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Ski-in/Ski-out at Hotel Sonnenburg

Our family hotel in Lech is located directly on the ski slopes next to the ski school. You will be out of our ski room and on the slope in under a minute.


from € 176 per night in a double room

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Massive mountain peaks and ample snow create a natural winter wonderland as far as the eye can see: Winter in the Arlberg region is an unforgettable experience. However, many of our guests are looking for something more than skiing during their winter holidays. Namely active days with heaps of snow, a beautiful spa area, and great food.

Luckily, Oberlech features countless outdoor activities beyond the ski slopes: from winter hiking to romantic rides in a horse-drawn sleigh. Austria’s nature is particularly diverse ‒ as are the opportunities to enjoy it, especially during wintertime. Winter snow holidays for non-skiers at Hotel Sonnenburg are all about breathtaking activities and relaxation.

Winter Holidays without Skiing

Winter sports are about much more than “just” skiing or snowboarding. It is amazing what the Lech-Zürs area has to offer. Take the opportunity to experience the Lech mountains during a snow holiday without skiing! Sports enthusiasts can embark on breathtaking winter hikes with or without snowshoes and enjoy the alpine charm of mountain huts. Active winter holidaymakers can also experience tobogganing, ice skating or curling.

Meanwhile, pleasure-seekers can admire the mountain panorama from the back of a horse-drawn sleigh, followed by a relaxing spa treatment. Additionally, unique events and indoor locations create a special winter holiday for non-skiers ‒ or complement a skiing holiday in Oberlech.

Winter Activities for Non-Skiers

  • Winter hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Visiting alpine huts
  • Spa, pool & sauna
  • Sledging, tobogganing, and bobsleighing
  • Ice skating and ice hockey
  • Curling
  • Ride with a horse-drawn sleigh
  • Outdoor and literary events
  • Indoor sports

Book your winter snow holidays for non-skiers now!

Winter snow holidays for non-skiers are a treat: snowshoeing and winter hiking are only two of many activities in the Arlberg mountains.
Colourful Zipfelbob sleighs delight both children and adults on the breathtaking toboggan run from Oberlech to Lech am Arlberg.
Ice skating or curling are activities that our guests can enjoy in nearby Zürs.
Wellness is... relaxing with a book by the pool. Winter holidays without skiing at the Sonnenburg can be so peaceful.
Breathtaking horse-drawn sleigh rides through the Arlberg mountains are one of our guests' favourite activities.
Tanzcafé Arlberg at the Sonnenburg sun terrace
Cosy book reading at the Sonnenburg literary salon

Winter Hiking on Scenic Trails

In Oberlech nature lovers of all ages experience the Austrian winter at its best. At the Sonnenburg we affectionately call it our “Winter Wunderland”: More than 40 kilometres of groomed and waymarked winter hiking trails invite you to explore the mountains. Hike to the most beautiful places in and around Oberlech. Either by yourself, with your family, as a group or accompanied by an experienced winter hiking guide.

By the way, one way to see the mountains, sky, and snow from a different angle is the art project “Skyspace Lech”. It has been established by renowned land art artist James Turrel in 2018. This “meeting of heaven and earth in a high alpine landscape” invites you and your family. Why not combine the cultural highlight with one of your winter hikes? The Skyspace Lech is located in Oberlech am Arlberg, only a 20-minute hike from Hotel Sonnenburg.

Snowshoeing to Alpine Huts

Snowshoeing is a popular way to explore the Lech Alps. Especially for those occasions when romantic walks are not adventurous enough. Winter sports enthusiasts love the challenge of a snowshoe hike in the Arlberg mountains: it both boosts physical endurance and takes the winter hiker to picturesque and remote places.

During the winter, charming mountain huts all over the Arlberg mountains open their doors to visitors. Once you arrive at the hut, you take off your snowshoes. When you open the door to the cottage, you step into the warmth and hear the crackling of the open fire. Inside it smells of alpine delicacies: Kaiserschmarrn and hearty food tempt your palate.

Our concierge will be happy to provide you with tips for your snowshoeing tour, recommend the most beautiful mountain huts or organise your own experienced mountain guide.

Discover the Thrill of the Oberlech Toboggan Run

Hike uphill, toboggan downhill ‒ with a so-called “Arlberger Zipflbob” sled you descend from Oberlech to Lech am Arlberg quickly and cheerfully. Starting out right from the Sonnenburg, the Oberlech toboggan run takes you along a winding track through the forest. For unlimited tobogganing fun, we are happy to provide you with a ski pass. This allows you free use of the Lech-Oberlech cable car to return to Oberlech by gondola. As many times as you like.

During the winter the illuminated toboggan run is open from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. So, you can toboggan during the day and continue this adventure at night. Feeling hungry after all that sledding? How about a hearty fondue served at our Schüna?

Fun on Ice: Ice Skating and Curling

Winter holidaymakers in Lech am Arlberg can go ice skating regardless of the weather: the 300 m² indoor ice rink of Jagdhaus Monzabon is open from Friday to Wednesday. Alternatively, the Zürs natural ice rink is a popular spot for skaters and ice hockey players of every age. Even the local Vorarlbergers like to drop by for curling or to enjoy a cup of Jagertee.

Take a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride Through the Snow

You want to effortlessly glide through the snow-covered mountain landscape of the Arlberg? In that case, a romantic sleigh ride is just the thing for you: wrapped in soft blankets you can lean back and enjoy a glass of mulled wine.

Furthermore, you can choose an individual route for your horse-drawn sleigh ride: Would you prefer to go to Zug, to the Alphorn, to Klösterle or the Älpele? If another destination is on top of your list, simply let our concierge know your ideas. Whether you travel as a family or a larger group ‒ we are happy organise an unforgettable sledge ride during your winter holiday without skis. This way, you can admire the majestic Austrian mountain world at its best.

Relax and Admire the Spectacular Panorama

Treat yourself to some downtime! During the winter our well-equipped spa area is even more comfortable than in summer. Enjoy a variety of saunas designed to relax your tense muscles. Have a swim in our luxurious panoramic pool with its breathtaking view over the snow-covered mountainscape. In addition, a soothing massage at the spa area of family hotel Sonnenburg is a great way to complete your winter holiday in the mountains without skis.

Unique Winter Events All Around Oberlech

Winters in the Arlberg area are famous for a number of cultural events. One of them is the Tanzcafé Arlberg. It attracts top international musicians to the Sonnenburg’s sun terrace. Besides, there are other legendary events during the winter in Lech, such as Fantastic Gondolas or the “Weingondeln”. On top, as a literary hotel we host a variety of literary events and book readings for adults and children on a regular basis.

Activities for Any Weather

sport.park.lech is an indoor sports hotspot located in Lech am Arlberg. It impresses with its wide range of sports facilities: the whole family can compete in bowling, do fitness, indoor cycling or weight training. Aerobics, Pilates, dance or yoga classes offer both variety and fun. There even is a multifunctional court for ball sports enthusiasts for playing soccer or volleyball. And on the indoor tennis court, you can compete in exciting matches. Outdoor fans can have some vertical fun as well while climbing and bouldering.

By the way, sport.park.lech has a cosy sports café where they often broadcast sports events. Moreover, you can enjoy yourself playing billiards and darts here. How does that sound in terms of successful winter snow holidays for non-skiers?

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