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Malcolm Bentley
Posted: 05/04/14
PE Arlberg St Anton
Overall rating: 5 stars
Malcolm Bentley
Visited: December 2013

Heartily endorse Caroline's cheery review below. She didn't mention that she is probably 30 years below the PE age, being there with uncle Phil, but still had a great time and certainly led the apres charge!
Even without the greatest off piste snow conditions, we had plenty of very good skiing and excellent instruction, and added to it with the other activities Caroline mentions; curling, our slalom race and daily apres in the underground with its great live music.
St Anton is one of the World's top resorts for its combination of challenging skiing, including generally superb lift served off piste with marked itineraries and steep couloir, probably the best on-slope apres anywhere in the Moosevirt, Krazy Kangaroo or quieter Underground and a delightful car free village centre, Not recommended for beginners and they or mixed ability groups would be better staying in Lech.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
Stewart Campbell
Posted: 31/03/14
Hot Slopes Cool Bars
Overall rating: 3 stars
Stewart Campbell
Visited: March 2014

St Anton's reputation is world renowned and it certainly delivers for bars and apres.

In the right conditions it might well deliver on snow too, but sadly it does not have the height to resist a hot March sun and the slopes suffered badly in the heat. The highest lift goes to 2800m but had a 1hr + queue to reach what were the only decent runs left by mid morning. Everything below 2400m (which is most of the resort) was slush and moguls by then.

I wish I had enjoyed it more and if it was all about apres I'd go back. But I like to ski as well so I'll be looking for a resort with more height next time,

Slopes:
3 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
3 stars
Caroline Bell
Posted: 16/12/13
PE Arlberg st Anton
Overall rating: 5 stars
Caroline Bell
Visited: December 2013

Absolutely brilliant holiday one so good I had serious post holiday blues! Instruction from Christophe was excellent the best I've had. Our ski leaders Malcolm & Kim were fabulous at not only picking us up & retrieving lost skis after the odd tumble but also organising a number of activities including alpine curling but only 'Malcolm's rules' applied! Debbie from head office joined us also for a couple of days & I promised to add that we didn't appreciate the weighing scales that were present in our rooms which obviously were broken ;)
The underground was the best après ski bar I've been to (& as my fellow holidayers now know I'm an expert in this field!) I will never forget Charles, Joan & a scoop of ice!
I really couldn't recommend this holiday more & I will definitely be back next year & can't wait to see the gang again because they were a brilliant bunch & we laughed all week.
Oh and how could I forget we had a race on the last day which in one members words 'So you're putting a bunch of highly competitive 70 year olds into a race - what could possibly go wrong?!'

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
5 stars
M�tley crew
M�tley crew
St Anton
St Anton
St Anton
St Anton
The race on last day
The race on last day
Jeffrey Lee
Posted: 12/11/13
The Best Resort Bar None
Overall rating: 5 stars
Jeffrey Lee
Visited: February 2013

I have visited St Anton at least 10 times in the past, so you can gather I love it. For me it is the best resort there is, for it's vast area, off-piste skiing, picturesque village (although it has become slightly more modernised over the years) and last but by no means least the brilliant apres scene. The Krazy Kangaroo used to be the place on the slopes but has been over taken by the Mooserwirt and to a lesser degree Taps next door to it and in town you can't beat Gunar playing live in the Kandahar and whoever they now have on in the Piccadilly opposite (it used to be Gunar until he fell out with the management !!). It all kicks off at 3.30 in the Mooserwirt when the DJ plays the Final Countdown, although you will need to be in there before then to get a seat. Bar Cuba in town is where the seasonnaires hang out and the place to watch the footie. Whilst a visit to the Underground near the bottom of the home run opp the Museum, which also has live music is always fun.
The skiing area is great with many different varied runs and an absolutely endless amount of off-piste, although I have been with beginners before it is not a resort I would recommend for them and if, as is becoming more common the Happy Village (blue run 4) run home is closed due to weather/avalanche danger it is carnage on the slopes !!
Come and try it if you party as hard as you ski, you will not be disappointed.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
5 stars
Malcolm Bentley
Posted: 13/10/13
One of the very best
Overall rating: 5 stars
Malcolm Bentley
Visited: March 2013

