We had a 3 night stay at the Hotel Panorama - this was our first visit to the area and first ski vacation in Europe. We loved everything about it. The hotel is spotless. Heike and Gunter we lovely hosts. From helping us navigate the german trains to austrian buses, ski rental, all the things that could make this trip difficult for an american, they made very simple. There is a room to store all your gear in including a rack to dry your ski boots. They had underground parking but we didn't need it as we didn't have a car.
Here is a bit more general information about our stay.
Heike picked us up from the bus we took from the train station in Langen am Arlberg. We took the short walk into town to rent skis but the free shuttle that runs thru town stops right outside which made getting back with skis simple. Our room(a suite) was spacious with a couch and tv and very large bathroom. Their bar is a nice place to enjoy the snack they provide each evening and a drink. Their newly completed spa was lovely. We learned to love the sauna and steam room in place what we are very used to in the US - the hot tub. The relaxation room was perfect each evening for a post sauna nap before heading out to dinner. Breakfast each day were wonderful with a beautiful array of choices. We didn't mind not having a restaurant at the hotel - we walked each night and tried different restaurants. We enjoyed Charlie's for pizza and Der Italiener in the rubikopf plaza where you take the gondola in the center of town. The Apres ski scene in town was hopping each day but we preferred to lounge in our hotel spa instead. We are very good skiers and we found skiing in Lech and oberlech to be a bit flat for our tastes but it was very easy to navigate the lifts and gondolas and busses to get to other areas. We skied Zurs, Zug, and St Anton most of our second and third days. The off piste areas in St Anton would have been amazing if there had been more snow but in general we found plenty of intermediate/expert terrain to ski. Taking the free shuttle bus to alpen Raus was a great suggestion we got from another skier. These buses make hopping from one area to the next dead easy and the price is right! (FREE!) One day my knees just would not allow even one more run so we happliy shuttled from Zurs back to Lech.
I loved everything about skiing in Austria - heated chairlift seats, great food and beer at the top of most of the areas we skied, little wind screens to keep you toasty on windy days, 6 and 8 person chairlifts, honestly we never waited more than 5 or 6 chairs at any lift thru a 3 days ski weekend!! Favorite food on hill food was the arugala and ham pizza at the top of the Zug chair lift - mmmm. Oh and the best sauerkraut and wurst was at the mid mountain restaurant at Zurs - just below the rubikopf gondola.
If we were to vacation here again, we perhaps might consider staying in St Anton as the skiing there better suited our style, but with that said, busses were simple and getting there to ski was easy enough. If you've never tried skiing in europe hopefully this persuades you to try it soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the 4 star Hotel Panorama in Lech An unforgettable skiing holiday at our hotel right on the piste! Arrive, let go and relax. The 4-star Hotel Panorama is a small, family-run hotel in a sunny and quiet location in Lech am Arlberg. The hotel has recently been renovated. The new rooms have a simple and modern design, with oak furnishing, and are equipped with textiles in natural colours. The furniture, the wooden floor and the small extras create a comfortable and cosy atmosphere with a very special flair. Our dining room has been renovated as well. Together with the traditional Stube with wood panels, it provides a stylish and cosy ambience that will make you want to sit there together with your friends and simply have a good time. A new and bigger elevator brings you and your luggage quickly and comfortably to the right floor - now your holiday in Lech am Arlberg can begin! The excellent location of this hotel right on the ski piste and in front of the picturesque backdrop of the Arlberg offers the best requirements for a successful skiing holiday. Why don't you take a look at the attractive skiing packages and the comprehensive service portfolio of Hotel Panorama? Attractive packages at our 4-star hotel in Lech. Start your day with a delicious breakfast before exploring the winter and skiing paradise of Arlberg. After an exciting day of skiing you can enjoy a traditional snack in the afternoon, or relax in the new spa area, "Vita Panorama " - sports, action, relaxation and well-being are guaranteed at our 4-star hotel right on the ski piste. You will also be convinced by the cosy rooms and the many services included during your skiing holiday at our hotel. Skiing holidays at our hotel in Lech: Rates and package deals of Hotel Panorama Our 4-star Hotel Panorama in Lech offers, thanks to its ideal location right on the pistes, the ideal conditions for a perfect skiing holiday at the foot of the Arlberg. Find out about the hotel's rates in winter and take a look at the attractive skiing packages . Send a non-binding inquiry right away and get ready for an exciting skiing holiday in Lech am Arlberg. Yours sincerely, The Grabher Family ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Hotel Lech