Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on St Anton News thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2016-10-21 St Anton hosts Radio 7 Snow Cup ski holiday in St Anton this ski season, then the first week of December could well be the time of year for you.

That is because from December 1st to December 3rd 2006, the Austrian ski resort of St Anton plays host to the Radio 7 Snow Cup, an exciting event that is sure to dazzle spectators with the sheer quality of the competition.

Before the racing starts, the drama and tension builds as the skiers predict what time they will finish the course in.

The racers then attempt to finish as close to the time as possible, which all makes for some very competitive and thrilling action, a highlight of any ski holiday in St Anton.

However, the Radio 7 Snow Cup is not just about the races themselves, as music and parties being a true winter sports festival feel to the event.

It's another great reason to choose ski holidays in St Anton for your time on the slopes this ski season.

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St Anton gets cableway innovation ski holiday in St Anton this ski season, you will be greeted by the sight of a quite spectacular new cableway innovation.

Based on a Ferris wheel, the new gondola cableway system is a world first, with 28 floor levels gondolas allowing skiers access. The gondolas are then lifted back up onto the cable to be taken up the mountain.

The Galzigbahn, as the cable way is known, has had its carrying capacity increased by three times, meaning you spend less time waiting to get up to the mountain and more time on the slopes during ski holidays in St Anton.

Not only is the invention itself impressive, the building that houses the Ferris wheel system is also something special.

The glass building has been designed by Tyrolean architect Georg Driendl and looks spectacular sitting at the base of St Anton's fabulous slopes.

It's certainly something to look forward to as you head off for a ski holiday in St Anton this winter.

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St Anton hosts thrilling spring events ski holidays in St Anton this spring will be welcomed by a series of top-class events.

First up is one for the women with the ladies week special promotion, which is taking place in the Austrian resort from April 7th until the 14th.

Up next is the spring festival, which enables visitors taking ski holidays in St Anton to watch the professionals at work on the slopes.

The region plays host to a series of demonstration events where crowds can gaze in wonder at the skills and tricks on display from top boarders and synchronised skiing teams.

Later in April, adrenaline junkies will be able to get their fix through the White Thrill race, which allows snowboarders and skiers to compete against one another in the tough obstacle contest.

Tourists considering a St Anton ski holiday might be swayed by the fact that the resort boasts some 270 km of prepared slopes and more than 150 km of deep powder courses.

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Snow on slopes around the world North America ski holidays, European ski holidays and even ski holidays in countries as far afield as Asia.

It has even been predicted that flurries of snow will hit regions across the UK tomorrow and this weekend.

Reuters recently reported that a student in China attempted to ski 200 kilometres after heavy snowfalls blocked the roads.

A Changjiang Daily report on sina.com.cn commented: "Who knew that the highways would have been closed by snow and that there would be no buses ... he had a fantastic idea."

The Ski Club of Great Britain reports that the Israel and Jordan have seen flurries while predictions for more snow in the Alps, the Rockies and the Pyrenees have been given for this coming weekend.

Additionally, the Globe and Mail has claimed that "massive" snowfall in Canada means "big business" for ski resorts in the country.
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St Anton gives skiers the opportunity to enjoy a varied terrain St Anton due to the location's varied terrain, it has been suggested.

The Daily Telegraph highlights that a number of free ski buses run from the Austrian destination, allowing ski fans to hit the slopes in nearby Stuben, Zurs and Lech.

Meanwhile, St Anton benefits from large amounts of heavy snowfall, alongside improvements being carried out to the lift systems to mean more time is spent skiing rather than waiting around and queuing up.

As well as the host of skiing options, the publication notes that the area is "full of character", particularly through a stretch of traditional-style buildings present on a traffic-less main street.

Additionally, conditions are known to still be good at the end of the ski season in April with vast amounts of fresh powder on display.

St Anton is most typically known as being the host of the 2001 Alpine World Ski Championships, which was the 36th instalment of the competition.

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The lowdown to the main events in St Anton this winter 2014/15 St Anton has gained popularity for its Adventurous slopes, extensive off-piste, fantastic village and the spiritual home of après.

Perfectly situated only two hours' drive from three international airports and with a railway station at its heart, the resort is easy to reach and once there, small enough to navigate on foot or by the free public buses. With state of the art developments, St. Anton’s tradition and resort soul has been invigorated. Its pedestrianized main streets are thriving with exuberant skiers and snow boarders taking in the local culture, cuisine and fantastic après life.

(Take a look at some of the fun to be had in St Anton!)

