St Anton Picks Highlights For Upcoming Season

When the lifts and mountain railways in St. Anton am Arlberg / Tyrol start the new winter season, vacationers float back to the perfectly groomed slopes of the world's fifth largest ski area. A total of more than 300 kilometers of marked runs and 200 kilometers of variants in open terrain make the return of winter enthusiasts in the cradle of alpine skiing a late year highlight for snow enthusiasts of all kinds. With its very original charm, the Tyrolean Arlberg region combines real sport on the mountain and passionate hosts, from the "Weltdorf" St. Anton along the Rosanna through the Stanzertal with the communities of Pettneu / Schnann, Flirsch and Strengen. In the 2021/22 season, St. Anton am Arlberg will again host top-class events such as the FIS European Women's Cup, the music festival “New Orleans meets Snow” and the cult race “Der weisse Rausch” on the last weekend of the winter season. Even before skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and winter hiking, the safety of the guests is the top priority, information on the current measures is availablehere . Tip: If you travel by train in a climate-neutral way, you can get off the train right in the center of St. Anton am Arlberg.

Highlights and dates in winter 2021/22

New winter adventure in the pack - the road with the Husky 's

In season 2021/22 the Austrian region offers St. Anton am Arlberg in cooperation with Wild Paws Adventures first guided Husky tours to. On Monday and Friday mornings, holidaymakers with and without kids accompany the dogs with their strong character on foot or on runners through the spectacular winter landscape of the Tyrolean mountain village. The sleigh rides start at 9 a.m. (1 to 1.5 hours), the hikes at 11 a.m. (1.5 hours). Registration at or Tel. +43 664 2300592.

FIS European Cup Women - 27./28. January 2022

After the world elite of ski racing competed on the Karl Schranz route in St. Anton am Arlberg at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Women 2021, the young talents of the women are now looking forward to one of the most challenging racing slopes in the world. On January 27 and 28, 2022, they will compete in the FIS European Cup in the Tyrolean mountain village. For locals and guests, the races also offer the opportunity to watch one or the other of the best of the future.

New Orleans meets Snow - April 8-10, 2022

Southern flair as guests in Tyrol: From April 8 to 10, 2022, the “New Orleans meets Snow” festival will bring streets, bars and visitors in St. Anton am Arlberg to dance - on the mountain and in the valley, in street or ski boots. The highlight of the concert series, which will move the Mississippi to the Rosanna with sounds from jazz to rhythm and blues to funk, is the “Blues Night” on Saturday evening (April 9th) under the musical direction of the Markus Linder Band. Entry to all concerts is free.

The white rush - April 23, 2022

A spectacular race traditionally closes the ski season in St. Anton am Arlberg. On April 23, 2022, the legendary downhill run "Der weisse Rausch" will make the last muscles of winter glow when 555 athletes from all over the world plunge into the valley on nine kilometers of unprepared slopes at the same time after a mass start on Vallugagrat. Great ambitions and Olympic thoughts mix: Because some have a medal in their sights, others enjoy the hustle and bustle at a more leisurely pace.

Specials and offers

“In the Nightjet to the Snow” - Comfortable and climate-neutral

The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are also offering special combination tickets for guests from certain regions in winter 2021/22. Holidaymakers can travel comfortably from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Vienna or Graz to St. Anton am Arlberg without traffic jams. The Nightjet combo ticket includes the train journey (there and back) on the ÖBB Nightjet including seat reservation, 3 to 6-day lift pass and transfer to the desired hotel in the Tyrolean mountain village.

Ladies First - feel-good winter on the Arlberg

Upgrade for skiing holidays: From January 8th to 29th, 2022, female winter sports fans will enjoy special benefits in the St. Anton am Arlberg region. For wellness and shopping, in restaurants and on the slopes, many attractive additional offers and discounts await you as part of the “Ladies First” weeks. The St. Anton am Arlberg tourist office has a personal “Ladies First Book” and a small welcome gift ready for every lady with accommodation in St. Anton, Pettneu, Flirsch or Strengen.