St Anton along with its Arlberg ski area all the way to Lech is right up there with the very best (Val d'Isere, Verbier, Zermatt) for the combination of outstanding off piste, village atmosphere and serious apres. The skiing opportunities are endless and some is properly demanding, like the couloirs off Schindlergrat.
The Moosewirt is probably THE on slope apres bar in the world, beaten off the slopes by Verbier's Farinet. The pedestrian village centre is really attractive with lots of little bars and live music and the exhibitionists or voyeurs amongst you will love the public wellness centre with many saunas, hammams etc all in a costume-free zone.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
Terence Foster
Posted: 20/04/13
not for the feint hearted
Overall rating: 5 stars
Terence Foster
Visited: January 2013

Simply a super time can be had here, we love the home run stopping at the senne hut, then the heustadl (live music) outside on the stage in our recent march trip, then on to taps bar or crazy kangeroo, saving the best apre bar in the world lol The Mooserwirt :)) with just a short night ski down to the galzig, gets a bit lumpy and happy valley was vile and closed after several avalanches in march, We love it here and posh Lech is only 20 mins away by crowded bus but its well worth the journey, 5 times been here now and booked again for 2014 in st christophe :)) cant wait

top skiing

foslington smythe

Slopes:
4 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
5 stars
Andrew Chalmers
Posted: 02/04/13
Freshtrax Week
Overall rating: 5 stars
Andrew Chalmers
Visited: January 2013

Like The Stones?...Clapton?...Grands Montets?...this is the place for you...Moosewirt a great laugh...Kangaru for the youngsters...can't wait to return...rockers compulsory...

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
5 stars
Kenneth Lawson
Posted: 27/03/13
A reputation to uphold
Overall rating: 3 stars
Kenneth Lawson
Visited: March 2013

I last visited St Anton in 1973, so was curious to find out how it compared with my subsequent experience of other resorts. I am sorry to say that I concluded that it is living on its reputation and that I probably won't try it again.

On the plus side, the skiing at Rendl and Stuben has added some good cruising red runs and Lech and Zurs provide an extensive alternative ski area on the same lift pass. On the minus side, the itinerary accesses to both Rendl and Stuben involve dangerously crowded pistes and the bus links to Lech are a lottery.

It is the overcrowding on the pistes which particularly worried me. St Anton does not have a ski terrain which has lent itself to satisfactory enlargement. The return links to the town are indirect and narrow. I shared your previous reviewer's frustration at the shutting of the Steissbachtal, but, even when it was open, it was a narrow overcrowded gully. The celebrated Valluga is best avoided as a half-hour queue adds only a short additional descent, although it may be worth it for the views.

Most of my skiing is guided day touring these days and it may be that my inability to enjoy these overcrowded pistes would apply to many other resorts, but I have to say that I found St Anton a disappointment.

Lastly, if you arrive on a Saturday, make sure you bring your shampoo with you - everything seems to be shut on Sundays.

Slopes:
3 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
5 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
3 stars
Tim Carswell
Posted: 13/03/13
St Anton
Overall rating: 3 stars
Tim Carswell
Visited: March 2013

I have been to St Anton four times in the last ten years and whilst generally enjoying the Arlberg area have two criticisms of the skiing in St Anton.

First, some of the pistes, particularly Kapal down to Gampen and over at Rendl, get very crowded making skiing pretty unpleasant and dangerous. In fact, I had my collarbone broken by a boarder who hit me on piste at Rendl!

Second, they had experienced the usual avalanches onto 'happy valley' (blue run no. 4) reducing it to a narrow icy path or closing it altogether with the result that at the end of the day the only way down from the main skiing area was the black Kandahar run which became extremely bumpy and congested and was clearly a struggle for a lot of skiers. A resort of St Anton's size and repute should have the resources to erect some snow breaks on the hillside above 'happy valley' to reduce the frequency and extent of these regular avalanches. There may be conservation issues but they need balancing against the safety of skiers on a major 'arterial' piste.

If you want to ski in peace on safe slopes then head over to Stuben or Zurs!

Slopes:
3 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
4 stars
Value for money:
2 stars
David Mcintosh
Posted: 07/12/12
My favorite ski resort
Overall rating: 5 stars
David Mcintosh
Visited: January 2012

A first class resort for intermediate skiers who want to be challenged. If the runs into St Anton are not to your liking you can catch the bus a few minutes along the valley to Lech or Zurs and ski motorway pistes.

