Just a ten minute drive from neighbouring St Anton, Zürs is a quaint village with a refined feel to it. Since the early 20th century winter sports have been world-renowned in these Tyrolean mountains owing to the superb snow quality and the diversity and beauty of the slopes. A cluster of just 25 buildings, Zürs is the epitome of exclusivity and luxury, being home to a dozen four and five star hotels as well as a collection of exquisite restaurants.
Due to the compact nature of the village the distance to the lifts from the majority of hotels and chalets is very short. Once on the slopes you are then presented with a world of snow-filled opportunities. As of winter 2016/17, there are four new lifts linking Stuben on the St Anton side, to Zürs on the Lech side, meaning that the Arlberg ski area has entered the top ten largest ski areas in the world with 305 km of slopes and 87 efficient, comfortable lifts. Even more impressive is the fact that this area also has incredible off-piste terrain with spectacular views to match.
Though it has a relaxed ambiance, Zürs’ party vibe is undoubtedly present in the form of a club at the Edelweiss hotel or one can opt for a sophisticated evening at the beautiful piano bar in the Alpenhof. For those wanting the ultimate après experience it lies just 15km away in the infamous bars of St Anton. In terms of fine dining the options are endless, whether you would prefer to stay in Zürs or venture to either Lech or St Anton there is variety of restaurants that serve innumerable irresistible delicacies.
Zürs has its own ski school, which has some of the best guides in Austria, so the opportunity to go and explore some of the world’s best powder safe in the knowledge that you are in good hands is something not to be missed. There is also the chance to see the more testing terrain being skied by world champions in the famed ‘White Thrill’ in April, an extreme ski race that challenges participants in every respect.