unreservedly love St Anton, possibly the most complete ski resort in the world. I have had so many fabulous trips to St Anton: It´s an easy drive from Switzerland, a destination served by rail from the UK and is reasonably well served by a number of airports. The skiing is awesome, there is bags of accessible off-piste and the village is lively, although perhaps not quite as much so as it once was. With new lifts for the 2016/7 season the resorts of Lech and Zurs are again accessible via the lift system, making this one of the most attractive circuits for both good off-piste and long cruisy runs. And the Mooserwirt - reputedly the bar serving more beer than anywhere in the whole of Austria - and the Krazy Kangaruh are just the liveliest apres-ski destinations in the whole Alps.
Where to Eat and Party
The cosy Hospiz Alm in St Christoph does a great Tiroler gröstl (+43 544 63625).
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is St Anton. Station close to all lifts.
- From Zurich the least travel time is 2 hrs 17 mins with as few as zero changes.
- From Basel the least travel time is 4 hrs 7 mins with as few as 1 changes going via Zurich.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 200 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 15 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 268 km and the journey time is roughly 3 hrs 10 mins.