St. Anton - Winter's Playground
Winter is as much a character of the village as it is a true season. For outdoor enthusiasts, winter inSt. Anton brings endless ways to have fun in the snow. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and much more, St. Anton is a whole world of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. In Arlberg area, a place where the only thing more incredible than the powdery blanket of snow is the scenery that surrounds it.
With perfect snow and enough activities to fill a calendar, St. Anton beckons as soon as the first flake hits the ground. After all, Arlberg Mountain provides some of the best skiing and riding terrain in the world. Over 550 kilometres of downhill runs and endless terrain are serviced by 97 state-of-the-art ski lifts and dotted by a rich variety of on-mountain eateries and lively after ski hangouts. St. Anton offers everything from gentle groomers over limitless immaculate backcountry acres and carving tracks to terrain parks and famed World Cup courses. And, staying with us at Haus Enzian, the famed terrain is, quite literally, footsteps from your door. Your dream run is waiting.
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Nordic Skiing in the Arlberg Mountains
Awarded with the Tyrolean Seal of Approved Quality, St Anton am Arlberg provides a vast array of terrain for exploring the grandeur and peacefulness of the high country on 40 kilometres of groomed trails.
Glide along heavenly cross country ski paths in our mountain wilderness. Breathe the crisp mountain air and marvel at some of nature's most awe-inspiring handiwork.
YOUR ST ANTON BENEFITS:
- Ensuring the highest quality of snow coverage
- Excellent sign-posting system
- A stunning network of cross country ski trails
- Trails for all skills and abilities
- A most varied terrain
Apart from classic Nordic skiing trails, you'll discover some the finest skating tracks of the country.
Arlberg XC Skiing – Glide across snow laden forests on cross country skis for a truly memorable winter experience!
Walk into the Winter Wonderland of the Arlberg Mountains
St Anton is surrounded by 70 kilometres of designated winter walking trails. We invite you to enjoy winter in Arlberg Region – pine and spruce dusted with luxurious snow, gorgeous mountains sparkling in the sunlight.
Enjoy untracked snow and the peacefulness of having some of these pristine mountains all to yourself. Follow the tracks of wildlife, and take some quiet time listening to nature and absorbing the magnificent scenery. In a mountain environment that satiates the senses.
For something a little different, try snowshoeing!
Enjoy the serene natural beauty of the outdoors and awe inspiring scenery of the Arlberg area on your own or join interpretive guides who lead you through the Arlberg Mountains in back-country fashion - on snowshoes.
St Anton is more than a winter vacation... it's a life experience!!
See Arlberg Mountain beyond the crowds with a tour into the pristine backcountry: Get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy the tranquillity of the scenic backcountry in a ski tour.
The safest way to get you out in Arlberg’s alpine wilderness is joining a certified ski guide or an experienced group. Information on avalanche safety, terrain assessment and weather conditions are available through the St Anton Tourist Board or the Mountain Rescue. Survey control stations can be found at Galzig, Rendl, Gampberg, and Dawinalpe (data are updated hourly).
Arlberg Backcountry Skiing - this is where epic winter dreams come true!
Arlberg Sledding & Tobogganing
Sledding Fun for all Ages!
Tobogganing: Ride like the wind down the 4 kilometres long, natural toboggan run from Gampen to Nasserein on-board traditional wood toboggans. The exhilarating ride takes some 15 minutes and covers 500 metres of vertical drop.
Bundle up the kids in hats, scarves and mittens and head for the hills and runs in Pettneu, Schnann, Flirsch and Strengen.
It’s the perfect après ski activity for the family! Sleds and toboggans can be rented from all sports stores or directly at Nasserein Gondola (as of 7:15pm).
Winter in St Anton - fun the whole family will enjoy!
The unconventional Terrain Competition on Arlberg Mountain
Undisputed highlight in the annual winter calendar of events is „The White Rush“, taking place April 19, 2014.
Skiers, boarders, and telemarkers grind it out at this massive snow jam. The 9K long track winds all the way down from lofty Valluga Ridge to the valley, dropping 1,350 meters in elevation.
Record Time: 7 minutes and 40 seconds
Average Time: 11 – 18 minutes
Will you be faster?
Arlberg Ski Schools
Ski & Snowboard Schools of Arlberg Region offer renowned ski and snowboard school programs: