Austria, Arlberg Ski Area
Mighty St Anton is one of the best high-alpine ski resorts in the world and has the reputation of being best suited to strong skiers and boarders. But that certainly shouldn’t put less confident skiers off – there’s plenty for them too. However, it can’t be denied that St. Anton is renowned for its challenging skiing, which goes hand-in-hand with spectacular scenery and lively après-ski. The long, exhilarating descents from the Valluga, scenic valley runs and world-class off-piste skiing attract keen skiers year after year who relish the bragging rights back home. Also included in the Arlberg lift pass are the exclusive resorts of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Christoph, and the Bregenzerwald region. The attractive pedestrianised village centre gives easy access to the main lifts and St. Anton’s infamous après-ski starts on the slopes at bars such as the ‘Mooserwirt’ and the ‘Krazy Kanguruh’, and continues into the small hours down in the village.
With the Flexenbahn linking all resorts in the Arlberg ski area - St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Oberlech, as well as Ströcken and Warth now all is easily and comfortably accessible on skis without the need of a bus making this ski area the largest interconnected ski area in Austria. An efficient ski bus timetable is still in place to connects all ski areas.
|Off Piste||Best up high|
Robert Smith - Resort Rep
Beginners: St. Anton has a very experienced, professional ski school and the nursery slopes are conveniently placed in Nasserein, 5 minutes from the centre.
Intermediates: The choice of blue and red runs is plentiful on the Galzig and Gampen and better skiers will enjoy the demanding descents from the Valluga. For a quiet and easy start to the holiday try the Rendl. A ski safari over to St. Christoph and Stuben is a must, as is a day out skiing the “White Ring” in Lech and Zürs (now interlinked by the new cableway at Zürs/Stuben).
Advanced: A dare-devil skier’s paradise with many steep, challenging black runs in rugged terrain plus deep, off-piste powder skiing. Try your skills on the Kandahar downhill course from Kapall to the village or on the moguls on the ski routes that drop down on the other side of Kapall.
Snowboarding: Snowboarders will enjoy the many wide open pistes and the snowboard park on the Rendl.
304 km of pistes. 200km of powder runs.
Great off-piste in Valluga bowl and off the back into Zürs. 200 km of powder runs
5 snow parks (St Anton, Lech & Warth)
Sleeps 6-8 guests
The Mountainstar chalets were built exclusively for our guests in 2010. The emphasis is on style, comfort and attention to detail and the chalet Charon is proving to be one of our most popular in St Anton. The location is on an elevated area close to the Nasserein gondola offering quick access to the skiing in the mornings and fine views of the valley from many of the rooms.
Sleeps 8 guests.
The Mountainstar chalets were built exclusively for our guests in 2010. The emphasis is on style, comfort and attention to detail and the chalet Larissa is proving to be one of our most popular in St Anton. The location is on an elevated area close to the Nasserein gondola offering quick access to the skiing in the mornings and fine views of the valley from many of the rooms.
|Ski Inclusive – Save up to £108 per person|
Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis/board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details.
|Ski Saver Packs|
|6 days area pass, 6 days 'Red' ski hire*, 3 days tuition|
|Adult £472 L / £503 H|
* Does not include boots. H (22 Dec - 05 Apr), L (All other dates). All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.
|Lift Passes||Days||Season||Adult||Senior 1954
|Arlberg Area Pass||6||L||£224||£194||£194||£131|
* Inc. St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph, Stuben, Warth & Schröcken
L (8-21 Dec, 6-22 Apr) H (All other dates). Children born from 2011 - £9 all season. Senior Active Lift Pass available locally for guests born 1944 or earlier.
|Equipment (6 days)||Description||Red||Black|
|Ski & Boots||£215||£187|
|Snowboard & Boots||£216||£244|
|Youth (12-13yrs)||Skis & Boots||£88||-|
|Snowboard & Boots||£88||-|
|Child (3-11yrs)**||Skis & Boots||£45||-|
|Snowboard & Boots&Helmet||£88||-|
Please see here for a description of hire categories.**Snowboard & boots from 6years
Ski Schule Arlberg is our ski school supplier in St. Anton and St. Christoph. They employ more than 380 qualifies snowsports instructors and offer some of the best instruction in the Alps from children ski courses to adult group lessons and private tuition as well as an off-piste guiding service.
Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.
*Child snowboard lessons from 6 years
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
Resort Code: ATAN
Languages spoken: German/English
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturday
Transfer 1½ hrs by coach
Flights depart Saturday
Transfer 1½ hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.
Private transfers and Self drive are available.
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: Yes