European Snowboard Resort Guide
Your Independent Guide to the Snowboard Resorts of France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria and Andorra

ST ANTON, AUSTRIA

TRANSFER TIME (approx): Innsbruck 1 hour 30 mins

 

LIFT PASS (2010/11): Adult £176 (low season)

                                         £191 (mid season)

                                         £201 (high season)

                                Child £106 (low season)

                                        £116 (mid season)

                                        £123 (high season)

 

PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 8km

                     Total: 276km (Arlberg Ski Circus)

 

St Anton is considered to be one of the best snowboard and ski resorts in the world. It offers intermediate and advanced riders almost endless terrain on over 260km of pisted runs, loads of tree runs, and huge off piste powder fields. It also has a buzzing apres ski atmosphere with plenty to do whether you are looking to party hard, or keep yourself amused with other activities.

 

There are tons of blue and red runs, with some of the best long and wide cruising runs to be found coming down from the Valluga Gondola station, the highest peak at 9222 feet. St Anton also offers many challenging runs including black runs on piste, and excellent off piste trails (there are claims that there is around 180km of rideable off piste terrain here!!).

 

For the freestyle minded, there is a good snowboard park at Rendl but unfortunately no halfpipe. There are also many natural hits on and around the pistes and another park at Lech, just a bus ride away.

 

Apres Ski

 

There is an amazing nightlife here which would be hard to beat in any ski and snowboard resort. There are more than plenty of lively bars and restaurants for you to get fed and watered. The resort also stays lively until late so you can party into the night if that is your thing. In terms of other activities for those on holiday with the family, there is a leisure centre with luxury spa facilities, a modern bowling alley, horse drawn sleigh rides, tobogganing and ice skating.