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Located 3km directly west of Lech am Arlberg down a wonderful valley, Zug is a small hamlet that lies in a fantastically scenic valley, complete with towering peaks, a river and cross-country skiing trails. Horse drawn carriages ply their way between Lech am Arlberg and Zug, whilst others take to the winter walking trails or cross-country skiing trails to commute between the 2 resorts. Zug has very little in the way of shopping or amenities outside of the hotels and accommodation – those staying in Zug would take advantage of the resort facilities in the heart of Lech am Arlberg.
Zug is a compact hamlet that is smaller, quieter and more relaxed than Lech am Arlberg. There are a number of excellent restaurants in Zug and many staying in Lech will visit the resort to sample the wonderful atmosphere. The valley in Zug offers probably the best winter walking options in the area as well as fantastic cross-country skiing trails that run between Lech am Arlberg and Zug. Resort facilities outside of the Zug accommodation are limited compared to Lech am Arlberg but that is essentially the charm of the place – Zug is a place to escape to and experience fantastic Alpine serenity.
For access to the Lech am Arlberg ski area there are fewer more direct ways than the Zugerberg chair lift that leaves Zug. It reaches to over 2100m in the Lech ski area and from there the long blue pistes leading back to Oberlech and Lech open up. The access point also offers the chance to ski in the excellent Steinmahder section of the Lech ski area. Zug is also located in the area that links the Zurs and Lech ski areas, at the end of the Madloch descents. As such, one of the best ski routes in the region can be the last run of the day for those staying in Zug. A ski bus connects Zug to Lech for those wanting to access the beginners skiing in the centre of Lech.