A skiing holiday in St. Anton is for the experienced skier who will be challenged by demanding mountain terrain. Fanatics get the urge controlled in the ski system Ski Arlberg, which i.a. includes the breathtaking 2811 meters of Valluga Mountain.
Following the merger with Zurs, Lech, Schröcke and Warth, it has become Austria's largest contiguous ski area, with 305 km of slopes. But for many, it is what lies next to the slopes that draws the most. The powders and lots of it.
Get the pulse in top gear in St. Anton with fantastic off-piste (200 km marked routes) and skiing at dizzying heights. St. Anton is a classic destination where the world's best skiers flock.
Do not forget another of the day's other highlights in St. Anton; après ski at Mooserwirt or Krazy Kanguruh.
If you ask a ski area designer to design the perfect ski area, he would create St. Anton!
Although a ski holiday to St. Anton for many is the epitome of off-piste and freeride, one should not underestimate the slopes. It is also the terrain that makes off-piste interesting and it also benefits piste cutters. And if you have to get to the legendary city in a short period without snowfall, there are many challenges on the many cool slopes, which are difficult to drive in a week. Excursions over to Schröcken take most of a day and the possibilities over there also take time to explore. But especially Lech and Zürs are famous for their fantastic, wide slopes where you can just let loose and run for it.
St. Anton's ski area has so many opportunities for off-piste that even though freeriders from all over the world make pilgrimages here, there is enough for everyone. An additional factor to this is that the area is one of those that gets the most snow in Europe. This is due to the central location in the Alps, which means that weather systems from all corners of the world deliver their load of white powder over St. Anton's legendary runs.
Names like Stuben, Schindlergrat and Hintere Rindl, give serious freeriders goosebumps. And besides them, there are an awful lot of other options.
If you are not familiar with the area, it is a good idea to hire a mountain guide and let yourself be guided around the fairytale area. But beware ... It's highly addictive.
St. Anton offers one of Austria's best and most popular fun parks on the mountainside Rendl, which is definitely worth a visit on your skiing holiday.
The park has been expanded and optimized and a large cabin lift has been built directly from the city, so a trip up there only takes about 15 minutes. Arlberg's fun park in Rendl has two lifts that connect the entire park and provide endless play opportunities.
In the middle of the park there is a panoramic café, where there is entertainment from the 1st row. Here, everyone can sit and follow the challenging freestyle tricks in the cool park, which offers a sea of obstacles such as Butter Box, Jump, Box, Jib, Rail and Tube.
If you only go to the park, you have to visit it on powder days ... There you have it for yourself!
As something quite new, St. Anton received the Tyrol's Cross-Country Quality stamp and can therefore be considered a really good cross-country area. The reason for the distinction is that you have fantastic snow safety and good, varied trails of varying difficulty. In total, there are 40 km of well-groomed trails.
The ski environment in St. Anton is legendary and for several decades it has been the favorite destination of many skiiers.
It is the fantastic skiing and a vibrant city life that is the foundation of the city's status, as one of the world's most famous cities when you go on a skiing holiday.
World-class après ski on the legendary Krazy Kangaroo. The cobbled pedestrian street, where shops are located side by side with bars, restaurants and the old classic hotels that form a historic setting for everything.
On both sides of the city, the mountain sides are so close that skiing literally goes all the way down the pedestrian zone.
Although it is a narrow valley, there has been room for it all. Behind the train station is the sports center, with a climbing wall, squash, bowling and tennis courts and if you still have energy or perhaps need to recover, a visit to Arlberg-well may be what you need. The extremely delicious wellness center, allows you to completely relax. Warm up in the sauna, relax in the spa and go for a swim in the heated outdoor pool. A perfect end to a perfect day.