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Ski schools Lech: winter sports on the Arlberg

Group and private lessons, heliskiing, ski tours, and more

Start your winter sports fun at the cradle of alpine skiing in the ski schools in Lech. The more than 250 ski instructors are aware of the traditions and, to this day, set standards in educational techniques and training – worldwide. Select your favourite type of winter sports online!

One of the oldest and largest ski schools in the world can be found in Lech am Arlberg. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to skiing, you want to go on a guided ski tour or you want to devote yourself to the ultimate adventure of heliskiing: Find the best ski instructors and private guides at the two ski schools in Lech.

Ski schools in Lech: near Hotel Sandhof

    Skischule Lech
Office: Schlegelkopf ski lift
Phone: +43  5583 2355
Opening hours winter: Sun-Fri 8.30 am – 5 pm, Sat 8.30 am – 6 pm

Snow sports school Omeshorn/Alpincenter Lech
Office: Schlegelkopf blockhouse
Phone: +43  5583 39880
Opening hours winter: every day 8.30-12 am and 2-5 pm

Skiing with the Lech ski schools: group and private lessons

Arlberg and alpine skiing simply belong together. Young skiers learn the ropes at the ski schools in Lech, advanced skiers enjoy well-groomed slopes in the spacious ski region Lech-Zürs-Warth-Schröcken, while off-piste fans indulge in the adventure with guided tours and downhills.

Group lessons: Lessons in six different performance levels from beginners to masters are offered for teens and adults at Lech ski school. The group lessons take place when reaching the minimum number of participants of four. Grouping takes place 30 minutes before the start of the lessons.

Duration of group lessons for skiers: Sun-Fri, at least four hours of lessons per day. Entering the ski course is possible every day (exception: Saturday). Beginners’ courses start every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

Meeting point every day between 9.30 and 10 am – depending on skill level – please ask upon application!

Private lessons: Both ski schools in Lech offer private lessons. Benefit from first-class lessons in individual atmosphere – when and where you want! Your ski instructor gladly picks you up at Hotel Sandhof and accompanies you back at the end of the lessons. Private lessons are possible for every skill level and age, certainly for small groups and families as well.

Provider: Lech ski school and Omeshorn snow sports school/Alpincenter Lech

Children’s ski lessons: Find all ski school offers for children aged 3.5 and above on our children’s ski schools page!

Snowboarding on the Arlberg: group and private lessons in Lech

Snowboarding on the Arlberg is proper fun! The snow sports instructors of the two ski schools in Lech are at your side from your first attempts at free-riding beyond the slopes. Similarly to skiers, group and private lessons are also offered to snowboarders. Practise with the best trainers in eight different skill levels at Lech ski school.

Lech ski school group lessons: day lessons, 3-day lessons and week-long lessons. Start for advanced boarders possible every day (exception: Saturday). Beginners’ lessons start on Sunday and Wednesday.

Meeting point for all snowboarders is at 10 am at Schlegelkopf valley station.

Omeshorn snow sports school/Alpincenter Lech and Lech ski school: private lessons for all skill levels. Appointments on request.

Nordic sports at the winter sports and ski school in Lech

Cross-country skiing and the rediscovered Telemark technique are popular alternatives to classic skiing on Arlberg. Please enquire on site about currently offered lessons for fans of Nordic sports!

Lech ski school: private lessons and technique seminars for cross-country skiers (beginners and refreshers). Telemark: introduction to technique and training.

Omeshorn snow sports school/Alpincenter Lech: private cross-country lessons on enquiry.

Other winter sports offered by the ski schools Lech

The Omeshorn snow sports school/Alpincenter Lech
offers one gentle type and one very spectacular type of winter sports:

Snowshoeing cross-country for winter sports enthusiasts who want to see the mountains from a different perspective. Snowshoes and ski sticks can be borrowed. Duration: 2.5 hours, at least four participants, date upon enquiry.

Ice climbing: 10 minutes away from the centre of Lech, the Lech ice climbing garden offers the ultimate challenge for climbing aficionados. Trial training for interested persons and guided ice tours on frozen waterfalls on the Arlberg upon request.

The Area Check: “experience” the Arlberg accompanied by a guide

Get to know and love the great ski region on the Arlberg! Experience the most beautiful spots, routes and vantage points around your holiday resort of Lech on skies with a ski guide from the Lech ski school every Sunday.

  • Registration in the ski school office by Sunday 9.30 am at the latest
  • Meeting point at 10.30 am at the ski school
  • Duration: until approx. 3 pm
  • At least four participants per group
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Free-riding Arlberg: on tour with a guide

Experience the ultimate freedom beyond pistes and maximum security when accompanied by a well-trained guide. Lech ski school offers terrain and variation downhills starting at the level “expert”. The Omeshorn snow sports school/Alpincenter Lech offers professional mountain and ski guides for your individual off-piste pleasure as well.

On tour through the terrain: security first!

Weather and avalanche awareness, snow report and snow consistency: The guides of the ski and winter sports schools in Lech have learned, proven and tested the basics of ski touring and variation skiing. We recommend you to only go beyond the slopes with an experienced guide in order to prevent accidents. After all, we want to welcome you back at our Hotel Sandhof in Lech in one piece after your day of skiing!

Heliskiing on the Arlberg: unique in Austria!

The Arlberg is one of the few regions in the world where heliskiing is possible for skiers and snowboarders. Two peaks – one helicopter – lots of fun and unforgettable hours in one of the most beautiful ski regions of the Alps: Start your heliskiing adventure!

Heliskiing on Mehlsack: powder and firn downhills for experienced skiers, two different downhill variations.
Heliskiing in Schneetal/Orgelscharte: also suited for medium-skilled skiers, downhill to Schneetal/Zug.
Tips: Heliskiing on the Arlberg is only possible from Mon-Fri, not on weekends or public holidays. As the current weather and snow condition is decisive for this type of skiing, only short-term reservations are possible. Please contact the office of the Lech ski school with all questions!

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Skiing and winter sports on the Arlberg for experts, connoisseurs and aficionados: Our Hotel Sandhof is located in the middle of the beautiful ski region Lech-Zürs-Warth-Schröcken, very near the Lech ski schools.

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