St Anton4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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St Anton ski resort Austria, part of the huge Ski Arlberg ski region.
St Anton ski resort Austria, part of the huge Ski Arlberg ski region.
St Anton is a beautiful traditonal village with serious after dark action.
St Anton is a beautiful traditonal village with serious after dark action.
St Anton lifts and terrain are world class.
St Anton lifts and terrain are world class.
St Anton ski resort has terrain for everyone - beginner to extreme snow riders.
St Anton ski resort has terrain for everyone - beginner to extreme snow riders.
Ski St Anton.
Ski St Anton.
St Anton ski resort's Nassereinbahn gondola with part of its huge off piste behind.
St Anton ski resort's Nassereinbahn gondola with part of its huge off piste behind.
Alpine village of St Christoph nestled in the valley, part of St Anton ski resort.
Alpine village of St Christoph nestled in the valley, part of St Anton ski resort.
St Anton's mountain huts provide wonderful food, drink and apres fun.
St Anton's mountain huts provide wonderful food, drink and apres fun.
St Anton has some of Europe's most consistant snow packs = more powder.
St Anton has some of Europe's most consistant snow packs = more powder.
St Anton is now fully lift linked with Zurs ski resort.
St Anton is now fully lift linked with Zurs ski resort.
St Anton ski resort has great child friendly ski areas.
St Anton ski resort has great child friendly ski areas.
The new 'Run of Fame' - 65km and 18000m vertical - starts in St Anton.
The new 'Run of Fame' - 65km and 18000m vertical - starts in St Anton.
St Anton has oodles of terrain for intermediates and advanced skiiers.
St Anton has oodles of terrain for intermediates and advanced skiiers.
Easy access, challenging off piste terrain abounds in St Anton (St Christoph!).
Easy access, challenging off piste terrain abounds in St Anton (St Christoph!).
St Anton ski resort's extreme chutes willscare any expert skier or snowboarder.
St Anton ski resort's extreme chutes willscare any expert skier or snowboarder.
Après starts early in St Anton. Buckle up for a long day (and night).
Après starts early in St Anton. Buckle up for a long day (and night).
Lifts direct from the centre of town help make St Anton a premier ski resort.
Lifts direct from the centre of town help make St Anton a premier ski resort.
Travel in style to St Anton by train from anywhere in Europe.
Travel in style to St Anton by train from anywhere in Europe.
St Anton village.
St Anton village.
Ski St Anton. Put it on your bucket list and do it before your knees fail!
Ski St Anton. Put it on your bucket list and do it before your knees fail!

St Anton

St Anton Ski Resort Austria

The pedigree of St Anton am Arlberg as a premier ski destination is difficult for other ski resorts to rival. St Anton ski resort has vast off piste terrain plus consistent, deep snow-pack and powder. It is particularly popular with expert skiers, but equally enjoyed by families and intermediates. How do you improve one the world's great ski resorts? Fully lift link it into one of the world's largest fully interlinked ski areas - Ski Arlberg.

The village of St Anton is cosy and has retained a distinct Austrian charm, contrasting with the vibrant and lively St Anton après and night life. You come for the skiing, you stay for the world renowned nightlife!

Summary of Pros & Cons for St Anton Ski Resort

Pros

  • Quality snow & deep reliable snow pack;
  • Modern & efficient lift system;
  • Endless variety of piste trails for all abilities;
  • Sensational off piste powder, marked routes & challenging terrain;
  • Quality food in on mountain restaurants;
  • Some of the world’s best après ski action;
  • Great value for money lift pass considering the size & quality of the resort;
  • Superb access by train;
  • Ski in accommodation options in a village that has retained much of its tradition.
  • Village is easy to get around on foot.

Cons

  • Piste trails can get extremely busy;
  • Lunchtimes at most on mountain restaurants & bars is bedlam;
  • Accommodation can be expensive;
  • There is a lot of competition on a powder day.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Can sometimes be difficult getting into pubs for après, especially when there is live music;
  • Very popular ski resort.

St Anton Skiing and Snowboard Terrain

St Anton is an especially good experience for advanced skiers and although there are relatively few black runs on-piste, the off-piste routes and freeride terrain is vast. For extreme riders, the tight chutes near the Valluga summit and other areas will scare the pants off most. In good snow conditions the off-piste skiing is generally superb but note that most of the terrain is south facing and can become sun affected if temperatures creep up above freezing.

