Luxury Chalets in St Anton
About St Anton
Widely regarded as having some of the best snow conditions in the Alps, St Anton is known as the ski capital of Austria. The resort has an impressive history with an international clientele, and with plenty of luxury chalets and hotels to choose from you are somewhat spoilt for choice. The ski area is large with 3 areas all interconnected; Gampen, Galzig and Valluga. Innsbruck is just over an hour away so you are able to enjoy long weekends here.
The terrain is suitable for all abilities with the gentler slopes occupying the 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. 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.
As for the skiing, 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.
Whilst St Anton is the birthplace of modern ski techniques, the resort is more suited to intermediates and experts than most, with 40% intermediate and 20% expert pistes, there is a significant step up for progressing beginners. However, for those capable, St Anton is a dream for those willing to take the plunge down some of the most testing and breath-taking runs Austria has going for it. As for the off-piste and powder lovers, seasonaires struggle to do it justice, so even the most gung-ho of holidaymakers leave begging for more. Though do not let this 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.
What best to complement idyllic charm, historic beauty and elegant backdrop? We are proud to offer a stunning range of accommodation which leaves our guests somewhat unwilling to leave for their days’ activities. If you are looking for something very special to impress and entertain then St Anton does not lack exclusive chalets with all the trimmings. There is something for everyone, from super-luxury catered chalets with private gyms and home cinemas, to niche, boutique hotels riddled with Austrian charm. At Camel Snow we will ensure you find the best accommodation possible tailored to your dream holiday in St Anton.
- 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