St. Anton am Arlberg, located in the Tyrolean region of Austria, is one of the world's top skiing resorts. Not only the first ski school and one of the largest ski clubs worldwide were founded here in the early 1900s’, but also it is the largest ski area in the country and is now among the five largest in the world.
It was in St. Anton that the “telemark technique” was developed into the “Arlberg technique of downhill skiing”, by the pioneer Hannes Schneider, which is basically the style of skiing known by every skier nowadays. It is not for any reason that the Arlberg is called the "cradle of Alpine skiing", once since then the technique was taken and taught everywhere else in the world, helping to develop the sport of skiing worldwide. With its first ski race taking place already in 1904, St. Anton became over the years a very known host of numerous international and World Cup races, being the last biggest event the 2001 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Check here for more information regarding the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup races to be held on January 2019 at the legendary Kandahar slope.
With 88 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts over 305 kilometres of marked ski runs, superbly prepared slopes for all ability levels, 200 km of off-piste and challenging steep slopes and deep-snow ski runs, snowboard fun parks, carving areas and permanent racing circuits, St. Anton is a truly unique recreation paradise for the whole family. Interconnected now by lifts with St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech am Arlberg, Warth-Schröcken (with the Ski Arlberg Ticket also covering Sonnenkopf and Lechtal), the Arlberg ski area belongs to the greatest winter sport areas in Europe and the largest in the world. Access the online interactive skiing map and click here for more detailed data and information about the ski resort and its fascinating history.
The variety in St. Anton is not only on the slopes, but the resort also ensure enjoyment for all ages with a cross-country ski trails covering almost 40 km, a fun park, an illuminated toboggan run, ice rinks for skating and curling, as well as the ARLBERG-well.com centre with its indoor pool, sauna and steam baths. The multi-functional sports centre arl.rock includes numerous indoor activities and diverse kinds of indoor ball games.
But it is not only its tradition, hospitality, size and quality of its modern infrastructure that makes St. Anton so attractive to visitors worldwide, this cozy and charming little town provides a relaxing atmosphere with a breath-taking panorama, fresh mountain air together with numerous entertainment and nightlife attractions (over a 100 restaurants, bars and après-skiing options). The après-skiing in St. Anton is certainly unique and can’t be missed during your stay here. International and modern, but yet with exceptional and traditional Tirolean hospitality, St. Anton am Arlberg surely gathers passion for skiing, perfectly prepared slopes for all levels, strong connection with nature, guaranteeing you, your friends and family simply the best holidays in the snowy mountains.
The train station is located at the village center and there are free shuttle buses from and to the main Gondolas/lifts running regularly throughout the day. St. Anton is easily reached by plane, train, car or bus from:
Innsbruck Airport (Austria) – approx. 100 Km via A12 and around 1h10 by train (OBB link)
Zurich Airport (Switzerland) – approx. 200 Km via A1 and around 2h20 by train (SBB link)
Munich Airport (Germany) – approx. 250 Km via A95 and around 3h20 by train (DB link)
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