St Anton am Arlberg
The pedigree of St Anton am Arlberg as a premier ski destination is difficult for other European ski resorts to rival. St Anton is a sizeable Austrian ski resort which is particularly popular with expert skiers, but is equally enjoyed by families and intermediates. It is even better now that it is part of one of the world's largest fully interlinked ski areas - Ski Arlberg.
The village of St Anton is cosy and has retained a distinct Tyrolean charm, but the vibrant and lively St Anton après and night life is the real reason that the St Anton ski resort is world renowned.
Where is St Anton Austria?
St Anton is located in the Arlberg region of Tirol in Austria
, nestled in a very tight valley surrounded by numerous avalanche fences. In the actual St Anton ski resort there are a lot of ski runs, but further terrain is accessed by skiing to the nearby resorts of St Christoph and Stuben.
The ski resorts of Zurs
, Warth and Zug also form part of the Arlberg region and are covered by the same lift ticket as St Anton. The whole Arlberg ski region provides a massive ski area with a total of 87 lifts and over 300km of piste skiing - never mind the miles of off-piste and freeride terrain. Lech and Zurs are now (finally) interconnected with St Anton via new cable cars installed for the 2016/17 season.
St Anton Ski Resort Terrain
St Anton is especially trendy for advanced skiers, although there are very few black runs on-piste, and most of the vast expert terrain is off-piste. For extreme riders, the off-slope runs and tight chutes below the Valluga summit will scare the pants off most. In good snow conditions the off-piste skiing is superb, but unfortunately due to the south-facing aspect, these quickly become sun affected.
For intermediates there is great terrain
in any conditions due to good grooming and snowmaking facilities, and there’s a huge range of runs to choose from. The beginners runs are relatively challenging, and as St Anton has a tendency to be crowded, these “green” runs can quickly become full of nasty moguls requiring some rapid 'up skilling'.
The St Anton ski resort lift system is state of the art, which includes a range of new cabl;e cars, gondolas and various fast and comfortable chair lifts (many with hoods and heated seats!). However, even with the modern lifting system there are still lift queues, and the Austrian culture will necessitate some incredibly assertive behaviour, and possibly even elbows, whilst trying to line up!
St Anton Accommodation
The town of St Anton and the surrounding villages have a range of accommodation to choose from. There is a huge range of great hotels, chalets, pensions and apartments for all tastes and budgets.
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Value for Money at St Anton
You may think that a trendy ski resort like St Anton would be incredibly expensive, but like most other Austria
ski resorts, St Anton provides reasonably good value for money and can cater to a range of budgets. You can pick a luxurious St Anton hotel or chalet if you wish, or stay in an inexpensive pension.
The expense of your St Anton ski holiday will largely be dependent upon how much you want to spend in the bars and restaurants!
More Reasons to Ski St Anton
St Anton should be on the bucket list of every serious skier because it’s a great experience. The only problem is that it’s no secret how fabulous it is, and it’s probably one of the busiest ski resorts in Austria. St Anton is an ideal choice for the hard-drinking, action-loving holiday maker who can hack the pace. It’s less suited to those who like a quiet skiing holiday, and gentle, uncrowded slopes.
Tours that include St Anton
Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Skiing | 7 Resorts
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