There is no shortage of activities around the Arlberg mountain, with a wide range of high-quality on and off-slope action. Park rats need to check out the fantastic Stanton snowpark, which is a perfect home for any freestyle skier with easy access ski lifts and the Rendl-terrace complete with bars and restaurants mean you never have to leave!
Off-slope there is the wellness centre located in the heart of St. Anton, think large indoor and outdoor pools, spas, gym facilities and saunas, and you’ll have a good idea of what’s on offer. It is the ideal place to spend the evening relaxing after a long day of skiing.
Located next to the train station is the new sports centre, where there is a range of activities on offer from tennis, squash, ten-pin bowling and rock climbing. There really is no shortage of activities and amenities in the St. Anton/St. Christoph/Stuben region, while on holiday you can go:
- Ten-pin bowling,
- 4 km toboggan run!
- Horse Sleigh Riding,
- Rock climbing,
- Cross-country skiing,
- Ice Skating,
For more information please visit: https://www.stantonamarlberg.com/en/winter/further-activities
At the heart of the resort is the village of St. Anton, this idyllic Austrian village area houses many shops, bars and restaurants. Rated as one of the go-to resorts for nightlife there is no shortage of bars and restaurants, the highlights for partygoers are undoubtedly The Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh.
There is a wide range of chain, fast food, cafe and independent restaurants in and around the slopes.
Prices in Austria can sometimes be a little steep but having a packed lunch every few days or eating away from the main congestion points (Major lifts, bottom of slopes and village centres) can help to keep the prices down.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Innsbruck Airport
The closest airport to the Arlberg region is Innsbruck, you can fly here from most major terminals across Europe.
From the airport, you have three options to complete your journey to car hire, bus transfer or train.
Driving from the airport usually takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes, can rental is available from the main terminal. The journey itself is pretty straight forward, you essentially head West on the A12 and stay with the road as it changes to the S16. The route passes right through St. Anton, St. Christoph and Stuben.
St. Anton conveniently has a train station right at the centre of the village, this connection is reached in just over two hours from Innsbruck Airport. To reach St. Christoph or Stuben you will need to transfer to a bus or call a taxi.
As most of the accommodation is west of St. Anton any train journey will usually require a bus or taxi journey to finish. But given the excellent transport system and close vicinity to the airport, this isn’t really an issue.
The three major bus transfer companies in the Innsbruck region are:
- Bus Shuttle Service Zürich – St. Anton am Arlberg (Arlberg Express)
- Transfer Tirol
- Ski Express St. Anton
In Austria, a road tax sticker “Vignette” is required in order to drive on motorways and on the S16. These passes can be purchased at the border and at many petrol stations. You can get passes that last either 10-Days, 2-Months, 1-Year. As with any Alpine resort you should both carry and known how to fit snow chains.