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Surrounded by the stunning Arlberg mountain range in the Austrian Alps, Lech, often referred to as Lech-Zürs, is one of the most coveted ski destinations in Austria. A short drive from Innsbruck and Zurich, its cobble stone streets and wooden chalets give the area a traditional touch of Habsburg glamour, which is perhaps why it was a favourite of Diana, Princess of Wales. Skiing is king here, and Lech is both the starting and finishing point for Der Weisse Ring ("The White Ring"), a renowned circle of runs and lifts popular with both tourists and locals. But don’t worry non-skiers, you can always browse boutiques, enjoy scenic walking trails through the valley or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride from the village into the legendary Zug Valley.