The White Ring

For more than 60 years, it has been an integral part of the skiing experience in Lech Zürs am Arlberg: the White Ring. The legendary ski circuit of the alps connects the towns of Lech with Zürs, Zug, and Oberlech –and it leads you along the most beautiful slopes around Omeshorn. 

The White Ring

The most legendary ski circuit in the alps

For more than 60 years, the legendary ski circuit of the alps connects the towns of Lech with Zürs, Zug, and Oberlech. For wintersport enthusiasts the White Ring presents a half-day sporting challenge with about 22 kilometres, 5,500 metres of difference in altitude and a sightseeing tour of easy to medium-difficult ski slopes with viewing platforms at Rüfikopf and Madloch (nature platform). The White Ring is a must for skiers in Lech Zürs am Arlberg on winter holidays.

Route of the ski circuit

Lifts/Ski runs Length
(in m)
Altitude difference
(in m)
1. Rüfikopf I + II 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 1.520 285
9. Madloch-Zug (170)   4.187 954
10. Zugerberg     1.443 615
11. Balmengrat     222 5
12. Kriegeralpe-Petersboden-Oberlech-Lech (200) 4.236 644
Total 21.688 5.439


Track and Win

With the Ski Arlberg App

If you want to take your skiing experience on the White Ring home with you, you can easily do so thanks to the Ski Arlberg App. The app allows you to track all data of the ski circuit on your smartphone and to view and analyse, for instance, the distance you have covered.

The advantage: Anyone who tracks the ski circuit via the app automatically takes part in a raffle. And it's well worth participating, because every week two exclusive Luis Trenker belts are raffled off!

Der Weiße Ring – The Race

Equally legendary is the ski race of the same name, which takes place every year on the White Ring. Starting from the Rüfikopf, ambitious winter sports enthusiasts embark on a special kind of racing experience over five downhill runs. The special backdrop of the Arlberg provides a unique atmosphere that thrills participants and spectators alike every year.

Participants of the ski race "Der Weiße Ring" in Lech - Oberlech - Zürs
Keyvisual of the ski circuit "The White Ring"

All about the White Ring

If you want to learn more about the most legendary ski circuit in the Alps, you can find additional information at  or in the convenient pocket folder. Download it right away! 

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Der Weiße Ring ist die legendärste Skirunde der Alpen, verbindet seit über 60 Jahren Natur und Technik sowie Lech mit Zürs, Zug und Oberlech. Fakten zur Skirunde "Der Weiße Ring":

  • 22 Streckenkilometer
  • 5.500 Höhenmeter
  • Sightseeingtour auf leichten und mittelschweren Skiabfahrten

Außerdem findet jedes Jahr das legendäre Skirennen - Der Weiße Ring - im Skigebiet Lech Zürs am Arlberg statt. 1000 ambitionierte Wintersportler*innen nehmen jährlich am Rennen teil und liefern sich einen spannenden Wettkampf, der voller Spannung von Zuschauer*innen entlang der Strecke und im Ziel mitverfolgt wird.