01 Feb 9 Non-Ski Activities in St Anton
Discover Non-Ski Activities in St Anton
St Anton attracts skiers from all over the world and has a reputation for terrain that will challenge even the best riders. As the stature of the resort has grown so has what the town offers and it now appeals to those who enjoy a wider range of pursuits during a winter trip to the mountains.
Today St Anton stands among the other globally known resorts as a place to go, ski and be seen. Which is why it is also the perfect destination for non-skiers as it is crammed packed with activities and things to do.
1. St Anton is a great town
The village is part of the rich history of the Arlberg and has developed with the popularity of the resort. There’s a mix of traditional and modern architecture as it’s moved with the times without losing its original character.
The resort is buzzing with vibrant restaurants and coffee shops where you can lunch or read a book with a warming hot drink. And if you’re into shopping the news is good as more and more boutiques are popping up every season.
St Anton is located in a stunning tree lined valley full of picturesque villages and mountain lakes all of which are easily navigated on the 70 km of maintained walking trails.
There are a range of walks from a 20 km hike along the Rossana river to a short 2 km stroll to the nearby village of St Christoph. It is a perfect place to wrap up warm, pull on your walking boots and set out in the crisp air for some brisk cardiovascular exercise.
A highlight of everyone’s trip to St Anton is the famous toboggan run. To take part you need to pick up a traditional wooden sledge from the bottom of the run (€9) or any hire shop in the village and make your way to the Nassereinbahn.
If you don’t have a lift pass you will need purchase one for the journey up the mountain. The run is 2.5 mile track that winds it way through the forest and is open daily 12pm to 4.30pm as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
4. Swimming and Wellness
Situated in the centre of the resort is the Alberg Wellness Centre where you can enjoy a variety of spa treatments or take a dip in one of the indoor or outdoor pools.
If you are on holiday with your family you will find the centre is a great spot to take them as it has a paddling pool for toddlers and fun for the older children.
Of course, you don’t necessarily have to head across town if you want to enjoy a swim, as our chalet Eden Rock in St Anton includes its own swimming pool.
5. The Arl.rock center
Another of our favourite spots to hang out in is the Arl.rock leisure centre. Here you can take part in indoor and outdoor climbing on their climbing walls. Or if racket sports are more your thing then you have the option of tennis or squash, with equipment hire available if required. There is also a bowling alley at the centre.
The Arl.rock opens at 1pm and activities are available until 10pm.
6. Train from St Anton to Innsbruck
If you fancy getting out of St Anton for a day then you could hop on the train to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Immerse yourself in this historical town and soak up some Austrian culture. Trains run every hour from St Anton with a return trip costing around €35.
7. Trip to the top of Valluga
Even if you are not skiing, you still need to take a trip into the incredible mountains around St Anton. We recommend that you head to the top of Mt Valluga and take in the stunning panorama of the Verwall range, followed by lunch in the area’s highest restaurant.
8. Ski museum
Located in a chalet dating back to 1912 the St Anton museum will take you on a journey through the history of skiing and how it developed in the Arlberg, as well as being full of information about some of the resort’s local heroes.
At the end of the tour there is a spot where you can watch some of the incredible ski movies from the 20’s and 30’s. More current film fans might notice that the museum featured as Bill Nighy’s luxury chalet in the 2011 movie ‘Chalet Girl‘.
The museum opens each day at 3pm and entry costs €4.
9. Ice Skating
No winter sport destination would be complete without an ice rink and St Anton is no exception. The resort’s ice rink can be found outside the wellness center and is open from 1pm daily. Hire & skating charges are €8. The adventurous might want to try curling for €33 per person.
Luxury Chalets in St Anton
If you would like to know more about staying in St Anton then please contact our team of experts on on +44(0)1730 260 263.
Our concierge service means that if there any of these particular activities you wish to try, we can make all the arrangements for you and make every step as simple as possible.