Set at the foot of the Valluga, is one of the biggest genuine ski resorts in Europe, St Anton. At 1280m, the Arlberg ski domain had the first ever ski club, created in St Anton in 1901.
Make the most of the resort's 280km of slopes, made for all levels in a “melting pot” atmosphere, with skiers from all over the world. These skiers can experience a 180km of off-piste, and 40km of cross country terrain. There will never be a shortage of snow thanks to the resort's 150 snow cannons .
Besides the skiing, the resort offers a large number of sporting activities such as: curling, winter walks, ice skating, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor tennis, tobogganing, squash, paragliding…
The resort is not only renowned for its slopes but also for its excellent après-ski! With 18 mountain restaurants, 3 night clubs, 8 ice bars, 8 bars and a ski museum. For the early birds, you can ski all the way to your chalet door, sit in a warm living room and enjoy some Kaiserschmarren (traditional pancakes) which are the local speciality.
While you may come to St Anton am Arlberg for the skiing and other outdoor activities, it's important to remember that there's more to the area than sports, and the towns and villages in the region have long histories and fascinating traditions.
Tourism in St Anton am Arlberg dates back to the 19th century, but it wasn't until Alpine skiing became popular in the region that it became a major destination. The Arlberg Ski Club was founded in 1901 and the region saw its first ski race in 1904. The first ski school was established in 1921 and the Arlberg-Kandahar Race started in 1928.
For many people, the lure of places like St Anton am Arlberg is the opportunity for an adrenaline rush. Cruising down the mountain on a pair of skis and catching some air on a snowboard are two of the most popular options during the winter and they're sure to get our heart racing. Meanwhile in the summer months, visitors can swap their snow sports for activities like mountain biking and climbing to leave them breathless. But have you ever wondered what it's like to experience these activities from somebody else's perspective or in another place? If so, then you may want to head to the town's annual film festival.
This is one of the most beautiful places to go for a holiday in Austria at any time of year, but it's really at its best during the peak seasons of summer and winter. What better way to enjoy some guaranteed sunshine than by running a half marathon, which starts at the St. Jakob church square? You'll be travelling on foot along a journey of 21.125 km, which will see an increase of 203 m of altitude throughout the course. For this reason, you need to make sure you do plenty of training in hilly areas or through other mountains to make sure that your head gets used to coping with the change in atmosphere. Although it might not be that noticeable when you're walking, it's a different story when you're running and likely to be dehydrated.
The event itself is titled the Arlberg Adler and is comprised of a 41-kilometre bike race, a half marathon and, of course, the White Thrill skiing competition. What is unusual about this activity is that each section is spread throughout the year. The first part will be the skiing. which takes place on Saturday 16th April, this is followed by the half marathon on 23rd July and finally the mountain bike race will close the competition on 20th August.
This part of Austria is going to come alive with freeskiers from all over Europe, who will be competing at a seriously high level against themselves, and of course, it'll also be for your enjoyment as spectators. The event will be taking place in the Rendl area of the resort in Stanton Park, which will be completely transformed to be able to take on the demands of the competition. If you are going to be watching, prepare yourself for seeing some of the best skiers in Europe clamouring for the win.
As well as fighting for FIS points in the Slopestyle and Big Air events, those who are taking part locally will also be battling for the title of Best Austrian Freestyler in the Slopestyle National Championships. With this in mind, you're really getting the benefit of more than one competition, as there will be several events taking place across the tournament, which is on between Monday 28th to Thursday 31st March. Of course, several of the competitors are likely to get to the resort early to get some last-minute practice in, so you'll probably catch sight of some of the professionals when you're heading to the slopes yourself.
For your rental at St. Anton, Skiset takes care of everything. Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop in St. Anton resort who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs. Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation at St. Anton
At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors of St. Anton resort, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in St. Anton resort. Located in the most convenient areas of St. Anton resort, our shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a snowboard during your stay at St. Anton
An accompaniment to all events and to the preparation of skiers, that's the Skiset mindset.
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For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers, thanks to its teams of professionals in European and North American ski resorts. Hiring ski equipment is quick and easy in St. Anton resort
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