The new Flexen lift is set to open shortly before Christmas 2016, consequently linking up the circuit of Arlberg ski areas. For the first time, skiers will be presented with a link that runs from Zürs to the ski areas in Stuben, St. Christoph and St. Anton and back, effectively creating the largest interconnected ski area in Austria. As such, the dream of Sepp Bildstein, who constructed the first ski lift in Zürs and created the framework for the current Zürs-Lech ski area, has been fulfilled.
Previously, Zürs was only accessible by ski from St. Anton/St. Christoph via Valluga, one of the steepest runs in the Alps and one that even experienced skiers only used when accompanied by a ski instructor and in good weather.
The opening of the Flexen lift puts Zürs at the very heart of the entire ski region. A comprehensive ski area to the north had already been accessed in winter 2013/2014 with the link to Lech running over the Madloch and via Zug to Lech and on to Warth. Now the southern link to St. Christoph, Stuben and St. Anton is also complete.
Two new links have been built in tandem. The Trittkopf I lift runs to an intermediate station on a semi-col above the Flexen Pass. From here skiers can either take the Trittkopf II lift to the new mountain station or take the new Albona II lift to Alpe Rauz to access the St. Christoph and St. Anton ski areas.