Top 5 Winter Activities in St. Anton
St. Anton also offers a host of alternative activities for skiers and non-skiers to enjoy.
Despite being renowned for incredible off-piste terrain, not to mention the buzzing apres-ski parties, St. Anton 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.
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).
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 the ultimate romantic ride. 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.
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 are strapped onto your backpack during the climb, you will need via ferrata equipment as well as touring shoes.
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 bagjump and an airtrack. 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.
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.