St Anton - High Altitude Skiing in a top ski resort
St Anton has also made successful efforts in recent years to make the resort child-friendly too. The Nasserein area of St Anton is the perfect location for family skiing. Two of the main children’s ski areas are convenient to our chalet - one at the foot of the gondola and one at the top. The Pepi Gabl Chalet is just next to the gondola and only 50m or so from the end of the Nasserein home run.
Meanwhile, it is the appeal of the biggest ski area in Austria, the Arlberg, which will make keen skiing parents’ eyes light up, with 340km of pistes and 200km of unpisted ‘deep snow runs’ to choose from and a snow record to be proud of.
Links to the whole Arlberg area - The 2016/17 season saw fantastic changes to the Arlberg Ski area. New developments to the lift system now means you can ski to the other side of the Arlberg Area without having to use buses! This means that all resorts of the Arlberg skiing area – St. Anton and St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs, Lech, Oberlech as well as Schröcken and Warth – will be easily accessible on skis and snowboards!
The 8-person gondola from the village centre to the Rendl area offers skiers more choice of superb pistes to enjoy. Not only St Anton and St Christoph, but also neighbouring Lech and Zürs and the generally quiet but fabulous Sonnenkopf area (all reached by ski-bus), are covered on the Arlberg lift-pass.
The new Auenfeldjet Gondola, connecting Lech/Zurs with Warth/Schrocken has opened up an extra 66km of piste, 16 more lifts and numerous deep snow runs to the Arlberg ski area, all covered by the one lift pass!
As for the village itself, St Anton has retained all its traditional Austrian charm, and its part-pedestrianised centre makes an attractive and atmospheric heart to the resort, perfect for family skiing and a host of great facilities. Our St Anton ski chalet is situated in the quieter Nasserein area, which has excellent access to the ski area with its own high-speed 8-person gondola up to Gampen, and a regular free shuttle-bus service for the short ride to the lively resort centre.
Chalet Pepi Gabl - Close
Our Childcare In St. Anton
|Childcare/Ski lesson||Age group||Description||2017/18 price|
|Nursery||17 weeks-40 months||All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days||£325|
|Spritelets||3–4 years||Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons||£229|
|Sprite Beginners||5–9 years||Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings||£229|
|Sprite Improvers||6–10 years||Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings||£229|
|Sprite Intermediates||7–11 years||For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings||£229|
|Supervised Lunch||3–12 years||Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days||£95|
|Snow Club||3–8 years||Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days||£205|
|Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE|
|Mini Cocoa Club||3–5 years||7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
|Cocoa Club||6–12 years||Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings||£65|
|Saturday Family Guiding||Over 5 years||Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who
are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families. Available in selected resorts only
|Prices from £39 per adults and £29 per child|
|(New) Ski Chaperone||All ages||One of our Snow Rangers will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them at the end of the session - 6 mornings||£75|
|Sprite Xtra Classes||Improver Xtra 6-11 years Intermediates Xtra 7-12 years||A formal, structured ski lesson of 2-2.5 hours each morning followed by 2 more hours of less formal, fun ski time with their instructor each afternoon - 5 x am & 5 xpm mornings||£359|
2017/18 Peak weeks: include departures on the 19th & 26th December 2017, 11th and 18th February, 1st & 8th April 2018: Departures are Tuesdays until 2nd January, then Sundays for the rest of the season. Gressoney departure dates are on Saturdays all season.
Esprit Classic Childcare
For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!
Five mornings a week, children in Beginner, Improver, Improver Xtra and Intermediate Xtra Sprite classes are collected by our staff and either walk or are taken by minibus to the meeting point at the Nasserein Gondola for their lessons. Beginner and Improver children joining Snow Club will be collected at the end of their lesson and returned to the Chalet Pepi Gabl for lunch.
Xtra Sprites classes include lunch with the ski school, and these children will be collected at the end of their lessons in the afternoon and taken back to the Pepi Gabl, where they will re-join the other children for fun and games. Alternatively, parents may collect them at the designated time and location. Spritelet Snow Clubbers will be collected by our staff for their morning’s fun and will be taken to their lessons in the Nasserein Nursery Garden after lunch and returned to the Pepi Gabl to join the other children in Snow Club when their lesson ends.
