St Anton snow report 01/02/2013

Here is the latest snow report from our team in St Anton

There is 195cm of snow at the top of the St Anton ski area with 55cm in resort. The last snowfall was on Wednesday with 2cm falling. 12cm of snow is due today.

107 runs and ski routes open in the area lift pass zone and 76/79 lifts open. Valluga shut due to snow management.

After clear sky’s over the past several days the clouds are moving in to replenish St Anton and the Arlberg’s great slopes. We have enjoyed plus temperatures at resort level however this is set to drop below freezing this week to around -3’C with 12 centimeters of snow due today with a further 22 centimeters due tomorrow. This will create a picturesque views at resort level with snow cover throughout.  Further up the mountain over 2000 meters we are due a further 34 centimeters over the next 2 days resulting in excellent conditions across all slopes here in St Anton. With the news of fresh snow coming, our guests next week are going to have fantastic skiing conditions on piste with snow guides expected to be busy with the amazing powder expected off piste! We are due more snow later in the week, however after this weekends dump, slopes will be in prime conditions for our guests.

The arlberg has enjoyed blazing sunshine over the past several days with the slopes being packed with many a avid skier and boarder. This has also resulted in St Anton’s aprés scene being as lively as ever with with many guests joining in the party on the terraces. Having had a few light snow showers across last week has resulted in slopes being topped up throughout our guests stay to to ensure that piste conditions have been excellent. St Anton has also ensured its snow cannons have been on at full pelt keeping pistes topped up and skiing conditions fantastic. Clouds are moving in this morning with the promise of lots of fresh powder on the slopes as well as the Arlberg’s extensive off piste.

Over the past week it has been Ski Club Arlberg week with the ski club putting on various events up the mountain with the theme of “experience the cradle of skiing” St Anton and the Arlberg is famous for being the birth place of skiing. Across the mountain there have been many events on with slalom courses appearing across the mountain for avid skiiers to give racing ago, as well as the ski school and sports shops getting involved and taking local children up the mountain for adventure hunts. The club has also been heavily involved this week with St Anton’s ski show which has been in full swing since the start of January.

Close to the end of next week and the following week St Anton will be playing host to Warren Millar and the filming of his 63rd Ski Movie, “Flow State” Warren Miller’s Flow State guides viewers to the top of the world’s most striking peaks, taking you on an exhilarating journey across the globe with St Anton and Arlberg being in prime focus on this years Movie! Guests will notice filming crews on some of St Anton’s upper slopes and the snow park on Rendle! Maybe they might even feature in this years “Flow State”