St Anton, Austria

Resort height:

  1305m

 

Slopes:

  1305-2650m

 

Pistes:

  127km

 (283km Arlberg region)

 

General snow cover

 

4/5

 

Snow quality (upper)

4/5

 

Snow quality (lower)

3/5

 

Resort level snow

3/5

 

Powder potential

4.5/5

St Anton and the Arlberg region are well known for their generous snowfall. Indeed, the snowpack on Valluga is often the deepest in the Alps, sometimes exceeding 6m, and snow cover is rarely an issue.

 

Snow quality, however, is far from consistent. Many of St Anton's slopes face south or south east, and ice or slush can be a problem, especially late in the season. In this respect there is more to be said for hiring a guide here than in most other resorts, particularly in spring.

 

Snow-making is comprehensive lower down and ensures that the runs back to base nearly always remain open. That said, the snow quality in nearby Lech/Zürs (valid under the Arlberg ski pass) is more consistent.

St Anton is one of our:

 

* Top 10 powder destinations - Europe

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