The snow is managed well and in Jan '12 the massive dump was cleared quickly and effectively to maintain good skiing.

Lastly St Anton is renowned for being the "party capital" but there is plenty to attract those who do not want to be up all night.

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
4 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
Lucy Jennings
Posted: 15/08/12
Austrian charm, world-class apres and seven resorts on one liftpass
Overall rating: 5 stars
Lucy Jennings
Visited: January 2011

I returned to St Anton in January, having visited the resort for the first time the season before.

We were lucky enough to find a luxury chalet deal with Interactive Resorts http://stantonchalets.co.uk/st-anton/christiane and on arrival our whole party were blown away by the standard of the chalet and the quality of the food cooked to perfection by our chalet hosts. Plus it was an easy 10 minute walk to the town centre from the Oberdorf area and a free ski bus picked us up and deposited us at the bottom of the slopes every morning.

There were 8 of us in total - a relatively even mix of ski standards with a couple of boarders thrown in. St Anton is reknowned for being an advanced skiers paradise and it does not disappoint. A blue run in St Anton would be a red run elsewhere, see a red run expect a black and so on and so forth.

However, do not be disheartened! Your ski pass covers the entire Arlberg area which means seven, yes SEVEN resorts are at your disposal, they include: St Anton, St Christoph, Stuben, Zurs, Lech, Oberlech and Sonnenkopf - a personal favourite. I would recommend that you visit as many of these other resorts as you can fit in, as each offers skiing for different abilities, different terrain and spectacular views and all can be accessed by a free ski bus.

Last, but by no means least, the apres in St Anton cannot be bettered. Stop off at the Krazy Kanguruh (KK) or the Mooserwirt on your run home and you will have no option but to party till dark, dancing on the tables in your ski boots whilst knocking back Jaegarbombs.

Enjoy!!

Slopes:
5 stars
Accommodation:
5 stars
Eating:
4 stars
Apres:
5 stars
Value for money:
4 stars
In the Mooserwirt
In the Mooserwirt
Interski 2011
Interski 2011
Krazy Kanguruh
Krazy Kanguruh
Gareth Sefton
Posted: 26/01/09
St Anton review
Gareth Sefton

Just got back from St Anton. Loved it. The skiing was superb, although some of the busier blues were getting a little unpleasant later in the day. It's been said that St Anton is not for beginners. I agree, but there are some gentler, and MUCH quieter runs over on the Rendl side of the valley. Also, the skiing over in Lech and Zurs seemed nicer and quieter, with the exception of the White Ring which got very busy in places.

Apres ski. We never got out of the Krazy Kanguruh, probably because it was in walking distance of the chalet. Most nights it was fantastic, but on a couple of quiet nights, it was very quiet, almost to the point of being dead. All in all, it was superb, and I'm missing it already.

Posted: 08/04/08
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Skied St Anton for the first time this year with my wife and 9 year old son. I have been skiing for 35 years and had the impression that you wouldn't go to St Anton if you were a beginner but I think this is selling St Anton a bit short. They have some of the best off piste and great black runs but my wife and I both thought that you would have a good time even if you were a beginner.


St Anton has some of the best après bars in the Alps and the village has a fantastic atmosphere. Having come over from Australia we managed to fit in Saalbach, St Anton, Zermatt and Courchevel all in one big holiday and observed that the Austrian's seemed to have a far better all-round time than the French. The runs aren't necessarily any better but their villages are beautiful and they seem to have their après skiing down to a fine art!

Bruce Robinson
Posted: 01/03/07
St Anton review
Bruce Robinson

Returned to St Anton for the 7th time this year - off piste back country course - great! - skied the steep coulouirs under the Schindlergrat chair for the first time - 39 degrees. Off-piste powder hard to find but ,hey, that's what the Arlberg guides are for! Thoroughly recommend this resort to any skier/boarder except beginners ( only 2-3 runs in Nasserin area). Good for experts - esp. the Back of The Valluga -a classic off piste run and I still haven't done it! It's a 'no-fall zone' & is 40 degrees+ at the top. They won't let you up without a guide & only if you are good enough.
Book a cheap B & B in town on the web, & eat out at BoBos Mexicana, Pommodoro Pizza place, or the Funky Chicken. Apres ski at the Piccadilly, Kandahar, Krazy Kangaroo, & the best , THE MOOZERWIRT! - go enjoy!! The snow is deep!

