Massive skiing, unrivalled tough terrain & après ski to test the best.
St Anton – generally regarded as the best ski resort in Austria. St Anton offers superb advanced and off-piste skiing, has a lively ski holiday resort centre, up-market hotels, is part of the outstanding Arlberg ski region and has one of the best snow records in the Alps. The St Anton ski lifts system is modern and extensive covering a ski area that for all but the first timer has a great deal to offer. For expert tough ski terrain on and off-piste, St Anton is a must ski resort.
St Anton is an upmarket resort that is populated by true alpinists as well as party going après skiers. St Anton hotels have a feel of quality to them whilst the St Anton resort amenities are extensive and include a wellness / spa complex. The real international mix of guests to St Anton and the size of the sprawling resort ensure the great variety of visitors make for a lively atmosphere. Slope-side hotels are stylish whilst the heart of the resort is full with pedestrians and après skiers alike.
ST ANTON AT A GLANCE
Facts & figures
- Resort: 1304 m
- Top lift: 2811 m
- Lifts: 94
- Season: Nov-Apr
- Inhabitants: 2632
- Innsbruck | 59 miles
- Zürich | 115 miles
- Munich | 140 miles
- Salzburg | 174 miles
- Après ski
- Ice climbing
- Ice driving
- FIS race course
- Linked ski region
ST ANTON SKIING
St Anton skiing is revered world-wide amongst the better skiers and snowboarders. The steeps around the Valluga are famous and offer serious chutes and steeps whilst the superb snow record of the St Anton region ensure numerous powder days throughout the winter. The snow record in St Anton is one of the very best in the Alps whilst the neighbouring Lech-Zürs ski area has the second highest historic snowfall record in Europe. Beginner skiers can ski in the learners area in St Anton or else head over into St Christoph for some great easy skiing.
For those in the know, follow the locals over to Rendl for a day of untracked powder skiing although the newly developed, more central and higher capacity Rendlbahn gondola is sure to make this secret spot less secret over time. Guiding in St Anton is some of the best around and is essential in most off-piste areas. For those looking for less extreme skiing, the Arlberg ski region is huge and mightily impressive. For the intermediate skier then the Arlberg ski region is superb – long runs beyond the St Anton ski area are a great feature.
ST ANTON ACTIVITIES
Heli-skiing is the pinnacle of mountain sport and the Arlberg is the only location in Austria where heli-skiing takes place.
One of the daddies of world après ski, the Mooserwirt & Krazy Kanguruh light the touch paper in the afternoon and excess begins.
Strapped to your pilot, take to the skies & soar high above the snow-drenched peaks of the Arlberg for a truly amazing experience.
ST ANTON RESORT
St Anton am Arlberg has an upmarket feel to it, but remains true to its alpine roots and within the resort of St Anton there is a good diversity of hotels, apartments and resort amenities. The centre of the resort in St Anton has been redeveloped over recent years with the relocation of the St Anton railway station and the subsequent development of a wellness centre on the land freed up for this as well as the upgrade and relocation of the Rendl and Galzig ski lifts. Together these resort developments in St Anton have created a convenient central area that offers excellent ski and non-skiing resort facilities.
The main street running through the resort of St Anton is pedestrianised and features numerous hotels, apartments, restaurants and bars. Airport transfers, to and from the resort are excellent with the Autobahn just a few minutes from St Anton, meaning Innsbruck airport arrival hall to resort centre is only 60 minutes. The main St Anton railway station is just across the river from the resort centre, with connections to Zurich and Innsbruck.
ST ANTON APRÈS SKI
St Anton is one of the big hitters of après ski globally. Action often starts at Mooserwirt ski hut (claimed to have the greatest consumption of alcohol in Austria during the winter months), located a few metres above the resort. Other ski-in, ski-out watering holes include the Krazy Kanguru or the Underground. The last run mayhem, post 21:00 is something to behold (or avoid)!
Once the ski boots are out of their bindings and firmly on the main pedestrianised section of St Anton, it is possible to party till the morning gondola queues are beginning to form! There are local’s bars, dance clubs, sausage stands - very many ways to keep those ski boots on 24/7.
ST ANTON MEETINGS & SEMINARS
St Anton am Arlberg offers a range of up-market accommodation from design hotels to luxury private chalets. The transport connections are excellent with Innsbruck airport just 1 hour away along the autobahn. The atmosphere and facilities in the resort are excellent with a modern spa, good restaurants and endless bars.
For those looking to meet during their stay in St Anton, the resort boasts an impressive Congress centre as well as numerous smaller locations on the mountains which can host seminars. There are numerous group activities aside from skiing to entertain clients, including ice driving, tobogganing, paragliding, ice climbing as well as more sedate activities such as winter and snowshoe walks.
I certainly had a crowd on my hands! Biggest problem was keeping the staff in check… However, all good and it was a resounding success.
Head of Marketing, IT company, London, UK
February 2017, 50 guests
A RECENT CLIENT ITINERARY
DAY 1 | Arrival at Innsbruck airport and transfer to 4 star hotel with resort manager. Check-in, then ski rental. Some ski, some start après ski (rental). Dinner at hotel. St Anton clubs beckon.
DAY 2 | Off-piste guides & ski instructors collect clients. Morning on snow for skiers, snow-shoeing & spa for non-skiers. Group lunch on mountain. Mooserwirt après ski mayhem. Dinner in resort. Reacquainted with St Anton nightlife.
DAY 3 | Morning on snow for skiers, paragliding & Lech for non-skiers. Group lunch. Dinner & toboggan evening. Farewell tour of nightlife.
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