Discover the best ski runs in St. Anton, from perfectly groomed wide pistes to thrilling backcountry. St. Anton is one of the oldest and one of the most popular ski resorts in the Alps. The area boasts incredible Alpine character, from its unique architecture to its warm and friendly atmosphere. The town is known for its beautiful scenery and excellent accommodation. Being just two hours from three international airports, the ski area is remarkably easy to get to, branding it a great choice for a winter getaway.
Being a fantastic all-around ski resort, it also has a buzzy après scene. Known to many as the après capital of the Alps, it’s safe to say, you will find it difficult to shy away from the festivities. St. Anton was put on the map back in the 1960s thanks to two legendary bars on either side of the Galzig piste; The MooserWirt, and The Krazy Kanguruh.
St. Anton is widely known for its impressive snow record too. This is mostly due to its location, which lies deep in the Arlberg ski area in Tyrol, the western end of Austria. Needless to say, the ski resort offers fantastic skiing for all abilities. Here is our top pick of the best ski runs in St. Anton.
Nasserein (Green and Blue)
St. Anton is typically an intermediate and advanced ski resort. That being said, there are great sections for beginners to explore. From the village, we recommend heading over to the Nasserein area, to the east. Here you will find the Nasserein cable car which ferries skiers to the various cruisy blue slopes. From the bottom of these pistes, there are several button lifts to access more of the area. The main section of Nasserein has beautiful treelined beginner slopes and green cat tracks. From here it is very simple to return back to St. Anton village.
Galzig (Blue and Red)
The Galzig cable lift from the village is a great route to beginner slopes too. Skiers will have plenty of choices from the summit of this lift. There’s a scattering of blue slopes, which have wonderful views of the resort below. Here skiers can directly explore the St. Christoph ski area or the links within the Arlberg region. St. Christoph has excellent blue slopes and intermediate off-piste, perfect for those looking to develop their skills to the next level.
Rendl (Blue and Red)
To the southwest of St. Anton village, there is the Rendl ski area. This section of the slopes is perfect for those advancing into intermediate territory. The slopes here are uncrowded and great for enhancing confidence on quiet red pistes. From St. Anton village, take the red number one slope (Rendl Talabfahrt) into the Rendl area. This slope is treelined on both sides of the piste, helping skiers on low-visibility days. If the slopes are a bit too difficult at the start of the day, there’s the option to switch to the fantastic blue runs on offer.
Valluga (Red and Black)
St. Anton is a fantastic ski resort for advanced skiers. To get out of the snaking beginner crowds, head up the Valluga cable car from the Galzig area. Here you will find spectacular views at one of the highest peaks in the whole region. Marvel at the epic views from the designated viewing platform here. When you are done soaking up the views, discover one of the best ski runs in St. Anton. Traverse down the thrilling piste into Stuben. From Stuben, advanced skiers have a playground of pistes to choose from. Visit Zürs and Lech for heli-skiing, challenging black runs, and insane off-piste opportunities.
Schindler Spitze (Red and Black)
If you are looking for a real challenge, reach the heights of the 2,660m Schindler Spitze sector. From here there are extremely challenging ski routes that return to St. Anton village. We recommend hiring a guide to ensure safety, as the area is a thoroughly off-piste descent. Tracked lines will be visible from the Valluga lift as well as the Kapall lift, depending on which route you choose to take. The backcountry in St. Anton is infamous, with some of the best snow conditions in the Alps and wicked views of the entire Tyrol region.
If you are looking to make a complete day of it, and you are with seasoned skiers, visit Warth-Schröcken. To reach your destination, you must ski through Stuben, Zürs, Lech, and their satellite villages before you arrive. It’s a great adventure should you wish to explore the majority of the Arlberg ski region. Make the most of your pass, but ensure you give yourself enough time to return. A taxi from here back to St. Anton can be costly!
As you can tell, there is a fantastic variety of skiing in St. Anton, perfect for all abilities. The ski resort has practically 300km of piste to explore so there’s no wonder why people return year after year. To find out more about the best ski runs in St. Anton, call our ski experts on 020 7471 7700.