The New Winter Season is coming 

Opening Party
After months of eager anticipation and laborious wait, the moment will come for skiers and snow boarders on Friday 5th December, which marks the start of winter and the day when St Anton bursts to life for a sensational new ski season. The opening weekend will be jam packed with the following events: ‘St Anton Ski Open’ presents a star-studded concert headlined by German pop-rock band and World Music Award Winners "The BossHoss", Austrian rock band “The Weight” and renowned music veterans “Manfred Mann’s Earth Band”, who will be performing on the 6th December. Take to the wheel of a brand new Audi sports car and navigate your way around the mountainous terrain of St Anton free of charge on all three “Stanton Ski Open” days.
Information: Dates - St Anton Ski Open: 5-7 Dec; Opening Concert: 6 Dec; Audi Experience 5-7 Dec

Sports and Climbing Centre
Interested in horizontal and vertical sports? Arl Rock Climbing facilities in St Anton is just the place to try your hand at up to 30 diverse routes of varying levels of difficulty that can be climbed outdoor; indoor facilities include a bouldering area covering 80 square metres and 65 climbing routes in degrees of difficulty ranging from 3 to 9. Fancy taking a break from the slopes? Head to St Anton’s sports centre, it comes newly equipped with a variety of excellent indoor sporting activities such as, tennis, volleyball, squash and bowling.
Information: Visit www.arlrock.at for more info on the great activities on available.

Fine Dining on the Alps
The action doesn’t only take place of the slopes in St Anton; with its wide selection of excellent restaurants with cuisine that will cater for all appetite’s, leaving you will a culinary experience to savour. This hasn’t gone unnoticed over the years and St. Anton can again celebrate as five of its restaurants have again been awarded Toques by the acclaimed Gault Millau Restaurant Guide. Die Stube, Verwallstube, The Restaurant, Hopiz Alm and Newcomer of the year 2014 Raffl’s. St Anton now boasts six toques in total and 71 coveted Gault-Millau points.
Information: ‘Die Stube’ at The Hotel Alte Post; ‘Verwallstube’ at Galzig; ‘The Restaurant’ at The Hotel Arlberg Hospi & Hopiz Alm; ‘Raffl’s’ at the St. Antoner Hof.

World Snow Volleyball Tour 2015 
Extreme sport, party atmosphere, combined with snow, mountain air and lots of adrenalin! It sounds like time to welcome back the Snow Volleyball World Tour in April. The international volleyball elite will be competing in customary style at the top station of the Rendl lifts at 2,030m above sea level for the sought after title of ‘King of the Snow 2015’.
Information: Tournament takes place from 3-5 April 2015

Downhill-Delight: “The White Thrill”
The cult classic marks an end to the ski season at the famous Austrian resort, testing the physical and mental demands of its eager participants. Every year more avid participants are drawn back to compete. This one of a kind challenge, begins with a mass start like no other, which sees an astonishing, 555 participants set off at once. Nine kilometres of unprepared slopes, 1,300 metres in altitude difference and a tough150 metre ascent take the most hard-core amateurs and even pros to their absolute physical limits. This great spectacle is not one to miss!
Information: Taking place on 18 April 2015
(For more information on all the other events taking place)

The best the Alps have to offer is certainly found in St Anton. It lives up to its reputation of being among the top resorts in the world in every way. Create your next ski memories in St Anton, take a visit, you’ll have the time of your life!             

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New for Austrian Tirol in winter 2015/16
The Tirol region in Western Austria is made up of about 80 ski resorts, including some of our most popular ski holiday destinations. Tirol will take the spot light this autumn as Sölden features in the new James Bond film SPECTRE.

Last season UK arrivals increased by 3.7% to the region, with the largest increases in Ötztal, Ischgl, Stubai and Alpbach. St Anton is still the most popular resort, and our top selling Austrian resort.

New ski lifts & pistes

New Tirol S Gondola

A new 10 seater, high speed gondola will connect Saalbach-Hinterglemm-Leogang in Salzburgerland with Fieberbrunn in Tirol from December 2015. The new connection will increase the ski area to a total of 270km of piste which will be one of the largest ski areas in Austria.

New tirol s gondola

New Hartkaiserbahn cable car in Ellmau

The iconic Hartkaiser funicular railway in Ellmau retired at the end of last season. The replacement will be a brand new 10 seater cable car which will double capacity and carry up to 3200 people an hour. The cabins will include wi-fi, heated seats and a longer platform for easier boarding.

Mayrhofen’s new 3S Penkenbahn

Mayrhofen is one of our most popular Austrian ski resorts, and this season a new and improved Penkenbahn is launched. The stat of the art 3S gondola will have 24 seats per carriage and will take just 8.2 mins to the top.

3S penkenbahn

New developments in Kirchberg-Kitzbühel

A new 8 seater chairlift will be coming to the in the Hahnenkamm-Pengelstein area in Kitzbuhel. The ‘Brunn’ chairlift features leather chairs, heated seats and pull down hoods.

SkiWelt to construct fastest chairlift in the Word

Brixten im Thale in the SkiWelt ski area in Austria is to replace the 20 year old Jochbahn with a modern 8 seater chairlift. Read more about the upgrade in our news article.

SkiWelt new chairlift

New black piste down to Zell am Ziller

Thanks to a new 2.2km black piste from the middle station at the Wiesenalm in the Zell-Gerlos ski area, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy a full 8.4km valley descent from Übergangsjoch at 2,500m all the way down to Zell am Ziller.

The Zell am Zillar ski area can be accessed on a ski holiday in Mayrhofen.

