St. Anton Ski Resort

St. Anton ski resort is one of the oldest and finest in the Alps, bursting with stylish hotels, restaurants and chalets. Known for its impressive snow record, St. Anton lies deep in the Arlberg ski area in Tyrol at the western end of Austria, one of Europe’s snowiest spots. Just two hours away from three international airports, St. Anton ski resort is remarkably easy to get to with some superb skiing on offer.

St. Anton is a powder skier’s dream. Although its runs are generally more suited to experienced skiers, there’s plenty of skiing here for novices to enjoy too. Intermediate and advanced skiers are in their element thanks to the varied ski area and the extensive network of pistes (305km) and lifts (88).

The village has more than a few luxury ski chalets and hotels but also caters well to more modest budgets. It is safe to say that if you are looking for a hotel with the wow factor, you are sure to find something to fit the bill here.

After a day carving up the mountain, it’s worth checking out St. Anton’s après ski scene. Arguably the spiritual home of après ski, St. Anton ski resort was put on the party map back in the 60s thanks to the two legendary bars either side of the Galzig piste: The MooserWirt and The Krazy Kanguruh.

Call our ski experts today to find out more about St. Anton ski resort.

St. Anton Transfer Time
Innsbruck
Map Marker 1h 30m
Friedrichshafen
Map Marker 1h 45m
Zurich
Map Marker 2h 15m

Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Families
  • Non-skiers
  • Sustainability

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,305m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,811m
  • Total Ski Area 305km
  • Lifts 88
  • Blue Runs 34
  • Red Runs 70
  • Black Runs 30
  • Cross Country 40km

Ski Accommodation in St. Anton, Austria

Our collection of St. Anton ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in St. Anton

Ski Areas in St. Anton

It’s not hard to see what attracts skiers to St. Anton; it has one of the most impressive and consistent snowfalls in Europe. St. Anton ski resort arguably has some of the best ski terrain in Austria, making it one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe. Best suited to intermediate and advanced skiers, the ski resort has a variety of wide, sweeping runs as well as steep, sharp pistes.

Skiing in St. Anton

Skiing in St. Anton

Austria’s most iconic ski resort offers a range of awesome challenges, especially off-piste. St. Anton has a huge variety of different runs with a fantastic lift system that has been gradually upgraded over the past few years, with plenty of high-speed quad chairlifts being installed. St. Anton has another, completely separate, ski area at Rendl, on the opposite side of the valley, that gives skiers plenty of terrain to explore. Many visitors to St. Anton will probably want to spend a day skiing in neighbouring Lech, which is covered by the same lift pass.

Best Ski Runs in St. Anton
Snowboarding in St. Anton

Snowboarding in St. Anton

Freeriders will love St. Anton; it’s the perfect playground with a little bit of everything, from powder bowls, tree-lined pistes and big drop-offs. There is plenty of off-piste and some long runs back into St. Anton that are great for intermediates and above. For those looking to make tracks in fresh snow, it is advised to go with a guide to ensure safety.

Sustainable Choice

St. Anton ski resort operates with a number of sustainable initiatives that have contributed to the success of it being self-sufficient in its supply of green energy since 2006. The main development in place is the Kartell energy plant, which contains a reservoir holding eight million cubic meters of water. This provides an output of 33 million kilowatt-hours of annual electricity. The ski resort also operates a biomass heating system that uses wood chips and a solar panel to provide heating and warm water to 80 housing units.

Ski Schools in St. Anton

Ski Schools in St. Anton

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in St. Anton

Crèches in St. Anton

St. Anton ski resort runs two Children’s Centres at the base of Peak 8 and Peak 9 offering all-day childcare. The centre at Peak 8 takes children from two months and at Peak 9 from three years. Children aged from three years are offered a combined programme with the Ski School. The Kinderhut is an independent kindergarten located at Beaver Run taking children from six weeks to six years of age.

Top Runs

Rendl
A great area for all abilities with excellent off-piste as well as some long cruising blue runs


Schindler Spitze to Rauz
A very long and varied option ideal for strong intermediate skiers


Backcountry
There are numerous steep gullies and powder fields for expert skiers

Restaurants in St. Anton

Restaurants in St. Anton

The Museum – elegant villa built in 1912, one of the loveliest places to eat in the resort.

Haus Schindler – this local’s favourite serves locally sourced, traditional cuisine with a great selection of Austrian wines.

The Verwallstube at Galzig – pricey but worth it for a treat.

Best Restaurants in St. Anton
Après Ski in St. Anton

Après Ski in St. Anton

St. Anton is renowned for its amazing après ski, making it popular with everyone from young adults to A-listers.

Krazy Kanguruh – the original après bar, recently refurbished for an improved party atmosphere.

Mooserwirt – this legendary venue is the essence of après with table top dancing from 3pm.

Best Après Ski in St. Anton
Non-Skiers in St. Anton

Non-Skiers

Although St. Anton is very much a winter sports town, non-skiers will not feel excluded here. The resort centre remains reasonably lively during the day and there are shopping opportunities. Non-skiers can access several of the mountain restaurants by cable car or foot.  Day trips by rail to cities such as Innsbruck and even Zurich are another possibility. Many of the leading hotels here, including the Alte Post, Post and the Schwarzer Adler, have lavish state-of-the-art swimming pool and spa facilities.

Map of St. Anton

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