Zürs am Arlberg
Zürs Austria is a small and intimate village in the Arlberg region. Like the neighbouring town of Lech
, it offers an exclusive Austrian ski holiday experience and caters to the well heeled market. Rather than being family friendly like Lech, Zurs is more romantic and typically where you’d take your partner for an Austria ski
The lifts of the Zurs ski resort originate right in the centre of the village, so the access to the Zurs skiing is incredibly convenient.
Where is Zürs?
Zürs (Zuers) is located in the West Arlberg region of Tirol in Western Austria, 15km northwest of St Anton
and 5km from Lech.
Common gateway airports are Zurich (200km away), Innsbruck (120km away) and Friedrichshafen.
Zurs Ski Resort
The Zurs ski resort is interlinked via piste and a high quality lift system with the ski districts of Lech
, Oberlech, Stubenbach and Zug and the rest of the ski Arlberg region as of the 2016/17 season. The White Ring is a 22km ski route that circles around these villages. Skiers and snowboarders of at least intermediate standard can cruise the groomed piste of the White Ring and stop in at the many high mountain restaurants and drinking holes along the way – this is what skiing in Austria
is all about!
The Zurs ski resort itself caters very well to beginners and intermediates, and the offerings for beginners are generally better than the ski terrain at Lech ski resort. Advanced skiers and snowboarders can ride off-piste, and with fewer crowds than at nearby St Anton ski resort
, powder hounds have half a chance to score some fresh lines.
The Zurs ski resort also provides some great off-piste routes off the back for experts that like couloirs and gnarly lines. A guide can be hired from one of the ski schools.
Zurs is not blessed with an abundance of snowfall, but the base altitude at Zurs is higher than Lech so it generally has slightly better snow.
The Zurs ski resort is part of the Ski Arlberg region and is covered by the same lift ticket as St Anton. The whole Ski Arlberg region provides a massive ski area with a total of 84 lifts. St Anton can be accessed from Zuers via new lifts completed for the 2016/17 season.
The village of Zurs Austria is small and there are only about 20 Zurs hotels, all within a few minutes walk to the ski lift. The Zurs hotels vary from 3 to 5 star, with the most luxurious being Thurnhers Alpenhof, Sporthotel Lorünser and the Zürserhof hotels.
Zurs Restaurants, Nightlife and Facilities
Zurs provide a range of facilities and services which include babysitting, a Zurs ski hire shop, and the Zurs Ski School which has a great reputation.
There are about 20 Zurs restaurants, many of which are within the Zurs hotels. Quality is of the essence, and some of the restaurants have earned international acclaim. The Zurserhof Hotel Restaurant and the quaint Chesa restaurant are highlights.
The nightlife in Zurs certainly doesn’t rival the St Anton nightlife
, but the après and nightlife is still reasonably vibrant. There are seven Zurs bars that range from quiet cocktails bars to more happening pubs for Austrian beer drinking. The Bergwerk bar seems to be the place for après. Having a drink outside is great if you have a Glühwein or four to keep you warm. Into the evening the Zurserl Pleasure Lounge is the place to be seen and for a dance.
More Reasons for a Zurs am Arlberg Ski Holiday
Zurs caters to a more discerning crowd than the general holiday makers at St Anton. If you don’t need the crazy extreme terrain of St Anton or the family friendliness of Lech, head to Zurs Austria for a deluxe ski holiday experience.
Austria heli skiing is not commonly offered, but keen powder hounds can head out heli skiing in Zurs with the ski school. Heli skiing
is the ultimate ski experience!
Tours in or near Zurs
Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Skiing | 7 Resorts
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