Mountain Summer 2018: News from Lech & Zürs

Regional News

©Lorraine Huber

Lorraine Huber is Vorarlberg’s athlete of the year 

The freeride World Champion from 2017, Lorraine Huber from Lech, was awarded the title female athlete of the year 2017 at Vorarlberger Sportnacht (Vorarlberg’s night of sports) in Dornbirn. The professional skier has been participating in freeride-competitions since 2004 and already has numerous successes under her belt. La Loupe would like to warmly congratulate the 38-year-old on this special award.

Falstaff: three restaurants from Lech under the top 10

In 2018 three restaurants from Lech made in into the top 10 of the latest Falstaff restaurant guide. Griggeler Stuba with chef de cuisine Thorsten Probost made third place (99 points), Wunderkammer with chef de cuisine Marco Rabensteiner (96 points) made 8th place, followed by Aurelio’s chef de cuisine Christian Rescher (95) points on 9th place. The community of Lech Zürs once more proves the high standard of quality in its local restaurants. Congratulations!

©Falstaff
©Falstaff

Skyspace opens in summer 2018

Due to the early start of the winter season in 2017 construction of Skyspace Lech, a light space on the mountain, designed by US artist James Turrell, had to be interrupted sooner than expected. After the break, however, construction continues at full blast and the work of art is supposed to open in summer of 2018. James Turrell has already visited the shell structure and is amazed by the sophisticated construction.

Hermann Fercher, president of Best of the Alps 

Hermann Fercher, Lech Zürs’ tourism director, is the new president of Best of the Alps, an association of 12 premium destinations in the alpine region. He replaces Peter Nagel, the former tourism director of Garmisch-Partenkirchen due to a change in destinations. Nagel now is responsible for the fate of Berchtesgadener Land tourism. Fercher’s second in command is Roger Manser, head of marketing, communication, sales, and guest services in Davos.

Five years of Medicinicum Lech

In 2018 the popular public health event will celebrate its 5th anniversary at sport.park.lech. This year all those who are interested in matters of public health can look forward to fascinating talks and discussions on the topic of Indulgence – Addiction – Health. The comprehensive framework programme includes mountain yoga, Kneipp treatments and even an herb hike. For more information press here.

©Medicinicum
©Medicinicum

BMW, a new partner of Lech Zürs tourism 

As of the 2017/18 winter season BMW now is the official automobile partner of the tourism destination Lech Zürs. Under the name “BMW Mountains” the automobile brand cooperates with selected skiing areas in Austria – and now the exclusive destination on Arlberg is one of them. It is BMW’s goal to establish its own brand appearance in the luxury segment.

©Lech Zürs Tourismus
©Lech Zürs Tourismus

Arlenzauberweg

This natural adventure path is an amazing experience for the entire family. All members of the family, young and old, can understand why the meadows around Schlegelkopf are used agriculturally, why snow is white and much more. Aside from that nature lovers can look forward to learning a lot about plant variety in the mountain summer. A beautiful trip for all those who are hungry for knowledge and love a leisurely hike.

Golf course Lech/Zug starts into its third season 

Since June 2018 golfers are once more allowed to venture onto the Green. Golfclub Lech starts into its third season and impresses with nine tricky holes spread out over 19 hectares. Austria’s highest-situated golf course certainly is one of the most beautiful: flowers like lady’s slipper and alpine rose bloom in the rough and chamois call this region their home. The inn “Holz, Eisen & Butter” is the perfect place for relaxed breaks. An interview with Michael Coventon, Lech’s golf-pro, can be found here. 

©Golfclub Lech
©Golfclub Lech