First-class skiing abounds at St. Anton, one of Austria’s most visited resorts and only a short distance from Austria’s Lech and Zurs resorts. Mostly frequented by British travelers, snow-lovers ski top-notch slopes arranged for the best-of-the-best. Intermediate and advanced skiers will find much to do from a vacation in St. Anton, but beginners beware: this is not the mountain for you. Novice and non-skiers can take advantage of St. Anton’s many off-slope activities.
St. Anton is a must-ski destination for top skiers looking for excellent off-piste runs. After a good turn on the mountain, snow-bunnies and ski moguls head to one of St. Anton’s bars, which are usually packed by mid-afternoon.
As one of the oldest and most favored ski resorts in Europe, St. Anton am Arlberg is where alpine skiing came to be on the slopes of the Tyrolean Alps. If you see passengers forcing ski gear into overhead compartments on your flight to St. Anton, don’t be surprised: There are several winter sport festivals scheduled throughout the year, and dozens of ski clubs take advantage of St. Anton’s perfect snow and sport conditions.
If you grabbed a cheap flight to St. Anton during the summer months to avoid the winter rush, try to make it out for Arlberger Folk Music Day in the middle of August. The slopes may be snowless, but there are plenty of other options for spending time in St. Anton, like checking out the local cultural events and trekking up the hillsides for a breath of fresh air.