New ski chalets and hotels

Hotel Ferienhof in Mayrhofen
Chalet Angela in Obergurgl
Chalet Belle in St Anton
Chalet Hattie in St Anton

Chalet Angela, Obergurgl

Other resort news

Safe freeriding in Hochfügen

Hochfügen in the Zillertal has joined together with the ski company Dynastar to offer a new initiative to help anyone interested in freeriding to do it safely. From January trained ski guide from the Skiscule will head out 2 times every Saturday for a 2 ½ hour tour providing safty tips and techniques. Participation is free but registration is necessary.

Snowfarming in Seefeld

Seefeld will implement ‘snowfarming’ for the first time, which will enable the cross country season to start in November 2015. A new 2 ½ km trail wil open for amatuers and athletes to train.

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New lifts will connect Arlberg region to create largest linked ski area in Austria
There will be no need to take buses between the Arlberg resorts as you will now be able to ski between them!

Resorts in Arlberg ski area:

St Anton Ski Deals

New Flexenbahn Gondola

The new Flexenbahn will operate 47 10-person cabins, and with a 6 minute travel time, the ski lift will transport up to 2400 people per hour. Construction will start in spring 2016 with a plan to open for winter 2016/17.

There is also a further 3 cable cars will be built bringing the total investment to EUR 45 million.

Run of Fame Ski Circuit

A new ski circuit called the ‘Run of Fame’ will boast 65 skiable kilometres across the entire Arlberg region. It should take the average skier a full day to complete from Warth to St Anton/Rendl and back again. The ‘Run of Fame’ will be pointed out across the skiing run.

The chairman of the Board of Ski Zürs AG, Philipp Zangerl, comments "With perfect piste preparation, outstanding snow reliability, a high number of pistes and deep-snow runs, not to forget the super eating options – the Arlberg is already a special experience for all skiers. The Flexenbahn cableway is the link between all these unique opportunities available at the Arlberg."

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Flexenbahn ski gondola
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Run of Fame ski circuit

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What's new in St Anton for winter 2017 Arlberg ski area is legendary. It is known as the Cradle of alpine skiing and attracts die-hard enthusiasts from around the world. St Anton is the biggest and best resort in the Arlberg ski area and is Iglu Ski's top selling Austrian resort.

St Anton and the rest of the ski resorts in the Arlberg ski area have an exciting winter coming up as a new cableway is being built linking Stuben, St Christoph and St Anton to Lech and Zurs, to create the largest linked ski area in Austria. Read more about the latest additions in St Anton…

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New in St Anton

New ski lifts to create largest ski area in Austria

The biggest news for winter 2017 is that a new cable car system will link all ski resorts in the Arlberg creating Austria’s largest interconnected ski area.

3 new cable cars will connect Zurs to Stuben making travel between both sides of the Arlberg faster and easier. The ski area will include a total of 305 km of pistes and 87 lifts, as well as an extra 200 km of backcountry terrain.

From St Anton, skiers and snowboarders will be able to access St Christoph, Stuben, Zurs, Lech, Schrocken and Warth. The lift will open from December 2016.

Read more.

New ski lifts in St Anton

Run of Fame

As the new cable cars allow fluid transportation between the ski resorts, a new route named the ‘Run of Fame’ has been created to test even the most proficient skiers. Visitors can attempt to ski the 65 km route in one day. Access to the circuit is possible and different sections and there will be special signage to point skiers and snowboarders in the correct direction.

New chalets

We are delighted to have 7 new properties in St Anton for our winter 2016/17 programme. The Amelia chalets are located within the same complex so are perfect for larger groups that can be spread across the 3 chalets.

Chalet Stratus
Chalet Cirrus
Chalet Nimbus
Chalet Amelia 4
Chalet Amelia 6
Chalet Amelia 12
Hotel Pfeffermuehle

New chalet in St Anton

New kids lift pass

Children born from 2009 only pay 10 Euros for the ‘Snowman Card’ season lift pass which gives them access to all the slopes in St Anton, all season.


Festive fun
The festivities begin in St Anton 4 weekends before Christmas Eve. There will be a varity of advent themed areas and events throughout December including a Christmas Adventure Trail, Christmas card workshop, Advent Magic at the Museum, a Christmas market and more!

Test the latest skis at opening weekend

Visitors in St Anton on 2nd – 4th December can try out the latest ski models from a range of manufactures free of charge. There will also be a special music event on the Saturday night to celebrate opening weekend.

Witness the Austrian tradition of Krampus on 5th December.

Ski show and fireworks every Wednesday
Every Wednesday evening throughout the season (from January 4th onwards) visitors in St Anton can watch a spectacular show of projected imagery, fireworks and skiing. Admission is free and takes place on the slope in front of the Karl Schranz Stadium. The show is hosted by the St Anton tourist board.

New Orleans meets snow festival
From 7th – 9th April there will be live concerts in the village and the slopes celebrating soul, blues, fun and jazz music. This will be the 4th year that the ‘New Orleans meets Snow’ festival has taken place in St Anton. Highlights of this year’s line-up include Blues Night on the Saturday with the Markus Linder Blues Band.

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