INTRODUCING ST ANTON AM ARLBERG
Set in a high valley between towering mountains, St Anton am Arlberg combines its star-status in the skiing world with a historic character. Zip off and explore miles of exhilarating ski runs and off-piste routes. In summer, take in panoramic views of blooming meadows beneath snow-capped peaks. While year round you can stroll through streets lined with classic, steep-gabled chalets housing smart restaurants and lively bars. Then retreat to your luxury boutique hotel and relax on your balcony, glass of wine in hand.
Traditional Tyrolean charm and spectacular skiing in this vibrant Alpine village.
Things to do
Downhill skiing was born in St Anton am Arlberg when, in 1901, the village formed the very first ski club in the Alps. Famous for its pristine, powdery snow and network of challenging routes, world-class athletes and international competitions have flocked to the village ever since. Book a private lesson to brush up on your technique, or plan an off-piste adventure to explore more of the mountains.
The summer months transform the mountains around St Anton am Arlberg from glittering white to bright emerald. Swap skis for hiking boots and wander along miles of trails, passing pine forests and wildflower meadows. Try your hand at rock climbing or mountain biking. Or, for something a little gentler, take a cable car up to a vantage point and enjoy incredible views across the peaks and valleys.
With so much fresh, mountain air to enjoy, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Head into the village and you’ll find a wide choice of restaurants, from cosy lodges to chic restaurants serving gourmet cuisine. Tyrol mixes hearty Austrian fare with Italian flavours – you could warm up with a classic goulash stew and flaky apple strudel, or savour rich truffle pasta followed by creamy gelato.
Missing the beach? For something a little different, take a seat to watch a game of Snow Volleyball – the championships are held in St Anton each year.
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