The White Ring - The ski circuit

Skiing the White Ring

The White Ring - A must-ski circuit for skiers on their winter holiday in Lech Zürs am Arlberg featuring six slopes around the Omeshorn mountain linking Lech, Zürs, Zug and Oberlech.

 

Connecting all waypoints, the route is as follows:

  • Take the gondola up the Rüfikopf mountain where the ski circuit starts at 2362 m.
  • Below the Rüfispitze mountain, take the Schüttboden surface lift up to the top of the mountain. In no time, you’ll descend towards the Trittalp lift.
  • Featuring a magnificent view of Zürs, the route leads over 500 m down into the valley then over the ski bridge to the opposite side of the valley.
  • While sitting in the Seekopf or Zürsersee 4-seater chairlifts, you’ll have already left the Trittkopf mountain behind and you’ll catch a first glimpse of the Omeshorn mountain as it comes into view.
  • Halfway around the Zürsersee lake, a 2-seater chairlift will whisk you up the Madloch-Joch ridge.
  • As you admire the challenging backcountry ski run at the Madloch-Joch, you might wonder how in the world the ski pioneers of Arlberg ever learned to ski with ungroomed, steep slopes and powder snow as far as the eye can see.
  • After skiing the Madloch route, you will have arrived in the next valley depression. The small village of Zug is the starting point for the final chairlift of the White Ring. The Zug cable car will transport you to the Balmengrat ridge, where the final section of the White Ring begins.
  • This, the longest slope of the White Ring, leads 4,236 m down into the valley below. From the Kriegeralpe Alpine hut, you’ll arrive back in Lech via Petersboden and Oberlech, exhausted and most certainly full of pride.

The White Ring - Technical data

Name & number of lift or ski runLength (in m)Heigth difference  (in m)
1. Rüfikopf 1+ 2

2.131

890

2. Steinmännle (181)

1.634

366

3. Schüttbodenlift

590

155

4. Schüttboden-Zürs (185)

1.607

248

5. Trittalp

920

288

6. Hexenboden Direkte (125)

1.798

466

7a. Seekopf

1.548

514

7b. Zürsersee

1.587

491

8. Madloch

1.316

294

9. Madloch-Zug (170)

4.187

954

10. Zugerberg

1.460

615

11. Balmengrat

222

5

12. Kriegeralpe-Petersboden-Oberlech-Lech (200)

4.236

644

Total

21.688

5.439