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- Sleeps 18 - 19
- Catered chalet
Chalet Alpenland is an attractive,
modern Tyrolean chalet boasting a spacious living area
with satellite TV and a separate light, airy dining area. The
bedrooms are all a good size and are comfortably furnished, some of which have balconies with fantastic views over the valley. The chalet sauna is a
great place to unwind & relax after a great day on the slopes.
The chalet is next to the Zugerbahn Chairlift, giving direct access to
the magnificent Lech ski area. Intermediate/advanced skiers can enjoy
skiing back to the chalet door whilst beginners simply need to take the regular free ski bus into Lech for their lessons,
which takes five minutes (approx.). The service currently runs until 3am
(small charge in the evening) so that you can enjoy the atmosphere,
tradition and sheer decadence of Lech town itself.
Snow boots and easy
to carry bags are needed for arrival as the steep access to the chalet
can be very snowy.
Room 1 = Austrian twin with bath and WC
• ski room
• dining room
• sauna and separate shower
• 2 separate WCs
Rooms 2 & 3 = 2 Austrian twins with shower, WC and balcony
Room 4 = Austrian twin with shower and WC
Room 5 = Austrian twin (plus additional sofa bed) with shower and WC
Rooms 6 & 7 = 2 Austrian twins with balcony
• shared shower and WC for rooms 6 & 7
Rooms 8 & 9 = 2 Austrian twins
• shared shower and WC for rooms 8 & 9
Rooms 2 & 3 add £8 pp/pn
Rooms 1, 4 & 5 add £6 pp/pn
Room 5 as triple waive room supplement. If 3rd bed is occupied by child aged 2 – 11 yrs they pay half brochure price.
Chalet staff live in.
Lech Resort Info
Lech, at the centre of the Arlberg ski area, is one of the most exclusive ski venues in Austria. Along with its neighbour, Zurs, this is where high society goes for a winter break. There are expensive hotels, shops and top-rated eateries, in a picture-postcard village that's set in a beautiful wooded valley. The après-ski is lively, but tends to cater for the chic, older crowd, which thrives in Lech. Off-snow activities can often take up more time than the skiing itself.
This doesn't actually bear any relation to the quality of the skiing… With a combined total of 260km of lift- and bus-linked runs, there is plenty for all. Lech itself favours intermediates, while experts have lots of off-piste when the snow is good. They also have St Anton for more advanced challenges. Snow reliability is good and, just in case, there are extensive snowmaking facilities. For beginners, there is a top-rated ski school and a very gentle nursery slope in the centre of the village which is ideal for young children. For boarders Lech is a great place for learners and intermediates (there is a park and a half-pipe). One thing that Lech particularly prides itself on is its lack of queues. This is due to a good lift system, but also because there is a limit of 14,000 skiers on the mountain at any one time.
Overall, Lech offers some great, varied skiing, but tends to attract the same people year after year. If your mortgage is flexible, Lech is wonderful, but you'll find Zurs even more exclusive…
More Lech resort information
Lech Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 24 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 24-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||20 cm|
|Lower slopes||80 cm|
|Upper slopes||130 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Comments||Great skiing thanks to the recent snowfalls|
Snow Overview - Austria (snow news updated 26-Feb-2017)
Thursday 23rd was a largely sunny day across our featured Austrian resorts. Temperatures ranged from around freezing level at higher glacial resorts such as Hintertux (70/180cm), right up to about +10C for resorts in the Ski Welt (50/60cm) such as Ellmau, Hopfgarten, Scheffau and Soll.
Towards the Obergurl region the slopes remain in a good state. Upper runs at Pitzal (159/196cm) and Kaunertal (36/270cm) are packed and well groomed which was creating some lovely on piste conditions for carving turns.
In contrast many other resorts are experiencing some searly spring conditions due to the pistes softening in the strong sun. Notable examples of this can be seen at Kirchberg (69/81cm) and Kitzbuhel (69/71cm), so be sure to head out early for some of the best skiing.
Only a couple of resorts at present could really do with some fresh snow to improve the state of affairs. In the east at Bad Kleinkirchheim (25/45cm) the slopes are largely artificial and are now appearing as strips of snow on an otherwise bare mountain. Whilst in the west, the lower runs at Brand (10/100cm) are also made largely from snow cannons. For the best skiing at both of these resorts, stick to the runs at a higher elevation.
Friday 24th is likely to bring the next snowfall to Austria, with accumulations predicted to be around 10-20cm in most resorts. Saturday 25th is then predicted to be a day of clear skies with some clouds then rolling in on Sunday.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a tough week all over the Alps recently with heavy rain, warm temperatures and strong sunshine all negatively impacting snow quality. However, a change is coming and the early signs of its arrival are visible already. Cloud cover will gently increase throughout today as much needed fresh snow and cold temperatures move in tonight. Tomorrow will see cloudy snowy conditions all over the Alps with light to moderate snowfalls expected. The freezing level will quickly drop which means it will snow all the way down to the valley floor.
Beyond this sudden change Saturday will bring slightly warmer temperatures by the afternoon with Sunday being a mostly sunny day. A large snow storm is currently is forecast to bring very heavy snowfalls to the Alps next week. It would seem winter is returning from its brief summer vacation, and not a moment too soon.
In the Pyrenees a mostly sunny weekend is ahead, no significant snowfall is expected before Tuesday 28th.
In far north Scandinavia a slight change to the normal pattern of dull overcast weather. Moderate snowfalls are expected over the next few days. Powder days are unlikely but certainly enough to create excellent on piste conditions.