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St Anton: Ski Resort, Chalet and Hotel Guide

May 28, 2024  · 
St Anton: Ski Resort, Chalet and Hotel Guide

Nestled in the Tyrolean Alps, St Anton is a lively yet charming alpine town, known for its epic apres scene and superb skiing. Considered by many to be the skiing capital of Austria, St Anton perfectly blends luxury and tradition with a fun party atmosphere. 

Forming a part of the Arlberg Ski Area - the largest interconnected ski area in Austria - St Anton has access to over 300km of pistes and 200km of off-piste ski runs. St Anton is highly regarded for its contributions to the alpine sport, the downhill skiing technique having been pioneered here by Hannes Schneider some one hundred years ago. 

Travelling to St Anton

Innsbruck Airport (INN): 1h 15m / 100km

Friedrichshafen Airport (FDH): 1h 30m / 130km

Zurich Airport (ZRH): 2h 30m / 200km

As well as its convenient proximity to the above airports, St Anton is easily reachable by train, with the journey from Innsbruck train station just over an hour long. 

A direct train also runs from Zurich HB to St Anton, with a journey time of 2 hours 20 mins. There’s also the option of a direct train from the capital city of Austria, Vienna, with a journey time of 5 hours 30 mins.

Skiing in St Anton

Located at 1,300m above sea level, St Anton and the wider Arlberg Ski Area is a particularly snowsure ski resort, with the area enjoying an abundance of natural snowfall every year. This factor, combined with the resort’s state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities, means that St Anton’s winter season runs well into spring. 

Is St Anton good for beginners?

Whilst St Anton might not be the first resort of choice for new skiers, it still has plenty of areas for beginner skiers to find their footing. 

The best area for beginners in the resort is around Nasserein, where they’ll find numerous blue slopes, perfect for a gentle downward cruise. A particularly enjoyable run for beginners is run 64, the ‘St Christoph’ run, which spans a distance of 2.6km. Beginner skiers can also try their hand at the designated beginner area on Gampen. 

Skiing lessons in St Anton

If you’re looking to take to the slopes for the first time, it’s important to take some ski lessons to ensure you’re able to learn in a fun and safe way. New Generation Ski School offers a variety of skiing lessons for both children and adults, including group and private lessons. 

Is St Anton good for intermediate skiers?

St Anton has plenty of space for intermediate skiers to enjoy. In fact, around 43% of the resort’s pistes are blue runs. The Rendl ski area tends to be a bit quieter than the Gampen or Galzig areas, making it a good area for intermediate skiers looking for plenty of room to practice their skills.

Is St Anton good for expert skiers?

St Anton is an amazing resort for advanced and expert skiers, with plenty of challenging runs. Around 57% of pistes are red and black runs, meaning expert skiers can really get stuck into some quality skiing in St Anton. 

For experts seeking a real challenge, run 34 ‘Fang’ is a legendary black run and the steepest route in the ski area. At 1.4km long, Fang has a descent of 485m… not for the faint of heart.

What is off-piste skiing like in St Anton?

Renowned by many as one of the greatest resorts in the world to ski off-piste, St Anton has an incredible off-piste itinerary, with 200km of routes to explore. Ski guides are available to hire within the resort, allowing you to enjoy your off-piste experience safely. Remember to always check the weather and any avalanche warnings before heading out. 

One of the best off-piste runs in St Anton is Schongraben (‘Beautiful Grave’), a thrilling run down from Kapal to Nasserein. The run from Valluga to Zürs is another popular off-piste track.

Is St Anton good for families? 

Don’t let St Anton’s reputation for apres put you off — the resort is great for families, with plenty of activities for children to enjoy both on and off the slopes. 

Children can familiarise themselves with skiing - or simply hone in the skills they’ve already got - with skiing lessons through New Generation Ski School, with can allow them to learn alongside other children of a similar age. 

