WEsayA lively town with some of the most challenging skiing and nightlife in Europe. Not recommended for beginners or anyone with a nervous disposition. A personal favourite for the director of Chaletline!
Situated in the famous Arlberg mountain range, this premier resort is on many people’s shortlist when it comes to naming the top winter sports spots in Europe. Over the last few years, a number of new gondolas and chair lifts have been installed in the area and there is a great après-ski scene that continues until the early hours of the morning. Visitors who want to take a break from the slopes and chill out may like to visit the local wellness centre where they can enjoy a soak in the whirlpool before topping up their tan in the solarium.
Experienced snowboarders and skiers will relish the opportunity to tackle some of the black runs in this area, with some great forest sections close to the resort, and there is plenty to keep those at an intermediate level happy too. We have cheap resort packages, catered chalets and hotels in St Anton that are the perfect place in which to relax after an adrenaline-fuelled day out. The more difficult off-piste runs are not for the faint hearted but they can be rewarding for people that are prepared to accept the risks they present and use their skills to negotiate them.
St. Christoph, Lech, Zurs and Stuben can all be found in the Arlberg area and together they ensure that visitors are never bored as they have a huge variety of options from which to choose every day of their holiday. Although there are nursery slopes and great ski schools in this region, St Anton is perhaps not a 1st choice destination for complete beginners. However, if you are reasonably confident in your abilities and ready to stretch yourself then this could be the ideal place for you. To get a better idea of the sport on offer, check out our St Anton chalets ski map links.
New for 2016/17
St Anton is being linked to Lech-Zürs to form Austria s biggest ski area. A band new 10-person Flexenbahn gondola from Rauz, near Stuben, goes over a ridge to the mid-station of the new Trittkopf gondola above Zürs, from which point there s a piste down to Zürs. You ride the Flexenbahn back there is no piste down to Rauz. Also from Rauz, a new 10-person gondola takes you to almost the top of the Stuben ski area cutting out the need to use two successive slow, cold, double chair lifts from Stuben. The lower of these chairs will remain in place for access to the slopes from Stuben, running up to the mid-station of the new gondola.
New for 2015/16
The restaurant at the top of Gampen was completely refurbished; it now has an super-modern look and table- and self-service sections. In St Christoph, the Arlberg1800 Contemporary Art and Concert Hall opened.
New for 2014/15
The bottom of valley run No 1 was widened, and No 8 and No 9a were remodelled.
New for 2013/14
The Tanzböden T-bar on Galzig was replaced by a six-pack. Nearby Lech (covered by the lift pass) was linked by a new gondola to Warth, increasing the size of the Lech-Zürs ski area by over 50 per cent.
- Variety of terrains for advanced skiers and adventurous intermediates
- Now part of Austria s largest ski area
- Heavy snowfalls, many snow-guns
- Car-free village centre retains solid quintessential charm
- Extremely vibrant après-ski and nightlife
- Improved lift system has reduced queues and crowds from the base areas