Dear guests, dear friends,

I’m writing to you on a completely different note. Here in Lech Zürs, we have received some wonderful, long-awaited news about which we’re over the moon. And as former long-time chairman of the Ski-Club Arlberg in Lech, it’s news that thrills me in particular. A vision, a dream close to my heart has come true. Note down the date in your TV diary – 26th/27th November 2020!

Trumpet fanfare … tarantara:

After a break of 26 years, the Alpine Ski World Cup is returning to Lech Zürs!

In December 1994, a certain Alberto Tomba won both slaloms in Lech. And now, 26 years later, the World Cup is back here. Even if the competitions are taking place without spectators this year – the Covid-19 protection measures are similarly strict to those in the Formula One championship – we here in the Arlberg region are simply overjoyed. The Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom takes place on day one, Thursday, 26th November, with the Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom the following day. The world’s Alpine skiing elite will be our guests here in Lech Zürs for one week and will be demonstrating their skill on a meticulously set course. Race organiser is Michael Huber from the Ski-Club Arlberg.

Against a spectacular backdrop, that you, as Schmelzhof guests, are all familiar with, the ‘Flexen Race’ is set to be a new highlight in the updated World Cup calendar. Switch on your TV on 26th and 27th November and enjoy live coverage. The main national television channels will, undoubtedly, be broadcasting the event.

Warmest greetings from Lech am Arlberg and VIVA!
Robert Strolz

Links, pictures, facts and figures of the Ski World Cup in Lech Zürs …

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  • Pater Adrian is blessing the race track.


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