It’s the moment every snow-loving beer-swilling, Jagermeister fan has been waiting for: the self-proclaimed “baddest” après-ski bar in the world swings opens its doors to the new winter season on 4th December 2014.
The MooserWirt in St. Anton has become the epitome of Austrian après-ski action. Notorious for its table-top dancing and banging Europop tunes, the MooserWirt is an iconic part of the St. Anton experience. A sprawling multi-levelled bar with a large outdoor terrace, the MooserWirt apparently serves more beer than in almost any other bar in the Alps and its legendary veteran DJ is still going strong... at the tender age of 62.
If you’re heading out for an early-season St. Anton ski holiday then, you’re in for a treat. With all signs pointing to some healthy early-season snowfall, you’ll need to shake off that hangover pretty quick; the lifts in St. Anton open on 5th December this year, officially marking the start of the 2014/2015 ski season. 
Après-ski at its finest: A crowd outside MooserWirt. Image credit:

In other news...

Elsewhere in St. Anton in early December, the Stanton Ski Open Weekend kicks off, offering the chance to test-drive the latest ski and snowboard models. Look out for the “Ski Test Days” from 5th to 7th December. 
With Christmas just around the corner, the Christmas Market in St. Anton will also open at this time, with pedestrian-only zones filled with colourful stalls selling gifts and – one can only imagine – plenty of Gluhwein to swill back. 
The Krampalar Devil’s Run marks a centuries-old tradition at this magical time of year too, with a truly terrifying spectacle across the streets of St. Anton. The “Krampalar” wear fearsome masks and “devil’s fur” as they accompany St. Nicholas through the streets on the 5th December. 
Hmm... sounds creepy.
So, with the St. Anton institution that is the MooserWirt opening on the 4th and everything else in the resort kicking off the day after, isn’t it about time you booked those flights?
For early-season ski deals on St. Anton chalets and flights, call 020 3080 0244 or click here.