Alberg is a term used to reference a ski resort region composed of 6
small communes: Lech, St. Anton, St. Christoph, St. Jakob, Stuben, and Zurs.
The resorts are some of the most highly rated in the world and gave birth
to the "Arlberg" approach to skiing.
Many believe the Arlberg has the best skiing in the world.
The towns, themselves, strive to maintain a simple, pristine look with no
tall buildings, except churches.
With improved highway systems Arlberg's isolation is a thing of the past
with driving time from Innsbruck and Zurich being two and one half hours or
For the economy minded, Zurs and Lech tend to be the more expensive of
the resorts and Stuben the least.
Although there are a number of theories on why this area is named,
Arlberg, ranging from the name of a group of people who once inhabited this
area, there are no clear winners. My favourite is the name comes from the
plentiful Arlenbushes there.