The skiing tradition in St. Anton dates back to the 19th century, when the first skiers discovered the Arlberg. On the slopes of the region those pioneers started to develop sophisticated new techniques, which found worldwide recognition. However, the Arlberg is not a single mountain; it is a region which comprises five world famous places in Tyrol and Vorarlberg: St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Zürs. Furthermore, it includes Warth, Schröcken and the ski area Sonnenkopf at Klostertal zum Arlberg.
Starting in the winter season 2016/2017 the Arlberg is the largest connected skiing area in Austria. The new “Flexenbahn” cableway link allows skiers to reach all the places and slopes in the region on their skis – which is totally unique. It connects the cable-cars in Tyrol with lifts in Lech and Zürs. A total of 87 cable-cars and lifts spanning a distance between 1300 and 2800 metres await the visitors, along with 305 kilometres of ski trails for all competency levels and 200 kilometres of deep powder slopes.
Since the Arlberg Ski club – founded in 1901 – is one of the oldest and most dignified sport organisations in the world, it is no surprise that the Arlberg has produced more world champions and Olympic champions in the discipline of alpine skiing than any other region.
St. Anton am Arlberg
Skiing legend Karl Schranz brought the Alpine World Ski Championships home to St. Anton am Arlberg in 2001. This rustic yet modern Tyrolean mountain village has barely 2500 inhabitants and is well-known for its long tradition of genuine hospitality and cosmopolitan attitude.
St. Anton belongs to the “Best of the Alps” club of the top twelve ski areas in the Alps. The picturesque village lies at the end of the Stanzertal, next to the well-known Arlbergpass. Thanks to a bypass which has been built many years ago, St. Anton is now a low-traffic location.
Whether you are looking for peace and quiescence or whether you are wishing to enjoy extensive après-ski – St. Anton has a variety of offers for each holidaymaker.