Mountain Media Center - ski holidays to take with you

Whether in front of your chest, as an arm extension or mounted on your ski helmet in the classic way: From the end of January to mid-April 2022, holidaymakers can again capture their fun on the slopes in St. Anton am Arlberg free of charge with the latest camera models. The professionals from the Mountain Media Center then cut the recorded sequences together to create a personal souvenir video including a soundtrack, which is then available for download and on YouTube. The one-minute clips are also used in the daily “Sun & Snow Report” of the Tyrolean holiday region.

Snowman card - season pass for 10 euros

Children up to the age of 8 (born in 2014 or later) can use the snowman card for only 10 euros to travel through the St. Anton am Arlberg ski area all winter. On the Hoppelweg, the ski school mascot of the same name is on the lookout for hidden forest dwellers, while the FIS ski rules are learned through play. Despite its sporty character, the holiday region is geared towards younger guests with 130 kilometers of blue slopes and many designated practice slopes. It's not for nothing that kids who have learned in St. Anton am Arlberg are considered particularly safe to ski downhill.

Skiing and alternatives

Alpine wellness on winter hiking trails

Crunching snow under your feet, a pleasant mountain climate and altitude training included: in and around St. Anton am Arlberg, winter hikers can walk a total of 80 kilometers. There are different ways to go, for example to the local recreation area Verwall with the Wagner hut, to the mountain inn Almfrieden (1,530 meters) above Pettneu or between the mountain stations of the Galzigbahn and St. Christophbahn. If you fancy a rustic snowshoe hike through snow-covered landscapes, you should book a trained guide from the ski schools.

More variants with the Schindlergratbahn

Since winter 2019/20 the ultra-modern Schindlergratbahn has been expanding the range in the St. Anton am Arlberg ski area. The highlight: In the gondola lift with its unique panoramic view, guests decide whether they want to get into a cabin for "experts" or "families" before they even go up. While the doors open for experienced skiers at the level of the former mountain station, everyone else goes 420 meters further northeast to the new terminus, where slopes such as Schindlerkar, Mattun or Valfagehr are available. With this milestone in the cradle of alpine skiing, the winter sports experience not only gains in slope variation, but also in comfort.

Run of Fame ski circuit - in memory of Arlberg legends,

St. Anton am Arlberg is, together with St. Christoph, Stuben, Lech, Zürs, Warth and Schröcken, the largest connected ski area in Austria and at the same time the fifth largest in the world. The “Run of Fame” ski circuit makes the whole dimension of the region tangible for vacationers. No matter where you start the tour - information boards and markings in honor of local downhill legends show the way over the 85-kilometer route with an altitude of 18,000 meters. The mountain station of the Flexenbahn between Stuben / Rauz and Zürs also houses a “Hall of Fame” where visitors can experience historical moments and Arlberg ski stars in a free exhibition.

Places and possibilities

Wagner Hut - meeting point in the Verwall Valley

In the Verwall Valley near the village center of St. Anton am Arlberg, the new Wagner Hut looks forward to welcoming visitors. The cozy inn is a meeting point for locals as well as visitors who explore the local recreation area on foot, with snowshoes or cross-country skis. In addition to two cozy parlors, a winter garden and a terrace, the Wagner Hut also has seminar and conference rooms. Winter opening times: daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Camping at ground level in the rolling living room on the Arlberg , a stylish road trip or a break with alpine hut flair: St. Anton am Arlberg offers the best conditions for a holiday in mobile accommodation. Only a few kilometers from the "Weltdorf" St. Anton there are two optimally connected 4-star courses in Pettneu. In addition to classic camping, the ArlBerglife Ferienresort has apartments and three stylish lodges of 60 square meters each with a kitchen, flat screen TV, private garden and sauna. All 145 camping sites at Camping Arlberg have a multifunctional private bathroom in a biological 8-square-meter wooden house. Buses run regularly from Pettneu to St. Anton am Arlberg.

