Luxury in St. Anton: Some of the best off-piste skiing in the Alps
The pretty Alpine town has a pedestrian centre and is spread out over several kilometres. Along with its neighbours, Zurs and Lech, St Anton offers extensive skiing, but aimed at the more serious intermediate and advanced skiers, rather than at beginners. More expert skiers are attracted to the resort by the large amount of outstanding off-piste skiing available, especially in the Valluga bowl, arguably the best that Austria has to offer. The lift system has been much improved recently. There are several mountain restaurants and toboggan runs as well as nice pedestrian areas for non-skiers. Skiers will probably stop at one of several famous mountain restaurants or at one of the equally famous bars on their way down. This is not a jet-set resort as much as a relaxed, fun resort for luxury winter holidays. It ranks high on our list of top catered chalet holidays in Europe.
Most of the slopes here are south facing, which makes for lovely late afternoon skiing in the sunshine. St Anton has long been a favourite destination for both snowboarders and skiers, especially experienced and off-piste snow-adventurers, looking either for a bit of fun or for the traditional hospitality of the Tyrolean Alps. One of the main advantages of this resort, in addition to many others, is its ease of access. You can take a train directly to the station of St Anton from Zurich airport or city train station. Most of the luxury ski chalets for rent are located in the Nasserein area of St Anton which is considered as the most sought after area to be located in. In Nasserein, Leo Trippi offers luxury catered chalets and apartments for rent, as well as luxury self-catered chalets and apartments.
- Highest ski pistes: 2811m
- Kilometres of Pistes: 260km
- Lifts: 80
- 3% Beginner
- 50% Intermediate
- 11% Advanced