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The world class Arlberg ski area is the largest interlinked ski area in Austria and is known as the ‘cradle of alpine skiing’. The region is made up of 5 traditional villages with over 305 km of downhill piste and 200 km off-piste skiing.
Ranging from 1300m to 2811m skiers and snowboarders can be confident that some serious skiing can be enjoyed throughout the season. Arlberg is home to one of the oldest ski clubs in the world collecting various Olympic and world championship medals since founded.
Ski Resorts in Arlberg
St. Anton is one of the best known resorts attracting highly advanced skiers and snowboarders. The resort has its picturesque backdrops of snowy peaks and is a truly unique snowy paradise for the whole family to enjoy.
The resort has been a popular skiing destination for many years and holds a worldwide reputation since hosting the Alpine Ski World Championship back in 2001. St Anton is Iglu Ski’s best-selling ski resort in Austria and is known for its excellent hospitality. With the numerous bars and restaurants, St Anton has the reputation as the best après-ski in the world!
Lech and Zürs attracts winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world and is known for its excellent snow conditions. Perfect for culture lovers this romantic village gives access to a wide range of skiing and is packed with first class restaurants. For a chilled out nightlife with fine dining and traditional après ski St. Christoph and Stuben would be better suited.
Resorts in Arlberg ski area are:
Skiing in Arlberg
Renowned for its challenging slopes on and off piste, Arlberg does also cater for all levels of skiers. The ski slopes at Nasserein in St Anton are best place for beginners to take their first turns before progressing up the mountain. Lech and Zürs also offer generously proportioned slopes easy for beginners and intermediates.
The long blue runs between St Anton, St Christoph and Stuben are perfect for developing beginners and intermediates. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the countless groomed and deep powder routes in Stuben and the vast selection of ski routes across the Arlberg area.
The picturesque tree lined ski runs extend right down to the villages and there is also plenty of skiing above the tree line with extensive views of the surrounding mountain range. Arlberg is legendary for its reliable snow conditions and receives among the best snowfall in the Alps.
With challenging steep slopes, deep snow runs and excellent snow parks, Arlberg is highly rated by snowboarders and experienced skiers. Don’t be put off by St. Anton being named as ‘one oldest ski resorts’ as it is also known as one of the best!
Ski Holidays in Arlberg
Ski Holidays in Arlberg are great for both groups and families. With wonderful options for both skiers and snowboarders Iglu Ski will give the best deal for your every need.
Arlberg truly is a world class resort with so much more than skiing available, including snowshoeing, tobogganing, sleigh rides, paragliding, ice-skating or curling. Some resorts hold their own gyms, spas and swimming pools as well as shopping, bowling, tennis, climbing, dining and dancing.
Top Tips from the Iglu Ski Experts
Best mountain restaurants in Arlberg:
- Hospiz Alm in St Christoph
- Pizzeria Pomodoro in St Anton
- Rendl Beach at Rendl in St Anton
Best bars in St Anton:
- Krazy Kangaruh
- Bar Cuba
Best restaurants in St Anton:
- Robi’s Rodel-Stall for fondue and tradition alpine style food
- Bodo’s for Mexican style food
- Anthony’s Happy Valley Steakhouse
- Skiing Buddha for Asian food
- Burger stop for a quick stop