St. Christoph am Arlberg
Small, traditional yet refined, St. Christoph am Arlberg is one of the Alps’ highest ski resorts.
Set in an open snow bowl, St. Christoph is a small cluster of smart hotels, chalets, bars and restaurants just down from the summit of the Arlberg pass. Only a short drive from bustling St Anton and more cosmopolitan Lech and Zurs, St. Christoph offers a peaceful mountain retreat for those who are seeking fantastic skiing without the hustle and bustle.
Popular with families and couples alike, St. Christoph has a vast ski area. Thanks to the new Flexenbahn lift opening winter 2016, all the resorts in the Arlberg ski area are now linked and easily accessible on skis without the need for a bus, making it the largest interconnected ski area in Austria. One of the resorts’ key attractions is queue free lifts in the morning and a crowd-free home piste with good snow at the end of the day.
Aside from the chic hotels, there are a number of luxury chalets in St. Christoph cropping up as the resorts fairy-tale charm continues to draw in visitors. Most of the accommodation is ski-in/ski out, or at most a short walk from the main lift.
“Fans of gastronomy will find plenty to delight them in St. Christoph am Arlberg.”
Hospiz Alm Restaurant
Renowned as one of Austria’s best mountain restaurants, Hospiz Alm is famous for its wine cellar (accessed by a slide) and superb sun terrace. Ski-in/ski-out the restaurant is run by the 5-star hotel Arlberg Hospiz, and serves a variety of delicious authentic Austrian specialities.
www.arlberg1800resort.at / +43 54 46 36 25
Situated directly on the No. 8 ski run above the village, Arlberg Thaja serves excellent food and exquisite wines in a warm and authentic Tyrolean ambiance. The views from the terrace are breathtakingly beautiful, the service friendly and the menu simple with a focus on local ingredients.
www.arlberg-thaja.at / + 43 650 300 89 39
“Considering its size, it’s not surprising that St. Christoph isn’t a party capital, but there a few sophisticated wine bars where you can enjoy a drink or two.”
There’s nowhere better to enjoy an exquisite glass of wine than in Hospiz Alm which has a remarkable wine cellar. However, if you are looking for a more lively affair then you will be disappointed, and we recommend you head to nearby St. Anton if you wish to sample more serious apres.
“With high altitude and reliable snow cover, St Christoph offers fantastic skiing for all abilities.”
Skiing in St. Christoph is ideal for those wanting to escape the mass-appeal of St Anton, but enjoy access to the same skiing area. The resort’s lower slopes are ideal for beginners whilst more advanced skiers have access to the entire Arlberg region.
Ski School Alberg
Employing over 300 instructors, the Alberg Ski School was founded in 1921 by Hannes Schneider. It offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for beginners to experts. Ski touring and off piste guiding are also available.
www.skischule-arlberg.com / +43 54 46 34 11
Piste to Powder
Providing off-piste guiding and courses to skiers for over 15 years, Piste to Powder is an English speaking team of enthusiastic professional guides, specialised in helping skiers and boarders hone their technique.
www.pistetopowder.com / +43 664 174 628 2
“Whilst there are not a great deal of activities in St. Christoph itself, nearby St. Anton has plenty to offer.”
Relax and rejuvenate in this impressive spa and leisure centre. With 3 swimming pools, countless sauna facilities and spa treatments on offer, revitalise and indulge in a luxurious spa experience.
www.arlberg-well.com/ +43 5446 4000
Offering indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, arl.rock is a fantastic sports centre located near the railway station. As well as bouldering, there are 65 indoor and 35 outdoor climbing routes to try. The centre also has squash and tennis courts as well as a bowling alley.
www.arlrock.at / +43 5446 30324