St Anton is a spectacular ski holiday resort, where serious skiers flock to pit themselves against it's heart-stopping chutes and faces. Considered to be one of the best high-alpine resorts on the planet, it is a spectacular beauty of a resort, filled with awesome off-piste, moguls and powder. For a long time, the resort has been a magnet for those who like to get up at the crack of dawn and ski hard all day - and then party hard into the night in the fantastic après-ski atmosphere. Today this is still true, but St. Anton has upped its game by improving facilities to make this a great intermediate resort as well.
The resort is the largest in the huge Arlberg Ski-Circus region, which joins it with the neighbouring villages of St. Christoph, Zürs and Lech to offer some of Austria's most extensive and thrilling skiing. You also have access to Sonnekopf and Stuben. Natural obstacles, steep powder fields and drop-offs litter the mountain, and the off-piste opportunities are legendary. Check out the tough slopes in the bowls below the Valluga in good snow conditions. An expert's paradise, those looking to push themselves will never be bored here.
The terrain gets increasingly demanding the higher up you go - try the superb runs off the Galzig and Valluga peaks, and for truly advanced skiers there's the Valluga 2 lift, which requires a qualified guide to accompany you on it! There are also many runs that adventurous intermediates will love to tackle, both around St. Anton and in nearby Lech and Zürs where there are great cruisy blues and reds. While there is a fantastic ski school here with hundreds of great instructors, St. Anton is not really the best resort for beginners to start out at. The town is a sprawling mix of the old and the new, set along a narrow valley. The après-ski is cosmopolitan and rowdy, with afternoon drinks kicking on into late in the night. It's a lively, bustling atmosphere, but if you need to relax after the extremely testing skiing, there is a luxurious leisure and spa facility with connected indoor and outdoor pools, waterfalls, saunas, a solarium and a relaxation area.