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St. Anton

St. Anton

Sankt Anton am Arlberg - Tyrol, Austria

Snowboard, Ski

St. Anton am Arlberg, a few kilometres from the Swiss and German borders in the Austrian Tirol, is one of the world’s best resorts and has hosted the Alpine Skiing World Championships several times. It’s a picturesque resort with magnificent natural surroundings and is known for its serious off piste terrain which attracts many hard core skiers, along with a variety of pistes suitable for all levels. You’ll find fast, modern lifts covering most of the 340 pisted kilometres of the Arlberg Ski Area, which includes the St. Anton/St. Cristoph areas which are linked, the Lech /Zurs area which you can get to off piste with a guide or by bus, and the Warth/Schrocken area which you can get to from Lech by gondola.

There may not be as many marked black runs but that’s because most of the steeper terrain has been classified as off piste. The small Valluga 2 gondola takes you to the highest peak, at 2.811 metres, and from there you’ll discover some seriously extreme off piste routes, in fact they are so extreme that you won’t be allowed on the gondola with a board or skis unless you’re with a guide. The Valluga 1 is more accessible and is full of steep gullies and deep terrain filled with natural elements which make great jumps. The Stanton Park snowpark is situated in the Rendl zone. The terrain has been extended thanks to the new sponsor O’Neill, making it the perfect playground for freestylers. The park has three lines which offer freestyle for all levels. The Proline has 8 to 17 metre kickers and a load of rails and boxes, the Medium Kickerline in the centre has 7-11 metre jumps and the Jibline has various rails and boxes.

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The park can be accessed by two lifts meaning you can do a lot in a short time and for those who just want to relax, there is the Rendl Beach bar and restaurant with its terrace which provides the perfect location to watch the park’s action from. They often organise events like snow volleyball tournaments and freestyle contests like the O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle. There is also small halfpipe and a 410 metre long Funslope on Galzig with various elements for all, as well as three other terrain parks if you have the Ski Arlberg pass.

Conditions

The winter season at St. Anton am Arlberg runs from the beginning of December until the end of April. The resort usually receives most snowfall during February making it a better month for those looking for powder off piste.
Characteristics
  • Lifts
    95
  • Base
    4.278,2 ft
  • Vertical Drop
    4,944.2 ft
  • Terrain
    105 Ha
  • Longest Run
    6.2137 Mi
  • Runs
    211 Mi
  • SnowPark
    4
  • Summit
    9.222,4 ft

Difficulty level of the pistes

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