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“Breathtaking views combined with good times!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St. Anton

St. Anton
St. Anton am Arlberg 6580, Austria
43 5446 22690
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Cross-country Ski Areas
Activities: Skiing, Drinking, Dining, Nightlife
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Owner description: One of the more popular ski resorts in the Tirols.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Breathtaking views combined with good times!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We went to St Anton to snowboard /ski. The area was beautiful. It was well connected between the neighbouring valleys and peaks. Tourism is well established and hospitality well laid out. I'm definitely going back.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Not for beginners,great skiing great party town,meet you at the kangaruh or mooserwirt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

If you are a beginner get over to Lech or Rendl to warm up,don't ignore STOP signs! & have a great time,powder down to st Christophe off piste& watch for the two little cliffs ,great fun

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“Disappointing Experience in St. Anton”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Just returned from a week long ski trip to St. Anton and I was very diappointed. For the timeframe we were in town, Feb 24th - Mar 1, the skiing was similar to any bad ski day in Vermont. The runs that were machine groomed were skied off by 9:30 am every day, leaving nothing but pure hard pack, and the off piste areas were impossible to navigate since the surface had frozen, but not enough to hold your weight, so you'd break through. Very poor ski condition reporting as well. Most days conditions were reported as "excellent" or "perfect" but that was hardly the case.

The lift lines were RIDICULOUS with no regard for fellow skiers. There are no line attendants so it's a free-for-all with the most obnoxious and rude people I've ever encountered. People will step over you, under you, and do whatever it takes to push you out of the way so they can get on the chairlift 10 seconds before you. There is no understanding that the person in front of you gets on the chair BEFORE you do. So rude and inconsiderate and I simply can't understand why, because if you see these same people at happy hour or at dinner, they are lovely to engage.

The happy hours are fun, but you do not want to be on the slopes much after 4PM because there are so many drunk people trying to ski down from the happy hour locations located on the mountain side. Of course, the longer you wait, the more dangerous it becomes, but if you are already at the bottom, it can be quite funny to watch these stupid people trying to navigate their final ski run.

Restaurants are bars allow smoking indoors so if you don't like to breathe in second hand smoke, stay away. As a non smoker, I found these locations impossible to spend any time at and it was annoying to be outside at table for lunch, only to have four or more people sit down next to you and light up.

The buses to the various ski areas around St. Anton are run quite well, but are very crowded so expect to stand the 30 minutes or so to your destination. Not really difficult because you are packed in like sardines in a can!

Rental equipment is available mountain side and the equipment is okay. We rented "premium" equipment, but it was several years old. They do allow you to exchange skis if you are unhappy and they will also sharpen your edges as many times as needed without any additional charges.

If you are considering a trip to St. Anton, do yourself a favor - save the $$$ and plan your ski trip to Colorado, Utah, California, Wyoming, Montana or even New England instead. You won't miss a thing, will be treated much better, have a safer experience and have the most incredible ski conditions, whether you prefer groomed or ungroomed slopes. I'm sorry to say that St. Anton is highly overrated and I wish I had know than before I invested my money and my vacation time.

Visited February 2013
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Kolari
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“Good skiing bad swimming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Nice resort to travel with the family. Lot of ski slopes and lifts functiuoning well. Bus service between St Anton and Lech is good except too grouded, even dangerous for children.
The real disapointment was the swimbad and the service there. We had hired one towel for father and two children to use together. The guard came and grapped the towel from the child's hand shouting somethinf in germany what we didn't understand. You don't do such a think for a child or even anyone. Please be aware how your staff is behaving towards cutomers!

Visited March 2013
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Nice enough resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The ski-ing better than in Ischgl, more varied and more picturesque, the ski-ing area more extensive, the runs more interesting. The resort in itself picturesque as well, although the restaurants all tend to serve typical Austrian food, and the Chinese or Italian restaurants all taste Austrian as well. There are queues for the ski lifts and the pistes are well maintained, although beware of ski routes which can sometimes turn unexpectely difficult, as they are not maintained. Overall, nice enough

Visited April 2012
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