St Anton and the wider Arlberg Ski Area have dedicated areas for both young and older children. At the base of the Gampenbahn and Galzigbahn, you can find Kinderwelt (‘Children’s World’), the perfect space for children to familiarise themselves with skiing. There are various learning aids including conveyor belts, practice lifts and a carousel. 

For older children and teenagers, the Stanton Snowpark is a great place to let off some steam, with areas for skiers of every ability to test out their freestyle skills. 

Where to eat in St Anton

Mountain restaurants in St Anton

Hospiz Alm

No visit to St Anton would be complete without dining at Hospiz Alm. This popular restaurant, situated in the quaint hamlet of St Christoph, is known for its extensive big bottle wine cellar. With an incredible selection of Bordeaux wines, which perfectly compliment the Tyrolean cuisine served here, Hospiz Alm promises an utterly unforgettable dining experience. 

Sennhütte

On a sunny day, the terrace of Sennhütte is the perfect location to enjoy delicious Tyrolean specialities amidst breathtaking mountain views. Located at the bottom of the no.1 piste, this restaurant will be remembered for its friendly welcome and inviting atmosphere and is a great option for large groups.

Verwallstube

Located by the Galzigbahn top station, Verwallstube is a great spot to meet any non-skiers. Serving gourmet food at high altitude, Head Chef Matthias Weinhuber and his team won’t fail to impress with their menu of sophisticated, award-winning dishes from bouillabaisse to traditional Austrian dishes. 

Village restaurants in St Anton

The Museum Restaurant

Dine in historic ambience at Villa Trier, a traditional alpine building aged over 100 years old. Experience the fine local food and wine of the area and take a stroll through the museum to learn the history of St Anton too. Booking here is a must. 

Hazienda

The culinary cornerstone in the heart of St. Anton, Hazienda enjoys a long-held reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Hazienda features an international fusion of an Asian-Mediterranean style of cooking utilising regional and seasonal ingredients. 

Plangger Delikatessen

Enjoy alpine tapas inside a charming delicatessen selling the finest regional products. There is a huge wine selection that you can choose from to enjoy. This is a great place for some light nibbles, and a good way to become acquainted with the various local smoked meats, salami and regional cheese.

Best Apres Bars in St Anton

Mooserwirt

A St Anton rite of passage, Mooserwirt is undoubtedly the most famous apres ski spot in the resort. Described by some as ‘the mother of all ski bars’, Mooserwirt is an absolute must after a day on the slopes. Enjoy music from the bar’s resident father and son duo, starting at 3.30pm after day throughout winter. 

Krazy Kanguruh

If you have a passion for dancing on tables in ski boots while listening to old school rock, then this is the place for you. Started by an Australian, built up by a Swede and now owned by a local Olympic champion, you know it's going to be a good party. 

Basecamp

Situated at the bottom of the Gampen lift, Basecamp is within easy skiing distance from the Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh. It’s perfect for those looking for a slightly less intense party scene, without having to miss out great music and a lively atmosphere. 

Activities for non-skiers in St Anton

Whilst obviously best known for its great quality skiing, St Anton has plenty to offer any non-skiers in the group, ensuring everyone has a great time in the mountains. 

Winter activities

  • Horsesleigh riding
  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Winter climbing
  • Tobogganing
  • Visit the top of Valluga Mountain

Other activities

Sports and leisure

Rainy weather? Or do you just fancy a break from skiing? You can enjoy a variety of sports and activities at St Anton’s indoor sports and fitness centre, arl.park. Activities include:

  • Trampolining
  • Rock climbing and bouldering
  • Bowling
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball
  • Squash

Spa and wellness

Holidays are for relaxing – so what better time than to indulge in the luxury spa facilities found in St Anton? The Arlberg WellCom has an outdoor heated pool, an indoor jet-powered pool, and a variety of sauna rooms, among other wellness facilities. 

