Luxury Chalets in St Anton
Chalet Eden RockSleeps 20
Adler LodgeSleeps 10
Crux PenthouseSleeps 8 + 4
Chalet ArianeSleeps 6
Skyfall PenthouseSleeps 8 + 3
Chalet Marie SchneeSleeps 11 + 4
Located in the Tyrolean Alps, and nestled in the Arlberg skiing area, which includes more than 340km of well-groomed pistes and 200km of off-piste potential, St Anton is perhaps Europe’s most revered ski resort for technical downhill and challenging black runs, not to mention it’s ever lively après ski and diverse mix of sports enthusiasts from all over the world.
The town itself is a spectacle in its own right. The timber-clad chalets have maintained their traditional style and add to the quaint village ambiance, which, despite recent developments and growth, has not detracted from the small-town charm it has always exuded.
There is plenty of luxury shopping to enjoy for those with finer taste, and there is no lacking quality restaurants, with contemporary gourmet menus for the foodies. A brief amble down Dorfstrasse, the town’s main pedestrianised street, is a picturesque scene mid-winter, with the locals frequenting their favourite après bars, it is all too easy to come to understand why so many expats have made this exclusive ski resort home.
Huge ski area
Great snow record
Bavarian apres at its best
Good corporate option
St Anton Ski Overview
Located in the Tyrolean Alps, and nestled in the Arlberg skiing area, which includes more than 340km of well-groomed pistes and 200km of off-piste potential, St Anton is perhaps Europe’s most revered Ski resort for technical downhill and challenging black runs, not to mention it’s ever lively après ski and diverse mix of sports enthusiasts from all over the world.
Widely regarded as having some of the best snow conditions in the Alps, St Anton is known as the ski capital of Austria. St Anton and the wider Arlberg area is comprehensively catered for in regard to infrastructure, with one lift pass covering the whole area.
For season holders, there is a new addition of dozens of resorts across the US, Canada and Australia offering 5 days of skiing included in St Anton. Expect elegantly formed runs, few queues, and an impressive variety of pistes to keep enthusiasts of all abilities beyond content.
The terrain is suitable for all abilities with the gentler slopes occupying he Rendl and Nasserin areas. There is a large snow park for those that way inclined, and plenty of open pistes and off piste to get your teeth into.
After your day on the hill the après ski is impressive, with plenty of lively bars to enjoy none more so than the Krazy Kanguruh and Moosewirt. Into the evening you can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and to help the central street is pedestrianised.
St Anton has its reputation for a reason. Home to the inventor of the parallel turn and the snowplough, as well as dozens of sporting greats and legendary moments in sporting history, St Anton is the skiing capital of Austria, and skiing is without a doubt the national sport of Austria.
As well as some breath taking peaks, steep slopes and (for others) fabulous off-piste opportunities, there are some long, joyous blue runs, where any early intermediate can point their skis straight down or do swooping turns. One central spot is known as Happy Valley to the English, where several blues and reds converge – great at quiet times, although some old hands caution that it’s a bit of a bottleneck in peak season.
It may well be true that when you’ve skied St Anton, you can ski anywhere. But at the end of a few days here, you won’t be in any hurry to swap it for anywhere else.
- Ski Area: St Anton am Alberg
- Resort: 1300m // Top: 2450m
- Pistes: 276km
- Beginners: 37
- Intermediate: 36
- Advanced: 6
- Ski Lifts: 35
- Snow Park: 4
- Nursery Areas: 2
- Cross Country: 41kms
There are an abundance of non-skiing activities to do, including bowling, heated outdoor pools, beautiful spas, paragliding, climbing, ice skating, tobogganing, curling and much more.
Hiking & Snowshoeing
For winter hikers or for people who just like to treat themselves to a few contemplative and relaxing hours, there are paths - cleared and marked - which lead the way out into the snow-covered mountains.
A true haven of rest and relaxation. The austere modern form of the wellness complex envelopes you with "good vibrations". Enjoy the scenic indoor pool as well as the heated outdoor pool. The indoor pool has an elliptical flume, which leads outside. For little ones, there is an exhilarating collection of wading pool and slides. Take the waters amidst the stunning Alpine scenery: the ultimate in restoring new energies!
Situated among charming Alpine parklands, the building itself is more than 100 years old and is an architectural jewel in St. Anton’s crown. Learn about the history of St. Anton and dine on locally sourced dishes in the inviting and intimate restaurant on the ground floor.
