Insider Tips – St Anton
The Arlberg is known as one of the top ski resorts in the European Alps. Boasting an expansive area of challenging skiing terrain and lively après scenes it’s not surprising that the area is one of the most popular ski regions in Europe. So if you’re looking to find some of the greatest places to explore in the Arlberg region, look no further. This blog aims to take you off the beaten track and guide you through some of best kept secrets in the region.
Brunch With a View
Head to the Galzig, one of the three main connecting gondolas from the centre of St Anton and catch the connecting Valluga cable car. Follow red 19 to experience a stunning view point and a superb spot for morning brunch. The viewpoint overlooks the expanse of the Arlberg mountain range and provides the opportunity for a fantastic spot for a coffee break at the Valluga View restaurant.
Ready For a Challenge?
After taking in the expansive views from the Valluga it is time to challenge yourself on the longest run in the Alberg region. 7km long – Red 20, Blue 17 and S1 connects this challenging on and off piste run. A popular run for the whole group as the run is suitable for skiers of all abilities. The wide pisted terrain allows the beginners to feel comfortable on the slope whilst allowing the more advanced skier and boarder to attack the powder off piste. This is simply a must for everyone visiting St Anton!
At the Bottom of S1 catch the Albona 1 and Albona 11 chairlifts into the Stuben ski area. These lifts offer the skier a novelty of a rug for the journey whilst the chair follows the snow covered tree tops towards the pisted terrain. As you exit the Albona II follow S4 towards the Albonagrat chairlift to reach one of the best lunch spots in the Arlberg region. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a picnic and a thermos of gluhwein whilst taking in the picturesque panoramic views of Lech, St Christoph, St Anton, Stüben and the mountain ranges towards Sonnenkopf.
Off Piste Heaven
Stüben is known as the hidden gem in the Arlberg area. Offering vast areas of untouched champagne powder off the right of S3, this is the place to head for adrenaline junkies who wish to experience the best Off Piste in the Arlberg region. Be sure to stick to the right of S3 to experience the best conditions. But do remember to always check avalanche warnings before you hit the off piste areas!
After a challenging day attacking the off piste in Stüben, head to Heustadl to unwind with a glass of Gluwein in the traditional mountain hut. The Heustadl provides traditional Austrian charm with an upbeat atmosphere as skiers party on the tables to live music every afternoon from 4pm. Give those tired legs some well deserved rest though, before hitting the dance floor!
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