Fri May 26, 2017
I’m now based in the UK office as a Sales Consultant, but I was previously Hotel Manager for VIP SKI in St Anton. I honestly believe you haven’t really skied until you have been to St Anton.
Here’s why St Anton is my favourite resort…
Best Ski Run
In 22 years of skiing (including those spent on reins in front of my Dad) I really can’t think of a better run than getting THE first lift, after a full VIP breakfast, up to Schindler Spitze, a beautiful peak nestled bang in the middle of the St Anton section of the huge Arlberg Ski area. You can always tell it’s going to be a good run when the lift hasn’t needed to be upgraded since what seems like 1802… The red 14 runs all the way from the top of this peak and winds and rolls perfectly down into Stuben, from here you can now get over into Lech with the new Flexenbahn lift.
Best place for Dinner
Bifang Alm is absolutely magical for a special occasion. It is half way up Rendl mountain, and does special Fondue nights once or twice a week. They will transport you up the mountain on one of their own piste bashers under darkness and bring you to the awesome Chalet in the middle of the mountain. As you step inside from the cold you feel as if you’ve been hiking for days and have come in to Alpine paradise.
And the food… Unlimited Austrian cheese and meat fondue with steak, hams, cheeses, vegetables and salad for a set price, and the option of adding wine to the table for a reasonable price. Absolutely unmissable for a special (or not special!) occasion while you’re in St Anton.
Best Picture Spot
You haven’t been to St Anton if you haven’t had a picture next to the big ST ANTON sign at the top of Rendl mountain, by ‘the beach’. The sign perches just above one of the best ski parks in the country, so when the ski legs are starting to suffer, this is a great place to sit and watch some of Austria’s finest freestylers do their thing. Beer selfies are pretty much obligatory.
Only in St Anton
If you ask anyone who’s been, they’ll tell you that no one does table dancing quite like the Austrians. And as for St Anton, it’s famed for its après ski. The famous Mooserwirt, Olympic Gold Medallist skier Mario Matt’s bar- the Krazy Kangaruh, Taps Coyote bar, and Basecamp are all a must visit for a refreshing couple of drinks after a long day on the pistes, watching the sunsets and maybe a dance on the table if you’re feeling brave… Life’s hard eh?
St Anton Secret
One of the best things I did in St Anton was getting an off-piste guide and going out for the day with my partner, right into the back-country wilderness. We ended up in knee deep, untouched powder on a beautiful mountain side off the back of the Knodelkopf peak in the Stuben area, after sailing down this we ended up following a gentle riverside right down to the hamlet of Verwall, which looked like it hadn’t been affected by the outside world for 200 years. Buses back into town only wonder into this village a couple of times a day, but the feeling of complete removal from the world as we know it was one of the best feelings I’ve experienced when skiing.
I’ll happily talk all day about skiing in St Anton, if you have any questions about the resort or our properties please give me a call on 0208 875 1957 or drop the sales team an email at firstname.lastname@example.org