Skiing in St. Anton, Austria

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Skiing and Food Galore in St. Anton, Austria

            St. Anton, Austria is a village and ski resort located in Tyrol, Austria. It is also known as Sankt Anton am Arlberg and is home to approximately 2,564 people. It is situated at 4278 feet above sea level with chairlifts and aerial tramways at 9222 feet.

Skiing has a long history in the village. Ski instructors from the village came to America in order to popularize the sport. It is also the host of the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2001. It is regularly listed as one of the top skiing destination in the world due to its excellent après-ski entertainment and skiing availability. Aside from being a beautiful and exciting ski resort, it is also a popular summer destination for mountaineers and trekkers.

Skiing in St. Anton

St. Anton, Austria is part of the ski resort area in Arlberg. It includes ski lifts, 114 miles of deep snow run, 160 miles of groomed pistes, and 82 cable cars. All these can be enjoyed by availing the lift pass. There is the Galzibbahn on the western edge of the village which is now replaced with a Funitel gondola. The new gondola includes the first-ever Ferris Wheel that enables passengers to board on ground level and turn up to the major high-speed cables. The Funitel gondolas allow skiers to access the Galzig slopes as well as connect to the Valluga and Schindler peaks.

On the eastern part of the town, you can see the Nassereinbahn that rises to the Nasserein area and connects to Kapall peak. All together, the Schindler, Kapall and Valluga peaks provide skiers with almost 1500 vertical meters of skiing. On the Steissbachtal trail just above the village, you can find slope-side après-skis bars to take a break from extreme skiing. The groomed runs allow all levels of skiers to enjoy the mountain. There are also terrains and off-piste routes for experts as long as they are accompanied by a guide. Other ski areas you can venture are the St. Christophe, Lech and Stuben.

Mountain Restaurants in St. Anton

St. Anton, Austria offers both on and off mountain restaurants. You can visit the St. Christophe for lunch or dinner at the Hospiz Alm and try their famous big bottle wine cellar. You can also go to the Tirolean Hut which offers an excellent atmosphere and wholesome food. Famous for its Après-ski is the Mooserwirt, making it one of the busiest and most profitable bars. They also offer good food during lunch time. However, they can be a bit pricey.

If you are looking for place to have a quick lunch, the Ulmer Hutte is for you! Plus, it is a delightful place to enjoy a drink in the sun. If you are skiing in Stuben, you should visit the Berghaus Stuben and experience their friendly service.

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