The Arlberg region is the cradle of alpine skiing and the vibrant resort of St Anton sits at the heart of the action.

Famed already for some of the world's best apres and off piste terrain, the new Flexenbahn link takes things to the next level by creating the largest lift-linked ski area in Austria.

The Flexenbahn

It is by far one of the biggest and most exciting project anywhere in the skiing world and over €45 million has been invested to make hopping on a bus from St. Anton a thing of the past. From the moment you jump on the iconic Galzig Bahn, the new Flexenbahn gondola is within easy reach and you can be skiing on the Trittkopf Mountain above Zürs in less than 45 minutes. Add to this yet another new gondola rising out of Stuben to the summit of the Albona Mountain (home to some of the region’s best and most frequently untracked snow) and it is clear that there has never been a better time to visit St Anton am Arlberg.

Which now makes it part of Austria’s largest ski area

By connecting with its neighbours Lech, Zurs, Stuben and Warth over the Flexenpass, St Anton am Arlberg is now part of the largest ski area in Austria – with more than 305km of pistes served by 87 of the most advanced lifts in the world. This will keep anyone happy for a season, let alone a week, especially when you consider this is one of the snowiest corners of the Alps. A new concept has also been introduced this winter – the “Run of Fame”, endorsed by the likes of local skiing legends Mario Matt and Hannes Schneider. The 65km loop takes in the very best of the Ski Arlberg and covers 18,000m of vertical, more than twice the height of Everest!

But St Anton’s legendary aprés ski remains

After tackling the “Run of Fame” there’s no better way to celebrate than by having a beer (or two) at either one of St Anton’s world-famous aprés bars – Mooserwirt and the Krazy Kangaruh. The party continues till well after dark, but make sure you don’t miss out on dinner at one of the resort’s restaurants, serving everything from Tirolean specialities to award-winning haute cuisine.

Count me in – where to stay?

The St Anton am Arlberg valley has a huge range of accommodation, ranging from family-run Pensions and B&Bs to some of the Alps’ finest hotels. Perhaps the most famous of all is the 5* Arlberg Hospiz in St Christoph, home to one the best wine cellars in the world. But if your budget doesn’t stretch quite so far have a look at the excellent Mark Warner-run Chalet Hotel Rosanna, situated just minutes from the Galzig Bahn and home to one of the best bars in town. VIP Chalets have two highly recommended catered chalets at the foot of the Nasserien Gondola – as well as their Chalethotel Montjola in town.

For more information visit the following websites:

St Anton am Arlberg - www.stantonamarlberg.com

Tirol - www.tirol.com

Explore St Anton with the Ski Club.

If you want to make the most of your visit to St Anton, why not ski with our Instructor Led Guiding service, where professional instructors or guides show you the best parts of the resort, on and off piste. Find out more here - ILG St. Anton.
The club also runs several Freshtracks holidays to the Ski Arlberg area, see the full calendar of trips here - St. Anton holidays, Lech Holidays.