ST ANTON AM ARLBERG HOTELS
ST ANTON TOURIST INFORMATION & TRAVEL GUIDE
This is a modern resort that has grown out of the village on the Arlberg Pass - a location where ski history began. Here one can enjoy some of the finest skiing in the Alps.
It was at St Anton 1 289 meters that Hannes Schneider developed modern skiing techniques and began teaching tourists how to ski in 1907. The Ski Club Arlberg was established here in 1901. In 1911, the first Arlberg-Kandahar Cup competition was held. Today the ski school, still at St. Anton, is one of the largest and best ski schools worldwide, with about three hundred instructors.
The cosy little town is a compact resort village with a five-story limit on the buildings and no cars are allowed in the business area, but sleds and skis are plentiful.
St Anton Accommodation
When talking about the best tourist places, Austria is a great tourist place that offers beautiful and picturesque scenes, adventurous terrains and the most lavish and relaxing restaurants, hotels and spas for tourists to enjoy. When it comes to travelling to Austria, one place that is a must see is Sankt Anton am Arlberg, more popularly known as St. Anton. St. Anton is basically a little village popular for its skiing resort which brings in hundreds of tourists throughout the year. St. Anton is situated in the Western part of Austria where around twenty five hundred residents reside. This particular village has gained great fame over the years, since it has a long link with skiing and professional instructors have migrated all over the world to popularize this particular sport throughout the world.
The area of St. Anton has one of the most beautiful skiing resorts in the entire world and if you have an eye for skiing then your next trip should definitely be to St. Anton. One thing that you should keep a strict eye on is your accommodation while you are in St. Anton. Even through skiing resorts provide the best accommodation since they are on the beautiful icy slopes from where tourists can enjoy and ski their heart out, you should look around for more hotels. This way you can make sure that you have made the best choice in terms of choosing the most affordable and the most comfortable location to live in.
A few of the other places that you might be interested in visiting in St. Anton include Toni’s Einkehr which is the most famous bar and club in the area, so if you want to just chill out and relax in a bar, this should be the place to go to.
St Anton Skiing Holidays
The snow in this area is perfect for skiers, and the total lack of trees on the slopes makes the situation ideal. The ski fields of St Anton stretch over some sixteen square kilometers. Beginners stick to the slopes down below, and for the more advanced skiers there are the runs from the Galzig and Valluga peaks. A cableway will take one to Galzig (2,092 meters), where will find a self-service restaurant. Go from here to Vallugagrat (2,649 meters) - the highest station. The peak of the Valluga, at 2,812 meters will provide you with magnificent panoramic view.
The Gampen/Kapall area is an advanced-intermediate network of slopes, whose lifts start just behind St. Anton's railway station. Also noteworthy is the Rendl - a relatively new labyrinth of runs to the south of St. Anton, which offers numerous novice and intermediate slopes.
In winter, St Anton am Arlberg is quite fashionable. There are numerous other cold-weather pursuits besides skiing, including ski jumping, mountain tours, curling, skating, tobogganing, and sleigh rides, plus après-ski on the quiet side.
In warm weather, St. Anton is tranquil and bucolic, surrounded by meadowland. A riot of wildflowers blooming in the fields announces the beginning of spring.
At any time of the year, one can visit the Ski und Heimat Museum (Skiing and Local Museum), in the Arlberg-Kandahar House, where displays trace the development of skiing in the Arlberg, as well as the region's history from the days of tribal migrations in and around Roman times. The museum, in the imposing edifice at the center of the Holiday Park in St. Anton, is open in summer Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, and in winter Sunday through Friday 3:30pm to midnight. The local library is also housed in the Arlberg-Kandahar House, and the park provides a variety of leisure activities, including minigolf, a woodland playground, a fishing pond, table tennis, open-air chess, and a curling rink.
St Anton Transportation
St Anton is an express stop on the main rail-lines over the Arlberg Pass. About one train per hour arrives in Sankt Anton from Innsbruck (trip takes about 70-80 minutes) and from Bregenz (trip takes about 90 minutes). Because of St. Anton's convenient rail connections to most of the visitors arrive by train. From the here many travellers take the bus on to other resorts such as Zurs and Lech. If driving from Innsbruck, one should take Route 171 west.
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Saint Anton Ski Piste Information
Summit Elevation: 1304 meters
Vertical Drop: 1798 Meters , 1507 meters
Beginner: Runs (25%)
Intermediate: Runs (50%)
Expert: Runs (25%)
Total Length: 260 kilometers
Longest Run: 10 kilometers
Toughest Run: Valuga - St Anton ( 10.2 km )
St Anton Ski Area Map
Surface (t-bar, etc): 38 lifts
Chair Lifts: 35 chairs
Cabin (tram, gondola, etc): 11 lifts
Capacity: 113901 skiers per hour
Halfpipe - 1
Terrain Park - 1
Cross-Country / Nordic
Beginner: 30 Trails
Intermediate: 5 Trails
Expert: 0 Trails
Total Trails: 35