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As we all know, St Anton is one of those resorts that will always be popular. It’s got some of the best skiing this side of paradise and the sort of night life that has long since passed rocking and slid straight into legend.

More Career-Breakers than Gap-Year Students Working Ski Seasons

 
According to ski operator Powder White, mature career breakers have taken over from young gap-year students as the largest group working across ski resorts like St.

Chloe Kim; The Winter X-Games’ Youngest Ever Winner.

 

In international events such as the Winter X-games, competition is fierce and typically the most regular winners are those who began practising at an early age. Such is the case for 14 year old Chloe Kim, of California who, after first stepping onto a snowboard at the tender age of three, recently became the youngest ever snowboarder to take gold at the prestigious X-Games, in Aspen.

All about Avalanches

Everyone knows that avalanches are a hazard that comes hand in hand with skiing; ski resorts spend millions to reduce the risk every year, and yet somehow they always manage to sneak through the cracks. What you may not necessarily be aware of though, is that the risks tend to increase in years when the season has seen a slow start, varied temperatures and less snow than normal.
 
What? I hear you ask.
 
Yep.

Return Rant: Gadgets

You might have noticed recently that we at St Anton Chalets have decided to expose our internal ire towards the outdated opinions seen in the Telegraph Ski Rants.

Return Rant: Music on the Slopes

 
Overall, we enjoy the rants over at the Telegraph ski and snow corner of the web. It’s basically like getting a load of posh people together in a room and asking them what they hate about modern skiing. Here in the St. Anton Chalets office, every day is kind of like getting a load of ordinary snow fans in a room and asking them what they love about skiing.

The White Ring

 
As most skiers know, the Arlberg ski area is never short of activities for the discerning skier to occupy themselves with during their week in the Alps. One of the more recent Arlberg traditions is the White Ring Race; it was established in 2006, and since then, has become a season staple.

Is There Snow in St. Anton?

 
Before we look at whether there is snow in St. Anton, let’s look at why we’re asking that in the first place. Aside from the odd anomaly year, the ski press here in the UK have a tradition of panicking us – the ski-loving general public – about a lack of snow across the Alps at this time each and every year. 
 
We skiers and snowboarders are a strange bunch too.

St Anton – Top of the Pile for Resort Hotels

 
Hotel comparison site Trivago has collected data on 140 million hotels in order to rate customer satisfaction across ski resorts. As is entirely expected from the resort that serves as such a favourite for the young and cool, St Anton came in at the top of the poll, crushing all opposition like the New Zealand rugby team of ski resorts.

Why Nasserein Should be Your Next Ski Holiday

 
Until the turn of the millennium, Nasserein wasn’t exactly considered a desirable place to stay on a ski holiday in St. Anton, largely because it was difficult to reach the main ski area quickly.