Considered to be one of the best high alpine ski resorts in the world, St Anton presents a vast network of cable cars and lifts, spectacular beauty, reliable snow and excellent piste conditions. These days the town is increasingly chic, with minimalist hotels and outstanding restaurants.
Kapall, St Anton am Arlberg
St Anton is the largest ski resort in the Arlberg area, which also includes Lech, Zűrs and the villages of St Christoph, Stuben and St Jakob. Direct access to the ski circuit is also gained via Nasserein on the out skirts of St Anton.
Strictly speaking, St. Anton, St. Christoph and St. Jakob belong to the Austrian state of Tyrol, while Lech, Zürs and Stuben are part of Vorarlberg.
The most prominent point in St Anton is the Valluga summit from which runs one of the longest and best pistes for intermediates skiers in Europe, almost from the summit ll the way to the valley floor. There are many more choices for intermediate and advance skiers in Lech and Zűrs, which also offer some of the best off-piste skiing in Europe.
Due to their north-facing slopes and position at the end of the valley, Lech and Zűrs offer uncrowded slopes and reliable snow.
The best skiing for beginners is in St Christoph or Rendl.
St Anton is also known for having some of the best snowboarding terrain in Austria, with a vast array of natural obstacles, steep powder fields and drop-offs providing for thrilling free-riding. Gampen, Kapall and Rendl are recommended for boarders; Rendl has a terrain park.