Famous ski resort and idyllic mountain village: St. Anton am Arlberg and the holiday region which bears its name draw many visitors from around the world.
The Stanzertal Valley is located in the westernmost corner of Tirol, between the Lechtal Alps to the north and the Verwall Mountains to the south. The holiday region in the valley is named after one of the most famous ski resorts in the Alps: St. Anton am Arlberg. The ski area links several villages on the Arlberg pass and offers more than 300km of pistes, numerous funparks (such as the well-known Stanton Park) and a network of modern lifts and cable cars. The fun and action continues into the early hours of the morning in the resort’s après-ski bars such as the Mooserwirt, Krazy Kanguruh and Bobo's.
Quiet villages & bracing hikes
The region also has plenty to offer visitors who like to take it easy. Flirsch (and also Strengen) for example, is an idyllic village with pretty farmhouses which can be witnessed during a walk on the Themed Trail "Flirsch on old views". Pettneu am Arlberg is an excellent base in summer for walks and hikes into the surrounding mountains, including the Hoher Riffler (3,168m) and along the Lechtal High Trail. The Eagle Trail, Tirol‘s longest hiking trail, finishes at the Arlberg pass. Another top tip is a walk through the beautiful Mösli nature reserve. The region is also known for its challenging via ferrata fixed-rope climbing routes and its large network of mountain bike trails. The Arlberger Klettersteig is without a doubt one of the most beautiful via ferrata in the Alps. Right next door, at the top of the Valluga mountain (easily accessible using the Galzigbahn, Valluga I and II cable cars) there are more fabulous views of the Lechtal Alps and beyond. The whole region is packed with mountain bike trails, many of which lead to huts like the Darmstädter Hütte and the Konstanzer Hütte. E-bikers will find plenty of charging stations to recharge their batteries. There are also easy bike routes like the Stanzertal Cycle Path from St. Anton to Flirsch. Riders don't need a mountain bike for this flat path, which is covered with smooth tarmac from start to finish and has mighty mountains on either side.