A buzzing resort in a splendid location, St Anton lives up to its reputation as the place for big skiing, soft snow and serious nightlife. Perched up high in the Arlberg region of Austria, St Anton is a delightful mix of old and new architecture with inviting shops lining a pedestrian main street. Our chalet hotel in St Anton, the Rosanna is in the centre of town, which is adult only outside school holidays.
Although St Anton is best known as a resort for experienced skiers and snowboarders, beginners need not to be deterred as there are nursery slopes in the edge of the village and 34 easier runs to conquer. Intermediates will find plenty of friendly runs across Gampen, Rendl and St Christoph. For a morale boost on perfectly groomed pistes, head over to Lech and Zürs, easily reached by bus. St Anton comes into its own at night with the infamous Moosewirt and Scotty's.
Since the 2013/14 season, holidaymakers at St Anton have had access to a fabulous 340km of groomed pistes with the Arlberg Card – the regional ski pass now includes the new Auenfeldjet lift linking Lech-Zürs, neighbour to St Anton and a short bus ride away, with Warth-Schröcken, one of the Alps' snowiest resorts.
If you are interested in off-piste skiing or boarding, we recommend Piste to Powder, a team of experienced UIAGM mountain guides, offering off-piste guiding, technique boosters and ski touring in the spectacular Arlberg region of St Anton, Stuben, Zurs and Lech.
|Ski resort facts||Suitability for skiers||Number of runs||Number of lifts|
|Resort altitude: 1304m
Skiing altitude: 1304–2811m
|Beginners: Very good
Intermediates: Very good
Snowboarding: Very good
Suitability for non-skiers: Good
Cross-country trails: 40km
Half pipes: 0
Cable cars: 14
Drag lifts: 28
You will love the location of the Chalet Hotel Rosanna - it's just off the pedestrianised main street and only a five minute walk from the ski schools and the main lifts. This hotel is adult only outside the school holidays, Scotty's Bar is right next door, which has a lively fun atmosphere.