KitzbuhelSome of the most popular ski slopes in the world are located on the western slopes of the Austrian Alps. When other resorts are bared, Arlberg, amazingly picturesque niche far above the altitude above which can not grow trees, provides abundant snow. The district covers Lech, its most charming village resort and St. Anton, Zürs, St Christoph and Stuben. Only in Lech-Zürs has 35 chairlifts and cable cars serving 104 km prepared ski runs and 120 km open, rough paths, including the magnificent 19-mile tour Madloh. You’re in the homeland of the modern ski technique of revolutionary method called Arlberg, which is practiced today around the world and ski school instructors here are among the best in the world.

Sharing undeniable atmosphere of Lech – exclusivity, but without pretentiousness – is the smallest and the best five-star hotel “Gasthof Post”. Managed by gracious and elegant Mosbruger family for three generations, the former post office is known for its impeccable and this at home-cozy atmosphere and an excellent restaurant.

LechWhile Lech is sought because of the well preserved nature, Kitzbuehel is loved because of its secular, glamorous atmosphere. Smooth but powerful crags behind the medieval fortress-city provide in most cases runs of medium difficulty (excluding labor world famous Hahnenkamm), amazing views from the cable cars and 192 km great opportunities for hiking in summer. Seeking a vibrant scene for relaxation and entertainment after skiing will be drawn from the city historical center paved with boulders streets and medieval houses in pastel colors. There are boutiques for shopping, lively casinos and sophisticated clubs.

Guests can also relax with a hot chocolate and cakes in the famous Cafe “Praxmayer”. Situated high on the sunny side of Kitzbühel Horn is exquisite, but friendly hotel “Tenerhof” transformed an old-fashioned farmhouse of the seventeenth century. And joy at any time of year. The food is among the best in the city, so dinner here, even if you are staying somewhere else.