arl.park - indoor sports center in St. Anton am Arlberg

Tennis, squash, bowling, climbing, bouldering: Active holidaymakers can let off steam all year round in the ultra-modern arl.park sports and climbing center in St. Anton am Arlberg. The highlight are the diverse climbing options with different levels of difficulty, around 80 square meters of bouldering area and 70 routes for climbers. The connected trampoline hall extends the offer to a total of 1,000 square meters, including 14 jumping fields, airtrack floor jumping mats and a bag jump airbag with a freefall tower.

arl.flow - New home for the yoga community

The scene in St. Anton am Arlberg has grown significantly in recent years, and not just because of the international Mountain Yoga Festival. Now the local and vacationing yogis have got their own room for their sessions with the arl.flow in the Karl Schranz target stadium. In addition to courses for beginners and advanced learners in different styles, children's yoga, meditations and relaxation units are also on offer.

Arlberg WellCom and Co. - Relaxation with a view of the summit Relaxing

tired muscles and swimming their laps in the water can be enjoyed by winter holidaymakers looking for peace and quiet in the Arlberg Stanzertal wellness park in Pettneu or in the Arlberg WellCom , center for wellness and communication in St. Anton am Arlberg. It is regularly used as a venue for sporting events and international events. In addition, numerous hotels in the Tyrolean holiday region offer wellness and therapeutic treatments for their guests.

Environment and service

The environmental commitment of St. Anton am Arlberg, the official KLAR! The newly built local heating network went into operation in autumn 2020. In this way, 5,000 tons of heating oil were saved in the first year.

Arlbergstrom makes St. Anton self-sufficient

A unique project is the independent power supply for St. Anton am Arlberg. In 2005, the Kartell power plant was expanded and put into operation with the lake of the same name. This holds around eight million cubic meters of water and delivers around 33 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually. The entire storage volume of the Kartellsee is used again by the existing Rosanna power plant. This means that St. Anton am Arlberg has been self-sufficient in terms of power supply since 2006. In addition, the community operates a biomass heating plant with wood chips, which is designed for up to 80 residential units. A solar system for hot water preparation is also connected to the plant.

Chemical-free artificial snow - cleaner than nature

A total of 88 percent of the slopes in St. Anton am Arlberg have snow-making capabilities. The crystals that cannons blow into the ski area are even cleaner than natural snow, because they only consist of drinking quality water and air. These strict regulations apply to the whole of Tyrol, according to which no chemicals may be added. When the meltwater from the artificial snow then flows into the streams and rivers in spring, it is returned to nature. The stream water, in turn, supports the generation of energy in the valley, which is used again in the following winter for snow-making systems - a consistently environmentally friendly cycle. According to the principle "as much as necessary, as little as possible", the piste machines record the exact snow depth in real time using an integrated GPS system and thus help with an even more effective,

The car stops - take the train straight to the center of the village

St. Anton am Arlberg in Tyrol is an attractive destination for rail travelers from all over Europe. The mountain village is a Railjet station, there are seven direct connections from Vienna and Zurich every day. The St. Anton am Arlberg tourist association operates the local train station counter as a service center. In addition to classic ticket sales, the station functions as a further information office with guest advice and other services. Thanks to the ÖBB cooperation, the tourism association can look after those arriving even more professionally and personally. Overnight guests arrive at their destination without a car in the entire holiday region: buses regularly commute to and from all districts and the surrounding regions in the Stanzertal. Anyone who lives in St. Anton am Arlberg can reach everything on foot anyway, due to the short distances.

The preliminary winter dates at a glance:

  • 08.-29.01.2022 “Ladies First” wellness weeks
  • 27.-28.01.2022 FIS European Cup Women
  • 05.-12.02.2022 Ski Club Arlberg week
  • 08.-10.04.2022 “New Orleans meets Snow”
  • 23.04.2022 “The white one Rausch “
    04/24/2022 End of the winter season

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