches from St Anton am Arlberg all the way through to the village of Warth on the other side of Lech.
Oberlech itself is located at a height of 1700 metres above sea level, giving it a virtual guarantee of snow, while the village of Lech just below it is at just under 1450 metres.
What makes Oberlech a real ski-in ski-out location?
Some of the main ski runs in the Lech area run right past the hamlet and skiers and snowboarders can head out of the accommodation in the morning and be onto the ski slopes. Oberlech can be reached by its own cable car from Lech down in the valley. Much of the hamlet is car-free and there is an underground car park for visitors opposite the cable car base station. Taxis can be taken to Oberlech outside the operating hours of the cable car.
The Petersboden chairlift rising from Oberlech links in to the main skiing on the same side of the valley, with routes available across to the villages of Warth or, in the other direction, Zug.
Alternatively, blue ski runs drop down to the centre of Lech and access more chairlifts, as well as the cable car up to the Rüfikopf on the other side of the valley. This is the start of the circuit through Zürs known as the Weisse Ring (the ‘white ring’) as well as the connections over towards Stuben and St Christoph am Arlberg.
Staying in Oberlech
The map below will give potential visitors an idea of where Oberlech is located. To see accommodation availability in the winter, enter dates of a potential stay in the boxes provided and zoom in or out using the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons. (The ‘default’ map setting is for the next day, so viewers in the summer are unlikely to see much availability unless the dates are changed!) Click on the accommodation to see more information and pricing.
Ski-in ski-out hotels in Oberlech
The Burg Hotel is a family-run four-star superior establishment in Oberlech located right on the ski slopes with both rooms and apartments. It has its own ski rental shop and is situated opposite the ski school in Oberlech.
The Burgvital Resort is a five-star superior hotel run by the same family as the Burg Hotel. The resort is made up of five chalets, with apartments, rooms and suites, which offer an extensive spa and wellness area.
The Goldener Berg is a four-star superior hotel on the ski slopes in Oberlech. It offers accommodation in rooms and suites and has four gourmet restaurants as well as a spa and wellness area.
The Mohnenfluh is a small family-run four-star hotel situated in the upper part of Oberlech. Accommodation is in rooms, suites and apartments and the hotel restaurant and sun terrace have a good reputation for their local specialities.
The Hotel & Chalet Montana offers four-star superior accommodation in Oberlech. Operated by world champion ski racer Patrick Ortlieb and his family, the Montana has 47 rooms and suites and an award-winning restaurant.
The Sonnenburg is a family-run five-star hotel with a history dating back 80 years and located next to the children’s ski slope and the Oberlech ski school. Accommodation is in the main building or the neighbouring four-star superior Landhaus.