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SKI Area

  • St. Anton is part of the Arlberg ski area which means you have access to 340km of downhill skiing.

  • International airports are within a two hours’ drive so ski weekends and short ski breaks are definitely possible.

  • Enormous amounts of off-piste terrain and high altitude ski routes make it a haven for expert skiers and snowboarders.

  • New Flexenbahn ski lift for winter 2016/17 makes it the largest interconnected ski area in Austria.

Set in the Arlberg region of Tyrol with over 340km of piste is the world-class resort, St. Anton. Offering some of the best skiing in the world, the ski area has more than enough for strong skiers and snowboarders. St. Anton is renowned for its challenging skiing and its world-class off-piste attracts keen skier’s year after year.

Confident intermediates and advanced skiers will be spoilt for choice here with powder bowls, steep descents and long runs. Off-piste opportunities are endless due to the vast terrain in Arlberg. As well as being a paradise for experienced skiers, it also has spectacular scenery and legendary après ski.

There is a bus service that links St Anton to Lech, Zurs and Sonnenkopf which provides over 270km of runs on just one lift pass. New for winter 2016/17 is the Flexenbahn link which connects all resorts in the Arlberg ski area meaning St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zurs, Lech, Oberlech, Strocken and Warth will be easily accessible on skis without the need of a bus, making it the largest interconnected ski area in Austria.

Take a look below at our breakdown to find out more information relevant to your ability:


Expert skiers will want to test their skills on the Hahnenkamm Streif as it’s considered by many skiers to be the most testing of all racing pistes. Advanced skiers will find plenty of expert skiing in the Steinberg-Kogel or Pengelstein areas as they all provide access to long black runs. If that’s not enough to challenge you then go cat skiing in the Bichlalm ski area.


Intermediates are in their element at Kitzbuhel, with swooping red runs and cruisy blues. Confident intermediates should try the exhilarating descents of the Kitzbuheler Horn and the Barenbachkogel. As well as plenty of challenging pistes, there is a collection of blue runs in the Pengelstein area which offers some of the resorts best conditions.


Beginners will find a handful of nursery slopes here with beginner ski zones at the base of the ski areas and long green runs in the Gaisberg ski area. Wide open nursery slopes can be found at the bottom of the Hahnenkamm gondola, close to the town centre which provides a great introduction to skiing. There are some great wide, confidence building blues in The Kitzbuheler Horn.


Snowboarders are well looked after in Kitzbuhel. The KitzSki Snowpark has been in constant development over the last few years and features a range of obstacles, kickers and rails for those of all abilities. There are some fabulous off-piste opportunities at the Kitzbuhel Horn which provides amazing freeride possibilities with channels and hidden tree runs.


If you dream about ploughing through moguls and exploring adventurous off-piste then the Ehrenbachhohe is not one to be missed. You can also find some good off-piste around the Hahnenkamm area in the trees and on the Kitzbuheler Horn you can usually find good ungroomed snow near the Eggl draglift.

*Ski Weekends strongly advise that off-piste skiing should only be undertaken when in the company of a professional ski instructor or guide

To find out about skiing in St Anton, feel free to contact one of our friendly Ski Experts on 023 8020 6971 or email

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