This was our first skiing excursion to Austria. Having arrived into Zurich, the 'Railjet' train was a scenic and quick (2.5 hours) connection to St Anton. Our hosts had arranged a taxi to meet us at the station, 5 minutes later we arrived to a warm welcome from our hosts Andrea and Michael. Andrea provided a thorough orientation of the hotel, St Anton area and skiing options. We were upgraded to one of the suites on the 3rd floor. The room was of generous proportions, comfortable, well appointed, tastefully decorated with a terrific view up the valley. The half board arrangement made the experience all the more special. Each evening we enjoyed a sumptuous meal of 4 courses. Michael's menus were skillfully created and well complemented by their wine list. If you are a foodie and not happening to stay at the hotel, make sure to make a dinner reservation. Breakfast was no 'buffet' affair, again Michael maintains a high standard. The hotel is located up the valley from St Anton, approximately 20 minute by foot. This in my opinion is a plus, as 'downtown' St Anton may become noisy in the evenings as the apres skiing spills out on the street. The hosts arrange a shuttle to the lift stations in the morning and the local [free] buses deliver you within a short walk from the hotel in the evening. The skiing in the St Anton area was up there with some of our best experiences in Utah and Colorado. St Anton has plenty of off piste options for those needing to tempt fate. There are easy connections to the Zur/Zug/Lech area where the alpine views are so incredible, you need to pinch yourself every now and then. Returning to the hotel after a day on the planks requires some downtime in the wellness center, where one must choose from the 3 types of sauna, steam room or relaxation room. We stayed 8 nights and would have no hesitation in thinking where we would book our next stay in St Anton.
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- Also Known As:
- Der Waldhof Austria/St. Anton Am Arlberg