St Anton Ski Weekends
SKI WEEKENDS IN ST ANTON, AUSTRIA
Internationally renowned ski resort, large ski area and buzzing night-life!
- World Class skiing & snowboarding
- Excellent snow record
- Lively Apres Ski scene
- Traffic free centre
- 2hr transfer
To ski the St Anton resort is to experience one of the best high alpine ski resorts the world has to offer! You will find some really challenging skiing and enough easy beginner & intermediate slopes to make it ideal for all abilities. Then, of course, there is the lively après-ski scene, its spectacular scenery and a picturesque village that will entertain even the non skiers all day long! St Anton has a very pretty pedestrianised village centre.
ULTIMATE HIGH ALTITUDE SKIING
The St Anton resort is a world class ski area with one of the most famous après-ski scenes anywhere in the world. This is more than backed up by the wide range of excellent terrain available to skiers and snowboarders.
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ST ANTON SKIING & BOARDING
To ski or board in the St Anton resort is to experience one of the best high alpine resorts the world has to offer! You will find some really challenging routes and enough easy beginner and intermediate slopes to make it ideal for all abilities and a true favourite for many. This really is a resort for all levels.
The spectacular scenery and a picturesque village that will entertain even the non-skiers all day long! St Anton has a very pretty pedestrianised village centre. In good snow St Anton really comes alive! There is a lot to offer the progressive intermediates, both locally and in Lech and Zürs. There are also a huge amount of off-piste routes in the area that experts can explore with the help of a guide.
ST ANTON FOR BEGINNERS
The gentle and wide lower slopes leading into St Anton Village and the Rendl ski area offer some great beginner skiing and boarding. The Kapallbahn Chairlift also takes beginners and intermediates up to 2,330 meters for an enjoyable, fun and long run back down to resort. Progressive beginners can take the Gampenbahn Chair to the Gampen ski area for immediate access to a great variety of more gentle slopes.
Not only will you find some of the best advanced terrain in Austria - but heaps of beginner riding and fun slopes with good powder snow opportunities too.
ST ANTON THE RESORT
St Anton's world-famous après-ski scene starts on the slopes themselves in bars including the excellent Mooserwirt and the Krazy Kangaruh. These two venues are truly the stuff of Apres Ski legend, and our guests are rarely disappointed. The fun usually kicks off around 4pm and will carry on as late as you can. The Rendl Beach is an amazing outdoor beach based music venue up high in the mountains!
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St Anton has always been a great skiing resort, not to mention home to the best après-ski in the Alps. The combination of fabulous and varied skiing, an enviable snow record, hearty Austrian and Tyrolean food and service combined with good value for money make it one of our favourite resorts.
For anyone for whom skiing is not an obsession, you could happily spend most of your holiday at Well.com – St Anton’s superb Wellness centre before joining the skiers at the Mooserwirt or the Krazy Kanguruh for après ski. That said, there is plenty more to do, including walking, rock climbing and a visit to the museum of skiing.
St anton village
St Anton is a charismatic village full of Alpine charm. There are no ugly apartment blocks here and the surrounding scenery is nothing short of spectacular. The village itself is full of atmosphere and is big enough to keep you occupied if skiing is not the be all and end all. It gets plenty of sun and at the bottom of the ski lifts, there are plenty of sun soaked terraces where you can enjoy a coffee or a gluhwein while observing the antics on the slopes.
There are plenty of great restaurants and bars and because the village centre is largely pedestrianised it is a great place to go for a wander round the shops. If you are more used to skiing in France and Switzerland’s premier resorts, St Anton hits you like a breath of fresh air. The locals are friendly and seem genuinely pleased to see you and the restaurants and bars offer good value cuisine.
While plenty of resorts may claim to be the home of Alpine skiing, there is little doubt that St Anton is the home of après-ski. The home nation lead the way with dancing in ski boots, copious helpings of Schnapps, pitchers of beer and a great line in Eighties music. If St Anton is the Mecca of après-ski, the Mooserwirt is the sacred shrine and you will not want to miss this. Bathed in sun on the side of the last run home, you will hear it before you see it. It is also accessible by car so you won’t miss out if you are a non-skier or if the short ski home looks a little daunting. Once you have experienced the Mooserwirt, don’t forget to mix it up though as St Anton has plenty more to offer.
There is almost no ski in/ski out accommodation in St Anton but there is a great setup in resort, which gets around this problem. The local, frequent and convenient free ski shuttle will drop you down to the ski shop, which has a spacious “check in” area where you leave your skis and ski boots, right at the base of the ski lift.
There are a multitude of other villages in the Arlberg ski area, which can be visited on skis or by train or bus. Lech is the Arlberg’s glitzy answer to Courchevel or St Moritz and is a great place to go for lunch. Sonnenkopf, Stuben, Zurs and the wonderfully named Zug are small villages, which offer a really authentic Alpine experience away from the crowds.
Some of our favourites
For non skiers (and weary skiers!), the St Anton Wellness centre, the Well.com, is fantastic. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, paddling pool, outdoor pool, indoor and outdoor tennis, an ice rink, a superbly equipped gym as well as saunas, steam and massage rooms and tanning facilities.
Eating out and drinking in St Anton is great value compared to many other premier Alpine resorts and the Austrian service and hospitality is very warm. Do not miss out on St Anton’s legendary après-ski!
We highly recommend the Museum, where the film “Chalet Girl” was set for supper one evening. Great food and wine in a stunning setting.
The wine and champagne tasting at Hospiz Alm in their cellar is fantastic and the slide down to the basement avoids the precarious walk down the stairs in ski boots.
The restaurant on the right as you go up the Nasserein bubble serves the most sublime ham hock. Our top tip is to share one between two (or even three!).
Be sure to try the local Goulash soup, which is served in probably every restaurant. It is the perfect rich, hearty remedy to warm you up and rejuvenate your legs after a cold morning’s skiing.
|Lift Pass Type||
|Adult 16-64 yrs||££147||£184|
|Child 5-15 yrs||£127||£157|
Economy, Discovery or Performance level?
Snowboards are only offered in two grades - Discovery and Performance. Skis however can come in 3 grades. Please use the following guide:
|Economy||Beginner to Intermediates (0-6 weeks experience)|
|Discovery||Intermediates (6-12 weeks experience)|
|Performance||Advanced (12+ weeks experience)|
We bring pre-booked lift passes to you on arrival
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How to pre-book:Contact us now with your order. Or call us now on 0203 393 4671.
Ski hire Quality Assurance:Our suppliers only use a high quality of skis and boards which are 70% new stock at the start of every season. The other 30% is either 1 or 2 seasons old but exceptionally well maintained and serviced each weekend and during the week if required.
They will also provide kit changes and alterations throughout the week, if necessary, and a professional fitting service that ensures you are not skiing on low grade or unsuitable gear, which can hinder your progress.
We will make sure that you get treated well and do not get any illegitimate credit card swipes for damages to kit. Please understand that we cannot help you with skis or equipment if you book independently or using non-endorsed suppliers.
Lift Passes in more detail:Over 65's are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps where they can get updated information on any current Senior discounts (subject to local terms & conditions). Seniors require a passport photo to purchase their passes.
Children under 4 yrs are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because they may qualify for a free pass (subject to local terms & conditions).
Complete Beginners are advised to buy ski passes on the transfer coach from our reps because their first 3 days may only involve nursery slopes where lifts are free in some resorts (subject to local terms & conditions).