With a name that resonates throughout the planet, this unique mountain world of winter sports pioneers is truly special: It’s a place of tradition and customs melding luxury with Alpine lifestyle. Only a location of this standard could be declared “Best of the Alps.” And St. Anton am Arlberg rightfully asserts its claim. Who else?
The birthplace of Alpine skiing
Once upon a time, on the broad snowy ridges of Arlberg, modern skiing was invented. With countless slopes bearing now famous names, the gorgeous powdery conditions throughout and the ski routes out of a fairytale, St. Anton am Arlberg has guaranteed winter sports bliss since the very first moments of skiing.
Alpine Lifestyle in St. Anton
From the origins of winter sports to high-society events, there are many moments that continue to write sports history in St. Anton. This is a story that continues uninterrupted, pulsing with vigour thanks to the eternal winter-sports fountain of youth that is St. Anton.
The bare facts
The cold, hard numbers are enough to let your imagination go wild: 97 cable cars and lifts bind together this winter dreamscape featuring 350 km of well-groomed slopes and 200 km of high-Alpine deep-powder backcountry (though this is of course only an estimate). The Arlberg is an endless El Dorado of winter bliss.
Arlberg, a place of longing
Arlberg’s place in ski history has already been etched in stone and its slopes are revered throughout the planet. When winter blankets the entire mountain in white, the magic and magnetism of this place attracts visitors from far and wide.
Austria’s Best Ski resort
St. Anton am Arlberg is a winter sports paradise for skiers of all ability levels and offers plenty of variety off the slopes as well for friends of powder and backcountry adventure. Arlberg is known for its variety of funparks, racing sections, carving and the many cosy meeting points spread throughout both indoors and out.
The famous ski school
In 1921, Hannes Schneider founded the world’s most famous ski school. Today, the Arlberg Ski School remains the industry vanguard. Season after season, over 350 local and internationally certified ski instructors and mountain guides share their love of winter sports in Arlberg with guests from around the globe. Just ask at the reception to make an appointment.