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    Lech, Austria

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    Austria’s most exclusive ski resort, Lech is a favourite hideaway for the rich and famous! From royalty to business leaders, from sports stars to film producers, Lech Arlberg is where you get to enjoy the lavishness and comfort offered by world-class hotels accompanied by stunning mountain views.

    But despite its international reputation, and no shortage of five-star living, picturesque Lech remains true to its farming village origins. The village of Lech is set at a modest altitude of 1,450m, but each year the resort receives up to twice as much snow as some of its French rivals. Lech, and neighboring Zürs, is considered by many as the birthplace of Alpine skiing. The ski resort has grown steadily over the years, boasting about 305 km of ski runs and over 200 km of high Alpine powder runs. The many tree-free, wide-open bowls provide great skiing for all levels, but it’s advanced to expert skiers who truly call Lech home. This ski area boasts world-class on and off-piste skiing, as well as one of the best snowfalls in the Alps. On a Lech ski vacation you truly have it all: a lift ticket that accesses nearby Zurs, Zug, St. Anton, St. Christoph and Stuben, plus world famous ski schools, guided ski tours and heliskiing.

    Hotel Aurelio Lech

    Surrounded by the impressive mountain landscape and situated at about 1,500 meters, the Aurelio Lech is Austria’s newest and most luxurious ski and spa hotel overlooking the historic Mountain Hideaway Lech am Arlberg. Guests can enjoy all the sophistication and comfort of a world-class hotel combined with the ambience and elegance of a private residence featuring stunning mountain views. Located directly at the world-famous slopes and ski lifts of the Arlberg ski region, it offers luxurious, spacious and exclusively equipped rooms. All rooms are elegantly and individually furnished and feature balconies with a view of the snow-covered mountains.The Aurelio Spa offers relaxation at the highest level, with an indoor pool and exclusive treatments in a tranquil atmosphere. The highly acclaimed restaurant at the Aurelio enjoys 3 Hauben (17 Points) from Gault Millau awarded to Chef de Cuisine Christian Rescher. The hotel’s traditional and international kitchen creates outstanding dishes varying on a daily basis and can be enjoyed on their sun terrace. The Aurelio provides service par excellence: ski-in and ski-out access to the slopes, limousine and Bentley shuttle service, and helicopter transfers. To give the guests a complete royal treatment, there are butlers at every corner ready to cater to all their needs.