Float through the skies of St. Anton, discover gigantic massifs and enjoy the splendid views of the wonderful Arlberg region. The flight school briefly gives you the feeling of being “as free as a bird”.
A 4km lighted sled run from Gampen to Nasserein to the Rodelstall. The run begins on the Gampen and goes down to the valley. The course takes about 15 minutes to complete and has a vertical elevation of 500m. Use of the toboggan run is free & toboggans can be hired.
Ice-Skating & Curling
Enjoy long winter evenings with your friends at the artificial ice rink in front of the Arlberg Centre and have fun skating and curling with the whole family.
Features everything you need for a fun-loving bowling experience. There is bar to keep you hydrated whilst you are knocking down the pins.
Horse Sleigh Rides
Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride in the snowy Verwall Valley or the winter magic, find peace of mind and simply feel good. Without the hustle and bustle, accompanied by the clanging bells of the horses, you can rediscover St. Anton on sleigh.
There is no lacking quality restaurants, with contemporary gourmet menus for the foodies dotted around the village centre. Whilst on the mountain there are a number of stunning locations to enjoy some Austrian cuisine before heading for Après.
The Hospiz AlmGerman, Austrian, European, Alpine, Wine Bar, Après-Ski
The Hospiz Alm at St Christoph is a gourmet treat for lunch or dinner, with an enormous wine list. The Hotel Alte Post is also recommended - and does a beautiful passion fruit crème brulée. Wherever you choose to eat, don’t leave without trying the kaiserschmarrn - a regional specialty of plum compote and broken pancakes, highly recommended with buckets of cream.
VerwallstubeEuropean, Austrian, Regional Products
At 2,085m this is one of the highest located gourmet restaurants in Europe. Excellent dishes and superb service amid beautiful scenery will blow you away! On Thursday’s the Candlelight Dinner on the Galzig is a special experience: the evening gondola ride with the Galzigbahn is only the appetitzer - enjoy the amazing view down to St. Anton am Arlberg, but the real highlight of this special dinner are the amazing dishes from chef Matthias Weinhuber.
KriegeralpeAustrian, European, On Mountain
One of the most beautiful Alpine lodge’s in the Arlberg. The views of the surrounding mountains and delicious hearty and natural cuisine invite you to stop off here for a cosy drinks stop. In winter, the lodge is ideally located for a rest right in the centre of the pistes and in summer, guests can watch as cows and horses chew on the Alpine herbs while cheese is made at the Alpine dairy.
Rud-AlpeAustrian, European, On Mountain
The ”original“ hut right on the Schlegelkopf above Lech, with beautiful views of the surrounding snow-covered mountains. On offer is traditional Austrian hospitality, from lunch on the terrace to a romantic candle-light dinner in the cosy, old wooden rooms. Come and enjoy our hearty snacks, delicate cakes and the best of Austrian cuisine.
Authentic dishes from the region await, prepared with top-quality ingredients and a lot of love and attention by the local kitchen team in the open-view kitchen. Anyone who has ever tried Käsknöpfle (cheese spaetzle) from a wooden bowl knows what Voralberg tastes like. End the day out front on our terrace with its wonderful view and watch the sun make way for the night sky.
Hirlanda (Zurs)Traditional, Mediterranean, On Mountain
You’ll notice upon entering this foodie tavern that this is a great venue, fine porcelain and glasses of the highest quality show no compromises are taken. The team conjures up new creations for spoilt palates every day with the repertoire ranging from typical regional dishes to Mediterranean seductions. The main emphasis is on using only the best basic products, ideally from the region and always suited to the requirements of a healthy, balanced nutrition.
Little ones generally thrive here – there’s a superb children’s ski school and youth centre in Nasserein, plenty of non-skiing activities and lots of family-friendly hotels, chalets and restaurants.
St Anton also claims an impressive 4km lighted sled run from Gampen to Nasserein to the Rodelstall. The child-friendly course takes about 15 minutes to complete and will leave any child begging for yet another run!
For something less adrenaline-fuelled, the horse-drawn carriage ride in the snowy Verwall Valley is a fun family option to enjoy the winter magic, find peace of mind and explore the surrounding countryside.
Do not let history and reputation of St Anton’s skiing put families off, there are superb ski schools at hand, and far too many non-skiing activities to do, including bowling, heated outdoor pools, beautiful spas, paragliding, climbing, ice skating, tobogganing, curling and much more (see the activity tab above).