St Anton - Ski Resort Guide
St Anton is possibly one of the most hard-core resorts in Europe, combining some of the best on and off-piste skiing in the northern Alps. As Austria’s leading ski resort , St Anton has earned itself a well-deserved spot in the world’s top 5 ski resorts and the Austrian Alpine après ski is nothing short of legendary.
Although situated at the relatively low altitude of 1305m, St Anton is the recipient of snow from three separate weather fronts, boasting one of the best snow histories in the Alps, meaning that often the 276km of pistes and additional off piste (including Lech and Zurs) are loaded with the white stuff. Wedged into a deep valley, St Anton is suited more for the intermediate and advanced skiers owing to the steep gradient of the slopes (i.e reds are harder here than in France).
You cannot talk about St Anton without mentioning the après ski, starting early and hard – it is not for the faint hearted. Bars such as the Moosewirt and Krazy Kangaroo put on a no-holds barred après, with shots, steins, lederhosen and plenty of cheesy Euro-pop – perfect after a hard day on the slopes; charming yet utterly unique.