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St. Anton
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St. Anton am Arlberg (Austria)

Based on 11 reviews

St. Anton am Arlberg in short

  • Height: 1304 metres
  • Popular ski resort for the jet set society
  • Easy to reach by car and train
  • Excellent skiing for all levels

St. Anton am Arlberg is one of Europe's best-known ski resorts and a favourite with the British public, not least for its reputation as the birthplace of après-ski. This chic and dazzling ski resort, full of luxurious hotels and stylish places to spend your evenings, attracts the rich and famous from around the globe. Equally important is, of course, the ski area itself. St. Anton shares its ski area with the neighbouring villages of Lech am Arlberg and Zürs am Arlberg, making up the vast Ski Arlberg ski area which will delight skiers and snowboarders of all levels.

St. Anton's ski area, the Ski Arlberg, covers some 305 kilometres of high-quality ski slopes with plenty for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers. The area surrounding St. Anton is particularly appreciated for its challenging skiing. St. Anton is linked to the exclusive ski resorts of Lech and Zürs, which are perfect for intermediate skiers. Staying in St. Anton comes with an elevated price tag; an option is to stay in a nearby village such as Stuben or Pettneu am Arlberg, which also give access to the slopes of Ski Arlberg.

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Visitors' reviews

based on 11 visitor reviews

Latest review by William

“Skied for a week with some friends, from intermediate to expert. Due to the enormous crowds on the valley runs, they start having bumps in the early afternoon. Lots of restaurants but many of them large and commercial. The Mooserwirt is a must-see...”

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Ski Arlberg: Austria's largest ski area

With more than 300km of slopes, Ski Arlberg is Austria's largest linked ski area. Since the 2016-17 ski season the resorts of St. Anton, Lech, Zürs and several smaller villages have been completely linked by slopes and lifts so there's no need to rely on a ski bus to get around. The black Kandahar run is a must-try for expert skiers and an annual stop on the World Cup. Freestylers can head to the STANTON park, which has features for all levels. Ski Arlberg has a reputation for reliable snow cover and boasts long ski seasons with excellent snow. While St. Anton is primarily known for its challenging runs and excellent off-piste terrain, neighbouring Lech-Zürs is full of intermediate runs that draw many intermediate skiers on day trips from St. Anton.

Birthplace of après-ski

St. Anton's biggest claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of après-ski. While it was already customary to relax with friends, perhaps around a drink or two, the idea of rowdy, ski-boots-on après-ski parties didn't kick off until the 1970's, when two spunky entrepreneurs opened the Krazy Kanguruh and the Mooserwirt bars on either side of the blue piste #1. The bars are still alive and kicking today and welcome hordes of skiers and snowboarders who flock to St. Anton where you can be assured the beer is always flowing! You can also head to the Rendl beach bar for a different experience with a great view of the snow park. Après-ski in St. Anton is a sophisticated affair with a long list of legendary venues including Bar Cuba, the Funky Chicken and the Post Keller lying in wait for you. If you manage to try them in all in one week on your ski holidays in St. Anton, then you really are a party animal!

Stay active off the slopes

St. Anton has a varied range of activities depending on your mood. No doubt you'll want to stop in at one of the many spas to soothe those aching muscles after a day on the slopes. If you still find yourself with energy after skiing or boarding, there is a huge climbing wall where beginners and advanced climbers alike can challenge themselves. Cross-country skiers can explore 40km of trails, and winter hikers 70km of trails. St. Anton also has tennis, squash, archery and bowling, so even the most active of ski holidayers won't be bored after the ski area closes! And of course, this is all presuming you didn't end up partying all night at one of the many après-ski institutions...

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Weather in St. Anton am Arlberg


Heavy showers with occasional thunderstorms

Heavy showers with occasional thunderstorms
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Frost line

2405 metres


3 mm


Regular sunshine with some clouds

Regular sunshine with some clouds
5 / 17

Frost line

2694 metres


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St. Anton am Arlberg - Gampen - FlyingCam
Galzig Bergstation
Après-ski & nightlife in St. Anton am Arlberg
Restaurants 90
Bars & cafés
Discos 4
Concert Hall
Ski schools & ski lessons in St. Anton am Arlberg
Number of Ski Schools 2
Number of Ski Instructors
Instruction slope
Ski lessons in Nederlands
Private ski lessons
Ski lessons
Snowboard lessons
Cross-country skiing
Book your ski school online in St. Anton am Arlberg
Adult Ski Lessons 2 offers available
Off Piste Skiing 3 offers available
Heli-skiing 1 offers available
Snowboard Lessons 1 offers available
Cross Country Skiing 1 offers available
Ski Touring 1 offers available
Kids Ski Lessons 6 offers available
Snowshoeing 2 offers available
Other activities 1 offers available
Facilities in St. Anton am Arlberg
Number of hotels
Number of hotel beds
Number of tourist beds
Supermarkets 3
Tourist information for St. Anton am Arlberg
Name Tourismusverband St. Anton am Arlberg
Telephone 22690
Distance to St. Anton am Arlberg
Distance from Brussels approx. 780 km
Airport Innsbruck approx. 100 km with bus service
Train station approx. km with bus service
From the highway approx. 43 km 38-minutes drive
St. Anton am Arlberg for the children
Childcare from 30 months
Number of hours of childcare 10 hours a day
Price without lunch
Price with lunch
Children's Carousel
Magic Carpet
Child Lift 1
Adventure Park
Mascot Name Hoppl
After skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg
Public sauna
Fitness Centre
Public solarium
Spa & Wellness
Indoor pool
Balloon flight
Indoor tennis
Squash court
Hiking trails
Torchlight Tours
Indoor skating rink
Ice skating rink
Snow rafting
Dog sledge
Toboggan run