St Anton Ski Resort

St Anton is renowned for its incredible off piste, plentiful snowfall and hard-partying après – and now it is linked to the 306km of slopes that make up the Ski Arlberg it has only got better.

The local slopes around St Anton were previously more than enough to keep most skiers and snowboarders happy. However, when four new gondolas were built in 2016/17 to link it to the rest of the Ski Arlberg area and the resorts of Lech and Zürs, the options multiplied. It is now part of Austria’s largest linked ski area, is located in one of the snowiest corners of the Alps and has something for everyone – what’s not to like?

St Anton is a big resort town, spreading out along the valley. There are accommodation options for most budgets, but the closer you stay to the action and the Galzigbahn, the more expensive your room is likely to be. Après ski is a major attraction here and in the form of Mooserwirt and the Krazy Kangaruh, St Anton has two of the world’s most famous post-skiing bars.

With so much terrain to explore, the best way to see the whole Ski Arlberg is with Ski Club Freshtracks – four off piste holidays are heading out to St Anton this winter.

Our popular Instructor-led Guiding Service also returns this winter from 22nd December through until 13th April, utilising the excellent New Generation Ski School.

And why not join our Ski Club St Anton Facebook Page, the hub for Ski Club members heading out to the Arlberg this winter.

Our St Anton Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Fantastic off piste terrain and huge network of ungroomed ski routes

Vast linked area with Lech and Zürs thanks to the Flexenbahn

One of the world's top ski resorts for après ski

Loads of accommodation to choose from

Cons

Some pistes can get dangerously crowded

Not ideal for beginners

Lift system has improved but there are still some bottlenecks

Snow quality can suffer from sun on the lower slopes

A Local's Guide to St.Anton am Arlberg

 

St Anton Skiing and Snowboarding

With so many pistes – not to mention the additional 200km of marked ski routes in the region – to explore, you’ll never be short of options. Perhaps only absolute beginners will struggle here, although Nasserein has some decent learner facilities. Intermediates can explore the entire Ski Arlberg via the Flexenbahn, opening up a network of wide and snowsure blue and red pistes. Then for experts the options are so numerous – you’d do very well to cover every route in a season, let alone a week.

  • Total Pistes: 306km
  • Blue: 43%
  • Red: 40%
  • Black: 17%
  • Additional Ski Routes: 200km
  • Lifts: 88
  • Altitude: 1300m – 2811m

For Beginners

This is not an ideal resort for beginners. That being said, the lower village slopes by Nasserein are gentle and offer a decent area for first timers. Progression from this point can be made at Gampen or up on the slopes of Rendl, but this is far from ideal, especially as the slopes can get very crowded. A group with beginners would be better placed to base themselves at Lech or Zürs.

For Intermediates

Timid intermediates may find some of the blues and gentle reds on the Galzig Mountain a little intimidating due to the number of people using them. Confident intermediates upwards however have the entire Ski Arlberg at their disposal – we’d recommend the long runs down from either side of the valley above Stuben – and reaching the far end at Warth-Schröcken is well worth attempting.

For Advanced/Expert & Off Piste

St Anton is undoubtedly one of the world’s top resorts for expert skiers and boarders, attracting skiers and riders from around the world every winter. The 200km of marked ski routes are avalanche controlled but are not prepared, so head straight to these when they open on a powder day. There are some epic runs off Valluga and down towards Zürs, but these should be completed with a guide. The best way to see the best that the area has to offer is by utilising the Ski Club’s Instructor-led Guiding Service, all under the guidance of New Generation ski school.

St Anton Piste Map

The St Anton piste map can be downloaded here and an interactive piste map with the latest lift and piste openings can be downloaded here.

St Anton Ski Pass Prices

Your ski pass gives you access to the entire Ski Arlberg region and an adult season pass will set you back a very reasonable €837. Cheaper rates apply before 21st December 2018 and after 6th April 2018 when fewer lifts are likely to be running. Note that these prices may change, so check with the resort's website for the latest or give the Ski Club’s expert info & advice team a call on 020 8410 2009.

Category

Day Ticket

3 Days

6 Days

Adult (b. 1954-1999)

€38 – €54.50

€111 – €158

€202 – €289

Youth (b. 1999-2002)

€34.50 – €49.50

€98 – €140

€174 – €289

Child (b. 2003-2010)

€23 – €32.50

€66 – €94

€120 – €172

Senior (b. 1945-1954)

€34.50 – €49.50

€98 – €140

€174 – €289

Active Seniors (b. before 1944)

€26

€76

€137 (same price as a season pass)

St Anton Season Dates

  • Opening Date: 29th November 2019 
  • Closing Date: 26th April 2020

For full details see the resort's website and note that these dates are subject to change. The Ski Club’s expert info & advice team are also on hand to help – call 020 8410 2009.

St Anton Resort

St Anton is a busy, bustling resort with a character-filled main street. This traffic-free centre is the heart of the action and is where most people arrive to after a day on the slopes, hence there are some very lively bars – but not quite as wild as the Mooserwirt and Krazy Kangaruh further up the hill – and numerous restaurants. For a quieter stay, there is plenty of affordable accommodation further along the valley – which is connected by a frequent and very efficient bus service.

For Families

There are some great chalets and hotels with a family-friendly reputation, but you may want to base yourself away from the noise of the town centre and closer to the nursery slopes up by Nasserein. The ski schools have a good reputation but the challenging and busy slopes above town may put off absolute beginners.

For Après

The action starts on the home run, with Heustadl the first bar that you pass. Below this the two world-famous après ski bars of Mooserwirt and the Krazy Kangaruh are a must visit – just get ready to dance on the table and prepare your ears for an overload of Austrian club music. Be careful on the way down as the resort run steepens and can be chaotic in the dark. Then down in town, the bars fill up quickly as the slopes empty – Base Camp is a great place to start.

How to get to St Anton

Innsbruck airport is only an hour to the east by car or private transfer, making this one of the Alps’ most accessible resorts. You can also catch a bus to the main station before jumping on a train but expect the journey to take around two hours. Friedrichshafen airport is around an hour and a half away, Memmingen is two hours away, Zürich is half an hour further and Munich is three hours by car from St Anton.

  • Innsbruck airport: 1 hour (driving) or 2 hours (by public transport)
  • Friedrichshafen airport: 1.5 hours (driving)
  • Memmingen airport: 2 hours (driving)
  • Zürich airport: 2.5 hours (driving)
  • Munich airport: 3 hours (driving)
  • Calais: approximately 12 hours driving (590 miles)

St Anton Contact Details

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Ability
  • Advanced
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Ski To Door
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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