Cross-country skiing in Lech

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Nordic walking came about as a means of getting around in snow-covered Scandinavia and developed into a type of winter sport decades ago. Perfectly prepared trails in Oberlech, Lech, and Zürs attract visitors to workout on 2 skis.

Swap the fitness studio for fresh mountain air. Cross-country skiing trains nearly all muscle groups, strengthening the extremities as well as muscles in the buttocks and neck. It improves your fitness too.

Begin your training day with a healthy breakfast in the hotel Goldener Berg. A bowl of muesli with fresh fruit and a cup of coffee, then off onto the cross-country ski trail.

The network of trails stretches over a total of 27 km.

A summary of the cross-country trails:

  • Lech-Zug: 2.8 km classic
  • Gasthof Omesberg-Zug: 2.4 km classic
  • Zug-Älpele: 3.5 km classic & skating
  • Älpele-Tannläger-Älpele: 8 km classic & skating
  • Spullerswaldweg: 2 km classic & skating
  • Zürs-Flexenpass-Zürs: 4 km classic & skating

After a day of training in the wonderful Arlberg winter scenery, slip into your fluffy bathrobe and end the day in the wellness area at the Hotel Goldener Berg. Relax tired muscles with some lengths of the panorama swimming pool. Enjoy a relaxed swim with views of the Arlberg mountains, and refuel.

Telemarking: Back to the origins

Telemarking is like a mixture of cross-country skiing and Alpine skiing. It is to be seen more and more on the pistes of Oberlech. It is a style that was around as early as 1868 and was used in Alpine skiing competitions. Skiing as it once was, brought gallantly into the present day.

In contrast to Alpine skiing, this method involves the heel binding of the skier being free tp lift. Your uphill ski stays back, and you bring your knee towards the ground, keeping your skis parallel as you complete your turn.

More and more guides have become qualified experts and share their knowledge. The Skischule Lech for example offers courses on request. The art of making turns that are both elegant and dynamic is a noble one, but you need plenty of patience to learn. It’s worth it!