It lies peacefully in the autumn sun, as if it could not tarnish any water. In fact, it is one of the most legendary mountains in Austria. Located at 1,793 meters above sea level, it is a pass on the border between the provinces of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. Known as an important trade route in ancient times, it gained worldwide fame as the “cradle of alpine skiing.”
In fact, the ski hype started here in 1903. At that time, six pioneers from St. Anton founded the Ski Club Arlberg. Hannes Schneider revolutionized alpine skiing technique. But even in autumn we do not want to neglect the imposing mountain range. Because where runs dominate the landscape in winter, the mountain slopes are transformed during the summer season into breathtakingly beautiful trails for hiking on the Arlberg and in the surrounding area.
We know: As a real winter sports fan, you may already be looking at the weather forecast every day. You can’t wait for the white splendor to fall from the sky again. And you can rush downhill. But how does it say so beautifully? If you want to go down, you have to go up first. And that can be pretty nice too. So don’t pack your hiking boots away just yet. Use the mild days of autumn to get to know the Arlberg “naked” – the mountain, not you. Without snow and you get to know it from a new perspective.
A special trail is the Arlberg Trail. On it you can walk once around the Arlberg Pass. The new long-distance hiking trail connects the villages of Lech, Zürs, Stuben, St. Anton and St. Christoph. It is 40 kilometres long in total. Experienced people can do this in two or three days. Fortunately, there are also the cable cars that can help. But that’s not all. It’s best to pack your best hiking shoes. Around St. Anton, a network of over 300 kilometres of hiking trails awaits to be discovered by you on the Arlberg.
On the trail of history
From a leisurely hike for the whole family, including kids and grandma, to a challenging hike: hiking in St. Anton and its surroundings is suitable for all fitness levels. In the footsteps of real pioneers, for example, you can follow the “Mutspuren Rundwanderweg” on the Galzig. The family-friendly route is only about 5 kilometres long. Nevertheless, you should plan some time to stop and admire the waterfalls and the other water features at the reservoir and don’t forget about the wonderful views when walking by.
You are at least as good on foot as on the board or boards? Choose from the extensive hiking trails in St. Anton am Arlberg from a few hours to even a few days hike. Feel free – we are now waiting for you in your VAYA St. Anton. While you are still running around in the area, we can heat up the sauna. After all, tired hiking calves want to be made fit again and ready to go again. And don’t forget to stop by the bar for a nightcap!
About the apartments
VAYA St. Anton
The VAYA St Anton is situated in a prime location and only 400 meters to the Nassereinbahn ski lift. has a total of 31 designer apartments and a spectacular rooftop penthouse, all are south facing, so they are flooded with natural light and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.
Service at the highest level, excellent locations in the premier resorts throughout Austria. Typical VAYA design with the highest quality furnishing and the use of wood, glass and leather characterize the VAYA Resorts. With many different accommodation types and categories to choose from, there is something for everyone, stunning wellness areas and the lifestyle restaurant VAYA Bar & Grill all complement a wonderful stay.
The equipment of our exclusive VAYA apartments leaves nothing to be desired. They are available in many different sizes and configurations. Thanks to the integrated kitchen with a dining area, allow you to spend your holidays how you like in your own time. A number of additional services are available on request such as a bread and pastry morning delivery service.
Exceptional service, highest quality in every area and unique design characterize VAYA Unique. Its unique location makes it just as special as its facilities. In addition to culinary delights, you will also experience wellness at its best at VAYA Unique. VAYA Unique is special – just like you.
Individual in their equipment, but united by the typical VAYA vibe: this is how the apartment houses, hotels and all-inclusive resorts in the 3- and 4-star range by VAYA present themselves, which you will find in the most popular holiday regions and winter sports resorts in Austria