David Nicholas
Posted: 26/02/07
St Anton review
David Nicholas

Just got back from this amazing resort feb 07. I was a little concerned before I went as to whether it was going to be too full on apres ski. Still, you could take it or leave it and inevitably one joined in with the infectious atmosphere. The ski area is very good but pistes to the resort can get extremely busy. The longest we had to queue was 20 min and this was in Zurs. Though we only explored the pisted areas and trails, the off piste potential is phenomenal. For this I would rather take a guide, but hey that's for our definite return visit.

Posted: 07/03/06
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Spent a week in Lech second week in January, with one side-trip to St Anton. Now have a total of about 20 days skiing over three seasons under my belt. Great conditions all week, so a good time to try new places. I can wholeheartedly confirm that St Anton is not a good place for a beginner or a nervous ever-so-slowly moving in the direction of early intermediate. I've skiied blue and some red runs in Courchevel and Val d'Isere with increasing confidence and enjoyment, but found the blue runs in St Anton (especially 17 down to the bus back to Lech) genuinely uncomfortable and very under-graded by comparison. Very busy slopes, lots of young, fast skiiers having a great time (beautiful runs, scenery) but all a bit of a nightmare for me. My vastly more experienced companion, who would know, also commented that some of the speedy riders didn't strike her as that good or that under control. I experienced lots of zipping past four feet away with twenty metres to spare on the other side. Tres amusant pour eux. Whereas, Lech, Sonnenkopf (a charming small resort nearby, very quiet) and especially Zurs I found challenging but varied, less busy and very enjoyable (apart from some major bursts of fear at several points, but that seems to come with the territory wherever you are, at my level! )

Posted: 03/03/06
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Just got back from another brilliant week in St Anton (11 - 18 Feb 2006). Fortunately the Scottish school's half-term missed the Dutch "Krokusvakantie" this year. As a result the pistes and restaurants were not too crowded and we didn't have to wait long in the lift queues. We stayed, as we did last year, in the Schwarzer Adler Hotel in the centre of town (very, very good, friendly and comfortable!) and easy for the lifts! The snow was both excellent and plentiful (now 2 years running at this time) with superb off-piste conditions. We skiied everything, normally starting at 08:30 and finishing at 16:00 (yes fanatical, but few people start early when the pistes are at their best!), with lunch either on the slopes at St Christoph or Stuben. We had a fantastic day where we skiied everything from St. Anton via Gampen, Galzig, Stuben (via free bus to), Lech, Zurs and (free bus) back to Stuben and then back via Glazig and run #4 to St Anton. We even had lots of Sunshine at the beginning of the week and snow towards the end of our stay. We've already booked to go back next year, but it will have to be New Year as we are now tied by University holidays. Great Place, Great Snow, Great Skiing!

Posted: 13/02/06
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Just got back from St Anton. Loved it! Will be going back next year. Compact, convenient town. Hotels, lifts, bars, restaurants all within stumbling distance . Fantastic challenging skiing, inspiring all those off piste virgins to take the plunge. Blues are under rated but reds and blacks are pretty spot on so long as you like bumps! Off piste was unlimited! Sporthotel was of typical Austrian high standards; clean comfortable, great food and very friendly helpful staff. Lounge area was too small but can't comment about noise levels overlooking the main street as I was probably one of the contributors! Everyone in the resort seemed to be there to ski and party, in that order. No drunken teeny boppers though, more like a european melting pot of club 25-45 ski bums! Had a great holiday but am confident it can be matched or bettered again next year, by returning to St Anton!

Posted: 13/02/06
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Decisions, decisions! I've skied St. Anton ten times now and am considering a different resort. However, nothing that I research seems to compare! The skiing is supberb! The area is vast and the off-piste enough to challenge even the expert skier (not myself!). The pistes tend to be more taxing than other European resorts and it's not really a beginner friendly resort. As for the mountain restaurants, Rendl has nothing to write home about, but on the main ski area you'll find some great ones! If you follow blue 8 down to St. Christoph, the Hospiz Alms is unbeatable for atmostphere, great food and there's even a slide down to the toilets - fantastic when you've got your ski boots on and had a few Gluweins! The Lech ski area is a 30 minute bus trip away, but well worth experiencing. Some challenging skiing in Zurs too. As for the apres ski, I don't believe there's anywhere to rival St. Anton. Start apres skiing in the Kangharoo and move down to the Moosewirt. Then take your choice from a number of rocking bars in the town - Funky Chicken, Bar Cuba and Scottys to name but a few. To conclude, there's heaps to ski in one week without getting bored. You'll also want to come back for more! I think I've just talked myself into another holiday in St. Anton!

