Ski holiday for non skiers ST.ANTON am Arlberg: 10 THINGS TO DO

SKI Vacation for non skiers. Many have family members, who doesn’t want to ski or are not able to ski because of a reason. I have listened 10 things to do in and near St. Anton am Arlberg – for non skiers.

1. Tobogganing – Here in St. Anton you don’t even need to walk up. You can take the Nasserein gondola up to Gampen. Up there, there is a long, beautiful toboggan road way and down to town. Get more specifik information by clicking here .

2. Walking / Wandering outside in nature
Being outside and getting some fresh air is always good for you. Around St. Anton am Arlberg there are many marked wander routes around the snow covered mountains. Many options. Beautiful experience.

If you are only onto small walks, I can highly recommend a walk though the beautiful mountain town St. Anton am Arlberg & maybe have a look in all the shops & a coffee break in between.

Or

A walk in & around Pettneu am Arlberg. I recommend you to visit this little amazing mountain village. It’s situated around 7 km outside St. Anton am Arlberg. You can walk, take the car, taxi or the ski bus out here. Pettneu has a really beautiful walking road up in the mountains. You can take a break at “The Almfrieden hut” and get some food (e.g soup or Kaiserschmarrn) or drink a hot chocolate and walk down again or take the skis or a sledge down…

St. Christoph, Zürs, Lech am Arlberg or Stuben or Sonnenkopf am Arlberg is also worth visiting.

3. Playtime in the snow

When there is snow, there are a lot of options… Not everything has to cost money – & playing in the snow is for free. You can do it alone or with your family – build snowmen – make snow angels or iglos – snowball games and other snow activities.

4. Taking Pictures

Of the landscape or yourself.  Or maybe you meet a person, who wants to help making a photo of you in the beautiful surroundings. Photos are always great memories from your holiday.

5. Coffee – cakes – eating

Many nice places to go. Of course I have my favorites, but ask me private in a message, what I recommend or follow me at instagram in winter and look at my stories 🙂 @freeridegirlcom .

6. Arlberg Wellness Centre

In the middle of town, you will find Arlberg WellCom . Here it is possible to do fitness training, yoga, sauna & swimming or get a great massage. I often go there for a swim – Say hello, if we suddenly meet 🙂

7. Aprés Ski 

There are actually many people, who just come to St.Anton because of the great Aprés Ski situated on the mountain. They sleep long, heading for après ski and party the whole night long…

The most crowded /popular places start with the après ski music around 15.30/16.00 o’clock: The Mooserwirt, Crazy Kanguruh & Taps.

Otherwise it’s a bit more quiet après ski down in town. I can recommend Underground on the Piste & Anton Bar situated next to Galzig Bahn in 2 different directions… In center of town there are also Aprés Ski places, but I never get so far, so that’s why I can’t recommend them right now 🙂 If I have forgotten some important places, let me know.

8. Train trip to Innsbruck

Do you miss the “Big City” feeling already after some days in the mountains? Well.. Then you can take a train trip to Innsbruck. Innsbruck not like very big, Big, city, but it’s the capital of Tirol (my opinion), and beautiful architecture combined with older buildings. At Christmas time it’s very nice. I think all cities and towns are in Austria.

But also just the train trip from St.Anton am Arlberg through the mountains to Innsbruck is an experience it self. There are directly trains from St. Anton train-station to Innsbruck.

9. Arl.Rock Sport-park & Resto-bar

Great activity place situated next to the train station: Climbing & bouldering. Tennis courts, squash court. Bowling. Newest activity is the trampolines. Also there is a sport bar & thai restaurant inside the building. The food from the Thai restaurant taste amazing. I recommend.

10. RELAX AT YOUR HOTEL

Maybe you should just give your self some time to relax & be nice to your self. Sleep long. Have sex with your partner or masturbate. Eat a long breakfast, enjoy your coffee. Read a book or the newspaper magazine you love to read. USE YOUR WIFI. Do all things in slow motion. Get a massage. Go into the wellness & sauna area if possible. One day fully relaxing can be good for you.

No skiing on a ski holiday can also be a great holiday!!

Sure I have forgotten something above. The Arlberg Area have so many things to offer. It will take too much of my time to write down. If something very important is not in the text, then let me know 🙂

OTHERWISE:

The Tourist Information Office of St. Anton am Arlberg can give you the best tips for your ski holiday & activities to do.

I WISH YOU A PLEASENT HOLIDAY!

/Anne-Louise @freeridegirlcom

Peak Season – February -Ski instructor – St. Anton am Arlberg

It’s the beginning of February. High ski season is starting in one week in St.Anton am Arlberg / Arlberg (actually whole Tirol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg etc). All Ski-schools are getting busy, and it can be difficult to get a certain private ski instructor or off-piste guide, if you don’t book in advance.  

Most people have a tendency to book a last minute ski instructor, because booking a ski instructor isn’t the most important thing to think of firstly, when going on a ski holiday!? 

There are several ski schools in St.Anton, and of course you can just show up in one of the schools and book for the day for private or group lessons.

Just have in mind that in high season it can be more difficult to get the instructor you wanted from last year or an (experienced) instructor or the one, who speaks your language, because they are simply fully booked (peak week from 10 th of february etc).  

Also the group lessons for kids and adults can be quite crowded  (max. 12 people).

But when people first get the experience, that it’s difficult to get the instructor they want, they learn – next time – to book long time in advance.

So do you know long time before, that you are going on ski holiday in high season – especially in February and you need a certain ski instructor to ski with, then I will give you an advice:

REMEMBER:

IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SKI INSTRUCTOR, Then book him or her a long time before – if possible – if you want to make sure you will ski or your kids or wife/husband will ski with the instructor they want to ski with…

It gives less stress – and on a holiday it’s important not having stress, but pleasure, togetherness, joy, fun and eat and do things that makes you happy :-).

I hope it was good information for you.

/Freeridegirl alias Anne-Louise