Luxury Ski Chalets St. Anton
Finest Holidays offers an exclusive collection of luxury ski chalets in St Anton. Catered and self-catered chalets for the discerning client. Some luxury ski accommodation offer a swimming pool, sauna and hot tub. For chalet holiday rentals, summer and winter. For such a well-known ski resort, the village of St Anton itself is surprisingly small and compact. Its pedestrianised main street offers a wide choice of cafés, bars and good quality traditional and international restaurants.
LUXURY SKI HOLIDAYS IN ST ANTON
St Anton am Arlberg is the ski capital of Austria and one of Europe's best ski resorts. There are plenty of good dining options in St Anton, and a walk through the village at night reveals a buzzing choice of bars and clubs, and around 70 restaurants to choose from. The resort is a long, sprawling mixture of traditional and modern buildings crammed into a narrow valley. It used to sandwiched between a busy road and the mainline railway - but the railway was moved before the start of the 2000/2001 World Championship season, and this area is landscaped into a park and ice rink. St Anton is full of character, its traffic-free main street lined by traditional-style buildings. It is an attractively bustling place, day and night.
SKIING IN ST ANTON
Reliable snowfall and challenging skiing make St Anton and the Arlberg a holy grail for advanced skiers but there is plenty of fun to be had by less experienced skiers and boarders too. St Anton is also renowned for great party atmosphere on and off the slopes, with several famous après ski bars strategically placed on the lower runs back to the village and a huge range of après-ski to choose from down in town. The Arlberg ski area and ski pass also include the ski resorts Lech and Zurs.
The skiing and snowboarding terrain at St Anton consists of wide open treeless powder bowls, steep cliff drops and tight chutes, massive moguls, boundless linking groomed trails and gentle beginner areas. All the terrain is supported by a fast and efficient lift system. St Anton offers top quality skiing and boarding at high altitude with some of the best off-piste runs in Austria that are best tackled with a local guide. Steep and deep or mogulled runs off the top of the resort are what attracts the St Anton enthusiasts.
An award-winning new high speed lift recently replaced the Galzig Cable Car from the resort centre making access into the main area much quicker and there are some superb runs for keen intermediates. Whilst there are some beginner slopes directly above the resort, the area is best suited to strong intermediates and experts who will relish the challenge of St Anton’s steeper slopes whether covered in powder or bumps (fresh snow tracks out quickly).
With the resorts of Lech, Zurs, St Christoph and Stuben all covered on the Ski Arlberg lift pass, there is no shortage of challenging skiing and snowboarding in this vast area. Snowboarders will also love the terrain as well as the half-pipe and freestyle park.
(Photo © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg)
ST. ANTON RESORT INFO
Resort Altitude: 1,304m | Summit: 2,812m | Vertical Drop: 1,506m | Pistes: 305km | Blue: 43% | Red: 40% | Black: 17% | Longest Run: 10km | Lifts: 88 | Cross-Country: 41km | Snow Parks: 4 | Halfpipes: 1 | Terrain Parks: 1