Luxury Ski Chalets in Austria
Our luxury ski chalets and apartments in Austria are located in the resort of St Anton, noted for its excellent snow record, challenging pistes and a legendary apres ski scene. With good nursery runs as well as excellent powder fields, St Anton is a great resort for skiers of all abilities.
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Austria, home to the legendary Hannes Schneider; founder and father of the modern downhill skiing technique still used today, for decades has been held in high regard amongst those that move within the Alpine circles.
Enjoying a heyday in the 1970s, the British used to flock to the numerous luxurious Austrian resorts armed with their straight skis to witness the downhill prowess of Franz Klammer. However, thanks to its warm and friendly welcome, Austria is witnessing the rebirth of this heyday and has emerged as one of, if not the leading ski destinations of Europe.
The Arlberg Ski Region, Austria’s largest ski area, not only hosts a vast network of sophisticated cable cars and lifts but also boasts spectacular scenery. Combine this with some of the most reliable snow in Austria and you get one of the most famous ski destinations in the world for serious skiers. The Arlberg Ski Pass provides the holder the use of over 80 ski lifts in the Region that grant access to the exclusive resort of St Anton, Stuben and St Christoph occupying one side of the expanse and a simple bus ride takes you to the equally exclusive areas of Lech and Zurs on the other. You will also have access to Rendl, where the famous Rendl beach has live music playing most days as well as Sonnekopf, known for its sunny aspect and endless powder runs.
There is skiing to suit absolutely everyone - a statement most ski centres claim to offer but few can offer with such conviction and delivery the limitless opportunities for advanced and experts alongside an abundance for beginners in quite the same way that the Arlberg can. For beginners there are the nursery slopes and gentler blue runs situated close to the resort centres. Intermediates are completely spoilt for choice and would be hard pushed to find better suited resorts than that of Lech and Zurs. For the adrenaline junkies among us there is the hair raising descent from the Valluga, the soaring mountain peak rising above St Anton.
Whatever your ability, the lively après ski of St Anton, the hedonistic ski haven of the Arlberg and the overwhelming quality and charm of Austrian service is guaranteed to secure Austria as a most sought after destination.
- Ski Club Arlberg 4th Nostalgia Ski Race
- Galzig Cup
- Spring Festival featuring the legendry Arlberg Eagle, an Alpine Triathlon and the alternative ‘Arlberg Marmot’ allowing the little ones to try their hand at this great event.
- “The White Thrill”
- Montafon Arlberg Marathon
- Arlberg Giro - cycling at its best
- Arlberger Bike Marathon
- St Anton Ski Open, including the Red Bull Hut Rally
ACTIVITIES IN ST ANTON
- Climbing at the sports centre – an area of almost 1,000 square metres indoor and outdoor, 'Arl.rock' brings together everything for boulder, lead, fixed rope and ice climbing.
- Indoor tennis (resort sports centre )
- Squash courts (resort sports centre)
- Four bowling lanes. (resort sports centre)
- Swimming pool indoor and outdoor (wellness centre)
- Steam room (wellness centre)
- Sauna - dry heat and infrared (wellness centre)
- State of the art gym (wellness centre)
- Ice skating (outdoor at the wellness centre)
- Curling – outdoor ice rink
- Torch Lit Descent - Watch the St Anton ski instructors ski at night on a torch lit descent every Wednesday night. Watch the free style skiers perform aerial acrobatic tricks, whilst the ski instructors show off the crash formation. This spectacular can be enjoyed with a vin chaud, especially on a cold night.
- Toboggan Run
- St Anton Gampen – 4.3km illuminated natural toboggan run to Nasserein which is open daily from 12pm to 4pm, with evening tobogganing between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, depending of course on how many times you disembark your toboggan. Toboggans can be rented at most sports shops.
- Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride
- Cross-country Skiing - 40km long network of trails
PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUSTRIAN ALPS
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The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
AVERAGE COST OF A SKI PASS IN ST ANTON
* aged 13-19 years
** aged 65-75 years
Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
The nearest airports to St Anton are:
- Innsbruck (100 km)
- Freidrichshafen (130 km)
- Zurich (200 km)
- Munich (250 km)
- Salzburg (300 km)
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.