Party or family vacation?St. Anton was for a long time a wellknown favourite resort for young Swedes and other Europeans and was filled every winter with young people full of expectations. A lot of young people still come here but now there is a more varied mixture of visitors. A lot of families with kids have discovered that St. Anton offers them a great skiing experience as well. You decide yourself if you want to have a spectacular time with partying 24 hours a day or just peace and quiet during your ski holiday.
280 kilometers of the best possible pistesIn the area around St. Anton you will also find St. Cristoph, Stuben, Zürs and Lech near the Swiss border. Together they form the gigantic skiing area with ski-lifts and slopes. From all the resorts you can look out across the valleys and the surrounding summits that are 3,000 meters high. You can buy a lift card covering all the areas for about 230 Euros per week (adults). There are reduced prices for children, young people and senior citizens.
More untouched powder snow than you can imagineThe off-piste area is very easy to access and several days after snowfall you can still find untouched stretches of powder snow. It is not unusual for skiers to wade in snow up to their waists. St. Anton is, in other words, an area where there is no risk of not having enough snow, which is actually true of the entire western part of the Austrian Alps.
The average snow depth in the mountains is 4.5 meters and in the valley 1.2 meters. The snow remains right up to May. In order to find the really nice off-piste places a good alternative is to hire a guide for the day.
Austrian good humour and alpine raveIn 2001 St. Anton organized the Alpine World Championship Games. The village underwent great changes, for example new hotels, restaurants and a new railway station. There are nowadays hundreds of restaurants and cafés offering all kinds of food. There are, of course, lots of after ski places you need to explore during your holidays. Some of the best known places are the Krazy Kanguruh and the Moosevirt. The Kandahar and the Funky Chicken may be disastrous for your next skiing day if you don't opt for an early night.
How to get thereIt is easy to get to St. Anton both by air and rail. The closest airports are Innsbruck (about 100 km), Friedrichshafen, (about 130 km) Zürich, (about 200 km) , Munich (about 250 km) and Salzburg (about 300 km). You can easily go to Friedrichshafen by for example RyanAir from or via London if you wish fly cheaply and then go on to St. Anton by rail.
If you wish to travel to a really classical ski resort in a classical manner take the Orient Express. Its services are not very frequent but the trip itself is just as memorable as the stay in St. Anton. The railway station is in the very centre of St. Anton. All major international train services call at St. Anton, so if you land at an airport, where there are no transfer coaches all the way you can simply go by train.
Ski areas St. Anton form part ofSt. Anton is part of the ski area Arlberg together with 2 other ski resorts.
Ski equipment in St. Anton
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Ski schools in St. Anton
In St. Anton you can book 33 different types of ski lessons, ski schools or ski instructors. You will find options for all ages and different types of skill levels. We work with CheckYeti that is a specialist in online booking of ski classes and can in many cases offer free cancellation and at best up to 15% cheaper than the original price.