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St. Anton, Austria

Unlimited possibilities in fresh winter air of St. Anton am Arlberg

St Anton am Arlberg is a holiday region with a worldwide reputation, and rightfully so.

A superlative winter sports area with excellent guest services, Ferris wheel cable car, the ARLBERG wellness center, the finest gourmet cuisine, an excellent walking area, the multi-functional sports center arl.rock and numerous events which all contribute towards an unforgettable vacation.

Winter – greater than ever and traditional.

When the new cable car systems opened in December 2016 – all ski resorts on the Arlberg turned into Austria’s largest inter-linked ski area with a total of 305 kilometres of marked runs and 88 lift and cable car systems The Arlberg-Arena then extends from St. Anton in Tyrol to Lech and Zürs, as well as Warth and Schröcken in Vorarlberg. St. Anton am Arlberg thus offers unparalleled conditions for a deluxe winter sports holiday. Those wanting to find out which slope offers the perfect conditions should avail themselves of the services of the local guides.

Not only do skiers come into their own in St Anton am Arlberg, cross-country skiers are lured by a Loipe network of approximately 40 kilometers. Toboggan-runs in St Anton am Arlberg, Pettneu, Schnann, Flirsch, as well as ice rinks for skating and curling, provide for additional sporting alternatives. The multi-functional sports center arl.rock makes numerous indoor activities and diverse kinds of indoor ball games possible as well as climbing and bouldering, including a Via Ferrata climbing route leading to the roof. Rather more comfortable is a romantic ride in a horse-drawn sleigh through the fairytale snow-covered mountain world.

From morning until evening the in St Anton am Arlberg as well as the Wellnesspark Arlberg Stanzertal in Pettneu invite you to enjoy relaxing hours in their lavishly arranged wellness areas. What makes a holiday in St Anton am Arlberg so special is, not least the unique combination of almost boundless skiing pleasure and après ski together with a variety of gastronomic choices, from Tyrolean delicacies up to the distinguished international top cuisine.

It all started 130 years ago, in 1880. A Norwegian engineer strapped two planks of wood to his feet and „slid“ to work at the Arlberg Tunnel. At that time this little village at 1,300 metres above sea level was light years away from the world famous ski resort it has now become. Back then, the isolated mountain farming folk struggled under incredibly harsh conditions.

Today St. Anton am Arlberg is an international holiday resort with 88 lift systems, 305 kilometres of marked pistes and 200 kilometres for free riders in the entire Arlberg region. Around 1,000 hotels, pensions and holiday apartments, innovative customer service, cable car with giant Ferris wheel, wellness centre, multi-functional sport centre, gourmet cuisine, excellent summer walking and cycling region as well as a wide range of diverse events are the perfect ingredients for a great holiday. It is a remarkable accomplishment of the tourism organisers in St. Anton that they have managed to harmoniously combine years of tradition and history with the requirements of an international ski resort, whilst preserving the village’s original charm. Furthermore, St. Anton am Arlberg is a member of „Best of the Alps“ – a merger of the 12 most traditional Alpine resorts in Europe.

Ski Stats:

Cross country trails: 41 km
Arlberg Ski Area St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Warth-Schröcken: 305 km marked ski runs, 200 km off-piste options
Length of ski season: December 1st, 2017 – April 22nd, 2018
Operating times of lifts: 8.45/9.00 a.m. to 4/4.30 p.m.
Valley altitude: 1,304 m
Peak altitude: Valluga – 2,811 m
Difference in altitude: 1,507 m
Longest downhill run – Ski Arlberg: Valluga – Ulmer Hütte – St Anton: 9 km

Classification of trails:

Expert (black): 50 km /17 %
Advanced (red): 123 km / 40 %
Beginner (blue): 132 km / 43 %

Snow-making on trails: Arlberg Ski Area 70 % / St. Anton 88 %
Average annual snowfall: approx. 7 m


Total number of lifts – Ski Arlberg: 88
Cableways: 14
8-seater chairlift with bubble/10-seater gondola – detachable combined lift: 1
8-man chair lift with bubble: 1
6-man chair lifts with bubble: 16
4-man chair lift with bubble: 8
4-man chair lifts: 5
3-man chair lift: 1
2-man chair lifts: 14
T-bars: 28
Transport capacity/h: 144,577 persons

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What’s Great

  • Extensive slopes for adventurous intermediates and experts
  • Heavy snowfalls, backed up by snowmakers, generally give good cover despite sunny slopes
  • Much-improved lift system has greatly reduced queuing problems
  • Very lively après-ski
  • Despite resort expansion, village retains distinct Tyrolean charm