St Anton is a firm favourite for ski lovers, widely known as the ski capital of Austria. It is considered to be one of the world’s top 10 ski resorts, but what makes it stand out from the rest? The experts at iSki have put together a definitive travel guide to help you understand why.
St Anton am Arlberg is a small Austrian village situated amongst the Tyrolean Alps. It features a lively pedestrianised centre and a fantastic range of skiing opportunities.
The resort sits at 1304 metres above sea level, providing stunning panoramic views of the Tyrolean Alps and a superior snow record for visitors to enjoy. It is also part of the Arlberg Ski-Circus, a group that includes Lech, Zurs, Stuben, St Christoph, and Warth. The whole group offers 340km of pistes for you to enjoy during your stay.
Getting to St Anton and the surrounding villages is straightforward. There are several travel options that are dependent on your budget. A private car transfer is a quickest but most expensive option:
You could alternatively take a bus or rail journey from these airports, which would take longer but cost less. Arlberg Express provides bus services between Zurich airport and St Anton on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The train journeys from Innsbruck and Zurich are easy but will add another hour to the journey.
St Anton is popular for its reliable snowfall and a wide variety of slopes that cater to all ranges from beginners to professionals. There are over 86 ski lifts as well as cable cars that cover the 340km of pistes available.
The main ski lift is the Galzigbahn, a Funitel gondola that allows passengers to board a gondola on the ground before being rotated up to the main high-speed cables.
St Anton has a range of ski chalets, hotels and apartments on offer to cater to your needs and budget. Chalets offer a social environment for groups of friends or family to relax together and are generally cheaper than booking a hotel. The chalets closer to the centre of St Anton are highly sought after and more expensive, but there are also options a small distance away in Nasserien. These can be accessed easily thanks to the gondola lift.
The Hotel Schweiger is a great location that offers ski in ski out benefits. The Himmlhof is a family-friendly accommodation with contemporary Alpine-style décor with wood furniture, beamed ceilings, and modern bathrooms. If it is beautiful views that you are after, the minimalist rooms at Valluga Hotel will provide you with this.
If skiing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other activities to be enjoyed in St Anton.
St Anton is home to a huge range of après ski activities, including bars and restaurants. Mooserwirt is one of the most popular bars, located next to the village’s most famous slope. Another on the piste favourite is Krazy Kanguruh, with big portions for lunch and a sun terrace that features a bustling international party atmosphere.
In-resort, Basecamp is a popular large après bar with a great atmosphere and easy accessibility for non-skiers. For live music every day for the week, Murrmel’s bar has musicians playing all the classics to sing along to. Bobo’s and Postkeller are two of the most popular nightclubs, with live DJs and a closing time that goes well into the early hours.
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