Altitude: 1304 Meters

St. Anton am Arlberg in short

  • 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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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...

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.

 Apres-ski & entertainment St. Anton am Arlberg

Restaurants 90 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 25 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons St. Anton am Arlberg

No. of ski schools 40Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors 450Ski lessonsYes, price on request
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessonsYes, price on request
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiingYes, price on request

 Book ski schools in St. Anton am Arlberg online

Skiing-Kids 7 Offers available
Skiing-Adults 14 Offers available
Snowboarding 7 Offers available
Ski-School-Kids 1 Offers available
Ski-School-Adults 2 Offers available
Freeride 10 Offers available
Heliskiing 2 Offers available
Avalanche-&-Safety 1 Offers available
Telemark 1 Offers available
Ski-Touring 6 Offers available

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 Facilities St. Anton am Arlberg

No. of hotels - Supermarkets 3
Total no. of hotel beds - Banks
Total no. of beds 11623

 Tourist information for St. Anton am Arlberg

Name
Tourismusverband St. Anton am Arlberg
Email
Telephone
0043 - 05446 - 22690
Website

 Distances from St. Anton am Arlberg

Railway station
- by bus
Airport:
Innsbruck approx. 100 km
From the motorway:approx. 30 km 30 minuten by car

 St. Anton am Arlberg for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities St. Anton am Arlberg

Public saunaFootpaths 70 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentfakkeltochten alleen met nieuwjaar
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court

Weblogs about St. Anton am Arlberg

7 November 2018 by Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Photo by Miranda Muller

St. Anton will kick off the 2018/19 ski season with a joint concert by American singer-songwriter Anastacia and Melanie, the former Spice Girl. The ski season opening weekend, which takes places from November 29-December 2, will also feature a giant slalom race, a ski and snowboard test and an Audi driving experience. The ski area will officially open on November 30.... More ›

1 March 2016 by Danielle in 'Latest news'' | 0

Ski Arlberg is poised to become the biggest linked ski area in Austria with the upcoming inauguration of the Flexenbahn gondola, which will link the ski areas of St. Anton am Arlberg and Lech-Oberlech-Zürs. The gondola is expected to be ready for the 2016-17 ski season. Apart from the Flexenbahn, Ski Arlberg will also run three other new lifts, for a total of 87 lifts and 305km of pistes. The project will cost the ski area 45 million euros in total.... More ›

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Total slopes 303 (km)
Blue slopes 130 km
Red slopes 122 km
Black slopes 51 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (88 )
Drag lifts 28
Chair lifts 45
Gondola lifts 15
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