Arrival Cities for St Anton Fly into Zurich. After getting luggage in Zurich walk across airport
pick-up area and go down 2 sets of escalators to catch 10 minute metro train to
Zurich (they run about every 10 minutes). Take a two-hour scenic train right to St Anton
(100 yards from the lift).
Or Fly into Munich but the train ride will be longer. You do not need a car.
St Anton Only Stats:
Summit Elevation: 9,222'
Vertical Drop: 4,944'
Longest Run: 6.3 miles
Ski Arlberg Pass: Your Ski Arlberg Pass will provide you access to
94 lifts and over 211 miles
of trails plus extensive off-piste.
Where we Stayed: Hotel Bergschlossl -
Right next to the Galzigbahn lift. Delightful Austrian architecture in a romantic four star hotel, offering all
the latest amenities, WiFi, a sumptuous buffet breakfast with a ski slope
view, Ski Room. See our Bergschlossl review
Our St Anton Review:
St Anton am Arlberg is at the heart of the Arlberg ski region and is the most
famed and historic ski area in Austria. With a summit elevation of 9,222', 41
ski lifts and 116 kilometers of prepared (groomed) skiing including
interconnected St Christoph and Stuben, plus thousands of acres of off-piste
terrain. St Anton's longest run covers 6 miles with a vertical drop of 4,944'
from the spectacularly scenic Valuga summit down to the charming alpine village.
The ski village of St Anton is a classic, brimming with Austrian chalet hotels,
ski shops and dozens of après ski bars and cafes. Skiers board the modern Ferris
Wheel-like Galzigbahn lift, a one of a kind 24 passenger $24 million gondola
that rivals an amusement park attraction. Many of St Anton’s ski lifts are
extremely modern, serving century old ski terrain. Combined with the marvelous
ski village it is a pleasant blend of old meets new. From the summit of the
6,555’ Galzig, skiers have dozens of groomed and prepared ski slopes to choose
from. Or board the Valluga Tram to the summit for steep, long and super scenic
skiing. From the Valluga summit, the highest point at 9,222', if you have a
guide you can ski the backside to Zurs
and connect to Lech.
The unique Schindler Spitze also offers more fabulous scenery and superb on and
off piste skiing. From Valluga, Galzig or Spitze you can also ski all the way to
neighboring town of Stuben - all part of the Ski Arlberg pass, or to the
delightful ski town of St Christoph. In St Christoph we found a delightful
traditional Austrian ski lunch at the Hospize Alm complete with lederhosen
waiters, beer, brat, cheese, apple strudel and traditional Austrian music in an
amiable historic alpine setting (don't miss the slide to the toilets and the
St Anton’s Gampen area provides more great skiing with views of St Anton
village, this is where ski racing, children’s ski lessons, and the toboggan run,
Rodelbahn, take place. A short walk across the village with your skis brings you
to Rendl, the North facing aspect of St Anton with more trail and off piste
skiing and a great sun terrace at the top of the gondola called Rendl Beach.
Apres ski at St Anton is legendary, with many bars at or near the base of the
ski slopes. Stop at the world famous Mooserwirt or Krazy Kanguruh on your last
run offering the liveliest apres scene we have ever encountered. The Moosewirt,
despite their sarcastic claim as “the worst ski bar in the Alps,” was filled
with hundreds of happy skiers dancing in ski boots to the DJs tunes, drinking
shots, beer, and parting inside and out on the sun deck.
St Anton is called "The Cradle of Alpine Skiing," home to the legendary ski
instructor Hannes Schneider whose trademark "Arlberg ski technique" (later known
as the Stem Christie) revolutionized skiing in Europe and in the US when he
brought ski instruction to Cranmore in the 1930s. St Anton was featured in the
movie "Downhill Racer" starring Robert Redford.
St Anton village has many beautiful ski hotels. We loved the Hotel Bergschlössl
- right next to the Galzigbahn lift with authentic Austrian architecture,
delightful innkeepers, tastefully decorated rooms, all the modern amenities,
free WiFi and an extensive buffet breakfast served with a view of the slopes.
Places to Stay in St Anton Hotel Bergschlossl -
right next to the Galzigbahn lift offers a ski room,
delightful Austrian architecture in a romantic four star hotel, offering all
the latest amenities, WiFi, and a sumptuous buffet breakfast with a ski slope
view. See our Bergschlossl review
Mooser Hotel – A modern hotel located on the slopes
of St Anton perched above the village. This 17 suite hotel seems a traditional Austrian
chalet from the outside, but is modern and spa like inside with luxurious rooms,
a stunning spa and a sophisticated slope view dining room, next to the rowdy
Valuga Hotel St Anton - Recently redone rooms in very daring décor
thanks to new ownership. call it alpine modern, with suites including Jacuzzis,
and excellent in hotel dining, just a block from the ski lifts.
St Anton Dining: Museum Restaurant – 1912 Austrian chalet featuring fine
dining amidst incredible woodwork, romantic and rich, the food is excellent, and
before or after dinner you must visit the fun Ski Museum display upstairs for a
taste of St Anton ski history.
Mooser Hotel - Elegant dining in a beautifully redesigned
Austrian farmhouse overlooking the slopes and St Anton village below, adjacent
to the popular and rowdy Mooserwirt après ski bar
but do not let that scare you, the 4 foot thick wall between the two virtually
guarantees a quiet romantic evening.