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St. Anton, at the foot of the Arlberg Pass is one of the best resorts in Europe with slopes accommodating confident intermediate and advanced skiers. Lying at an altitude of thirteen hundred metres and with the highest skiing at almost three thousand metres, St. Anton has good snow cover throughout the season. This charming village stretches along a narrow valley beneath forested slopes that are framed by icy peaks. While many resorts have a small proportion of slopes accommodating advanced skiers, thirty percent of St Anton’s pistes provide a challenge for expert skiers and boarders. A good number of lifts give quick and easy access to the slopes. Ski schools provide expert tuition in skiing from the age of three and in boarding from the age of eight. The schools also provide mountain guides for those who enjoy off- piste skiing.
St. Anton’s wide variety of hotels, apartments, chalets and B and Bs provide accommodation to cater for all budgets. Similarly its restaurants serve an eclectic menu that satisfies most tastes and pockets. St Anton’s bars, pubs and discos ensure that evenings are fun filled and vibrant.
St. Anton has many recreational facilities to satisfying the needs of the part time, or the non- skier. These include sledging, sleigh riding, ice skating, tennis and heliskiing.
A St. Anton ski holiday offers fun and excitement both on and off the slopes.
St Anton is considered to be one of the best resorts in Europe, promising exciting skiing for all including superb opportunities for expert skiers. It provides an attractive base with very good accommodation, plenty of restaurants and nightlife is very lively. A comprehensive range of recreational activities are offered to complete your holiday enjoyment.
A St. Anton ski holiday is very popular with groups of young adults especially those who are advanced skiers or who are experienced and confident intermediate skiers. They are also attracted by the lively nightlife. Families and novice skiers have plenty of choice with twenty percent of the slopes appropriate to their needs. There are good childcare facilities.
The St. Anton ski season lasts from early December until the first week in April. The resort is also popular in the summer months with walkers, climbers and mountain bikers.
St. Anton is a pleasant resort that is spread along a narrow valley below the Arlberg Pass. It is part of the large Arlberg Ski Circus that offers almost two hundred and eighty kilometres of pisted runs that accommodate all levels of skiing and boarding ability. The valley road runs along the resort which was once also flanked by a railway. This is no longer there and the area has been landscaped and an ice rink installed.
St. Anton is renowned for its intermediate and its advanced slopes as it offers a huge variety for skiers and boarders, both on and off-piste. The nursery area for beginners is above the village towards Nasserein and offers gentle confidence building slopes so that novices can soon progress to the less demanding of the blue runs. Those who wish to take exciting off-piste mountain trails are advised to use a guide. Tuition is given by expert instructors who accept children from the age of three. Boarding lessons are from age eight. The Arlberg ski school has a special snow garden for children from four to fourteen with a carpet lift on the baby slope. St. Anton offers crèche facilities for babies from six months but as places are limited, booking is recommended.
St. Anton has a wide range of both traditional and modern accommodation to suit most tastes and budgets. It also has a good number of restaurants serving a diverse cuisine that satisfies most palates. There are shops for holiday essentials, including ski equipment and clothing, as well as gifts and souvenirs. St. Anton après ski scene begins in the late afternoon and the bars and discos continue to entertain holidaymakers into the early hours of the morning. St. Anton is a lively resort with a cosmopolitan atmosphere offering fun filled days and nights.
St. Anton nightlife is very lively. In fact the après ski scene begins at around four in the afternoon, usually at hostelries on the mountain sides. There is live music and dancing in the village that continues into the early hours of the morning.
St. Anton's shopping is fairly limited with shops providing little more than essential provisions and sport's equipment and clothing for sale or for hire. The shops are found in the pedestrianised centre of the village which looks very pretty when illuminated at night.
St Anton has a good number of restaurants, both in the village and on the mountain, which provide a wide variety of food to suit most tastes and budgets. While many serve traditional fare, international cuisine and fast foods are also available. The larger hotels have excellent a la carte restaurants where you can dine in style.