Ski Chalets In St. Anton Austria

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Ski Range 1,300m - 2,820m

With the biggest ski area in Austria, you will only scratch the surface of the Arlberg’s possibilities in a week. The snow cover here is exceptional. With high-altitude slopes and an underlay of man-made snow on the lower pistes, good skiing is ensured through until late April. St Anton however has something that many other major resorts don’t - character! Despite becoming a magnet for keen skiers and boarders, as well as après-skiers, it has retained all its traditional Austrian charm, and earned iconic status as one of any skier’s ‘must ski’ top resorts in the world.

Update for 2016/17 Season: New linking lifts planned meaning skiing to Lech without having to use buses will be possible! Read more about the developments here.


Ski school

The Arlberg and St Anton ski-schools meet in the centre of St Anton. Special classes are taken in powder, spring snow and ski touring, and lessons are English-speaking.

Some classes are pre-bookable, others may be arranged locally with your Ski Total representative.

There is a ski-kindergarten for 3-5 year olds from 9 am to 4.30 pm, while for 6 to 12 year olds, children’s ski school lessons are available.

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ACTIVITIES FOR NON SKIERS

St Anton is a legendary ski destination located in the Arlberg Ski Area. It is the largest resort in the area and attracts skiers from all over the globe. But this famous Austrian resort has plenty more to offer to the non skier in the group. With 76 shops, 52 restaurants, a health centre and plenty more activities including paragliding, hiking and tabogganing St Anton is a great destination.

Leisure Centre The new conference and leisure centre opened in 2002. It includes a large health centre with 3 swimming pools (1 indoor pool with flume leading to a elliptical current pool, 1 childrens pool and an outdoor pool). To relax and unwind after a day on the slopes or for the non skier why not use the brilliant 'Sauna World'. The multi-level sauna and wellness area extends to the roof, features a outdoor relaxation lounge to take in the mountainous scenery, a Finnish sauna, Kelo sauna, sanarium, steam bath, massage showers and 2 solariums. The usual sports can also be played in the leisure centre including tennis and squash but this centre also has a Tenpin Bowling Alley which illuminates into 'moonlight bowling' effect.

Paragliding Explore the mountain wilderness and enjoy the amazing views of the Arlberg region from above. The flight school 'Flight Connection' can be contacted if you are interested in paragliders and tandem flights.

Ice Skating Enjoy the winter evenings with a skate on the artificial ice rink with friends and family members. Open from December through to mid-March, daily from 13:00 - 17:00 and open till late (20:00 hours) on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Arlberger Winter Climbing Route The Arlberger Winter Climbing Route lies in the Rendl Ski area in St Anton. Being the only climbing route in Tyrol it is very popular with ski tourer enthusiasts. The route is 850 metres long and is safeguarded with a steel cable throughout the walk. The start lies at the top of the station Riffl II whereby a long incline starts the tour. Here it follows the Rifflgrate to the front of the Rendlspitze at 2816m up to the Rossfalls gap at 2732m. At the end of the path you will have some spectacular descents through the Malfon valley to Pettneu or over the Rossfallm through the Moss Valley and back into St Anton. This tour is about 2 hours long and is one of the ultimate ways to get un-tracked powder runs. Good climbing equipment (climbing belt and carbine) as well as touring shoes are absolutely essential as well as your skis or snowboard for the amazing decent.

Tobogganing The Tobogganing runs from Gampen to Nasserien to the Roselstall. The 4km run is lit up all the way so its a great evening activity after the slopes have closed for skiers and snowboarders. The course takes around 15 minutes and has a verticle elevation of 1,670 feet. Use of the run is free and toboggans can be hired at the start (Nassereinbahn from 7.15 pm) and then returned at the end of the run at Robi’s TobogganDepot. The fee for the rental is €9 with a €20 deposit.

NIGHTLIFE & APRES SKI

St Anton is justly renowned for its extensive and lively après-ski scene. The resort has 24 nocturnal hangouts for every mood, including the two legendary bars the MooserWirt and the Krazy Kanguruh (known as the KK) at the heart of après-ski scene.

Krazy KangurahKnown as the KK, this bar is one of the most famous après-ski bars in the Alps. The energetic crowd made up of everyone from ski bums to family groups all dressed in their full ski gear can be seen dancing on tables, chugging beers and downing shots. This place needs to be experienced to truly understand the special atmosphere this all creates.

