Raring to go
With only weeks to go until the 2017/18 season starts on the 8th of December, anticipation is fast building for the start of the season. With 1.25m of snow already in the mountains and more forecast, the signs are good for another exceptional season. Here’s a quick summary of what you can look forward to this season.
The launch of Arlberg Rentals - Your experience, our expertise
Providing the best summer and winter self-catering accommodations in the most beautiful part of Austria, Arlberg Rentals has arrived.
Through our parent company, we’ve had a footprint in the Arlberg region since 2012. Five years of experience and exposure means we know the region and the owners of all the holiday rentals intimately.
Self-catering accommodation has become increasingly popular as more and more visitors are opting to have fewer restrictions and greater value when on holiday. Self-catering provides the flexibility, ease and value that many prefer – and so Arlberg Rentals was conceived.
Ours is a unique offering tailored to your needs. We offer you an extensive range of self-catering accommodation and the inside knowledge that will make your Arlberg experience unique, and your holiday the very best that it can be.
Your holiday though is so much more than just accommodation. It’s the activities, the food, the restaurants and more – the memorable experience. Not only are we unique in offering self-catered apartments and chalets, we offer you a definitive guide to the Arlberg, it’s resorts and all that you can do, so that your Arlberg experience will be too. See for yourself:
A wonderful standalone three bedroom chalet that sleeps up to five. The chalet is a perfect match of traditional design and features combined with modern design and appliances. Set over three floors, the chalet is light and airy and has spectacular views to the West down the valley and to the mountains. Guests also benefit from access to a gorgeous shared pool, wellness suite, steam room and sauna.
Chalet Maria Schnee
Exemplary Tyrolean craftsmanship with exceptional modern styling is on show in the 550m², three floor Chalet Maria Schnee in the Nasserien area of St. Anton. The chalet comfortably hosts 15 people in seven bedrooms and is only a few minutes walk to the lift station. The chalet was built by the famous World Cup alpine skiing champion Gertrud Gabl and her family in 1978 and recently underwent a complete refurbishment by its new owners.
Other exiting developments taking place this season:
Culture and food – An epicurean epicentre
In addition to the wealth of existing restaurants, fooderies and cafés, notable additions for this season include a new bakery in Lech and the official opening of the Roots, Arlberg Chalets’ new restaurant in Wald. Serving traditional Austrian dishes with a modern touch, it officially opens on the 25th
As ever the Arlberg has more than enough events and celebrations happening throughout the season with Lech being extremely busy.
The end of November sees the 11th European Media Summit in Lech
. Leading media representatives, politicians and intellectuals will be discussing alternatives, constructive ideas and solutions to some contemporary issues.
December welcomes back Fantastic Gondolas
to transform the cable cars in the centre of Lech into works of art with installations, famous DJs, live visuals and gigantic large-scale projections. And what would December in the Alps be without a traditional Germanic Christmas market
Skyspace-Lech – Dreams made real
After three years of intense planning it’s finally happening: Skyspace-Lech, a light-flooded space on the mountain, designed by the American artist James Turrell will be built. Designed by the American artist James Turrell and built by the architecture firm Baumschlager-Eberle, Lustena, the fundraising project was hugely popular with Lech’s locals and about one million Euros was raised for its construction. The private art association Horizon Field met all the necessary preconditions and is looking forward to opening this season.
More to come
This is just a small taste of the things lined up in the region for the season. Full details of everything happening in Lech can be accessed through Lech’s event page
and on St. Anton’s event page
for what’s happening there, likewise for St. Christoph
, and Stuben