<p>St Anton also offers a host of alternative activities for skiers and non-skiers to enjoy.</p>
Photo: TVB St. Anton am Arlberg/ Josef Mallaun

Top 5 Winter Activities in St Anton

St Anton also offers a host of alternative activities for skiers and non-skiers to enjoy.

Resort Guides
Published at: 6 Nov 2020
Last updated at: 15 Feb 2023

Despite being renowned for incredible off-piste skiing, not to mention the buzzing apres-ski parties, this lively resort also offers a host of alternative activities for skiers and non-skiers to enjoy. Below are our top 5 picks of ways you can experience St Anton in winter.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton
St Anton sledge runPhoto: TVB St Anton am Arlberg/Arlberger Bergbahnen AG

1. Whizz down a 4 km floodlit toboggan run at night

A fun activity for the whole family, St Anton’s floodlit toboggan run is open every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the winter. Beginning in Gampen,the route takes you past the Rodelhütte and on to the Rodelstall at Nasserein. With a vertical elevation of 500 metres, the 4 km course of twists and turns takes around 15 minutes to complete.

The toboggan run is free to use and toboggans can be hired at the Nassereinbahn for 9 euros (with a 20 euro refundable deposit).

STAY: Chalet 47 has a prime location for toboggan hire at just 350 metres from the Nasserein gondola.

2. Discover the Verwall Valley in a horse-drawn carriage

A joyful way to explore St Anton, escape the hustle and bustle of the resort, sit back and relax as your horse does the hard work. Accompanied by the jingling of sleigh bells as you make your way through the snowy landscape, this is an exciting activity to add to your romantic winter holiday. A 45 to 60-minute ride for four people starts at around EUR 100 and a further EUR 25 for each additional person. Rides can also be arranged individually according to visitors wishes.

STAY: Fabiola Penthouse - With a location close to the meeting point for this fun winter activity, Fabiola Penthouse is a chic modern apartment with ski-in/ski-out access

Climbing in St AntonPhoto: TVB St Anton am Arlberg/ Thomas Klimmer

3. Tackle the Arlberger Winter Climbing Trail

At 850 metres long, the Arlberger trail at Rendl is considered one of the most beautiful winter climbs in Tyrol. Suitable for those of average fitness, this via ferrata trail takes around two hours to complete and is accessed from behind the mountain station at the top of the Riffelbahn lifts (2,650m).

Some climbing experience is advised, as is booking one of the guides from a local ski school to accompany you. In addition to skis or a snowboard for the run to the valley, which is strapped onto your backpack during the climb, you will need via ferrata equipment as well as touring shoes.

STAY: Chalet Narnia - With fantastic views of the Rendl mountain, you can admire the mountain you have climbed from this peaceful chalet.

4. See how high you can bounce at Arl.Park

A great activity for whiteout days, the new trampoline park at the arl.rock sports centre is equipped with 13 trampolines, a big jump and an air track. Conveniently located next to the train station, children and adults alike will have hours of fun seeing how high they can bounce. Prices start at 15 EUR per hour or EUR 20 for two hours.

STAY: Galzig Suite - Located close to the arl rock sports centre, this suite provides a stylish base in the heart of St Anton.

Arlberg Wellcom interior poolPhoto: TVB St Anton am Arlberg

5. Relax and unwind at Arlberg WellCom

If you feel like a day off from skiing or are looking to rejuvenate sore muscles, the Arlberg WellCom is certainly worth a visit. This haven of relaxation is equipped with an indoor pool, heated outdoor sports pool and children’s pool with slides. In addition, you will find a Finnish sauna, kelo sauna, sanarium, steam bath, massage showers and two solariums. There’s also a state-of-the-art gym for those who haven’t worked hard enough on the slopes. You can also release any tension with a soothing full-body, Swedish or sports massage. Aromatherapy massage and reflexology are also available.

STAY: Chalet Lena - With an impressive spa you can continue to relax in your chalet with an entire floor is dedicated to wellness.