Cosmopolitan resort with extensive skiing and a lively nightlife.
- Renowned for incredible après.
- Car-free centre and Tyrolean charm.
- Excellent snow record.
St Anton is famed for excellent snow conditions, legendary off-piste and one of the best après scenes in Europe. Skiing here can be challenging, especially in the Galzig area, but your pass gives you access to a substantial 305km of varied terrain in the Ski Arlberg area. For winter 16/17, four brand new lifts link St Anton to Lech and Zürs, making the Arlberg region the largest linked ski area in Austria. This includes the labyrinthine tree runs of Gampen and the under-rated Rendl. After a hard day on the slopes, finish off with a slopeside drink at the infamous Mooserwirt or Krazy Kanguruh, before continuing the party in town. St Anton is a real ski village with stacks of charm, sophisticated spas and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The Ski School Arlberg is the largest school in Austria and has a great reputation, although the learning curve in St Anton is steep. Beginners should stick to Nasserein for gentler blues but confident intermediates have plenty of scope for exploring. It’s well worth keeping in mind some of the ski area’s quieter extremities, such as Stuben. Experts will be in their element with plenty of fun to be had, both on and off-piste.
Make sure you hook up with a local guide to test out the Valluga and jump on the ski bus to neighbouring Sonnenkopf for a powder day. If you’re staying around the centre of town there’s a well-stocked supermarket for supplies and plenty of bars and restaurants for an evening (or two) on the town. It’s not all go though, there’s the quieter end of town at Nasserein and the excellent ARLBERG-well.com spa is perfect for a spot of self-indulgence.
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2 for 1 Equipment
Available on selected dates. Terms apply.
2 for 1 Ski carriage
Kids Ski Free
- Free ski and boot hire for two children aged between 3 and 10 years when two adults pre-book the same.
- Free helmet for children when pre-booking skis and boots.
Snowman Lift Pass
For children aged 8 years or under for €10 per person, available locally.
- Discounted lift passes for adults aged 75 and over years for approximately €23 for one day, €44 for 2 days €67 for 3 days or €90 for 4 day, available locally.