St. Anton am Arlberg, a wonderful mountain village, Sankt Anton Am Arlberg, Austria
Reviews > Europe > Austria > Sankt Anton Am Arlberg > St. Anton am Arlberg, a wonderful mountain village
The community has done a great job preventing the village from being spoiled by modern buildings and roads, so you won’t see buildings with more than 5 floors and cars are allowed only outside the village centre. There is enough parking space though but a bit expensive and you get to pay 7 Euros per day. Freedom of all that represents the big and crowded city has a price, but it is one that it is definitely worth paying, the fresh mountain air and the outdoor activities will help you unwind and build up your health.
The resort is easily reachable and you can get here by train as all the international express trains stop here. You can fly in too and the nearest airports are Innsbruck at 100km and Munich at 200 km.
The resort can be traced back to the 19th century when St. Anton am Arlberg was just an old village that soon turned into a world renowned winter sports centre with the help of publicity and pioneers like Hannes Schneider who promoted the image of the village by both starring in films and developing modern skiing techniques thus attracting tourists who began to learn how to ski and soon a great competition was held here. Skiers were so satisfied with what they learned and lessons were so efficient that the school produced many great skiers leading to the school being ranked as some of the best in the world.
Nowadays the school has kept it good reputation and it prides itself with almost 300 instructors that are among the world’s best.
But the good ski school is not enough to make it one of the best ski resorts, it needs good slopes, plenty of snow and lifts and St Anton has them all. There are 270 km of slopes and 184 km of deep snow slopes, more than 80 lifts and cable cars that take you at every slope in the best conditions safely and comfortably. A very important feature to mention is the card you can use as a ski pass that you show at the ski lifts entrance and it opens them.
The best slopes, the best lifts, the best instructors and above all the best snow in the Alps, that’s what attracts the best skiers and if you go there you’re sure to meet some of them. But what attracts the most tourists is not necessarily its fame as the best ski resort but its fame as one of the most beautiful. And one that offers a variety of entertainment possibilities including snowboard fun parks, an ice skating rink, nice meeting places, the wellness and sport centre and carving areas. In the wellness and sport centre the non skiers can both relax and work out as there are swimming pools, saunas, gym and a solarium. They can continue outside by visiting the Village Park, New Station and St James Parish Church.
Being a resort that welcomes families with kids having great facilities for them makes it very appealing as parents can enjoy all that the resort has to offer to the full. They can leave the kids at the kindergarten or the children’s ski school where they can learn how to ski from expert instructors and take part in other fun activities.
Things about Sankt Anton Am Arlberg you may be interested inBe the first who requests a site listing for this page.
1. Jan 6, 2008 Great ski resorts in the Austrian Zurs and Lech (Zurs)
2. Jan 9, 2008 Zurs, the home of winter sports (Zurs)
3. Feb 2, 2008 My favorite Austrian ski resort (Hintertux)
4. Feb 2, 2008 Hiking and white snow in Zell am See und Kaprun (Zell Am See) ( 2)
5. Feb 5, 2008 Zauchensee, a great ski resort in Austria (Altenmarkt/Zauchensee) ( 3)
6. Feb 7, 2008 St. Anton am Arlberg, a wonderful mountain village (Sankt Anton Am Arlberg)
7. Feb 7, 2008 Come to ski in the charming Villach (Villach)
8. Feb 8, 2008 Ski vacation in Austria (Obertauern)
9. Feb 13, 2008 The best ski resort in Austria (Radstadt)
Start from beginning | 1 - 9 Journal overview
Read about Sankt Anton Am Arlberg in our travel-guide
Skiing in Austria? It's Arlberg
Recommended Sankt Anton Am Arlberg Guide
Location: The village of Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria lies on Rosanna River and is situated on the major east-west railway line between Switzerland and Australia. The area has a long history of skiing and includes more than 80 ski lifts and cable cars. It also has more than 180 kms of deep snow runs and 260 kms of groomed pistes. Galzigbahn is situated on the west edge of the village replace by the Funitel gondola. Funitel connects to the Valluga and Schindler peaks and accesses the slopes of Galzig. On its eastern edge, the Nassereinerbahn links to the Kapall peaks. Schindler, Valluga and Kapall peaks give the skiers around 1500 meters of... Read more »
Recent reviews for Sankt Anton Am Arlberg
Skiing in Austria? It's Arlberg - Aug 24, 2007, by lindamura
There are few places in the world that can compare to the beauty and alpine splendor of Arlberg. This modern resort is where you can get some of the finest skiing in the Alps, a place that attracts most of the people in the high society.... Read more »
More reviews you might be interested in
Nice reviews - France
Nice, France - Sights The city of Nice is as beautiful as its name and it houses many eponymous attractions.Promenade des Anglais The boulevards,...
The attractions of Nice
Kalambaka reviews - Greece
Near the city of Kalambaka lie those big monasteries carved into the rocks, called Meteoras. It's a wonderful pace, the landscape is amazing, there...
Visiting Meteoras in Greece
Eger reviews - Hungary
In the North-Eastern part of Hungary lays the city of Eger, famous for the wine produced in the area and the battle of Eger in 1552 – and the...
Visit in Eger, the city of Hungarian heroes
Agra reviews - India
The Taj Mahal is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world in 2007. It is located in Agra, India and was built between years 1630 and 1653 by...
Taj Mahal facts
Mysore reviews - India
Mysore is one of the top tourist destinations in the state of Karnataka,India. With a rich cultural and royal heritage to its credit, Mysore offers...
Tourist Attractions in Mysore
Milan reviews - Italy
Milan, known for devotion to fashion and design, is the principle city of Northern Italy and a major economic force in Europe. The population of...
All you have to know about Milan
Rome reviews - Italy
I got home from Romania at around 11:30pm, threw my dirty clothes in the laundry bin and immediately packed for my next trip... Rome. Work is work,...
On the way to Rome
Isla Mujeres reviews - Mexico
Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, is one of the natural treasures of Mexico, is a dreamlike place, a truly paradise. This wonderful island...
Paradise on Earth in Mexico
Burnsville reviews - Minnesota
Burnsville is a nice little town near Minneapolis. I think it's a great place to live as a family, but not really a great place to visit, as there...
Short visit in Burnsville, MN
Honokaa reviews - Hawaii
The best place to stay in the whole Honokaa is definitely the Kalopa Homestead Guest House. It is very cozy very well equipped and feels almost...
Accomodation in Honokaa