St Anton am Arlberg Travel Guide
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- St Anton am ArlbergFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Every romanticized Eurpoean ski picture I saw was true. The St. Anton region in Austria truly has no peer. I had to check the sides of the buildings to make sure they weren't made of gingerbread.
Typically I would arrive in Zurich, and either rent a car or more often than not hop on a train. Alternatively, the easiest airport to come in to is Friedrichshafen, which is only a 90-minute drive from St. Anton and is one of the more timely and organized airports you can travel through. There is a train station at Friedrichshafen but you'll need to navigate one or two connections to get through to St. Anton.
Otherwise, the train from Zurich will get you to St. Anton DIRECT. It's about a two to three hour trip on the very well-appointed trains of Switzerland and Austria.
Once there, there are lots of apartments, hotels, and B&B's for hire, to suit every taste and budget.
The skiing, as I've said, is beyond compare. St. Anton connects with several other major ski resorts via a single ticket, with the result being that the total available acreage far exceeds any US area's claim at being the largest. It's so large, in fact, that you can put together a package such that you begin in St. Anton, ski all day, never taking the same run twice, then arrive in another town (bags ported for you) such as Lech, spend the night there, and so on and so forth. It's really special and quite the adventure.
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