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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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...

 Apres-ski & entertainment St. Anton am Arlberg

Restaurants 75 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 7 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons St. Anton am Arlberg

No. of ski schools 2Private ski lessons Yes, price on request
No. of ski instructors - Ski 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

Adult-Ski-Lessons 11 Offers available
Kids-Ski-Lessons 7 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 3 Offers available
Off-Piste-Skiing 3 Offers available
Ski-Touring 2 Offers available
Cross-Country-Skiing 1 Offers available
Snowshoeing 1 Offers available
Heli-Skiing 1 Offers available
Other-Activities 1 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 11672

 Tourist information for St. Anton am Arlberg

Tourismusverband St. Anton am Arlberg
0043 - 05446 - 22690

 Distances from St. Anton am Arlberg

Railway station
- by bus
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 80 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

Ski blog about St. Anton am Arlberg

2 June 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Authentic Austrian villages and traditional charm define skiing in Austria. But that doesn’t mean the Austrians don’t know how to party – in fact, après-ski was basically invented here! The ski areas in Austria offer a wide variety of terrain for every taste and budget, from the glitzy slopes of St. Anton to the family-friendly resort of Mayrhofen. We’ve narrowed down the top 15 ski resorts so you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next ski holiday, whether it’s a family bonding trip or ... More ›

1 November 2019 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Snow cover is one of the most important aspects of a ski holiday. There's nothing worse than arriving at your skiing destination after a long summer and finding the hills still green and covered in flowers! It's a little hard to ski without snow, and since we've all experienced this horrorshow at least once in our lives, we've learned to scope out ski resorts with guaranteed snow at the moment of booking our holidays. If you're planning on going skiing in Austria this year, here are 10 Austrian ... More ›

6 October 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

For the 2019-20 ski season, St. Anton is replacing an old 3-person lift with a brand-new 10-person gondola. Replacing the old lift which took skiers and snowboarders to the Schindler Spitze (2660m), the new lift will carry skiers and snowboarders to a new midstation at the Schindler Spitze before dipping down again to meet up with the Valluga drag lift. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the new gondola in St. Anton am Arlberg.... More ›
(Photo: © Arlberger Bergbahnen AG)

30 August 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Nothing beats a ski holiday with a group of your closest friends! No matter if half the group wants to tackle black pistes and the other half is still on nursery slopes, you can be sure everyone will get a chance to bond at the après-ski. Loads of ski resorts make it easy to book group packages that include accommodation, ski pass and even rental equipment. All that's left is to narrow down the top ski areas for a group holiday with friends!... More ›
(Photo: © Miranda Muller)

1 March 2016 by Danielle in 'Latest news''

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 ›

Ski area
Ski Arlberg

Ski Arlberg
Total slopes 100541 (km)
Blue slopes 245 km
Red slopes 216 km
Black slopes 91 km
Off-piste 99989 km
Lifts (151 )
Drag lifts 51
Chair lifts 75
Gondola lifts 25
185 cm
75 cm