St Anton is well known for its traditional Tyrolean customs as well as its international and cosmopolitan social scene. You can explore the pretty pedestrianised town centre or jump straight off the slopes and into a bar, staying out until the early morning!
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The cosmopolitan town of St Anton is located in the Tyrol Province and forms part of the Arlberg ski region with over 348km of groomed pistes and excellent off piste experiences for those more adventurous skiers. Fabulously connected, just one hour from Innsbruck airport and 2 hours from Zurich airport and with a direct train link, St. Anton is the perfect location for a winter retreat.
With over 60 bars and restaurants, St. Anton is famous for its fabulous après-ski and bustling social scene. You can jump straight off the slopes and into a bar, staying out until the early morning. The resort is also renowned for its traditional Tyrolean customs as well as its international and vibrant character. With a pretty pedestrianised centre and a large selection of gourmet restaurants and up market shops, it is an alpine haven for young couples and families alike wanting a sophisticated and urban experience. St. Anton is regularly ranked among the world’s top skiing resorts both in terms of skiing available and après-ski entertainment – see what powderhounds, skiresort.info, the independent and snowmagazine have to say about it.
St. Anton is also just a 20 minute drive from Lech, an exclusive and fashionable ski resort with a fantastic snow record and picturesque riverside setting.
St. Anton has become the place to be for the advanced skier seeking more challenging pistes with slopes from 1320m to 2811m. The resort forms part of the Arlberg Ski Region with 348km of groomed pistes, comprising of 146km blue runs, 147km red runs, and 55km black runs with over 94 state of the art lifts servicing the area between December and May. If this isn’t enough, the region is also set to see a new cable car connecting St. Anton and Lech, adding even more accessible, snow sure skiing to this already great resort. The 200km of off-piste skiing in this area is legendary but should only be attempted by expert skiers or those accompanied by a guide.
With an exciting terrain, St. Anton has increasingly become a mecca for snowboarders seeking new thrills and is described by the World Snowboard Guide as “The best resort in Austria, with great freeriding for advanced and intermediate riders.” Away from the slopes, the large outdoor ice rink is open for skating or you can try your hand at curling or take a refreshing dip in the open-air heated Olympic swimming pool. For some real winter magic, the hour long journey through the Vernwall valley in a horse drawn sleigh is an absolute must!
It is certainly not surprising that the Orient Express stops at St. Anton, the playground for the successful and affluent wishing to enjoy life in the snow! With over 60 restaurants and bars it is as famous for its après ski nightlife as it is for it’s fabulous slopes.
Fresh from the pistes people often meet at one of the slope-side bars such as “Mooserwirt” where you can drink and relax until 8pm, then simply ski down into the town where an array of restaurants and bars await. The most popular bar is undoubtedly “Kandahar” with daily live music although there is plenty on offer for those wanting a more relaxing atmosphere with lovely traditional gasthofs and restaurants serving regional and international delicacies.
The unspoilt valleys surrounding St. Anton offer a host of summer activities. There are 300km of signposted hiking trails and a further 200km of mountain biking routes, horse riding and mountain climbing. The incredible Supersauser summer toboggan run is not to be missed – a gondola will take you to the lofty heights of 1,400m then once in your toboggan you will speed down a 800m track full of sharp twists and over valley bridges – fabulously thrilling!
The new Arl-rock sports centre is very popular with families and offers tennis, volleyball, bowling, indoor football, squash and climbing. For those who like to take things slower, in the centre of St. Anton is the fabulous Arlberg wellness centre with three swimming pools, saunas, solariums, a gym and many indulgent treatments available; the perfect spot to sit back and unwind after a long day exploring the surrounding countryside.
If it’s golf that interests you, St. Anton has its own charming 6-hole golf course that provides entertainment for both beginners and advanced players!
If you are planning to come to Austria to view property in St Anton, then we can help arrange your visit. We have a fabulous selection of chalets and apartments for sale in this region and know the resort extremely well. So whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, or bringing the whole family we can suggest the perfect place to stay. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we will arrange for one of our representatives to meet you and show you around. All you need to do is to book your flight and rent a car and we can help organise everything else for you.
Der Waldhof, St Anton
Der Waldhof is a family-run hotel in a very quiet above St Anton. It offers comfortable accommodation, with rooms decorated in a traditional Alpine style and an on-site spa for guests to enjoy at their leisure. The hotel offers wonderful mountain views from its balconies as well as a large sun terrace were evenings can be spent enjoying a 4 course gourmet dinner. Alternatively, order a drink at the bar and sit in front of the wonderful open fireplace in the lounge.
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Himmlhof, St Anton
This 4* hotel is well known for its good spa facilities and is very popular with visitors to St Anton, often booking up well in advance.
Himmlhof is located in St Anton town centre, close to the Galzigbahn cable car. It is a small and quaint hotel, with only 19 rooms, perfect for those looking for a quiet retreat. The hotel also features a library, rustic fireplace in the lobby, bar & lounge, and complimentary breakfast. Ski passes are also available to purchase from reception.
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