St. Anton am Arlberg is one of the best ski-resorts in Austria. The Alberg area is one of the top locations for skiing in Austria
; the area includes the resorts of Lech, Zürs, and St. Christoph and offers some of Austria’s most wide-ranging and demanding skiing
. The winter season is long with snow until early April the resort hosted the World Ski Championships in 2001. It attracts skiers from all walks of life and from all over the world.
There are plenty of activities to enjoy off piste, including lively bars and some excellent restaurants. There are approximately 260kms of marked piste (Alberg area) 130 snow canons; 38kms of cross country trails and the longest run is about 8km. St. Anton has a professional ski school where beginners can have tuition, learn and improve their skills. The nursery slopes are just above the village.
Intermediates can enjoy many challenging blue and red runs on the Galzig and the Gampen areas. For the advanced and more experienced skier St. Anton is a delight with many tricky, demanding black runs, rugged landscapes and incredible off piste powder skiing opportunities. Snowboarding can be enjoyed at the snowboard fun park at Rendle Beach; St. Anton has some of the best snowboarding terrain in Austria with lots of open pistes.
If you are keen on winter hiking there are over 70km of cleared walking paths which lead into the charming Verwall Valley or to Nasserein and St. Jakob. With the Arlberg ski pass you will have access to 260km of pistes and over 180km of deep powder snow slopes.
St. Anton am Arlberg is suitable for families; there is a kindergarten for the younger ones (2 1/2 years) run by the local ski school, older children may benefit from the children’s ski school who have English speaking instructors.
Other resort attractions/amenities that may perhaps be of interest to you are tobogganing, ice skating/curling; you should take the opportunity and take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, have some fun on an enjoyable picturesque tour, well worth doing.
You can enjoy the swimming pools and all the facilities at the leisure complex. If you need more information on the activities at the resort details can be obtained from the local tourist office. The village has an attractive pedestrian area and is lined with sports shops some boutiques, bank and cafes. There is also a small museum; the Ski and Heimat, which you might like to look around.
There are a wide range of restaurants offering traditional and international food an average 3 course meal costs around €20 euros. St. Anton’s nightlife is energetic and stylish with plenty of bars, discos and nightclubs for your entertainment. Although the resort area has plenty of accommodation to choose from you will need to book in advance of your holiday break
, it can be difficult to find in the main ski season and choices will be limited.