- Party resort
- Premium Spa Hotels
- Large ski area (305 km)
At a glance
St Anton Ski Holidays, Austria
“A world class ski resort, vast ski area and fantastic après-ski”
St Anton is the largest and best known of the resorts in the Ski Arlberg region and attracts riders from all over the world who travel here for its challenging pistes, endless off-piste and to indulge in its pulsating après-ski.
Recent new lifts connecting Stuben to Zürs and Lech to Warth-Schröcken crown the Ski Arlberg Area as the largest lift-linked Ski Resort in Austria and the entire region has a superb snow record.
The resort of St Anton is traditional and offers a huge selection of bars, cafés, boutique shops and restaurants with a very lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Holiday prices are at a premium and, with most Hotels only accepting 7-night stays, flexible and weekend availability is very limited.
On the Mountain
Whilst there are some beginner slopes directly above the resort, the area is best suited to strong intermediates and experts who will relish the prospect of tackling St Anton’s steeper terrain and exploring all that the vast Arlberg region has to offer.
With 305 kilometres of lift-linked pistes to navigate, strong intermediates and advanced skiers can fill their days on piste or hitting powder bowls and gullies. The ‘Weisse Ring’ Circuit above Lech-Zurs and Run of Fame are two great days out.
St Anton is a freeride mecca and recent lift investment has added to the countless off-piste itineraries. These are best tackled with a local guide – they really do add local knowledge and value to your holiday not to mention safety - and are the only way you’ll get to ski off the back of the Valluga, one of Europe’s must-ski off-piste itineraries.
North and west-facing Rendl is a quieter and under-rated part of the St Anton area and includes some good day tours for freeriders as well as being home to the impressive Stanton Snow Park and Rendl Beach. The lesser-visited slopes of Stuben and Sonnenkopf are also worth a look.
Off the Mountain
St Anton’s après-ski is legendary and by mid-afternoon the party crowds are packed in to the slope-side Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh bars just above the resort. It’s a short ski down from there and the resort centre has a huge selection of bars, pubs and clubs rubbing shoulders with restaurants offering everything from tapas, steaks, sushi, Italian and Thai to more traditional fare.
For a more relaxed evening, head to St Anton’s stylish Wellness centre, Arlberg-well.com which features an extensive spa area, indoor and outdoor pools, gym, tennis, relaxation areas and treatment rooms. Arl.rock offers climbing walls and bowling, ice skating and sleigh rides are also available.
Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights
- Check out the impressive wine cellar and indulge in a long lunch at the Hospiz Alm, St Christoph
- Discover the history of skiing at the Kandahar Museum
- Get your dose of Park Life at Stanton Park and chill out at Rendl beach
- Sharpen your off-piste technique and explore the backcountry with the experts at Piste to Powder
- Take a break from the skiing and après-ski at Arlberg-well.com
- Hire a guide and ski off the back of the Valluga, one of the ‘must-ski runs’ in Europe