Zürs to hold World Cup Ski Races
For the first time in 26 years, the Alpine World Cup returns to the Lech region
There is great excitement in Lech and Zürs am Arlberg. In November 2020, after a 26-year pause, these alpine ski villages will once again be the setting for World Cup ski races. The Ski Club Arlberg’s efforts to secure these races have finally met with success. It is planned to hold parallel ski races for men and women, as well as a team event, on November the 14th and 15th. The races will be held in the Flexenarena Zürs, on the eastern slopes right when you enter the village. The finishing line is in the centre of the village next to the new Trittkopfbahn. With the lift right next to the racetrack, the finishing area in the heart of the village and an extensive carpark nearby, these races will be highly accessible. Most businesses in Zürs will be open over the weekend for the World Cup races and in Lech too, the hotels and guesthouses will be open. Lech-Zürs aims to stage a Vorarlberg World Cup ski festival, with a diverse program of accompanying events and activities.
Thus a long-sought goal of the Ski Club Arlberg has been reached, with World Cup races in both St. Anton am Arlberg and Lech-Zürs in the 2020-21 season. This will be a first for the region, with Lech-Zürs holding parallel ski races for women and men, and a team event on the 14th and 15th of November 2020 and St. Anton am Arlberg holding a combination ski race with a slalom and a Super G on the 9th and 10th of January 2021.
At the last World Cup races in Lech in 1994, two men’s slalom races were held, both of which were won by Alberto Tomba.