St. Anton am Arlberg: Quality, not quantity
Chic resort with charm, tradition and international flair
St. Anton am Arlberg has achieved a balancing act between a traditional village with charming original character and a preferred destination for the international jet-set with the best infrastructure. The 2,500-resident community at the foot of the Arlberg Pass is in winter as well as in summer a very rewarding holiday destination.
Each year, winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world struggle to snag one of the coveted rooms in St. Anton am Arlberg. The casually elegant atmosphere of the Tyrolean ski resort and the legendary après-ski parties in the middle of one of the most beautiful ski areas in the Alps attract guests with their magical spell. But also the summer in St. Anton has its irresistible charms: Find out yourself!
St. Anton: where Tyrol and Vorarlberg join hands
St. Anton am Arlberg is located in the upper part of the Stanzertal Valley at 1,304 m above sea level, right on the border of Vorarlberg. In the north extend the Lechtaler Alps and the Verwall Mountain group is in the south. The Stanzertal Valley is crossed by the River Rosanna and the nearest mountain – the Gampen – is within reach.
Towns and Tourism Organisation Arlberg Stanzertal
St. Anton consists of the villages of St Anton, St Jakob and St Christoph am Arlberg. The Tourism Organisation Arlberg Starzertal combines St. Anton with Pettneu, Flirsch and Strengen. Of course you can discover the entire Arlberg area from St. Anton on skis, with buses or hiking boots!
St. Anton am Arlberg: cradle of alpine skiing
When the founding members established the Ski-Club Arlberg on 3 January 1901, they probably had no idea in the slightest what would follow in the coming decades. Initially slow to develop after the opening of the Arlberg railway tunnel in 1884, tourism received a tremendous boost from enthusiastic skiers.
Railway and skiers: a recipe for touristic success on the Arlberg
More and more skiers want to discover skiing pleasure on the Arlberg for themselves and soon after the founding of the Ski Club Arlberg, the first ski races were held. In 1907, the ski instructor Hannes Schneider developed the legendary "Arlberg technique", which is still familiar to us today as stem turn. In 1922, the ski school in St. Anton was founded.
Cinema as an engine for ski tourism in St. Anton
Already in the 1930s, movies brought the beauty of skiing at the Arlberg into the mind of people all over the world. The number of hotel beds increased steadily. After the slump during the war, an inexorable rise followed in 1947: The construction of cable cars, the construction of the Arlberg Ski resort and snow machines provide the best infrastructure for winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world until today.
St. Anton: winter and summer holidays on the Arlberg
Despite its increasing popularity, St. Anton has remained the Tyrolean mountain village on the Arlberg that guests appreciate and love so much. This is not surprising as more and more guests are aware of the advantages offered by a summer holiday in St. Anton. Hiking, mountain biking, motorcycling and action sports – there's just the right thing for everyone!
Summer holiday in St. Anton: offer and infrastructure
Skiing and winter holidays in St. Anton Ski Arlberg
- 94 lifts and cable cars
- 340 km of groomed ski slopes
- 200 km of powder downhill runs
- 1 winter climbing area
- Indoor pool and fitness centre
- Illuminated toboggan run from the mountain station Nassereinbahn: 500 m of altitude difference, 4.3 km in length
- Numerous alpine huts and après-ski: discos, pubs and bars
Hotel Sonnbichl in St. Anton: Your home on an Arlberg holiday
Our cosy three-star Hotel Sonnbichl is located right in the middle of the top summer and winter holiday region on the Arlberg. Our hotel is quietly located on the outskirts of Nasserein – deep, restful sleep is guaranteed and the cable cars can easily be reached by bus, which stops right outside the hotel.
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