In the mornings we ask that Nursery children are delivered to the Nursery in the Chalet Pepi (just opposite the Pepi Gabl) by their parents and are collected by their parents at 5pm, whilst all other children will be returned to their ‘home’ chalet by our staff and supervised through high tea until 6pm.
Cocoa Club runs in the Snow Club room within Chalet Pepi Gabl. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children.
Mini Cocoa Club runs in the children’s snug in the Pepi Gabl for children aged 3-5. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children. Parents in the Pepi Gabl can then put their children to bed and make the most of our baby listening patrol, which runs till 10.30pm.
Ski range from 1,300m – 2,650m
There is a beginners’ area for adults too in Nasserein, and some lovely blue runs down from Gampen at the top of the gondola to progress to as you improve. The ski-school has an excellent reputation for helping first-time skiers through those early days, to reach a level you can be proud of at the end of the week.
St Anton has incredible skiing for intermediates, with the ‘Happy Valley’ for those who are looking for lovely cruising runs, and the wide open slopes of Lech and Zürs offering sensational scenery and great snow. There are plentifiul challenges too at all levels, including bumps and unpisted ‘deep snow trails’ to explore, and the men’s World Cup downhill run is not to be missed!
Quite simply, this is one of the world’s absolute best resorts for expert skiers, with a magical variety of consistently challenging skiing, including fiendish blacks, exhilarating off-piste and bumps galore. In short, this is definitely one of those resorts every keen skier wants to notch up on their ski-pole.
The off-piste here is unequalled, and the snow record outstanding, with St Anton regularly getting a lot more snow than French resorts of the same height. Powder is left unpisted on 200km of marked ‘trails’, and there are endless acres of off-piste to explore as well, for some of which a guide is recommended.
The steady upgrade of the lift system, with more and more chairlifts replacing T-bars, clearly benefits boarders too, and the steep terrain and plentiful powder add to the appeal, particularly for more experienced boarders.
St Anton is justly renowned for its extensive and lively après ski scene. For the energetic, there is ice-skating, tobogganing and indoor tennis, plus the superb new Wellness Centre, or for an après-ski drink, there are plentiful bars and cafés, ranging from loud and lively to atmospheric and relaxing. At night, the liveliest nightlife is concentrated in the resort centre – well away from our chalets in Nasserein.
- Fitness Centre
- Natural skating rink
- Indoor and outdoor swimming-pools
- Cross-country skiing
- Winter walks
- Climbing wall
- Banks with cashpoints
- Large selection of shops, restaurants and bars
- Massage available
- Tourist office
Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.
Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally.
The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations Advisory team.
Free lift pass for children*
2017/18 Ski packs
|Adult 13+ yrs||Skis/poles/boots||6 days||-||-||£164||£201|
|Child (6-12)||Skis/poles/boots||6 days||-||-||£74||-|
|Child 3-5 yrs||Skis/poles/boots/helmet||6 day||£41||-||-||-|
- 4 day hire duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.
- FREE child helmet included with child equipment hire.
|Tuition||Ski/Snowboard 3 Days||Ski 5 Days|
|Adult 13+ yrs||£169||£225|
|Child 5-12 yrs||£169||£225|
|6 Day Lift Pass||High Season||Christmas||Mid Season||Low Season||2 Jan dept.
|Senior (Born 1953 or earlier)||£208||£194||£181||£146||£151|
|Youth (Born 1998-2001)||£208||£194||£181||£146||£151|
|Child (born from 2010)||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE|
- 4 day duration corresponds to the 5 night holiday departing on 2 January.
- High Season is departures 26/12 and 07/01 to 01/04 (incl.); Christmas is 19/12; Mid Season is 12/12 and 08/04; Low Season is 15/04.
- €5 refundable keycard deposit payable locally.
- Children under 7 and seniors require photos.
- Guest passports are scanned by the lift pass office.
Fly to Innsbruck (INN) or Friedrichshafen (FDH) from the following airports.
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