St. Anton am Arlberg

St. Anton am Arlberg

Exploring Winter Sports in St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Welcome to St. Anton am Arlberg, where winter sports enthusiasts from around the globe gather to experience the exhilarating mountainous terrain. This Austrian destination offers fantastic opportunities for backcountry skiing, off-piste adventures, and free-ride bliss.

About St. Anton am Arlberg

Situated on the Rosanna River, St. Anton am Arlberg boasts an elevation of 1,304 meters and gifts visitors with an expansive 305 kilometers of skiable slopes. Kids can enjoy sledging, ice-skating, and a dedicated ski school. Specialised mountain rescuers keep a watchful eye around the area to ensure safety.

Winter Season in St. Anton am Arlberg

Enjoy the thrill of backcountry skiing and St. Anton am Arlberg's freeride skiing terrain that stretches out into snow-covered alpine meadows. Alternatively, there's cross-country skiing available across a beautiful network of well-maintained trails.

Guides and Best Times

Opting for a guided freeride tour is recommended to safely navigate the off-piste areas and make the utmost of your experience. The snow conditions are best from December to April, with temperatures averaging -3°C (26.6°F) in winter. An army of snow cannons ensures the ski season can start as early as late November, lasting until at least late April.

Access to St. Anton am Arlberg

The nearest airport to St. Anton am Arlberg is Innsbruck Airport, from where you can take a shuttle bus, taxi or hire a car for the 100km journey. Take advantage of the multitude of ski equipment rental shops, hotels, and gourmet restaurants that blanket this bustling area.

Austrian Insights

Austrians take pride in their culture, with a heavy emphasis on music, literature, and gastro delights. English is widely understood in tourist areas and sockets are standard European two-pin plug (type F).

Visa, Currency, and more

EU citizens don’t require visas. Non-EU citizens, before travelling, should verify visa requirements. Austria uses the Euro (€) for currency, and both cash and card are popular payment modes. The country is safe, with a generally low crime rate, and people are warm and friendly.


Embarking on a trip to St. Anton am Arlberg promises an exciting array of winter sports such as backcountry skiing, cross-country and freeride skiing opportunities, snowshoeing and splitboarding. Along with the supreme Austrian hospitality, this idyllic destination surely warrants a place on your travel bucket list.

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