The White Ring, legendary ski race in the Arlberg

Your box seat in the romantic Hotel Krone for ski racing on the White Ring in the Arlberg

Each year the ski race "The White Ring", held on the ski circuit of the same name, is one of the highlights of winter in Lech-Zürs and has evolved to become a cult race. As a guest in the romantic Hotel Krone in Lech you are right in the thick of the action, with the start to the race just a short walk from the hotel.

50 years ago Austrian ski jumper Sepp Bildstein started the ski circuit known as the "White Ring". A plaque on the Schlegelkopf mountain is a memento of the skiing pioneer and initiator of the "White Ring". In planning the first "White Ring" in the middle of the 1950s, Sepp Bildstein did not imagine that his ski race would one day be breaking a Guinness World Record. The Guinness Book of Records has confirmed that the "White Ring – The Race" is the longest ski race in the world.

The White Ring in the Arlberg Lech Zuers
The legendary ski race in the Arlberg © Tourismus Lech Zuers, Lisa Mathis

The "White Ring" - legendary ski race in the Arlberg in numbers:

  • 22 kilometres of pistes
  • 5500 metres altitude
  • 1000 participants
  • Course record - 44:10:75

Markus Weiskopf holds the current course record. Anyone who wants to break this record doesn't just have to be fast in the piste, the 1000 entries always sell out fast. The best thing to do is to find out about the registration dates from the staff in the Krone.

Romantic Hotel Krone, your accommodation at the "White Ring"

The 5-star romantic Hotel "Die Krone von Lech" is just a snowball's throw from the ski lifts that take you to the starting point of the ski race in the Arlberg. Amateurs and pros alike make up the field in the "White Ring". Lots of VIPs and erstwhile skistars have taken part in the race, including local hero Patrick Ortlieb, 1992 Olympic champion.

Secure your room for the "White Ring" in the Krone von Lech and enjoy an action-packed winter holiday in the Arlberg. A no-obligation booking enquiry will win the race to get one of the best accommodations in the Arlberg.

The White Ring - The 2012 race