St. Anton am Arlberg Ski Resort

The official figures put the extent of the ski area as average- 145kms of piste and 33 lifts. This appears bigger in reality because of the horizontal and vertical scope of the runs. There are good ski schools here with a wide range of runs for skiers. Advanced skiers can use the resort’s high lifts if they desire off-piste for freeriding and ski touring with a guide. Bold skiers have more options if they opt for the Ötztal Super Skipass which gives access to 5 other ski areas, together with Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, which is a 25-minute drive away.

St. Anton am Arlberg, the ski capital of Austria

And one of the world’s leading ski resorts, is now linked to the rest of the vast Arlberg ski area. Although it has something for everyone, it’s an ideal holiday destination for experienced skiers seeking challenging terrain and vibrant après ski.

  • over 300 km of pistes and marked trails
  • over 200 km of off-piste
  • 80 lifts, all covered by the Arlberg lift pass


Closest Airports to St. Anton

Getting to St Anton and the nearby village of St Christoph is easy. St Anton is only about 75 minutes drive away from Innsbruck airport by private transfer or hire car. Friedrichshafen airport (about 90 minutes) and Zurich airport (about 2 hours) are not much further. St Anton also has its own train station and bus station, so transfers by rail or bus are also possible but take longer.

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Driving direction to St. Anton

The E60 motorway that runs east-west from Switzerland to Austria and the 13km long Arlberg tunnel puts St Anton within easy reach of several airports. Although further than either Innsbruck or Friedrichshafen, Zurich airport in Switzerland offers the biggest choice of flight times and transfers by road and rail. More information

From airport to ski resort you can use Ultimate-Ski to bring you hassle free airport transfers across ski resorts.

Where to stay

St. Anton am Arlberg is an Austrian village in the Tyrolean Alps. It’s known as a gateway to the Arlberg ski region and is often called the “cradle of alpine skiing” for its role in inventing the sport. The Museum St. Anton am Arlberg chronicles local ski history in a traditional chalet. Lifts and cable cars provide access to the slopes of Valluga and Rendl. The village is also known for its lively après-ski scene.

Biwak Appartements
Biwak Appartements

Biwak Appartements features mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, 1.4 km from Arl.rock Sport Park. Hiking and skiing can be enjoyed nearby, while a ski equipment rental service, ski-to-door access and ski storage space are also available on site.

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Schlosskopf Suiten
Schlosskopf Suiten

Newly built in 2015, the Schlosskopf Suiten feature modern and luxurious apartments with impressive mountain views, free WiFi access and free private parking on site, situated in Sankt Anton am Arlberg and only 300 m from the Nasserein Cable Car. Train Station St. Anton and the Galzigbahn Cable Car are both within a 5-minute drive of the Schlosskopf Suiten.

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Appartement Ess
Appartement Ess

Set in the quiet area of St. Anton, Appartement Ess is few steps away from the Nasserein Cable Car. The location offers guests to ski down almost to the front door. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Decorated in rustic style, the Ess apartments all feature wooden furniture. Bread rolls can be delivered to your apartment every morning at your request.

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10 Beginner Skiing Tips First Timers Need Before Hitting the Slopes

Coming skiing for the first time is a great idea whatever your age. Learning to ski as an adult can be daunting, but is also extremely accessible with just a small amount of fitness. We want to make sure you get the most out of your first time, so we’ve got a few tips for first-time skiers, to make that it’s a good one.

  • Do Some Research Before You Depart.
  • Arrive Early.
  • Don’t Overextend Yourself.
  • Ski Clothing Works Best When You Dress in Layers.
  • Rent Your Equipment.
  • Pack Fluids and Snacks.
  • Get in Shape Before the Ski Season.
  • Protect Yourself from the Sun.
  • Take professional lessons
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