Ski Weekends in St Anton

St. Anton is to skiing what St. Andrew’s is to golf. The awesome quality of the mountains means that the St. Anton star has never faded. Other resorts have since risen to dominate the world stage, but St. Anton still ranks amongst the top five for truly challenging and varied skiing.

Skiing came to the Arlberg region in the late 19th Century; St. Anton becoming accessible to the outside world in 1884 when the railway tunnel under the Arlberg pass was completed. As early as 1895 the pastor of Lech visited his parishioners on skis. In 1921 Hannes Schneider opened the Arlberg ski school. Generations of Europeans grew up with the distinctive Arlberg technique – skis clamped together, with shoulders facing down the hill – a contrived but elegant style that dominated the sport until the French and Jean-Claude Killy in particular declared stylistic war during the 1960s.

The resort lies in the massive ski area of Arlberg with St. Christoph and is near the lovely ski stations of Lech and Zurs. The Arlberg skiing area offers a variety of challenging pistes for both intermediates and advanced skiers. The pistes are well-maintained and groomed by the pisteurs throughout the season, using the latest technology and snow canons if and when required. The pistes are clearly marked and well-connected with easy access via a modern lift infrastructure. The Arlberg ski area is ideal for off piste enthusiasts, with more then enough terrain to keep you entertained throughout your ski weekend.