Sankt Anton - Listed to go back once
2015 – Sankt Anton is easily reachable as it’s in fact above the auto route. You can either take the pass before the tunnel, or go through the Arlberg Road Tunnel like we did. It’s is the same tunnel you need when going to Ischgl. You need to pay, but when you are through the tunnel, you take the exit and you are directly in the village. However, make sure you don’t miss the exit, as it’s only 200 meter after the exit of the tunnel. The tunnel is the longest of Austra is a little longer than 13 km.
When we were in Sankt Anton in 2015 we needed the ski bus to reach Lech. I read on the internet that they have build 4 or 5 new lifts to enclose the domains with lifts instead of ski buses. According to the statistics this is now the biggest enclosed area of Austria. They have created a “Run of Fame” which is 65 km and you can make the loop in 1 day and will have more than 18.000 altitude meters. I read it is quite intensive to make it in 1 day, so not for beginners.
There is just above 300 km of slopes
- 131 km easy (blue)
- 123 km moderate (red)
- 51 km difficult (black)
A lot of the apres ski fun is not in the real city center, but located just before the end of the slopes. It is your personal choice to do the last part on skis or not. Mostly we dropped our gear in our locker before taking a (free) bus to the apres ski bars. At the end of the apres ski we took a taxi back to our hotel or a restaurant. You pay around 15 euro for a taxi of 7 persons and according to us that is safer than skiing those last few hundred meters in the dark after drinking beers.
One of the most famous and probably best bars around. You have a bar outside and also inside you have a big party area.
Big bar with also a big area outside under a huge umbrella. When the weather is nice the umbrella is closed, and later on the evening, they close it with some kind of ceremonial music. It is not a real party place, so it is perfect to have drink when you want some more quiet apres ski or just to gather the friends before hitting any other bar.
A lovely older pension hosted by friendly owners. The hotel is located in a quiet area and close to everything. The rooms are nothing fancy but have everything you need if you look only to sleep and have a clean bathroom. The breakfast was generous and had everything we needed. As often we went during Marie-Claire her birthday and the hosts helped me our perfectly to organize a surprise with cake and drinks for our friends.
During our visit there was a show performed by several ski instructors from local ski schools. It was a combination of light show, music, action and fire works. In the end there were even some snow bulls involved. When you are around and they have this show, I strongly recommend to attend it.