Cosmopolitan resort with extensive skiing and a lively nightlife.
- Renowned for incredible après, but with a surprisingly traditional and sophisticated town.
- New lifts connect to Lech and Zürs, making the Arlberg the largest linked ski area in Austria with 305km of piste.
- Paradise for expert skiers and boarders, with plenty of challenging runs and endless off-piste options.
The Ski School Arlberg is the largest school in Austria and has a great reputation, although the learning curve in St Anton is steep. Beginners should stick to Nasserein for gentler blues but confident intermediates have plenty of scope for exploring. It’s well worth keeping in mind some of the ski area’s quieter extremities, such as Stuben. Experts will be in their element with plenty of fun to be had, both on and off-piste.
Make sure you hook up with a local guide to test out the Valluga and jump on the ski bus to neighbouring Sonnenkopf for a powder day. If you’re staying around the centre of town there’s a well-stocked supermarket for supplies and plenty of bars and restaurants for an evening (or two) on the town. It’s not all go though, there’s the quieter end of town at Nasserein and the excellent ARLBERG-well.com spa is perfect for a spot of self-indulgence.
Skiing solo this season? Check out our other recommended resorts for single skiers.
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2 for 1 Equipment
Available on selected dates. Terms apply.
Kids Ski Free
- Free ski and boot hire for two children aged between 3 and 10 years when two adults pre-book the same.
- Free helmet for children when pre-booking skis and boots.
Snowman Lift Pass
For children aged 8 years or under for €10 per person, available locally.
- Discounted lift passes for adults aged 75 and over years for approximately €23 for one day, €44 for 2 days €67 for 3 days or €90 for 4 day, available locally.