St Anton


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St Anton
Snowboarding - Snowparks: 1, Halfpipes: 1, Boarding on all pistes.

Other Snow Sports - Cross country: 38km, Cross country equipment available, Snow shoeing, Snow shoes available, Telemark, Telemark equipment available, Sleigh rides:

2 ski-schools offer courses in skiing, snowboarding, guiding, touring and cross-country skiing; mainly English-language instruction. Kindergarten operates Sun to Fri for children over 2½ yrs. Special children's ski-school.

During the daytime: a range of winter activities, including cross-country skiing, 2½-ml natural toboggan run from Rodelhutte, winter walking (9½ mls of cleared paths), sleigh rides, open-air ice-skating and curling rink. There is also a sports/spa centre with indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and gym. You will also find 3 indoor tennis courts, a squash court, and a bowling alley in Nasserein.

In the summer, mountain hiking, biking and climbing, golf, river-rafting and canyoning are all popular activities.

The club and bar scene in St Anton is very lively, and less expensive than some of the other European ski resorts. The 'in' places are the Krazy Kangaroo Bar on the mountainside, and the Moosewirt Bar, both usually packed with skiers and snowboarders after a day on the slopes. Alcohol flows freely to the tune of rock and hip-hop. The night is long at the numerous other discos and clubs, but for those seeking something more sedate there are quieter, sophisticated watering holes in the hotels.

There is a wide variety, from pizzerias to haute cuisine. All outlets are generally reasonably priced. Reservations will be necessary for big groupsas this is a very busy area. Some of the best is served up at the Sporthotel, where a variety of sausages are served up with potatoes and sauerkraut for a reasonable price. Game and dumplings also appear on most local menus. Fondue can be enjoyed at The Montjola, one of the oldest restaurants.

Local half day excursions can be taken to Liechtenstein, or some duty-free shopping at Samnaun (Switzerland).Further afield full day excursions can be taken to Bregenz and Lindau, visits to Innsbruck for sightseeing. Visits to to the larger towns of St Moritz and Pontresina (Switzerland); Oberammergau (Germany).