Many of the chalets and hotels within St Anton have superb spa facilities of their own. The five-star Raffl’s St Antoner Hof and the boutique Hotel Tannenhof are some such hotels. 

Explore our collection of chalets with spa facilities or our collection of hotels in St Anton

Explore the town

Take a stroll around the town and take in the winter ambience. Enjoy the atmosphere of this delightful alpine town, or visit the museum to discover more about St Anton’s spirited history.

Luxury Chalets in St Anton 

Villa Villekulla

Catered or Self-Catered | Sleeps 10+2

It is rare in St Anton to find a chalet of this calibre so close to the slopes. The Zimmermoos piste, one of the resort's main runs, is only a short walk away and advanced skiers can ski to within 150m. The chalet's design personifies contemporary elegance with a mixture of neutral tones and vibrant touches throughout. The open-plan dining and living area on the top floor provides stunning south-facing views from the large terrace, all the while serving as the ideal place for a family or group to come together for a pre-dinner drink.

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Chalet Lena

Catered | Sleeps 18+5

The jewel in St Anton's crown, Chalet Lena epitomises style, luxury and opulence offering guests an experience that will be a cherished memory for years to come. This spacious chalet can sleep up to 23 people across five floors, making it the ideal place to stay for large family groups, corporate trips, or a party of friends. Chalet Lena has remarkable spa and wellness facilities, including a Finnish and bio sauna, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, and a steam room.

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Chalet Marmotta Culm

Self-Catered | Sleeps 6 to 8 people

Consisting of three luxury apartments, Chalet Marmotta Culm is a beautifully designed Alpine property. It’s the perfect place to stay for multiple families or groups looking to enjoy their own space, whilst remaining able to share some facilities. The shared wellness area within Chalet Marmotta Culm leaves little to be desired, with excellent state-of-the-art facilities. 

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Chalet Tschoder

Catered | Sleeps 12+2

Perched on the edge of the piste leading down to the Nasserein lift, with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and village, the beautiful Chalet Tschoder sits in one of St. Anton’s most enviable locations. Guests can ski to and from the chalet making it the ideal spot for even the most discerning skier. Spread over three floors, sleeping 14 people in seven bedrooms, the use of the space is exceptional, with a bar, fitness room, sauna, and hot tub found throughout the chalet.

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Crux Penthouse

Catered or Self-Catered | Sleeps 8+4

This beautiful luxury ski property is set within the hamlet of St Christoph, at the heart of the Arlberg ski area. Just 150m from the lift station, Crux Penthouse sleeps up to 12 guests and benefits from a spacious and luxurious interior. High ceilings and huge windows allow for stunning scenery of the surrounding valleys, whilst the wood-burning fireplace is the perfect place around which to cosy up and enjoy a night in with your friends and family,

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Luxury Hotels in St Anton 

Raffl's St Antoner Hof 5*

Raffl’s St Antoner Hof is situated perfectly within the lively Austrian resort of St Anton; in fact, it's the resort’s most centrally-located hotel. The rooms and suites within this hotel are charmingly traditional with the odd modern twist. The service here really sets the St Antoner Hof apart from other hotels, perfectly melding traditional values with a sense of modern comfort and ease. 

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Das Mooser Hotel 4*

A mountain sanctuary surrounded by breathtaking scenery. A stylish Arlberg lodging experience. A place unlike anything you have ever experienced. Decorated with a contemporary mountain feel, Das Mooser Hotel is a brilliant slopeside retreat, situated high above the resort of St Anton. Located steps away from the ski run and in the immediate vicinity of the Galzig Cable Car Base Terminal, the Mooser Hotel is one of St. Anton's most coveted lodging locations.

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Hotel Tannenhof 5*

Hotel Tannenhof is a luxury five-star superior ski hotel located in the peaceful Nasserein area of St Anton. Featuring just seven suites, this exclusive boutique hotel is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is perfect for those looking for a more personal and private stay, where discreet and professional yet friendly service is at the heart of their philosophy.

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