For no small reason do we keep on returning to St Anton – it is the ultimate skiers’ and boarders’ paradise and a terrific party town to boot. Some 88 cable cars and lifts service 305 contiguous downhill kilometres and offer choices for all skiing and boarding abilities. Ski Arlberg is the largest contiguous skiing area in Austria, and one of the five largest in the world. The longest run of 8.5km from the top of the Valluga lift will take you past the Ulmer Hütte, then down into St. Anton along the Steissbachtal, or “Happy Valley”, where the incline is perfect for sweeping carved turns.
Dotted all over the area are numerous bars and restaurants and a lunch-run down into St. Christoph is highly recommended.
Our hotel, the Pezina in Flirsch, is a short bus-ride from the resort. Enjoy the sauna and steam room after a hard day on the slopes.