Arlberg – St. Anton – Lech – Warth…
Everyone definitely wants to go to St. Anton or Lech: ski bums from all over Europe, the USA or Australia, piste freaks in a Porsche from Munich and freeriders in a VW bus. Hardly any resort in the Alps is as legendary as „St. Anton“ and „Lech“, as the ski insider says. No wonder, after all, St. Anton or Lech is the cradle of alpine skiing, the region is particularly rainy and made for freeriding: wide, open Slopes for long, fast powder turns in perfect combination with steep gullies and tree runs for nimble dwarf turns. If St. Anton isn’t enough, you can drive through the ski area or along the pass road to St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs or Lech. The ski pass is also valid there, and even though the Arlberg is so famous and the runs visible from the lift are quickly torn apart, there is still plenty of untracked powder here a week after the last snowfall: Rendl, Valluga, Madloch, Albona … the Arlberg offers so many slopes that a skier’s life is barely enough – no wonder that a large part of the freeride elite describes the Arlberg as their local mountain. When the sun is shining and the risk of avalanches is not quite as high, they all wait at the Schindlergratbahn early in the morning to be the first to draw their lines into the channels of the Schindlerkars. To ensure that safety is not forgotten due to the sheer powder fun, information boards on the Kapall, Galzig and Rendl provide the freeriders with the most important information about safety. Those who prefer to practice the basics in advance can do so in the avalanche transceiver on Rendl.
But in St. Anton you can not only sink into the deep snow to the tip of your nose, the generation Twintip also finds a suitable domicile here. In the „stanton park“ (based on the form of pronunciation, which is most easily spoken by English-speaking visitors)
at the mountain station of the Rendlbahn you are tolerant and cosmopolitan. Bloody beginners are welcome in the beginner area to learn the basics and then bake bigger and bigger rolls in the medium and advanced area. As a final exam, the two biggest kickers in the „stanton park“ pro line are ready for the contenders. If you shine here with style and safe execution, you can justifiably pat yourself on the shoulder. Licking after the daily shaped jib features you have your fingers elsewhere: The boxes, rails, tubes and wallride have been perfectly integrated into the terrain. Those who have forgotten mom’s break bread at home before all the excitement can breathe easy, because next to the park you can relax on „Rendl Beach“ on the large sun terrace provide the necessary energy replenishment.
Those who haven’t had enough romp on and off piste or are looking for the right balance sport should go to the “arl” in the evening. rock. „On 1,000 square meters of climbing space there is everything that climbing freaks can lick their tortured fingers: bouldering, climbing and via ferrata climbing – that’s no problem in St. Anton.
The infamous black Arlberg-Kandahar downhill run is a must for anyone who has lost a racer: it is three kilometers long with a height difference of 959 meters and black as night. A must for everyone with fitness: the White Rush route. There you can test how long it takes for your thighs to burn out. The White Rush is the toughest hobby ski race in the world: 500 skiers and snowboarders compete every April after the lift closes to show who is the least afraid of speed over nine kilometers from the Valluga via the Valfagehrjoch through the Steißbach valley to St. Anton and has crashes. And for those who don’t have to prove anything, there are plenty of red and blue slopes out of a total of 340 kilometers of slopes.
St. Anton would not be one of the most popular ski areas if it weren’t for the youngsters and their safety: the old dance floor lift was replaced by a six-seater high-speed chairlift with automatic child safety. When the little ones have relaxed enough in a comfortable armchair, they can let out the piste hooligan on the new fun slope on the Galzig between the Osthangbahn and the Zammermoosbahn.
In St. Anton, rustic Tyrolean charm, international jet set and exuberant après ski party come together. In the latter case, most people immediately think of the „Mooser Wirt“, which they say is probably the worst ski hut on the Arlberg, made famous by the RTL-II broadcast „Après-Ski-Hits“. But that’s not all: „Krazy Kangaroo“, „Sennhütte“, „Heustadl,“ s’Griabli „,“ Underground „,“ Eisbar Base Camp „… In St. Anton the“ Piste „also stops in the broadcast Meaning what it promises.