Posted: 18/01/06
St Anton review
Ski Club member

St Anton, I think is the best resort I have ever been to, purely because it has the right balance of everything....including excellent food on the piste from small, well located friendly resturants. Excellent.

Posted: 29/11/05
St Anton review
Ski Club member

This is an amazing resort with great vertical and terrain, not to mention the best apres ski in Europe at Mooserwirts!!! the only drawback is the lack of accomodations. If you do not book way in advance, and cannot stay for a week, then you are out of luck!!!!

Posted: 22/11/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Don't forget that the tobogganning at night down from Gampen is not to be missed; it's supposed to be lit but lights are 'occasional' and the turns are sharp which makes life fun if there is someone right behind you. It's great entertainment!

Posted: 13/09/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

St Anton is without doubt the best ski area in Austria, most probably Europe. it literally has everything, great boarding, great off piste in the bowl area of zurs and unbelievable nightlife. Personally the best bar to go to is Funky Chicken, wednesday nights is a must, with all the scandi women in there! other good places to go in town are Bar Cuba, which is predomnently a hang out for all the workers and kandahar, a club that really doesn't get going until all the other places shut at 3am! the legendary Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh on the mountain are definately not to be missed. Ski area wise i would say the best areas are the top runs on valluga, stuben area and the itenerary runs in zurs when there is powder, one place definately worth a visit, espeically if you are looking for powder is Sonnenkopf, very hard to get to (there is a bus from the bottom of Stuben) but always empty.

Posted: 13/09/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

We skied regularly in Lebanon (Faraya) when we lived in Damascus, Syria (1997-2000). When we transferred back to Europe we got advised to try St. Anton and enjoyed 2 weeks at end Jan/Early Feb. 2000. It put the Lebanon in perspective, but I still liked skiing above Beirut! We stayed at the Hotel Arlberg, St. Anton - comfortable, pool, massage and a busy bar, reasonable food. Problem was it's at the end of town and walking in boots was not the answer! The weather was mixed to say the least - rain, mist and too many dull days. However, the good days were superb. We skied everything many times and fell into bed exhausted almost every night. Some of us fell asleep during dinner. We went back to St Anton for Christmas/New Year 2002/2003 and this time stayed in St Jakob (Haus Feuerstein). Comfortable self catered flats (we need two as there are six of us... 4 teenage boys). The accommodation was comfortable, but too far out of town for the boys and the night life. A busy, but reliable and good bus service from St. Jakob down to the lifts. We took a couple of trips to Lech & Zurs (raining) and to Sonnenkopf (brilliant sunny day) and headed for the highest point and the off-piste cirque. The latter was a welcome break from the busy slopes of St Anoton on New Years day. Christmas/New Year 2003/4 we went to Grimentz, Val D'Anniviers, Switzerland and stayed in the Hotel Alpina - well located at the foot of the lifts. Excellent skiing, perfect snow, brilliant weather. A charming Swiss village and not too busy on the slopes, but no night life. Hotel food was monotonous and couldn't really manage my wife's vegetarian requirments. Skiing was excellent, but limited for 2 weeks; it would be perfect for a week. This year its decision time again - Zermatt, Solden, Obergurgl or back to tried, tested, proven and excellent St Anton? If so, it will be to the centre of town! Note: All resorts visited were accessed by car and the car was available thoughout. Our eldest can verify that the rescue service in Switzerland was excellent, if a bit price! My advice is... "don't skip on insurance cover", you will welcome it when things go wrong".

Posted: 13/09/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Will be back in St Anton this season....not the best place for beginners but otherwise a fantastic resort. The direct train from Zurich (approx 2 1/2hrs) makes access easy too. Hotels are cleaner than most NHS operating theatres, but maybe that's not saying much. The extensive areas of marked ungroomed skiing make this one of the best resorts for those looking to learn the subtle arts of off-piste skiing...and there is some fantastic real off-piste within a 1-2 hr walk of the lift system for those who are willing to fit skins and touring bindings....

