St. Anton combines fantastic skiing and a charming cosmopolitan village with a pedestrian only shopping area plus a wide range of attractions. St Anton is part of the Arlberg area of ski resorts — a region that includes 94 cable cars and ski lifts, 340 km (210 mi) of groomed pistes and 200 km (120 mi) of deep-snow runs, all of which are covered under one liftpass.
St Anton dominates the Arlberg ski region. It is famous for its challenging intermediate and advanced terrain. The off piste areas provide a mecca for experienced skiers, while the ski school is reputed to be the oldest and one of the best in all of Europe. Just like merging trails, the mountain and the nightlife of St Anton in the Austrian Alps come together to form a perfect run for the Ski Aprés-minded sloper. A frequent host of the World Alpine Championship, St Anton is a slope side Ski Village at the foot of the Alberg pass.
Upon arrival, the first impression is likely to be ‘Wow,this really looks like a postcard Austrian ski village!’ The town itself is mostly bars, hotels and sports shops. The cozy little town with 2680 inhabitants has still maintained its genuine ambiance and charming atmosphere. Relax and unwind at the elevation of 1300m where crisp and clean mountain air is guaranteed! Experience genuine Tirolean hospitality and spend the most beautiful days of the year among friends.
The vibrant après and nightlife in St Anton is world-famous. The main street and side lanes of St Anton are lined with restaurants and bars. In the evenings the streets are characterised by euphoric skiers and boarders returning from a big day on the slopes and in the après bars.
Culture and history info
Tourism on the Arlberg dates back to the 19th century. But it was not until the advent of Alpine skiing, pioneered to a large extent by men from the Arlberg, that the region acquired the outstanding reputation it still enjoys today as a winter sports centre. Hannes Schneider was one of the foremost figures in the early days of skiing and starred in the films directed by Arnold Fanck which did a great deal to popularize the Arlberg. In the decades that followed a succession of great skiers made the Arlberg a household word for the best in skiing.
Hotel Valluga, St Anton
Arlbergstraße 79 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg Österrike
Hotel Valluga is centrally located in the famous ski resort of St. Anton. Built in 1952 and lovingly More info
The emphasis in St Anton is generally on skiing and partying, but the resort does offer a good choice of non skiing activities. St Anton is a resort for keen skiers and snowboarders but the fitness facilities of the sports centre ARL.Rock and the Wellness Centre are impressive and highly recommended.
Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.
Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.
The Arlberg ski area including the villages St. Anton, St. Christoph, Zürs and Lech am Arlberg belongs to the greatest winter sport areas in Europe. 94 mountain railways and ski lifts open a fantastic arena offering great skiing possibilities. Ski and snowboard instructors, ski and mountain guides are waiting to maximise your ability and make sure you have fun and exhilarating experience on the mountain.
In Austria a road tax sticker "Vignette" is obligatory in order to drive on motorways and on the S16.
It can be purchased at the border, at petrol stations and in many "Trafik". There are 3 type of sticker: 10-Days, 2-Months, 1-Year. Some passes may be closed in winter. Passes normally open year round may close temporarily in the event of heavy snowfall. Sometime Snow chains are necessary and it is imperative that you have adequate snow equipment. The speed limit is 130 km/h on motorways, 100 km/h on main roads and 50 km/h in town. The alcohol limit is 0.5 pro mille. Seat belts are obligatory in the front and back of the vehicle.
The Arlberg ski resort encompasses approx. 50 km² (including the off-run areas) and extends over 1,500 m of altitude up to the Valluga peak at 2,811 m.
More than 340 km of perfectly groomed slopes await you. In addition, skiers can choose between 200 km of powder stashes and corn snow slopes. The longest downhill run (8.5 km) with a vertical drop of 1,350 m leads from the Valluga mountain via the Ulmer mountain lodge to St. Anton am Arlberg.
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