Luxury in St. Christophe: Fairy-tale charisma and amazing ski connections
Small, perfectly fashioned and set in an open snow bowl, the traditional village of St. Christoph is a gem. Part of the vast Arlberg ski region that Austria is so well known for, St. Christoph has wonderful ski-in/ski-out accessibility. From nursery slopes for children to adrenalin challenges for powder junkies… this it a resort to visit again and again. The quiet ambiance can be alternated with visits to close by lively St Anton, and cosmopolitan Zurs and Lech. The resort itself is a charming bunch of historic buildings, gourmet restaurants and exclusive hotels. Modern ski buses run frequently between St. Anton, St. Christoph and Stuben as well as the other resorts in Arlberg. For the non-skiers the surrounding area offers plenty of activities. Whether it be toboggan runs, horse-drawn sleigh rides or even paragliding, there is plenty to try.
St. Christoph gained its name in the 14th century, when a shepherd set up a hospice there. In the 600 years since, the village has developed its fairy-tale atmosphere, focusing on traditional hospitality. St. Christoph has access to a large ski area with 40 lifts, 14 chair lifts, 21 surface lifts, and an impressive 1011 metre vertical descent. The St. Christoph ski season is from November to April, and the resort altitude is at 1800 metres with the highest point at 2650 metres. It offers quick access via a high-speed chairlift to a huge ski area of 260 kilometres. It is one of the various other Arlberg resorts, including Stuben am Arlberg, St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, Warth, Schröcken, Sonnenkopf/Klösterle and Pettneu. With the new Flexenbahn link, all resorts in the Arlberg ski area will be easily and comfortably accessible on skis.