Lech am Arlberg (1,444m) is a mountain village and an exclusive ski resort in the Bludenz district of Vorarlberg, in western Austria, on the banks of the river Lech. In terms of both geography and history, Lech belongs to the Tannberg district. In tourist terms, however, it is part of the Arlberg region.
In recent years Lech has grown to become one of the worlds premier ski destinations and the home of a number of world and Olympic ski champions. It is administered together with the neighbouring villages of Zürs, Zug, Oberlech and Stubenbach.
Lech is best known for its skiing (both on-piste and off-piste). It is well connected via mechanical lifts and groomed pistes with the neighbouring villages of Zürs, St Christof, St. Anton and Stuben - together they form the Arlberg region, the birth place of the modern Alpine skiing technique and the seat of the Ski Club Arlberg. Lech is also the starting and finishing point for "Der Weisse Ring" ("The White Ring"), a circle of runs and lifts that is a popular tour and the scene of an annual race involving both experts and others.
There are many premier hotels in Lech, as well as numerous top class restaurants. Lech is a popular holiday destination for Royal families and celebrities.