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St Anton Ski Resort, Austria






Key Features

  • Good for après
  • Activities for non-skiers
  • Large ski area
  • Good for self-drive
  • High resort - snow sure
  • Groups

"If you're looking for a resort to test your technique and push you to the next level of skiing or riding, St Anton is it. The Arlberg ski area is simply massive, featuring intermediate to expert terrain of all disciplines. If you have energy at the end of the ski day, the legendary apres will wear you out!"

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Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,304m
  • Highest lift: 2,811m
  • No. of lifts: 88
  • Guide lift pass price: £263
  • No. of slopes: 323
  • Total piste: 305km
  • Transfer times:

    Innsbruck: 2 hrs

    Friedrichshafen: 2 hrs 30 mins

    Munich: 3 hrs

Overview of St Anton

St Anton ski resort, otherwise known as the ski capital of Austria, is one of Europe's top resorts and a mecca for off-piste skiing. A hefty list of accolades, St Anton is one of the world’s best places for competent skiers and especially those with the energy to après like it's 1999. St Anton chalets are among the best in our programme, with a range of sizes, styles and standards to ensure as many skiers as possible have the opportunity to visit the majestic resort.

Yet despite the party atmosphere, there is also a chic but wholesome air to the place. Spread out along the valley floor, the resort is actually a large working town, easily accessible by road and rail, which retains a traditional charisma and a pretty car-free village centre in a beautiful local style. The locals’ sunny disposition must have at least a little to do with the resort’s sunny position, but it almost definitely has something to do with the heavy snowfalls that are commonplace on the high snow-sure slopes.

It is said that if you learn to ski in St Anton, “the cradle of alpine skiing,” you will be comfortable skiing anywhere. This is because, while there are a lot of nursery slopes along the village, some runs have a habit of proving to be harder than you first thought and busy pistes can get mogully. However, intermediate and advanced skiers couldn’t pick a more invigorating destination than St Anton ski resort. And if it all looks a bit familiar when you arrive, it could be because you’ve seen it all before in one of the many films made here. Think Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Chalet Girl and one of the first-ever ski films, Die Weisse Rausch (The White Thrill), shot here in 1931 (you could even join the race based on the film every April).

3 Things We Love About St Anton

  1. One of Europe's top resorts for skiing- Perfect for expert skiers and boarders, with plenty of challenging runs and unlimited off-piste options.
  2. Party town - Famous for the incredible après scene, but with a very traditional and chic town.
  3. Large ski area - Lifts link with Lech and Zürs, make the Arlberg the largest ski area in Austria with 305km of piste.

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    Ski hire in St Anton

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Adult   (15+ yrs) Skis | Poles £130 £174 £223
    Ski | Poles | Boots £198 £242 £291
    Snowboard £130 £174
    Snowboard | Boots £198 £242
    Child   (4-14 yrs) Skis | Poles £87
    Ski | Poles | Boots £121
    Snowboard £87
    Snowboard | Boots £121

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Grade Level - We have three levels of ski hire in St Anton: Silver (Economy), Gold (Premium) and Platinum (Superior).

      Hand-Picked Rental Shops - Every year, we hand-pick our rental shops based on location and service and negotiate great discounts to keep your holiday price low.

      Convenient Locations - We allocate all our ski accommodation with ski hire within easy access or will alternatively offer a pick-up and drop-off service for your convenience.

      Excellent Range & Service - All our rental shops offer an excellent range of equipment for all abilities and have a fully trained technician on-site to offer advice and guidance so you will be confident taking your equipment out onto the slopes.

      For St Anton: Free model change available for gold ski hire

      All changes are subject to availability
      Changes from skis to snowboard or vice versa is not counted as a model change and therefore an additional charge applies

      Not available in this resort.
      • Ideal for beginner skiers and intermediates - designed for skiers looking for comfort and to develop their skills
      • Great performance ski equipment for all over the mountain and on any type of snow (mainly piste skiers)
      • Good for anyone on a budget
      • Ideal for intermediate skiers to advanced - designed for skiers looking for specific types of skis including carving, on piste, freeride, freestyle, race skis etc.
      • Greater choice of high performance ski equipment
      • Perfect for anyone looking to master technique or looking for a new challenge
      • Ideal for advanced / expert skiers with a wide range of types available including downhill race skis, fat off piste, etc.
      • The very ‘best of the best’ skis, boots and poles - best suited for skiers looking for the latest thrills on the latest technology
      • Our widest range of choice from this season’s latest ski models

      Find out more about our ski hire

      Lift passes in St Anton

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65+ yrs) £320
      Adult   (21-64 yrs) £371
      Youth   (16-20 yrs) £320
      Child   (9-15 yrs) £223

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

        • Reduced rate lift passes are available for under 8 years (Snowman passes)
        • Prices includes a 5 euro non-refundable key card deposit

        Find out more about our ski pack terms and conditions

        The Arlberg area is a huge ski area encompassing both St Anton and Lech along with other resorts such as St Christophe and Stuben. This upcoming season the ski area is set to expand further with a new Gondola connecting the neighbouring ski area of Warth/Schrocken from the Lech side of the Arlberg. The full area pass available covers all of these areas and offers great value for the area that it covers. It is ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers looking to cover as many runs as possible.

        • For beginners there is a collection of highly regarded ski schools across the area, with a collection of instructors from across the globe, many of which speak perfect English.  For complete beginners, the base of Nasserein offers a gentle green slope served by a magic carpet and drag lift. To help entertain the kids, there is a learning area inclusive of a slalom/assault course at the top of the Gampen chair lift.
        • For intermediates Rendl is a good area to head as it tends to be a little quieter and has a greater concentration of smooth blues and reds. Having said that, the Blue 36 run from the top of Kapall is a cracking confidence builder, and if you’re keen for a challenge and have the thighs for it, continue those sweeping turns all the way into St Anton without stopping!
        • For advanced skiers St Anton is a mecca, with testing Red, Black and off-piste runs scattering the entire area. After an overnight snowfall, Stuben is the place to head early morning for fresh tracks with a guide or, for the ultimate test of nerve and technique, ask a guide to take you up the 2 man Valluga bubble. It’s primarily a viewing platform but a guide is happy to take you, you can take your skies up and drop in at the highest point in the Arlberg!

        Find out more about lift pass options we offer

        Ski lessons in St Anton

          What level do you need?

          • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
          • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
          • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
          • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

          • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
          • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
          • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
          • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
          • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

          Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

          Snow Forecast

          Next 7 Days 47cm

          Piste Conditions Ski Area Closed

          Report last updated at: Mon 13th May 2024