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Guide to Luxury Holidays in Lech

Austria is known for its thriving snow sports scene and is home to numerous mountain resorts. In the exclusive resort of Lech, you can enjoy some of the best slopes in the country in a setting known for its wintry good looks. Take a luxury holiday to Lech and enjoy stunning scenery, 5-star lodges and superb on and off-piste skiing.

This beautiful mountain town is one of the most sought-after ski resorts in the world and is a destination popular amongst professional skiers, international celebrities and members of royalty. Situated on the banks of the river that shares its name, Lech is considered one of the most picturesque resorts in Austria – whether glittering under a blanket of fresh snow or shining blue and green in the summer sun.

The beauty of staying in Lech is that you can enjoy easy access to the surrounding resorts with the excellent ski lifts. At the end of the day, you can return to Lech for the finest après-ski in the region. Lech boasts hundreds of kilometres of well-maintained slopes suited to all ability levels. It’s also the starting and finishing point for the famous 22km-long White Ring circuit.

When you’re not skiing you can enjoy guided snowshoe tours, toboggan and horse-drawn sleigh rides, and ice skating. After a particularly challenging day on the slopes, relax at your hotel spa, unwinding with a massage or a session in the hot tub while looking out at the mountains. Finish up your day sipping champagne in a hotel bar in Oberlech, dining at a world-class restaurant and enjoying a few hours of live music.

As Lech is primarily a ski resort, snow sports lovers tend to visit is during the winter season, which typically runs from late November to April. February, March and early April often supply the deepest snow and freshest powder, however, this varies from year to year.

You can also enjoy a beautiful holiday to Lech outside of the winter season. Between June and October, this beautiful Alpine town is sunny and warm, and the perfect place to take a walking, golfing or sightseeing holiday.

Before booking your holiday to Lech you should check the entry requirements for Austria at GOV.UK. It’s normally advised that you carry identification with you when travelling in a foreign country and that you keep photocopies of official documents.

A holiday to Lech lets you enjoy all the hearty après-ski staples, as well as sophisticated modern dishes from around the globe. At the luxury hotels, expect to encounter Austrian specialities, steaks and a selection of international wines.

Breakfasts tend to consist of muesli, hams and cheeses and made-to-order omelettes, along with delicious fruit juices. After that, you can sip champagne in a hot tub, enjoy a plate of käsespätzle (Austrian mac & cheese) on a mountain terrace and dine on gourmet nibbles in chic bars.

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