Sankt Anton am Arlberg is a village and ski resort in Tyrol, western Austria, with a permanent population.
It is situated at 1,304 m above sea level in the Tyrolean Alps with Aerial tramways and chairlifts up to 2,811 m. It is also a popular summer resort among trekkers and mountaineers.
A town of 2,500 permanent inhabitants, St. Anton lies on the Rosanna River and is on the main east-west rail line between Austria and Switzerland. It is part of the Arlberg alliance of ski resortsвЂ”a region that includes 82 cable cars and ski lifts, 260 km (160 miles) of groomed pistes and 184 km (114 miles) of deep-snow runs.
A pedestrian zone forms the centre of the town. On the western edge of village is the "Galzigbahn" which has been replaced by a Funitel gondola. The new gondola also includes a first-ever "Ferris wheel": enabling passengers to board the gondolas on ground level, then rotating the gondolas up to the main high-speed cables. The Funitel accesses the Galzig slopes and connects to Schindler and Valluga peaks. On the eastern edge of town, the Nassereinbahn rises to the Nasserein area with connections to the Kapall peak. The Kapall, Valluga, and Schindler peaks provide skiers with close to 1,500 vertical metres skiing. Slope-side aprГЁs-ski bars can be found on the Steissbachtal trail just above St. Anton.
Expert terrain includes less frequently groomed ski routes such as Schindlerkar and Mattun, and the backside of Valluga (2,811 m) down to ZГјrs, which is for experts only if accompanied by a guide. There are also a large number of off-piste routes in the area that experts can explore with the help of a guide.