Mooserwirt The Mooserwirt is a Austrian institution, blasting cheesy euro pop music until 8pm in the evening- the daily playing of The Final Countdown really gets the crowd going! A must visit bar to experience real, traditional Austrian après-ski! The Mooserwirt can be found on the opposite side of the slope to the KK bar.

Griabli Griabli bar and restaurant is located next to the Mooserwirt on the main piste leading back to St Anton. Griabli serves great food throughout the day and for those wanting a more chilled out vibe to their après-ski, the bar plays live music from 4pm to 7:30pm daily. Plus Griabli has a small terrace overlooking the Mooserwirt- a great place to sit back and people watch!

The Heustadl The Heustadl (translated as hay store) is a popular place to stop for a beer after a day on the mountain. The Heustadl is the first après ski bar on the left hand side of blue run 1 as you head down from the Zammermoos chairlift. It has a large outdoor terrace and a great sound system that plays loud music (a lot of which is German) onto the slopes. The Heustadl is the first après ski bar you reach before heading down towards the village and the other après ski venues.

Senn Hutte The Senn Hutte is Located to the right of the main piste leading from the bottom of the Zammermoosbahn chairlift. The bar has a traditional Austrian vibe, with the staff wearing the traditional dirndl dresses. Playing a brilliant selection of live music and serving a lot of Schnapps, the Senn Hutte is a superb destination to relax and breath in the mountain air.

Anton Bar Café Located just outside the Galzig Cable Car. This popular bar plays loud dance music and has live DJ's playing for après ski. A great hang out when the sun is shining and has a large choice of liquor to keep you fueled throughout the day!

Base Camp Base Camp is located right at the bottom of the slopes next to the ski school offices just opposite the Gampenbahn lift. This is a nice meeting spot as the large red roof is hard to miss and the bar is also very accessible on foot. Large heaters help you stay nice and warm even when it is freezing cold outside.

The Underground on the Piste Located on the downhill run opposite the Galzigbahn lifts and next to the ski museum. The Underground on the Piste is very well known for its live entertainment, great food (including fondues) and its chilled, relaxed atmosphere. If you are looking for a bar away from the crowd then this is the place for you.

Piccadilly Bar Piccadilly Bar can be found in the Hotel Post. One of the only 'après-ski' bars in the centre of the village. Piccadilly is a British style pub with a very lively après-ski atmosphere. The bar is linked with the Post Kellar bar and night club; giving you two places for the price of one! Both of these popular bars become wilder as the night progresses, with the Piccadilly Bar opening between 4-8pm for après-ski and live music, then later becoming a full on night club from 9pm onwards.

Bobos The Bobos Bar is located in the pedestrian zone of the village. It is described as a Mexican bar-restaurant and serves cocktails, ALOT of Tequila and plays good music throughout the night. As you can probably guess the food is of the Mexican variety but it also serves very good US options. Open from 5:00pm to 3:00am.

SKIING IN St. Anton

Ski Range 1,300m – 2,820m

The Arlberg is a connoisseur’s region, and thoroughly deserves its unrivalled reputation as Austria’s Number One ski resort. Dedicated skiers return time after time to explore the inexhaustible network of slopes, including those of Stuben, St Christoph, Lech and Zürs, which are all covered, together with St Anton itself, on the Arlberg lift pass.

The beginners’ slopes are accessed by the upgraded gondola at Nasserein, whilst above the town the many runs are largely cruisy blues and reds, ideal for leisurely skiers and snowboarders just out to enjoy themselves.

St Anton’s main fame however lies a little further up the mountain, in the magical variety of consistently challenging skiing with fiendish blacks, exhilarating off-piste and bumps growing to daunting proportions for those hungry for a challenge. When powder and spring snow conditions are right, the off-piste here is unequalled, particularly on the upper slopes of the fabled Valluga area.

The Kapall and Galzig areas both provide plenty of variety and the Rendl slopes on the opposite side of the St Anton valley offer a further change of perspective. The Galzig boasts a state-of-the-art 24 person gondola.

Ski to the bus stop at Rauz for the quickest access to Zürs and Lech, 7 and 15 minutes away respectively. Here, wide expanses of high-altitude skiing will keep any skier happy for weeks.