St Anton Accommodation
There is a huge choice of St Anton accommodation options from cheap catered chalets with Skiworld and Ski Val through to luxurious chalets with companies like Scott Dunn, Kaluma Travel and Bramble Ski. There is also a well developed range of hotels in St Anton from the older established properties such as the Schwarzer Adler, Hotel Post, Raffls St Antonerhof and the Sport Hotel to modern hotels that have been built on the land freed up when the railway was moved to the other side of resort.
The different chalet companies of St Anton
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Hotels in St Anton
Sankt Anton am Arlberg is an old and very established ski resort already popular as a ski town way back in the 1930's when racers like Hannes Schneider put the region on the global map. The 1969 Hollywood film,'Ski Racer', starring Robert Redford and Gene Hackman further established St Anton as a ski resort for serious skiers, and serious party go-ers!
The pedestrian main street with the railway crossing at one end and the church at the other was the location of all the original big hotels. The Hotel Post, the Alte Post, The Sport Hotel, Schwarzer Adler and St Antonerhof are all within close proximity of each other on either side of the main street.
In year 2000 the railway (which is the main east-west link between Austria and Switzerland) was moved to the other side of St Anton - away from the main lifts and the pedestrian centre. Although the old railway has now been replaced by a quiet back road the land immediately next to the old railway lines has been used for the building of modern hotels such as Anthony's and SkiHotel Galzig.
The residential areas explained
Given that St Anton is a fairly 'strung out' resort (nearly 3km from one end to the other) the location of your preferred chalet or hotel should be considered carefully. We would be delighted to talk you through the best choice of location for your accommodation in St Anton but in the meantime this guide to the various areas might be useful.
Dengert, Stadle and Moos
The main road (Arlberg Strasse) which leaves from the centre of St Anton in a south westerly direction (towards St Christoph) climbs a relatively steep hill. About 1.5km from the centre of resort and with an altitude gain of 100-150 metres you will find the outlying areas of Stadle, Dengert and Moos.
If you are staying in a property in one of these areas it is important to consider the journey to and from your accommodation at the end and beginning of each day. The smarter chalets operated by companies like Scott Dunn come with a private minibus service but guests staying in other chalets and hotels will need to rely on the not so frequent (but free) public bus service.
To help with the problem faced by clients in accommodation up the hill ski hire shops allow the storage of skis and boots in their shops overnight. This not only means you can put your feet into toasty warm boots in the morning but it also means you can get to and from the ski hire shop wearing your comfy walking shoes. As the ski hire shops are either located at the foot of the slopes or in the centre of the resort there is actually very little need to schlepp about St Anton in your ski boots.
However, in reality what tends to happen is that people come off the mountain and instead of going to the ski hire shop (to drop off skis and change from ski boots to shoes) they head straight for the nearest après bar. By the time hunger reminds them that it's time to head for dinner the ski hire shops are closed and there is no option but to trudge all the way back up the hill carrying their skis.
Chalets in the 'Moos' area of St Anton are the furthest properties from the resort centre but they do have the distinct advantage of being within stumbling distance of the legendary Mooserwirt and Krazy Kanguruh après-ski bars. So after a couple of sherbets taken at the end of a great ski day you can safely stumble back to your chalet rather than taking on a ski down to St Anton in the dark.
Gastig and Oberdorf
The residential areas of Gastig and Oberdorf are also up the hill in the same general direction as Stadle and Moos but are accessed via the quieter Alte Arlberg Strasse which runs more or less parallel with the main road. As in Stadle, Dengert and Moos one has to rely on a public bus service to make the journey down the hill in the morning and back up again at the end of the day but chalets and pensions here do benefit from lovely elevated views across to the Rendl Mountain and its ski area on the other side of the main valley.
Accommodation in Oberdorf is actually close enough to the resort centre to make the journey to the main lifts on foot. However, it should be noted that the walk down the hill in the morning is far less arduous than the struggle back up the hill after a long day's ski.
St Anton Dorf and Nasserein
Leaving the pedestrian main street in an easterly direction the road turns into the Dorfstrasse and heads towards St Anton Dorf (with its iconic onion-domed church) and then onto Nasserein. Although Nasserein is just as far from the resort centre as Stadle (1.5km) the topography of the valley floor landscape is more or less flat making it very possible to walk to and from the resort centre from this area of St Anton. Accommodation Dorf is approximately 6 minutes' walk (600 metres) from either the main lifts in St Anton or the new gondola in Nasserein but it has the big advantages of a quiet location (much appreciated in St Anton) and also being situated within a flat walk (4-5 minutes) of the resort centre with its amazing selection of shops, bars and nightclubs.
Until the turn of the last century Nasserein was considered too far out from the main lifts and centre of the resort to be desirable. As a result the accommodation options here were often the cheapest in St Anton. However, all that changed when the new high-speed gondola was installed connecting Nasserein (1,275m) to the Gampen mountain (1,850m) and allowing skiers to easily access the main ski area. The Nasserein nursery slopes with their dedicated draglift are where the ski schools take beginners and, to cap it all, it is possible to ski back to Nasserein when coming off the main mountain at the end of the day. If your legs and ability are still intact it is even possible to traverse all the way back from the Mooserwirt après-ski bar to Nasserein.
With the new lift, nursery slopes and easy ski access Nasserein has suddenly catapulted itself into being the most desirable location for a stay in St Anton. There is a real mixture of chalet and hotel properties here but the area suits all types of skiers and boarders from families looking to be close to the nursery slopes to ‘die hards’ who will enjoy the easy access to a modern lift.
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