Ifyouski.com are offering £80 off a week in St. Anton. The discounted holiday is for departures March 20 from London Gatwick Airport and brings the cost of the week to £649 inclusive of chalet board (breakfast and evening meal with wine and high tea) six days a week.
St. Anton is unique in that it is known for three things: its world-class ski area; the hedonistic nightlife; and its status as a key pioneering resort in Alpine skiing. Marketed as "the cradle of Alpine skiing", one of the first ski clubs in the Alps, the Arlberg Ski Club, was established here in 1901. Suitably St Anton hosted the World Alpine Skiing Championships a century later in 2001. It is especially popular with expert and advanced skiers for its 180 kilometres of 'off piste' terrain.
The mountain panorama above St Anton is dominated by the Valluga, the highest point reaches 2811 metres, which is accessed by the Galzig and Valluga cable cars from the edge of the village. The biggest vertical served by a single cable car system is 1500 metres. The Arlberg Ski Pass gives access to more than 80 ski lifts which combines the runs of St. Anton and the neighbouring St. Christoph, Stuben, Klösterle and the exclusive resorts of Lech and Zürs (not quite lift-linked to St. Anton, a bus trip is required). The area is indeed vast and truly the 'skiers paradise' that many resorts claim but few actually deliver.