Resort Information for St Anton, Austria
St. Anton, at the centre of the Arlberg Ski-Circus, is firmly established as one of Europe’s top ski resorts, attracting keen skiers from all over the world. The ski area is simply vast, covering not only St. Anton’s own mountains but also the neighbouring villages of St. Christoph, Lech and Zürs. It offers some of Austria’s most extensive terrain with superb skiing for all abilities.
Free ski-shuttle bus to the main lift station (Galzig) from St Jakob, Nasserein, Mooserkreuz and around the village. Buses from the centre to St Christoph, Zurs and Lech. The railway runs E and W, with services to Innsbruck, Bregenz and Zurich.
In the extreme W of Austria, on the W edge of the Tyrol where it meets the province of Vorarlberg. Situated at the foot of the Arlberg Pass, at the top end of the narrow, steep-sided, 15-ml Stanzer Valley.
Dialling Code: 5446
65 mls W of Innsbruck
156 mls SW of Munich (Germany)
125 mls E of Zurich (Switzerland)
Beginners 2/5, Intermediates 5/5
Experts 5/5, Snowboarders 4/5
The Arlberg Ski Pass today gives the holder the use of over 80 ski lifts in the Region which together access the runs of St Anton and its neighbours of St Christoph, Stuben, Klösterle and the exclusive resorts of Lech and Zürs (not yet linked to St Anton where a bus is required). The area is indeed vast and truly the skiers paradise.
There is skiing to suit absolutely everybody, and beginners, who have nursery slopes right next to the village and some gentler blues on the Gampen. Few resorts can offer advanced and expert skiers the limitless opportunities as can be found on the Arlberg. Intermediates are totally spoilt for choice. The sunny Rendl ski area reached by a gondola from the outskirts of the village accesses this area of almost exclusively red grade trails (medium difficult trails which do not exceed a lateral or vertical steepness of 40%).
As with skiers the main attractions for serious boarders are the endless powder routes, but there is also a fun park on the Rendl and further snowboard parks in Lech (bus trip).
Total Kms of Piste 276kms (Arlberg ski circuit)
Piste type No. of runs
Number of Lifts 86
Snow Cannons 125
Longest Run 8kms (Stuben)
Mountain Restaurants 18
Snow Range 1304-2811m
Resort Height 1304m (4,278ft)
St Anton is famous for its excellent nightlife which is bustling, lively and sophisticated.
With over 60 cafes and restaurants there is something for every taste and pocket! You will find typical Tyrolean dishes, International cuisine and pizzas!
Many ski-rental and sports-equipment shops with ski-storage facilities, mostly on the main street. Centrally located boutiques, souvenir shops and some supermarkets.
Tourist Board: www.stantonamarlberg.com