Lech at the Arlberg at an altitude from 1.300m (4.265ft) to 2.811m (9.222ft) is a village in western Austria not far from the German border. It spent long periods of winter cut off from the outside until at the end of the 19th century the Flexen Pass road connected the region to Stuben.
Once an old farming village Lech has become the winter hideaway of the rich and famous. The village is linked by lifts and runs to its higher hamlet Zürs. Both are known as Austria’s most fashionable ski resorts. Other nearby villages and ski areas are St. Anton, Oberlech and Stubenbach.
Lech is a very attractive Austrian ski resort with lots of upmarket hotels in traditional chalet style. It is very cosmopolitan with lively bars and excellent restaurants.