Zürs am Arlberg

A diamond in the snow – Smaller than its linked neighbour Lech, smaller and quieter Zürs offers more of a family friendly option. Set high up on the sunny side of the Flexen Pass summit, prestigious Zürs offers a rare and attractive combination of impressive snowfall (more than half as much again than Lech), and some of the area’s steeper slopes. Zürs attracts those more concerned with the snow conditions and who just want to get out on the slopes.

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Skiing in Zürs am Arlberg

Close to Lech & St Anton, Zürs is right in the heart of the mountains. The more remote location and higher altitude of Zürs offers winter sport enthusiasts some of the best conditions of the entire Arlberg region. Exclusively a winter resort, it’s location gives you easier access to all of the regions runs than any other resort in the Arlberg. A super snowy microclimate and high altitude combined with wide open sunny spaces makes for the perfect family skiing resort.

1717

elevation

305km

piste

180km

off-piste

87

lifts

Skiing in Zürs – conditions for all of the family

If it’s skiing that’s the focus of your holiday, then Zürs is the perfect resort for you. With well-prepared slopes, covered with countless square metres to traverse, the resort is ideally placed with convenient lifts right on its doorstep. Quieter, higher and more remote than neighbouring Lech, few locations are better for a family skiing holiday. The super snowy microclimate and high altitude makes for impressive snowfall levels, and guarantees exceptional conditions for adults and children alike. It also means that you can enjoy this fantastic resort right through the winter season. For the more advanced, Zürs features some of the Arlberg’s steepest slopes. The Red 10 is one of the best runs in the resort; it’s long and challenging and on a clear day provides some breathtaking views. For beginners, children and those looking for something less challenging, Zürs wide open sunny spaces and many ski schools offer the perfect place to strengthen those skiing skills under the excellent guidance of one of the most celebrated and best ski schools in the world. The Zürs ski school offers personal attention with private instructors or group tuition, from beginners’ courses to heli-skiing. And children are looked after well during skiing lessons or in the “Little Zürs” nursery.

Apres ski & restaurants in Zürs

Smaller and quieter though the Zürs après-ski scene may be, there’s plenty on offer to keep you entertained. Après ski in the village is fun with many chic, fashionable bars, select lunchtime restaurants plus mountain huts, many of which offer award-winning cuisine.

Après-ski in Zürs - refined and delicious

Zürs is comparatively quiet compared to it’s rowdier neighbours but there are at least seven Zürs bars that range from quiet cocktails bars to more happening pubs for Austrian beer drinking. The Bergwerk bar is one of the places to be seen for après-ski. A glühwein or three there will be sure to keep you warm. Alternatively you can head to the Ambiente and the Sporthotel Zürsersee. If it’s a pleasant relaxing evening you’re after, then there’s the piano bar in the Hotel Thurnhers Alpenhof. Late night clubbing is also available at the Vernissage bar and the club at the Skiclub Alpenrose. There’s also the Zurserl disco in Hotel Edelweiss.

There are about 20 restaurants in Zürs, many of which can be found within the Zürs hotels. Quality is of the essence, and some of the restaurants have earned international acclaim. Fantastic fine dining can be had at the Zurserhof Hotel Restaurant, the quaint Chesa restaurant and the Lorunser. There are also four mountainside restaurants in Zürs itself. For raclette, fondue and Austrian specialities Toni’s Einkehr is well worth visiting. A little further afield there’s also the Hospiz-Alm in St Christoph for fine dining; and the Ferwall Stube, a popular service restaurant at the mid-station of the Galzig-Valluga cable car.

Much more can be found in neighbouring Lech and there is a village shuttle bus service that operates free of charge between Zürs and Lech until 7.00 pm daily. Slightly further afield there’s also the vibrant après-ski scene of St.Anton.

Kids & Family

There are plenty of activities to do in Zürs for those who want a day off the slopes. Whether on foot or on cross-country skis, the beautiful area surrounding Zürs’ is well worth exploring, with a 40km-long network of footpaths to choose from. Other options include watching the feeding of wild deer on a guided sunset walk, or Snowtubing on a giant blow-up tyre along a special track. Other activities in the area include horse-drawn sleigh rides, a sports centre, parapente and tobogganing. Zürs also has its own natural ice rink open from 15:00 to 22:00, complete with a romantic campfire and mulled wine.

Zürs also provides a range of facilities and services which include babysitting, a Zürs ski hire shop, and the Zürs Ski School which has a great reputation.

 

Karte und Lage

Hoch oben auf der Sonnenseite des Flexenpasses bietet das prestigeträchtige Zürs eine seltene und attraktive Kombination aus beeindruckendem Schneefall (mehr als eineinhalb mal so viel wie Lech) und einigen steileren Hängen der Gegend.

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