For intermediates there is great terrain in any conditions due to superb grooming and snow-making facilities, and there’s a huge range of runs to choose from. The new 'Run of Fame' is a great Ski Arlberg Tour for intermediates and above. It involves 65km of skiing and 18,000m of vertical. Great way to see the entire region. The beginner runs are relatively challenging, and as piste trails at St Anton tend to be crowded, these runs can become loaded with nasty moguls requiring some rapid 'up skilling'.  That said, some excellent beginner skier facilities and lifts are at the St Anton base area towards Nasserein, and in St Christoph.

The St Anton ski resort lift system is state of the art, and includes a range of new cable cars, gondolas and various fast and comfortable chair lifts (many with hoods and heated seats). 5 major lifts extend from the centre of town to all points on the compass (3 gondolas and 2 chairs), meaning most accommodation is either ski in, or very close to it!

The most recent additions to the lift system near St Anton was in 2016/17. A gob-smacking group of four gondola systems (Flexenbahn et al) were installed, opening up new terrain and fully linking St Anton with the other Ski Arlberg resorts of Zurs, Lech and Warth Schroecken. The ski resorts of Zurs, Lech, Warth Schroecken and Zug are all covered by the same lift ticket as St Anton. The whole Ski Arlberg region provides a massive ski area with a total of 88 lifts and over 305km of interconnected piste skiing - let alone the endless off-piste and freeride terrain.

Great ski resorts like St Anton are inevitably popular and even with the modern and super efficient lifting system there are still lift queues. When in Europe you will have to suppress your memories of polite Japanese & Canadian lift queues and assert yourself (possibly with the use of your elbows) whilst trying to line up!

See our Skiing St Anton page for more information.

Where is St Anton, Austria?

St Anton is located on the far western border of the Tyrol in the Arlberg region of Austria. St Anton is blessed with its own train station for ease of access. It is perfectly located 100km west of Innsbruck (1hr 10min by train or car) and 194km east of Zurich (2hrs 20min by train or car). St Anton ski resort has been interlinked with the adjacent resorts of St Christoph and Stuben for so long, that for the purposes of this review we are including them all as the one 'resort'.

See our Travel to St Anton page for more information.

St Anton Snow & Weather

St Anton is in the heart of one of the snowiest places in Europe, with nearby Warth Schroecken getting a reputed 11m of snow per year. St Anton itself gets a very healthy average of 7m of snow per year, guaranteeing powder days. Whilst much of the terrain is south facing, elevation and cold temperatures will tend to keep the snow in good condition for the majority of winter. North facing terrain in Stuben and on Rendl has the best snow quality.

St Anton Accommodation

The town of St Anton and the surrounding villages have a range of accommodation to choose from. There is a huge range of great hotels, chalets, pensions and apartments for all tastes and budgets, many of which have ski in convenience.

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Value for Money at St Anton

You may think that a trendy ski resort like St Anton would be incredibly expensive, but like most other Austria ski resorts, St Anton provides reasonably good value for money and can cater to a range of budgets. You can pick a luxurious St Anton hotel or chalet if you wish or stay in an inexpensive pension.

The expense of your St Anton ski holiday will largely be dependent upon how much you want to spend in the bars and restaurants!

More Reasons to Ski St Anton

St Anton should be on the bucket list of every serious (and not so serious) skier because it’s a great all round ski experience. The only problem is that it’s no secret how fabulous it is, and it’s probably one of the busiest ski resorts in Austria. St Anton is an ideal choice for the hard-drinking, action-loving holiday maker who can hack the pace. It’s less suited to those who like a quiet skiing holiday, and uncrowded slopes. If the later is your style, perhaps head north to Warth Schroecken.

Tours that include St Anton

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
St Anton Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 7 Resorts
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Price p/p
USD 2,269
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Get the most out of a ski trip to St Anton with a knowledgeable guide and visit nearby ski areas such as Zurs, Zug, Lech, Oberlech, Stuben, St Christof & Sonnenkopf. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City DETAILS
HOSTED & GUIDED SNOWBOARDING
9 Days | 8 Nights | 7 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
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Price p/p
USD 2,309
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone and meet new friends.
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    St Anton Ski Trail Map
  • St Anton Ski Arlberg Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,304 – 2,811 (1,507)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7 metres
  • Lifts (88)
    Ski Arlberg
    16 Gondolas / cable cars
    45 Chairs

    St Anton only
    7 Gondolas / cable cars
    16 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Dec 1 to mid April
    9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 305km (Ski Arlberg area)
    Longest run – 10 km
    Advanced (incl.ski routes) - 38%
    Intermediate - 26%
    Beginner - 36%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Ski Arlberg
    Adult - €54.50
    Child - €32.50