Austria, Arlberg Ski Area
It may be tiny, but the “small but perfectly formed” picture-postcard village of St Christoph, cocooned in a spectacular open snow-bowl, shares its slopes with Austria’s No. 1 world-class ski area. At 1800m, it’s actually 500m higher than neighbouring St. Anton, and just a short ski-bus ride from the other famous-name resorts of Lech and Zürs, St Christoph really does justify the “little gem” epithet. Thanks to its altitude, St. Christoph enjoys an excellent snow record and as you can see from our main photo above, the pretty, traditional village itself nestles in a picturesque setting, with a lovely blue run down from the Galzig peak running right back to our Chalet Hotel’s ski-room door. Skiers who lunch seriously and can afford it should visit the legendary Hospiz Hotel restaurant or its cheaper neighbour the Hozpiz-Alm.
With the new Flexenbahn link opening last winter, all resorts in the Arlberg ski area - St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Oberlech, as well as Ströcken and Warth will be easily and comfortably accessible on skis without he need of a bus making this ski area the largest interconnected ski are in Austria.
Andrew Rowland - Resort Rep
Beginners Skiing in St. Christoph
Beginners will look long and hard to find anywhere more convenient than St. Christoph for your first ski holiday. The ski school meeting place is right in front of our Chalet Hotel, there are easy, snow-sure beginner slopes on which to learn, and an excellent ski school to help you through those first vital days.
Intermediates Skiing in St. Christoph
Intermediates meanwhile will be off and away to explore the huge Arlberg ski area, reveling in the sheer convenience of skiing to and from the doorstep, and the wonderfully groomed, high altitude pistes which surround St. Christoph. The intermediate paradise of the Lech/Zürs half of the area is now interconnected by the new cableway link in Zürs/Stuben.
Advanced Skiing in St. Christoph
Advanced skiers and snowboarders have the advantage of just one lift, direct from St. Christoph, taking you straight to the top of the Galzig above St. Anton, with the renowned blacks, bumps and off-piste challenges of Austria’s top ski area awaiting you.
Our favourite run
'It's hard to pick one run in the massive Arlberg area, but apart from some lovely scenic runs above and through Oberlech, my favourite is probably the red run from the top of the Schindler Spitze down to St Christoph, which has a great snow record.' (Neil Lodge, Product Manager Austria)
304 km of pistes, 200 km of powder runs
200km of powder runs
4 snowparks (St Anton, Lech & Warth)
Sleeps 136 guests.
If you are looking for the confidence of a high altitude, snow-sure resort, on one of the world’s Top Ten ski areas, with the convenience of skiing to and from your own ski room door, then you have come to the right place. And if you want all those plus-points combined with outstanding value for money, great food, wine included with dinner and the warmest and friendliest of welcomes, then look no further – our popular Chalet Hotel St. Christoph is for you!
|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 £506 L / £537 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||-|
|Snowboard & Boots||£215||-|
|Youth (12-14yrs)||Skis & Boots||£88||-|
|Snowboard & Boots||£88||-|
|Child (3-11yrs)**||Skis & Boots||£45||-|
|Snowboard & Boots & Helmet||£45||-|
Please see here for a description of hire categories.**Snowboard & boots from 6 years.
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.
* Snowboard private lessons can be booked in the resort, 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: ATCH
Languages spoken: German/English
Time difference: GMT +1
Flights depart Saturday
Transfer 1¾ 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: No
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: Yes