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. Hubert Schwärzler, the former tourism director of Lech Zürs, was not only a pioneer here in terms of tourism but 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
Arlberg ski club
The oldest ski club in the alps

The Ski club Arlberg is one of the eldest and most famous ski clubs in the Alps. Wimbledon is Tennis, Automible Club du Monte Carlo is motor sports, Saint Andrews is Golf and the SCA is winter sports! Founded on 03rd January 1901, members from 60 nations wear proudly pin and jumper and support the next generation. This traditional club has produced world and Olympic champions. The Arlberg Ski Club has also set countless impulses and milestones in terms of Alpine skiing and ski tourism in Arlberg.

Since more than 20 years members meet for the traditional SCA week at the 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.

Every week members round table meeting - for friends of this noble sport! 

Winter und Skikultur am Arlberg