Photo Credit: St Anton am Arlberg
St. Anton is considered to be the cradle of alpine skiing and is one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. There are many other things to do in St. Anton other than skiing, the nightlife is wild for party animals and there are many fine restaurants to visit during your stay. But if you’re looking for a nice relaxing stay at this fine resort, there are many options for you which don’t include people chugging vases of beer and dancing on tables, whilst still being fun.
Anybody looking for relaxing lunches or lively après ski out on the terrace is spoiled for choice in St Anton. The resort has a wealth of piste-side bars up above the village, and most of them have bags of outside space perfect for soaking up the Alpine atmosphere!
With attractive Tyrolean architecture, car-free village centre and buildings painted in pretty pastel shades throughout, St Anton is a ski resort of exceptional charm and character. The term ‘chocolate-box chalet’ has become something of a clichéd phrase these days, but it does conjure up lovely images of snowfall settling on chalet roofs, toasty firesides and snug, warm mountain accommodation.
Where to Stay to be Close to the Action in St Anton?
The Austrian resort of St Anton sits along the valley floor with slopes rising up on either side. A number of different areas make up the resort as a whole, and each one offers its own unique set of pros, cons and attributes.
From Nasserein on the right hand side as you look at the map, through Sonnenweise, into town centre and up to Oberdorf on the left of the map, it’s not always easy to know where to base yourself for the best blend of easy ski and town access.
St Anton is generally very family friendly and the majority of the restaurants do smaller portions where necessary. If you’re eating before the busy après ski sessions start up, you can normally take your pick of restaurants around the resort.
St Anton Am Arlberg is known as the après ski capital of the world with the likes of Krazy Kanguruh (KK) and Mooserwirt taking centre stage. But we know that not everyone who goes to St Anton wants to get drunk and dance on the tables. Besides the legendary après, St Anton is best known for its skiing. If you’re looking for somewhere to be challenged by the terrain both on and off piste, St Anton is perfect.
To many, the attractive and vibrant village of St Anton is Austria’s prime ski resort. Whilst it’s undeniably true that with bars such as the Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh St Anton boasts some of the best après ski in Europe, this is no ‘one-trick pony’ resort.