At Oxford Ski Company, we pride ourselves on having first-hand experience and knowledge of the chalets, hotels, and resorts we feature. We are a close-knit team who are dedicated and passionate about what we do.
Within this series, we’re highlighting each of our specialists across the team as we dive into their knowledge of some of our most popular resorts across the world.
My passion for skiing and being in the mountains was fueled by having survived three seasons in both the French and Austrian Alps! Now I am here to share my love and knowledge for the sport, properties, and mountains with you. I’ve had the privilege of working two ski seasons in St. Anton and it will forever be my favourite resort.
Personally, I love to start the day in either two places (depending on where you are dropping the kids off at ski school, or where your chalet is located). If you are staying near the centre of town then I always try and avoid the impressive Galzig lift, and I tend to jump on the Gampen chair lift instead. The queues tend to be smaller and it takes you to a better point on the mountain to access the whole Arlberg terrain.
Alternatively, if you are starting your day in Nasserein, then jump on the Nassereinbahn which takes you to the same point as the Gampen. From there the whole Am Arlberg ski area is your playground, whether you ski all the way over to Lech and beyond, you enjoy the St Anton/ St Chrostophe area, or you head over to Stuben for some quieter slopes and some amazing back country.
Key Resort Facts for St. Anton
Domaine: Arlberg region
Resort Height: 1305m
Skiing Elevation: 1305-2650m
Getting to St. Anton
Closest Airport: Innsbruck (INN)
Transfer Time: 1h 15m / 100km
Number of Chalets in St. Anton: 34
Number of Hotels within our portfolio in St. Anton: 5
Where to Eat
Rud-Alpe in Lech serves delicious traditional Austrian alpine food, situated in a traditional Alpine chalet. Alternatively, if the weather is nice, you can sit out on the large terrace overlooking the stunning village of Lech and take in those mountain views.
Hospiz Alm in St Christophe is world famous. You can eat a simpler menu, or if you want to eat in the ‘posh’ part then you can expect incredible food and perhaps a tour of their very famous wine cellar. Oh, and the slide down to the toilets is great fun!
My Favourite Places to Stay
Chalet Lena – the best chalet in-resort. Great for a large group, lovely and high-end facilities and privately run.
Chalet Tschoder – the only truly ski-in / ski-out property in-resort. Traditional, homely but with high-end service from a dedicated team.
Chalet Maria Schnee – a real home from home property that has managed to hold on to the traditional Alpine charm.
The Best Après Spots
Krazy Kangaroos is the best après spot in-resort and extremely well known, turning out more current and popular music during the afternoon. It’s also great for meet ups as it’s accessible via foot for those not skiing.
MooserWirt is a well know après bar that goes off every day at 3pm! If you are looking for the home of European pop and trays full of steins and Jägerbombs – you must hit the MosserWirt!
My Top Tips for Ski Trips
I would always advise to book your lunch spots in advance, so you know where to aim for each day!
Catch first lifts at least twice during your holiday, nothing better than fresh corduroy pistes with no one around.
Find the best hot chocolate spots for a quick 15-mins break – there are loads around in St. Anton.