Sankt Anton am Arlberg Ski resort is one of the most spectacular ski resorts in Austria. Sankt Anton which is commonly known as St. Anton is a Ski Resort in Austria’s Western state of Tyrol. The St. Anton village has all the modern day facilities but has maintained its Tyrolean customs. The St. Anton village skiing resort is at a distance of approximately 100 km from Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol state. It has a small permanent population of about 2500 people.
Sankt Anton has a long skiing history, ski instructors from the region emigrated to America in the 1930s, due to which the sport gained popularity in the American continent. Sankt Anton was also the host of the Alpine World Ski Championships during 2001. It is regarded as one of the world’s top ski resorts the après-ski entertainment offered here is matchless.
The resort is a bit tricky, and is usually suited to intermediate and expert skiers. For extreme skiers, the off-slope runs and tight chutes below the Valluga summit are the place to be, during good weather conditions the off-piste skiing is superb. For Intermediates the St. Anton tracks are really good but the down side is that they get crowded quickly which can make skiing a slightly difficult.
Cable Cars And Chair Lifts:
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The resort has a modern state of the art lift system, it boosts a twenty four person ferris wheel, a cable car and an array of modern chair lifts. But due to the high popularity of the area among skiers there is a problem of overcrowding and you have to wait in queues during peak hours.
How to get to St. Anton:
Getting to St Anton is pretty easy. The resort is less than one hour by road from Innsbruck airport, one hour and 30 minutes from Friedrichshafen airport two hours drive from Zurich airport, and three hours from Munich airport. Apart from road travel trains are also available.
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There are various hotels in St Anton and the surrounding village. Apart from hotels lodging options include chalets and apartments. Sport Hotel St Anton, Hotel Tyrol, Banyan hotel and Haus Gamberg are some of the popular hotels among the tourists. Apart from 4-star hotels there are budgets hotels available to if you want to save a few bucks.
Why visit St. Anton?
St. Anton’s après ski entertainment is un-matched, the terrain is fabulous, the snow is steady, the nightlife is tailor made for party freaks, the area has a magnificent cuisine and there are bars, plenty of them, to keep the party going till the early hours of the morning. There are also many sightseeing spots around the village. There are cycle tracks and a sports center with pools, whirlpools and a water slide that kids can enjoy