St Anton resort and après ski nightlife
There cosmopolitan yet traditional atmosphere in St Anton adds to this resorts' charm. With unrivalled skiing facilities, spectacular natural beauty, sophisticated shopping and reknowned après ski, it is easy to understand why St Anton is considered one of , if not, the best ski resort in the world. There is much on offer to non-skiers too, with ice skating, sleigh rides, paragliding and curling just to name a few. Tobogganing on a natural 4.2 km run between Gampen and Nasserein is a highlight. The Arlberg-Well.com, a wellness and leisure centre in the heart of the town, has greatly added to the facilities on offer. You can play tennis, swim, enjoy the fitness centre as well as the sauna and sign up for one of the massages after a hard day's skiing. If you are interested in the history of the winter tourism and skiing in the region, the Arlberg Kandahar house, is home to a museum on these subjects.
The après ski is legendary and one of the main attractions of St Anton. There are plenty of places to take part in the hedonistic nightlife. Of special note is the Moosewirt, situated at the top of the last piste running back into town. Some consider it the best Apres bars ever, but one thing is certain the last run of the day gets more challenging the longer you stay! Others on the mountain worth checking out are the Crazy Kangaru, Taps Bar and Griabli. In town, places to try out include the Underground, Post Keller, Jacksy's bar and Bar Cuba.
St Anton has a wide selection of restaurants from the traditional Tyrolean fare to more international flavours. With over 60 listed eateries you will be spoilt for choice.
St Anton on skis and snowboard
The Arlberg ski pass is access to over 440km of pistes (includes the 180km of off piste terrain), 85 state of the art lifts and cable cars and includes the resorts of St Anton, Stuben and St Christoph. You also can ski in Lech and Zurs. These are not completely lift linked but you can get there by local bus.
This ski area has the most reliable snow in Austria, spectacular scenery and excellent grooming of the slopes all of which ensure your enjoyment. Most of the skiing terrain is suited to intermediate and experts skiers although there are areas suited for beginners and children, mostly in Nasserein and above by Gampen. Challenging steep slopes, fun parks, carving areas, off piste and permanent racing circuits offer variety for the intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The south facing Rendl ski area and Stanton park are very popular, especially with cult bar, Rendl Beach, right beside the lift. In Lech and Zurs you will find plenty of cruisey blues and reds great for intermediates. The famously challenging 10.2 km Valluga run should only be tried by expert skiers and with a guide. Other expert runs are the moguled Mattun and the Stuben trails. St Anton is also known for having the best snowboarding terrain in Austria.