Austria’s Arlberg region offers the perfect balance of great skiing and après culture. There is a reason people love visiting the Austrian Alps and we completely understand why.
St Anton Ski Resort is up there as one of our favourites and we’re not alone.
It is rated among the top five resorts in the Alps for very good reason: it is located in one of Europe’s snowiest areas, so it offers premium, first class powder. It boasts 305km of pistes, 200km of off-piste itineraries and over 55km² of challenging off-piste terrain.
In addition, it has one of the best après cultures in the world. Have you seen the people (more often than not someone with celebrity status) dancing on tables at lunch hour? This resort is the place. Trust us, you’ll be up dancing on the table before you know it.
The resort is well-connected and newly opened Flexenpass lift system, which links Stuben to Lech, St Anton and Zürs. Take your pick of the most scenic pistes in the Alps – you will never tire of finding new, exciting runs. The resort has taken a positive stand on crowd control, too. The cap on the amount of visitors using these slopes ensures an altogether more zen-like experience. For those with less skiing time under their belt, some chalets provide drivers to deliver you straight to your instructor on some of the less challenging slopes.
Furthermore, the reason we love St Anton is not just the powder and culture. St Anton packs some serious heritage – it’s the birthplace of the father of modern skiing, Johann Schneider and has been known for years as the après gods thanks to the infamous Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh bars.
Image from: James Seymour
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