7 November 2018 from Danielle in 'Latest news''

St. Anton will kick off the 2018/19 ski season with a joint concert by American singer-songwriter Anastacia and Melanie C, 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.

Having attained worldwide fame in her persona as Sporty Spice (how fitting it should be this Spice Girl to grace a ski resort with her presence!), Melanie C then went on to produce hits of her own as well as duets alongside artists such as Bryan Adams. Her latest album, Version Of Me, came out just last year and achieved high critical acclaim. Melanie C has performed at some of the most hallowed halls of music including the O2 Arena in London, at Madison Square Garden in New York and at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony. Her albums have gone platinum around the world.

Practical info

Tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the Tourism Association St. Anton am Arlberg for €35; or at the box office for €45. Starting from November 26, tickets will be sold at the Galzigbahn for €10 to people with a 2-day or longer lift pass. Season ticket holders can also buy tickets for €10, from the Tourism Association St. Anton am Arlberg.

More info: St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg is the most well-known ski resort in the Ski Arlberg ski area and a long-time favourite with Brits. Linked to the neighbouring resorts of Lech am Arlberg and Zürs am Arlberg, Ski Arlberg boasts 130km of challenging slopes with reliable snow cover and modern lift infrastructure. The town is filled with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants and bars that attract a high-end clientèle. St. Anton is also home to the hallowed institutions of The Krazy Kanguruh and the Mooserwirt, which revolutionised the meaning of après-ski back in the 1970’s.

Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!