But it’s not only the slopes, the culinary peak performances are also record-breaking. Lech-Zürs can call itself the ‘village of world-class gourmets’ because nowhere else is able to boast such a conglomeration of award-winning chefs in such a small area. The conference hotels are hot spots for foodies, too, and it’s immediately obvious that the programmes accompanying the conferences, meetings, workshops and congresses are ‘first class’ as well. Wine enthusiasts get to taste great wines at dizzying heights when the Auenfeld-Jet decides to transform its cabins into ‘wine gondolas’. And the ‘Fantastic Gondolas’ turn Lech-Zürs into a location that’s full of magic because that’s when the snow-capped mountains become the backdrop to room and sound installations and the Rüfikopfbahn’s gondolas become flying discos.
There’s one spectacle in Lech that has long since become cult: the ‘Weiße Ring’ race. The event where, in January, 1,000 ski-mad fans get their skis out to cover the 22 kilometres of slopes and trails with a difference in altitude of 5,500 metres in total as fast as they can. During the rest of the winter season, the ‘Weiße Ring’ is a great way to take in the sights on skis. The ‘Lange Zug’, on the other hand, one of the steepest ski routes in the world, is only for experts and not for the weak of heart. The skiing fun is rounded off at the end of the day in the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere to be found in the bars and on the terraces lining the water course that flows right through the middle of the village – the Lechbach. The Arlberg takes hospitality literally and so guests at the hotels and guest houses are made to feel right at home and wishes are made to come true even before they’ve been said out loud.