St. Anton – Lech – Zürs, Austria
St. Anton (1304 m) is part of Ski Arlberg and one of the world’s largest and best known resorts. Its exciting terrain attracts the hard-core skiers and has hosted the Alpine Skiing World Championships on several occasions. St. Anton claims to be the cradle of skiing since a Norwegian engineer back in 1880 strapped a pair of planks on his feet to glid to work at the construction site of the Arlberg Tunnel. History aside, the modern area of St. Anton and the entire Arlberg ski area, stretches 305 km of pistes and offers skiing for all abilities.
Its reputation also extends to its famous après ski and it certainly has developed in to a cult ski resort, a “must-visit” for all true skiers.
As other high profiled resorts, beware of the prices. Even though price levels are lower than in nearby fashionable “Lech”, you shouldn’t expect your stay in St. Anton to be a cheap one – but this resort has it all and matches the best so your money is spent well!
Not far from St. Anton, you will find its more posh pendants, villages Lech (1450 m) and Zürs (1716 m). You are still in the middle of the Ski Arlberg area, but while the atmosphere in St. Anton is more jolly, in Lech and Zürs it is more fashionable and mature. Both has its advantages so read the in-depth reviews – you will find for it for St. Anton right here and for Lech/Zürs right here.
Trails: 305 km
Piste map (Ski Arlberg)
Official website St. Anton
Official website Lech Zürs