The cradle of skiing
Holidays in St. Anton
Although St. Anton am Arlberg is a relatively small community, its international reputation as an exclusive winter sports resort is well known. The Arlberg is considered the cradle of alpine skiing. But it is also a worthwhile destination for other activities especially in summer. A wide range of sports and leisure activities guarantees you an unforgettable holiday between the Lechtal Alps in the north and the Verwall Group in the south at any time of the year. St. Anton is located between 1,284 and 3,148 meters, with great snow conditions in winter. And in summer, the ski slopes give way to lush alpine pastures.
Impressions from the
beautiful St. Anton
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In 1884, the first tourists came to St. Anton through the then newly built Arlberg Tunnel
Active in St. Anton
What has earned the small community of St. Anton am Arlberg the reputation of a world-class ski resort? The altitude will certainly play a major role, because it guarantees early and reliable snow every year. The particularly varied and extensive network of runs includes the most beautiful peaks of the border area between Tyrol and Vorarlberg. Winter sports fans can enjoy the ski areas of St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Zürs, Warth and Schröcken with just one ski pass. Fun parks, extensive freeride terrain, race tracks and winter experiences away from skiing and snowboarding await you and your family.
In summer, it is the hiking trails and mountain bike routes that attract nature enthusiasts. In St. Anton and its neighbouring towns, you will find challenging climbs as well as easy family hikes. Canyoning, rafting and tubing will get your adrenaline pumping. Golfing enthusiast can enjoy a game on the 9-hole course of St. Anton surrounded by the imposing mountain peaks.
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Skiing is inextricably linked to the Arlberg, after all, it is said to have had its origin here in its present form. An outline of St. Anton’s ski history is provided by the St. Anton Ski and local history museum, which is housed in the Tier House. Interested parties will also get an insight into road and railway construction on the Arlberg. Also worth seeing is the museum building: it is a villa from 1912.