Time - More Space
World Class Skiing
Far From the Crowds in Lech-Zuers
yourself this winter gliding through the finest powder
snow on glistening firn slopes in the birthplace of skiing,
far from the crowds of merry ski bunnies that normally
litter the mountains. Lech and Zuers am Alberg in Austria
is where the white sport was invented more than a century
ago, and it is today one of the most exclusive Alpine
winter sports resorts in the world.
you've ever skied (or snowboarded) in Europe, you know
how much of a battle the process can be. Snobbish crowds
are everywhere, ticket lines endless, skiers elbow and
push and shuffle and if you just bought a new pair of
Chanel skies you spend most of your time worrying they
might be scratched. And of course, waiting hours at the
lift and skiing with the masses is not the picture of
a relaxing winter getaway anyway. Not so in Lech and Zuers
with their motto "More Time - More Space." They
continuously monitor the number of skiers on their pistes
to 14,000! You would think that such luxury came at a
price, but you'll find some very affordable package deals.
in the heart of the Arlberg region, gets more snow than
most other places in the Alps and while the resort area
is small and intimate with slopes leading right up to
your doorstep, visitors find a vast powder paradise with
84 state-of-the-art ski lifts and cable cars as well as
a huge snowboard park and exquisite deep snow skiing.
In fact, it is know as the Mecca of deep skiing. Even
if you've never stood on two skis before, one of the most
famous ski schools in the world will teach you everything
you need to know.
royalty like to spend their winters here and the ambience
is indeed noble. Tradition and progress work in perfect
symphony. You will no doubt encounter what one might expect
from a winter trip to Austria: world-class hospitality
in typical cozy inns with crackling fireplaces and hearty
gastronomy, stunning winter-wonder vistas and stylish
après- ski get-togethers. But you might not realize
that this old-school winter ski paradise has managed to
reduce its CO2 emissions by 70 percent in the last few
years thanks to a central biomass power station! Quite
innovative for such a small community of only 8,500 beds.
accordance with such high standards is their "silent
ceremony" with which they start the winter season.
Usually, these festivities are loud and rambunctious;
Lech and Zuers, however, go against the grain with soothing
sounds for noise-polluted ears November 30 and December
1, 2002. So if you're looking to ski unhampered by the
crowds, get ready for a royal winter season.
packages and other details, please visit www.lech-zuers.at.
(Updated: 07/01/08 HC)