Why St Anton?
It may now be more like a small town than a village but St Anton has managed to retain its traditional Tyrolean appeal, with plenty of wooden chalets, shops and bars along its pedestrianised main street, which is where our hotels are located.
Generally regarded as one of the top three resorts in Europe for serious skiers, the varied terrain of St Anton should definitely be on every expert and adventurous intermediate skier's list! Beginners won’t find this the best resort to learn the snowplough but intermediates and advanced will love exploring the huge ski area. A modern, extensive lift system links St Anton to St Christoph and Stuben. At one end of the town there is the new and rather beautiful Funitel gondola, a first ever Ferris wheel enabling passengers to board one of the 28 gondolas at ground level and connecting you to the Galzig slopes. At the other end of the village is the Nassereinbahn which rises to the Nasserein area which connects you to the Kapall peak. The Arlberg lift pass also covers skiing in nearby Lech, Oberlech and Zürs for a combined total of 260km of prepared pistes.
And of course St Anton is famous for its legendary après – the Krazy Kangaruh and the MooserWirt, one of the Alps' most renowned piste side bars, are great venues for some early afternoon or end of the day dancing before taking the -1 run back to St Anton. Be aware though that most bars are reluctant to let you in wearing ski gear after 8pm. That doesn’t mean the fun has to stop then - a quick change and after a leisurely dinner at your hotel you can be out in town again in no time – this time with comfy shoes on!