St Anton is recognised as one of the Alps' premier ski resorts and with good reason. Its 340km of pistes, which link it with neighbouring Lech and Zurs, among others, make it the largest linked ski area in Austria. Add in a superb lift system, wonderful off piste terrain, a lively and attractive village and world-renowned apres-ski and you have all the ingredients for an alpine classic.
There's something for everyone in St Anton. There is no shortage of child-friendly ski facilities, making St Anton a great place for kids to take to the snow for the first time. St Anton really comes into its own for advanced skiers, with a wealth of challenging pistes and off piste skiers and snowboarders will be in seventh heaven. The Arlberg is consistently one of the snowiest regions in the Alps, and the off piste terrain on offer is world-famous.
The town is a mixture of new and old — of quaint chalet-style accommodation and high-end upmarket hotels. The streets are narrow and picturesque, and at the same time lined with boutiques and bars. St Anton is one of those resorts that has something for everyone.
There’s a rich history of skiing at St Anton, and the town has grown accordingly. It’s just as easy to book a five-star hotel and languish in a spar after a day of skiing as it is to grab a reasonable apartment and party the night away.
What makes St Anton one of the best resorts in Austria to visit, apart from its size, great lift and grooming infrastructure, and world-class skiing, is just how diverse and friendly the town is. No matter what your tastes are, you’ll find it here.
St Anton is a short drive from Innsbruck just 95km and just an hour away from the airport.
There’s lots to be said for getting away to a remote little resort somewhere in the mountains, but then there’s St Anton, which has everything you could ever want. And a whole lot more.
St Anton highlights: A large town provides plenty of accommodation options, a lively apres-ski and nightlife scene, and enough restaurants to satiate even the hungriest foodies. And that together with 260km of skiing above the resort itself, another 80km on top in the rest of the area, and lifts reaching nearly 3,000m all make St Anton one of the most varied and crowd-pleasing resorts in the Alps.
St Anton is best for: Everyone. Mixed groups. Those looking for great apres. Those looking for great skiing. Families looking for a quiet break. Families looking for a loud one. Those seeking powder, and those seeking groomers. St Anton has everything you could ever wish for.
Ski and Snowboard Guide to St Anton:
St Anton’s top lift reaches 2,811m and offers a panoramic view of the entire Arlberg area. You’ll be able to see the three distinct ski areas included above St Anton from here.
Heading out of town towards the Vordere Rendlspitze peak will give you access to the first area. Top lifts here reach 2,645m and offer up some amazing off-piste, a network of blues, as well as a whole lot of red terrain, too. The number 1 red that runs back to town is worth travelling up here for on its own.
On the other side, above St Christoph, you’ll find the same great mix of terrain, as well as a good number of blues for those progressing. St Christoph also has a good beginner area above the town if you need some more practice.
Directly above St Anton you’ll find the tp lift reaching 2,330m and offering up blues, reds, blacks, and unmarked trails for you to explore.
And this is much the story all over this resort. Every lift gives access to a variety of runs, and those which stretch higher into the mountains will provide a great number of off-piste options, too. Lots of unmarked reds snake down from the peaks, making St Anton a powder paradise. But unlike other resorts like La Grave, this is also perfect for beginners, children, and intermediates. A mixed group can have fun all over the place. Those with the urge to can climb high and explore the couloirs and powder, those shaking off a hangover can cruise the endless blues, and those just getting on skis can utilise the amazing nursery slopes and beginner facilities on offer.
The 260km of pistes in the St Anton are served by 41 fast and efficient lifts, and provide one of the most diverse skiing experiences on offer from a single resort. And if that’s not enough, grabbing the Arlberg area pass will give you access to Stuben, Zurs, Lech, Oberlech, Stubenbach, and Warth. All of which hold something special in their own right.
First-time and beginner skiers:
Beginners and those having lessons will love the large nursery area just next to the town.
Intermediates will have the run of the place as they explore all the blues and reds on offer, leaping into the powder whenever they please. There’s plenty to go around.
Experts will have a ball ascending up to Valluga at 2,811m, and then taking the unmarked trails down. Or if groomers are your thing, you’ll find lots of blacks down from the Galzig, Gampen, and Kapall peaks.
Learn to ski and snowboard in St Anton
Ski School Group Lessons and Private Ski and Snowboard Instructors in St Anton:
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Children’s Group Ski Lessons St Anton
From a three-year-old’s the first steps on snow in the children’s snow garden to teenagers confidently crushing black runs and getting in to the snowpark you’ll find ski lessons for children of all ages and ability in St Anton (which can come in handy when you suddenly realise your kids have become better skiers than you!).
We’re probably (more than) a bit biased but at SkiBro we think that properly laying the foundation for a lifetime on the slopes - free of bad habits - is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their children.
SkiBro’s partner ski schools and instructors are all fully certified and have years of experience providing kids’ ski lessons that focus not only on technical instruction but also fun and safety.
Children’s ski lessons tend to book up very quickly during peak school holiday periods like half-term and christmas break, so make sure to book early during these times to avoid disappointment.
Adult Group Ski Lessons St Anton
Did you know that nearly a third of all group ski lessons are beginner adult group lessons? It sounds surprising but group ski lessons are a great way to learn to ski; surrounded by other people of a similar age and ability level who are also trying something new.
Group lessons are also great for progressing from a beginner skier to a more independent intermediate. With quality coaching for a few hours each day you can spend your mornings working on your technique before grabbing a bite to eat and explore everything the mountain has to offer with your friends and family in the afternoons.
Private Ski Lessons St Anton
Private instruction is just that – a ski instructor solely devoted to you (and any friends or family you choose to invite) for a given period of time.
These lessons are offered both by formal ski and snowboard schools as well as by freelance instructors – certified independent instructors working for themselves or in loose collectives.
A private ski instructor in St Anton can offer you a level of flexibility and individual attention beyond what group lessons can. For some people one short, intensive, session with a private instructor will teach them more than they’d get from a full week of group lessons.
For many people, however, the inverse would be true and the repetition and additional practice in group lessons is invaluable.
Off-Piste Guiding St Anton
Considered by those who get into it as skiing in its purest (and most fun!) form, freeride (also known as off piste or backcountry) skiing is the pursuit of skiing all over the mountain, unrestricted by the edge of the piste in a variety of snow conditions.
A good day’s freeride skiing might involve long descents down wide open mountain faces, steep couloirs and adventures through the trees, far away from the crowded pistes. In addition to private ski instructors and mountain guides you can sometimes find camps and courses designed to give upper-intermediate skiers their first taste of off-piste delights in St Anton. Be careful though, the white powder can be quite addictive.
Snowboard Lessons St Anton
From ‘never-evers’ to semi-pros you’ll find a snowboard lesson in St Anton designed to take you riding to the next level. If you’re thinking small, think big. And if you’re thinking big- think bigger! If you’re new to a resort or even if you’re returning to an old favourite, a top snowboard instructor or group snowboard lessons will help you unlock local secrets of the area that you’ll wish you knew about years ago! Flatland tricks, jibbing, carving trenches, slaying powder – stop being a slave to your snowboard and learn to master it!