Posted: 05/04/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Just back from St Anton. I love Austria and have spent teh last two ski holidays in Kaprun which was difficult to fault. I usually travel independently but I needed a late deal and had no time to arrange anything other than a chalet deal. I just saw where the most snow was and booked. I could not have timed it better - lots of snow had fallen the previous week, although the St Anton slopes were a bit over-groomed for my liking and felt like sheet ice early on. However, they soon became slushy and by 2pm. The good news is that Alberg are is huge! St Anton runs are very extensive but the map which indicates which is a blue / red / black is really not very helpful in planning routes especially if you have beginners or early intermediates in your party. Some blues were more like reds and vice versa which can be a bit daunting for some. The Alberg ski pass allows you access to (north facing) Lech which is either a 30 minute bus ride from St Anton (Euro5.50 rtn) or you can ski to a Lech ski bus pick up point. about half way along. Get off at the second stop in Lech (bergerbahn cable car). The snow in Lech was incredible and the pistes perfectly groomed and maintained with long wide runs for those who prefer to cruise. It was also suprisingly quiet. Beware that the return bus only runs twice and hour and only once an hour at certain times. Alberg pass also gives access to Rendl and a couple of other places - so it is nearly impossible to be bored in a week. I stayed in Nasserein - it is quiet and a short walk to St Anton (10 mins) and a 5 min walk to the Nassereien cable car. I went with Skiworld (though I gather they are also referred to as 'thirdworld'!) but I am now sure that with the amount of free accomodation I saw in the area it is easy to get to Zurich or Innsbruck and get a train direct to St Anton if you want to go independantly.

Posted: 15/03/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

This will make more sense to you once you have spent a few amusing Apres ski hours in the Mooserwirt in St Anton - one of the most hysterical places I have ever been. It's situated to the right of the main run back to town, you cant miss it as the music is a deafening mix of Euro Pop, glam rock and Robbie Williams. Prepare your lungs for a good old sing song. Other places to go are the Krazy Kangaruh - this place rocks every night ( but esp Friday night ). Other great Apres places to go is Piccadilly which is situated on the main street running through the centre of St A. They are open till 8pm and re opens at 9pm.They have live music - guys singing to Sweet Home Alabama and that sort of thing. The Funky Chicken is where allthe weirdy-beardy snowboarders hang out, get drunk and say " dude alot ". A very young crowd and gets pretty packed. Underground is just round the corner and is a little more civilised with an older clientele.It is howver, as the name says underground and the safest way to breath in there is through a cigarette - be warned. Club wise Post Kellar ( next door to Piccadilly ) but the best club is Kandahar which doesn't realy kick off till 2am and keeps going as long as you do. The skiing is wonderful. The pass covers 4 resorts, there are long fun blue runs from the top of the mountan to the bottom, but you have to be careful you don't take a wrong turn which is easily done here cause you could end up down a black !!. Rendel is fab skiing but as an intermediate / expert there is no better place to go ( well .. maybe Zermatt but there isnt much in it ). Beginners are catered for but the blues are not easy. The ski school ( Alberg ) is good - very young ski instructors who take their profession very seriously indeed - ladies if you think they are out every night parting - think again. The standard of the tution was good, one of our party went off piste every day in a class of 8 and said it was the best skiing she had done ( and she was a guide in Val d'Isere ). restaurant wise nothing to shout home about ( Zermatt rules here I'm afraid ) but there is one lovely resturant " undergrund on the Piste " nr the mueseum - which serves the most wonderful fondue- the service was excellent too. Final word - pack the cash cause it ain't cheap ... enjoy St Anton is defo one of the skiing greats ..

Posted: 19/01/04
St Anton review
Ski Club member

This year we booked very late...2 days before departure, St Anton was the destination...it was the right one!...having skied in Switzerland (Zermatt), Italy (Cervinia), and recently mostly France,(Courchevel 1850)...I have to say St Anton was a revelation..the village atmosphere and night life made it worth while dragging tired limbs out until the early hours...from the UK very short transfers makes it score heavily over France..the locals are also very friendly...and the skiing is as good as it gets...I will definately return next year.( BIG mention for the Underground bar...the entertainment there is unbelievable...you will not want to go home...)

