2 August 2012
The Arlberg is one of the most famous ski regions of the world. It's also quite easy to reach via the Inntalautobahn and the Alrberg Expressway, or through the Arlberg Tunnel from the West. From Innsbruck or Bregenz it's just an hour's drive.
The region is on the border of Vorarlberg, embedded in the fantastic mountain landscape between the Lechtaler Alps and the Verwall Group.
In 2001, St. Anton was the host of the Alpine Ski World Championship. The snow-secure pistes, fun parks, challenging steep slopes, corn snow, and deep powder descents like the Valuga are sure to excite every winter sports fan.
The Arlberg, which reaches up to 2,811 m, is among the most snow secure regions of the entire Alpine range. This combined with the most modern snow canons means that excellent conditions on the pistes are guaranteed.
With the Arlberger lift pass, you will have access to 84 ultra-modern lifts that connect to over 450 km of slopes for all levels of difficulty. ''Only'' 280 km are prepared pistes, while the roughly 170 km of unprepared slopes are for experts only. The fun park with half-pipe, jumps, table tops, and several rails is a real paradise for snowboarders. An excursion into the resort Lech, with its excellent ski area, is also quite a treat.
Numerous ski huts invite you in to enjoy the last few rays of sun and toast a successful day of skiing. The après ski in St. Anton is simply legendary. Names like Crazy Känguruh and MooserWirt come to mind. As early as the afternoon, you can ''practice turning in,'' in other words?get the party started.
Both huts are located close together directly above the resort, but don't forget the short descent remaining between the hut and the ski bus.
The Mooserwirt is undoubtedly the most famous après ski hut in Austria, and according to a website, ''probably the worst ski hut at the Arlberg.'' On any given day, over 3,000 Liters of beer are served here.