St Anton am Arlberg One of the Best Ski Resorts in Austria

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St Anton am Alberg Ski Resort, Austria

Piste Map.

Resort Map.

Getting to a Ski Resort by Air

Getting To St Anton am Arlberg By Plane.

Nearest Airports.

Munich: 250km / 156 miles.
Zűrich: 200km / 125 miles.
Innsbruck: 100km / 62km.
Friedrichshafen: 140km / 87 miles.
Memmingen: 170km / 105 miles.

Airport Transfer – By Bus

Zurich Airport: Arlberg Express transfer bus between Zurich Airport and St Anton am Arlberg on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season. For reservations and information:
Arlberg Express International, +43 (0) 5582 226

Friedrichshafen Airport transfer to St Anton. A shuttle bus service is operated by Loacker Tours running from Friedrichshafen to St Anton am Arlberg; Airport departure and arrival times are co-ordinated with the Ryan Air schedule.

Airport Transfer – Private

A private transfer service between airports and St Anton am Arlberg by car or mini-bus, is offered by local taxi companies and rates are competitive especially for groups of 4 or more.

The neighbouring resorts of St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech-Zürs and Sonnenkopf are within easy travelling distance of St. Anton by car or the regular bus service.

Getting to a Ski Resort by Train

Getting To St Anton am Arlberg By Train or Road.

Getting to a Ski Resort by Road

St. Anton is easily reached by road and rail. All major international trains stop at St Anton’s own Eurocity railway station. Winter bus service available from Zűrich to Lech and Zűrs.

St Anton-am-Arlberg Ski Resort Review.

Considered to be one of the best high alpine ski resorts in the world, St Anton presents a vast network of cable cars and lifts, spectacular beauty, reliable snow and excellent piste conditions. These days the town is increasingly chic, with minimalist hotels and outstanding restaurants.

Kapall, St Anton am Arlberg

St Anton is the largest ski resort in the Arlberg area, which also includes Lech, Zűrs and the villages of St Christoph, Stuben and St Jakob. Direct access to the ski circuit is also gained via Nasserein on the out skirts.

Strictly speaking, St. Anton, St. Christoph and St. Jakob belong to the Austrian state of Tyrol, while Lech, Zürs and Stuben are part of Vorarlberg.

The most prominent point in St Anton is the Valluga summit from which runs one of the longest and best pistes for intermediates skiers in Europe, almost from the summit ll the way to the valley floor. There are many more choices for intermediate and advance skiers in Lech and Zűrs, which also offer some of the best off-piste skiing in Europe.

Due to their north-facing slopes and position at the end of the valley, Lech and  Zűrs offer uncrowded slopes and reliable snow.

The best skiing for beginners is in St Christoph or Rendl.

St Anton is also known for having some of the best snowboarding terrain in Austria, with a vast array of natural obstacles, steep powder fields and drop-offs providing for thrilling free-riding. Gampen, Kapall and Rendl are recommended for boarders; Rendl has a terrain park.

St Anton Ski Resort In Brief.

Getting There:

Munich: 250km (156 miles).
Zűrich: 200km (125 miles).
Innsbruck: 100km (62km).
All major international trains stop at St Anton’s own Eurocity railway station. Winter bus service available from Zűrich to Lech and Zűrs.


Skiing; 1,300 – 2,810m (4,270 – 9,220ft).
The Resort; 1,304m.

On the Mountain:

No of Ski Pistes: 90:  25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced.
277km (172 miles) groomed runs; 176km (109 miles) off-piste.
Direction of slopes; N/S/E/W.
Longest ski run: 10km.
Terrain Parks: Yes.
Half Pipe: Yes.
Cross Country Ski Trails: 40km.
Mountain Restaurants: 20.
Snow making coverage: 103km.
Resort Ski Bus: Free with lift pass.
Linked Ski Resorts: Lech, Zűrs. Day trips to Courmayer.

No of Lifts:

86 in entire network.
St Anton, St Christoph, Stuben: 3 Cable Car, 2 Gondolas, 17 Chair, 18 Drag.

Main Advantages:

Large ski areas; traditional alpine villages; snow-sure slopes.


Difficult beginner slopes in St Anton; Zűrs can close after heavy snow; Lech can be expensive. St Anton’s south-facing slopes can get slushy by the end of the day, particularly in spring.


Lech Warth Ski Connection

In the Austrian Arlberg a gondola links Lech-Zürs to Warth-Schröcken, adding an extra 63km of piste and some some serious off piste skiing to the Ski Arlberg Region.

St Christoph Ski Resort.

Eight kilometres up the road from St Anton is the pretty village of St Christoph. No more than a handful of large hotels at the foot of some gentle slopes, it is a popular base with families and couples looking for more tranquil surroundings, the convenience of doorstep skiing and with the quick high speed lifts, quick access to the amazing St Anton-Arlberg ski area.

St Jakob Ski Resort.

The quieter neighborhood of St. Jakob, just down the valley and comprised mainly of guest houses and restaurants, is now more accessible to skiers thanks to the new Nassereinbahn gondola.

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