St Christoph resort guide - a general overview
St Christoph is a small and quiet village located 10 minutes drive from St Anton - the last refuge before the Arlberg Pass that leads to Stuben and Lech / Zurs beyond. St Christoph is a charming village, quite remote and very small but certainly with a magic all of its own. The famous Hospiz Hotel is a world class 5 star and the Hospiz Alm piste-side restaurant (famous for the slide down to the loos) is one of the best mountain eating places in the Alps. Guests staying in one of the hotels or chalets in St Christoph have immediate access into the massive Arlberg ski area and in fact are well placed to explore over to St Anton or the other way down to Stuben and the excellent North facing slopes of the Albona Mountain.
1,800m - 2,810m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dinning
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- Charming, small and traditional village on the Arlberg Pass
- Easy access to the fantastic skiing of St Anton
- Some great hotels (the Hospiz and Hospiz Alm) among the best in the Alps
- Easy access to the lifts from the hotels and chalets in St Christoph
- One of THE best on slope restaurants in the Alps - the Hospiz Alm
- Apres ski is centred around the hotel bars
- Very limited off-slope entertainment and shopping options
St Christoph Resort Restaurants
Should you have enjoyed the friendly service and fabulous food at the Hospiz Alm during the day, chances are you will thoroughly enjoy the dinner in this fine dining establishment. Of an evening this traditional chalet transforms into a gourmet restaurant, whereby you can enjoy another gastronomic feast in the wood-panelled dining room illuminated by a crackling log fire. This is certainly worth a visit before heading back to your ski chalet or hotel! St Christoph does have a number of quality eateries, although most are located in the four and five star hotels within the resort.
St Christoph Mountain Restaurants
If you are not heading back for lunch in your ski chalet or hotel, St Christoph boasts one of the finest mountain restaurants in the Alberg region - the family owned, Hospiz Alm. At lunchtime, find yourself a spot on the sun terrace and indulge with a glass of bubbly and a sample of some Austrian classics including Wiener schnitzel, pork spare ribs (a house speciality) or Kaiserschmarrn (a light, caramelised pancake).
St Christoph Apres Ski
If you fancy a tipple at the end of the day and are on the St Anton side, be sure to stop past the Krazy Kanguruh or the Mooserwirt on the way back to your ski chalet or hotel. St Christoph is not a particularly big apres hot spot - therefore you are best sticking with either St Anton or Lech if you are looking for more a pre-dusk party scene!
St Christoph Nightlife
If you are not that enamoured with ideal of going to St Anton for a night out, best option is to stay in, relax and enjoy the peaceful serenity of the surrounding mountains from your ski chalet or hotel. St Christoph is a resort known more for its culinary delights, than its extensive number of vibrant bars and clubs.