Earlier this month three generations of the Dutch Royal Family were in town, with 69-year-old Queen Beatrix joined by her children and grandchildren. Lech has long attracted ski-loving royals from all over Europe. The UK's Princess Diana used to go there most winters. Lech has a reputation for its high quality ski experience as well as its picturesque, but lively resort. Registered guests can arrange to be automatically sent a text message to their mobile phone when there's a powder dump. If they respond to say they're heading up to the slopes the system automatically reserves them a lift-side parking space and charges the ticket cost to their electronic ski ticket, which provides direct-to-lift hands free access.