The White Ring – a ski circuit with 22 kilometres of slopes

Adventure at every turn: one of the most beautiful ski circuits in the Alpine region

Winter sports fans from all over the world are attracted to precisely this route where the longest ski race on the Arlberg takes place every year to ski the legendary "White Ring" ski circuit themselves. This route encompassing 22 kilometres allows both leisurely skiers and competitors in the popular ski race to immerse themselves in the breathtaking mountains of the Lech Valley Alps. The idea of the "White Ring" comes from Sepp Bildstein, who was one of the pioneers of the Alpine sport on the Arlberg in the 1950s. And nothing about this incredible experience and its attraction has changed to date.

All the way round once: explore the Lech am Arlberg ski resort

Start your circuit on the "White Ring" in Lech: then head over the Rüfikopf and Hexenboden to Zürs, the next one of the top 10 winter sports resorts on the Arlberg. Continue over the Madlock Pass and the Omeshorn to Zug. The "White Ring" takes you over the Kriegerhorn back to Lech again. Experienced skiers can complete the 22 kilometres of slopes in a few hours. Tip: Take your time and enjoy the skiing area on the Arlberg and magical Alpine panoramas not just on the slopes but also on the viewing platforms and ski hut sun terraces.

A traditional ski race: every year on the "White Ring"

More than 1,000 skiers line up at the start of the ski race on the Arlberg every year. Anyone who does not want to take part straight away is recommended to participate in the weekly "Area Check" with ski instructors from Skischule Lech – this is the way for newcomers to get to know the Lech am Arlberg ski resort comfortably and in peace. Feel free to take your time. Although there is a great deal to discover, consciously experiencing all the beauty will make your stay all the more wonderful.

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