Chalet Furka   Lech , Austria 4.5 Stars

The charming Chalet Furka is ideal for couples and families looking to enjoy the ambience of an attractive traditional Austrian guesthouse in an idyllic location with superb access to the skiing with the Zugerbahn chairlift only 100 metres (approx.) away.

  • Sleeps 16
  • All rooms en suite many with balcony
  • 50 metres to ski bus stop
  • 100 metres from Zugerbahn chairlift
  • 5 mins by bus from Lech
  • Package Summary
  • Catered chalet
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  • Holiday Ref: 9448
Booking information: Prices are per person and based on maximum occupancy of the lowest-priced room. Room and flight supplements may apply. Special offers and ski deals are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Terms & Conditions

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Chalet Furka

Features

  • Sleeps 14 - 16
  • Catered chalet
The charming Chalet Furka is ideal for couples and families looking to enjoy the ambience of an attractive traditional Austrian guesthouse in an idyllic location with superb access to the skiing. All rooms are tastefully decorated in a traditional Austrian style and have the added advantage of en suite facilities, TV and many having a balcony. As well as being able to relax in the sauna at the end of a great day skiing, at the entrance to the chalet there is a small beauty salon perfect for some after-ski pampering! The comfortable and welcoming dining area has a balcony with great views across the valley. Rooms 6 & 8 have an extra bed for children (only) who do not eat with the main group.

Location:
The chalet is located opposite the domed church in the tranquil hamlet of Zug, on the road from Lech with the Zugerbahn Chairlift only 100 metres (approx.) away. It is only 50 metres (approx.) to the bus stop for regular free buses, taking 5 mins (approx.), to reach the exclusive resort of Lech. Beginners can take the free ski bus into Lech for lessons. 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.

CHALET LAYOUT:

Lower Ground Floor:
Sauna
Separate shower
Separate WC

Ground Floor:
Room 2 = Austrian twin with shower, WC, TV and balcony
Living/dining area
Small beauty salon

First Floor:
Rooms 3 & 7 = 2 Austrian twins with shower, WC, TV and balcony
Room 4 = small double with shower, WC, TV and balcony
Room 5 = Austrian twin with shower, WC and TV
Room 6 = Austrian twin (additional pull-down bed) with shower, WC, TV and balcony
Room 8 = large Austrian twin (additional pull-down bed) with walk-in shower, WC, TV and small balcony

Chalet staff live in on the ground floor.
The owner and his family live on the second floor and share the main entrance. The owner’s friendly mountain rescue dog also lives on site.






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 - 15 Feb 2018
Last snowed 13-Feb-2018
Fresh snow10 cm
Lower slopes170 cm
Upper slopes280 cm
Pistes
Piste stateExcellent
Runs to resortExcellent
Off piste snowVaried
CommentsThe best conditions can be found on the upper slopes
Lifts open87
Lifts total87

Snow Overview - Austria  (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)

As the season comes towards its end in Austria, it seems that winter will continue for a little while yet. Fresh snow has been falling across the resorts that remain open, and temperatures have been as low -5C in some places, meaning that conditions up high are excellent for the time of year. Around the Obergurgl region, which is where the majority of our featured resorts are still operating, there has been around 5cm of new snow for Kaunertal (127/194cm), and 20cm for Obergurgl 25/120cm). Although visibility was limited on Thursday due to the continuing snow and cloud, once the current front moves over skiers are likely to find a nice mixture of packed powder on piste and great areas of untouched snow off to the side. Elsewhere, Kitzbuhel (0/70cm) in the Skiwelt was still running 4/57 lifts on Thursday, and received 6cm of new snow overnight. However, whilst conditions up high continue to improve, the lower runs to resort remain closed. Over the remainder of Thursday and into Friday more snow is forecast, and Hintertux (70/235cm) could receive 85cm. The weather is then expected to change on Saturday as a band of high pressure starts to creep in.

European Weather Outlook

Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late. Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm. Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.


All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain