Being the host for the 2001 World Alpine Championships, St. Anton will most definitely offer a challenge or two no matter how adept you are. This resort appeals to all levels but is mostly an experts' one, with awesome off-piste, moguls and powder. Actually, both off piste and cross country skiing are very popular in the area, keeping any ability level of skier content and definitely will ensure that your adrenaline keeps pumping.
The village height of the resort amounts to 1304m, whereas the highest lift is 2811m. There are a total of 260 kms of piste, containing 34 easy, 70 intermediate and 30 difficult runs and the longest run amounts to 8kms. Furthermore, the ski area provides 81 lifts.
Make sure you sample the superb off piste in Stuben.
St. Anton is a mecca for snowboarders and is regarded as having the best snowboarding terrain in Austria as there are some excellent areas for snowboarders. Wether you are after freestyling on the piste – there are a number of natural gullies and hits – or want to have fun in the snowboard park at Rendl Beach along with a pipe, you will definitely find an area suitable for your level.
The best off piste areas can be found in Stuben and the Mattun area.
If you want to learn to ski in St. Anton do not be put off by the fact that the ski area is more geared to intermediate and advanced skiers. Actually, St. Anton is home to one of the most experienced and professional ski schools. Moreover, there are a number of easier runs on which to gain some confidence. The Arlberg and St. Anton ski schools, for example, especially concentrate on youngsters. These schools offer morning and afternoon lessons for children 4-12 years old and an all day kindergarten ski school for 2 ½-4 year olds with lunch included.
Last Updated: Jan 2010