Beyond the area of marked runs, you are skiing on your own responsibility and you are not protected against alpine dangers!
Minimum Safety Equipment:
Avalanche Transceiver (“Beeper”)
First Aid Kit
Additional Safety Equipment:
Note the following advices for off piste skiing: Never ride without safety equipment!
Never ride alone!
Never ride off piste with poor visibility!
Keep large spacing between each other!
Take your hands off the wrist strapes!
Take a guide from the local ski school!
Supporting Features in our ski area: Search fields for avalanche training in Lech Zürs:
Above the poma lift in Oberlech
Trittkopfbahn Bottom station (at children terrain)
“Check your Risk“ Informationpoint in Lech Zürs:
Kriegerhorn Valley Station
Hasensprung Valley Station
Rüfikopf Mountain Station
Ski slope barriers and controlled explosions to prevent avalanches: It is prohibited and punishable to ski on slopes and routes that have been closed off. It is prohibited without exception to ski in forest areas and to walk or sled on the runs. Because of the hazards caused by piste preparation vehicles and winches, among other things, the ski slopes and routes are closed after the last control run immediately following the final ascent. Warning! Unsafe area! Please heed the barriers put up on some ski runs when there is a risk of an avalanche. For their own safety, visitors who leave secured areas must obtain information on controlled explosions from the management.
Warning: Controlled explosions in the skiing area to prevent avalanches during and after freshly fallen snow. Risk of avalanche! Avoid avalanche-prone areas during this time! Information is available from the valley stations.
Preparation of slopes: The use of slope preparation machines is essential, even when the slopes are in use. Please keep your distance from these machines for your own safety. Do not traverse steep slopes beneath preparation vehicles as there is a risk that they may slide downhill. Be prepared to stop immediately in blind spots, narrow sections and mountain tracks and do not enter these until you are sure that no slope preparation vehicles are heading up towards you.
New snow: The ski lift operators of Arlberg strive with recognised success to provide perfect piste conditions every day. However when new snow has fallen, then no level of grooming equipment can ensure that all of the pistes are equally prepared. In some weather and snow conditions, new snow does not always bond well with the snow cover underneath, meaning that even new snow which has been groomed can quickly reform into snow rims and moguls. Even world-class grooming technicians can't prevent this.
Skiing accidents: In the event of an accident, please give as precise a report as possible at the next emergency telephone, lift station or designated rescue station. The telephone number of the mountain rescue service responsible for each area is listed in the information section. There is a charge for the slope rescue service.