The skiing here in St.Anton is very varied and really does cater for all tastes – you just have to know your way around – here again inside knowledge is a great help!! St.Anton rightly has the reputation of having some of the best off piste skiing in the world. There are plenty of runs for the intermediate skier too and you can ski many kilometres to the surrounding villages, have lunch and then ski home….. Around 40% of the runs in St.Anton are prepared for the beginner / intermediate, 50% advanced and 10% for the expert skier.
St.Anton itself has three main ski areas – Galzig, Gampen/Kapall & Rendl and in addition to this, St.Anton is also linked to the Lech & Zurs ski areas giving 340 km of prepared piste and over 200km of off piste skiing. If you wish to see the interactive ski map of the area click here or if you would like a 3D trip around St.Anton click here. For info on the skiing for your ability level click on the sidebars to the right if you are using a pc or in the links at the bottom of this page if you are using a mobile phone or tablet.
There is a great fun park on Rendl with many jumps, kickers, rails and slides. In the fun park you will find a table top, wash out board, fun box, pro jump and other obstacles for those of you who like to try out or show off your freestyle skills! Lech also has a great fun park and slalom course.
If you are coming here as a novice or outright virgin skier then my advice is to book yourself lessons – you cannot teach yourself to playgolf and it is the same with skiing. Try to teach yourself and all that you will achieve is to ski totally incorrectly with many bad habits that most likely will lead to you hurting yourself, and this advice applies to learning to ski anywhere not just here. For those of you who are thinking of coming to St.Anton for the off piste skiing – I would say Yes Yes Yes – it is fantastic here. But you really should book yourself a qualified guide and make sure that you have all the correct safety equipment – AND that you know how to use it correctly. Click on the piste map on the right and it should open up in a large format. The sidebar on the top right has info on all the ski areas of St.Anton for your level of ability.