St. Anton is located at the Arlberg where the 2001 World Alpine Championships were hosted and is arguably one of the best ski resorts in the world. It sits very cozily among the 'Big Boys' league, which includes Chamonix, Val d`isére, Zermatt and Whistler. St Anton is a resort that is mainly geared for experts, with awesome off -piste skiing, moguls and powder. Its pastes are generally lowly graded, but provide great guidance and instructors so that skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed by most of the ski levels.
Skiing Holidays to St Anton
St. Anton is a bustling resort in a splendid location that lives up to its reputation as a location for intense skiing, soft snow and a remarkable nightlife. Perched up high in the Arlberg region of Austria, St Anton is a delightful mix of old and new architecture, including inviting shops that line the main pedestrian street.
Skiing for Beginners & Intermediate Level Skiers
Although St Anton is best known as a resort for experienced skiers and snowboarders, there are several options for beginners as well, including nursery slopes at the edge of the village and 34 easier slopes for beginners. Intermediate level skiers will find plenty of friendly runs across Gampen, Rendl and St. Christoph. If you are looking for a morale boost on perfectly groomed pists, head over to Lech and Zurs, which can be quite readily reached by bus.
For the adventure seeking skier there is the high speed Galzig cablecar and lifts, which take you from the ski resort center to the magnificent unpisted bowls and gullies. The experienced skier can also enjoy the long blast which reaches down to Stuben, where the chairlifts offer a vast area of uncluttered north facing powder fields.
Post Ski Activities
St Anton comes to life at night. The party starts early at the famous Mooserwirt Bar, which is nestled on the mountain, just above the village, in a spectacular location. Later on at night, there's an abundance of excellent late night coffee shops, bars, restaurants, discotheques and live music. Basically, sleep will be the last thing on anyone's mind.
If you'd rather relax in the evenings and keep the mood more low key, there's a fabulously stylish spa center with indoor and outdoor pools. Those who are exhausted from their day on the slopes may prefer a good meal followed by a quiet drink in our chalet.
St. Anton is Austria's premier ski resort and ranks among the top five resorts for truly challenging skiing. It is a genuine Austrian mountain town lying on the Orient Express train route with an abundance of nightlife and activity.
The ski resort of St Anton is known as one of the best ski resorts in the world and is recognized as the epitome of Alpine skiing. The ski resort of St Anton hosted the World Alpine Skiing Championships in 2001. This is a resort full of contrasts, which include the timeless, peaceful village center along with an exuberant nightlife and yet, these two extremes seem to compliment each other. There is a great international feel to the St. Anton ski resort, which includes a cosmopolitan mix of people, despite the fact that English is widely spoken.
Skiing in St Anton encompasses the high altitude hamlet of St. Christoph at 1800m high and half a dozen smaller villages nearby. Arlberg is geographically significant as the dividing point between the watersheds of great rivers like the Danube River with the Inn to the east, and the Rhine River to the west.