Posted: 11/03/03
St Anton review
Ski Club member

09.02.03-16.02.03 Fantastic all round fun resort. As a lowly intermediate I found it very challenging, but the pistes were fantastic. Fellow more advanced skiiers were unhappy that they wouldn't have time to do all of the difficult runs! Apres ski extremely lively. Had a brilliant time.

Posted: 23/01/03
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Just returned from St Anton on 18/01/03. An outstanding resort. I have skied in France and italy several times before but the overall combination of excellent ski-apres ski in St Anton makes it a winner. The best apres ski bar in St Anton by a long shot is The Fang bar beside the Nasserein gondola. Fantastic hosts (Hasse and Paul)and a great atmosphere.....But watch out for those shots of Stroch...Looney juice!!

Posted: 08/01/03
St Anton review
Ski Club member

I have skied the Alberg and in particular St Anton on 7 separate occasions with the most recent visit Jan 2002. Value for money you cannot beat it with almost guaranteed snow of good quality. The large queues at the bottom in the morning seem to have disappeared. The lifts are being continually upgraded. Crowds do build up in some areas on and off the piste but the secret is to to keep moving. If you like challenge try Hinter Rendl over the back. The pistes get crowded on Gampen and on the home runs in the late afternoon, but this presents a nice challenge ducking a weaving between the terrified beginners and can be great fun with a few mates. For some interesting excursions try Stuben but not on a cold day as the lifts are freezing out of the sun until the top. If you want the best St Anton is a must!

Posted: 01/05/02
St Anton review
Ski Club member

Run #17 from Schindler is one of th best. Try folling this run to Stuben where it is less crowded. For a great days Skiing try the White Circle starting in Lech by taking the Gondola up to Zurs and sking down to Zurs, cross the Road and go up to Madlochbhan. Follow this back round to Lech. Best food this year I found in the Well Com center where the Fish soup is highly recomended. Best Bar has to be Bar 37 where it is small with lots of athmosphere.

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tour operators in St Anton

Skiworld
10% discount for Ski Club members
Largest independent ski operator in the UK. Featuring over 100 catered chalets, plus self-catering...
Neilson Holidays
10% discount for Ski Club members
As a Ski Club of Great Britain member, you can receive a 10% discount on all Neilson Ski, Beachclub...
VIP Ski
10% discount for Ski Club members
VIP SKI is not an agent, we operate 64 of our own luxury chalets and 2 luxury ski hotels in 10...
Mark Warner
10% discount for Ski Club members
Mark Warner have been providing ski holidays in the Alps for over 35 years and have Chalet Hotels in...
Travel Club Elite
6% discount for Ski Club members
Travel Club Elite are an Awarding Wining Travel Agent. We are an ABTA member (82689) of 29 Years...
Erna Low
6% discount for Ski Club members
Erna Low is an independent ski specialist offering the widest range of self-catered and hotel...
Inghams
5% discount for Ski Club members
With over 80 years experience in ski, offering holidays in 91 resorts in 9 countries, Inghams offer...
Snowscape
5% discount for Ski Club members
Snowscape offer weekly and flexible quality ski and snowboarding holidays to Austria. Our main...
The Oxford Ski Company
5% discount for Ski Club members
With over fourteen years of experience, some 450+ personally inspected luxury ski chalets and 90...
Supertravel
5% discount for Ski Club members
Supertravel ski have been sending our discerning clients to the Alps for nearly 50 years and many of...
Ski-Val
5% discount for Ski Club members
Ski-Val has been successfully operating catered chalet holidays for over 30 years. We remain an...
Ski Independence
5% discount for Ski Club members
Ski Independence is the UK's leading independent specialist offering the very best hotels,...
IGLU.COM
5% discount for Ski Club members
Igluski.com is an award-winning ski, working with over 70 tour operators to offer ski holidays to...
Ski Solutions
5% discount for Ski Club members
Ski Solutions is Britain's original and largest specialist ski travel agency and tailor-made...
Crystal Ski Holidays
£100 discount for Ski Club members
For us, the mountain is everything. We love it as much as you do. Since 1981, we’ve been finding the...
Crystal Finest
£100 discount for Ski Club members
Treat yourself to something extra special where luxury accommodation, amazing food and impeccable...

ski accommodation in St Anton

Erna Low
6% discount for Ski Club members
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member discounts in St Anton

Skiset
50% discount for Ski Club members
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