Skiing culture in the Arlberg region

Winter fun in Lech

Arlberg – the cradle of Alpine skiing, a ski area, a region or simply a legend. Skiing culture here is not only written, but also lived. It is a successful story about a region in which the Schwärzler family was, and still is, significantly involved. But not only was Hubert Schwärzler, the former tourism director of Lech Zürs, a pioneer here in terms of tourism. The whole family shaped the image of the ski resort through its functions in various areas, such as the Arlberg Ski Club and the Lech Ski School.

For you, this means lots of insider tips and a competent host family when it comes to skiing and the mountains on the Arlberg. The passion for this area is reflected in the way we treat guests. With us at Hotel Haldenhof in Lech you will feel comfortable, as well as our love for this ski destination.

Skiurlaub am Arlberg - Skikultur erleben
Exploring a miracle in white

Research: The focus of the association's activities is the initiation and promotion of scientific work on the history and development of skiing and skiing tourism with a focus on Arlberg.

Archiving and documentation: In the Lech municipality archive, the related historical sources of all kinds – photos, films, drawings, paintings, texts, books, magazines, etc. – are archived and thus preserved for future generations.

Public relations: Events such as symposia, excursions, seminars, lectures, readings, slide, video and film screenings, as well as the presentation of temporary or permanent exhibitions, bear witness to the activities of the association.

Arlberg ski club
The oldest ski club in the alps

The Arlberg Ski Club is one of the oldest and most famous ski clubs in the Alps. Founded in 1901, it is currently one of the largest ski clubs in Europe with 9,056 members from 55 nations. This traditional club has produced world champions and Olympic champions. The Arlberg Ski Club has also set countless impulses and milestones in terms of Alpine skiing and ski tourism in Arlberg.

The members of the Arlberg Ski Club have been meeting for the famous SCA week in Arlberg for more than 20 years. They are all enthusiastic about a common cause, they all share a love of skiing and they are all proud to be a member of the traditional ski club.

Winter und Skikultur am Arlberg
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