When it comes to budget ski holidays the Austrian resort of St Anton may not be the very first resort that springs to mind, but you may be surprised by the wealth of options open to those looking to escape to the snow without breaking the bank.
St Anton compares very favourably indeed against its French and Swiss neighbours, with plenty of competitively priced accommodation options, bars and restaurants to choose from. With demand high, accommodation here does have a tendency to sell quickly so it pays to be on the ball, but there are always plenty of good-value chalet options about.
Bargain-hunters take note: Chalets and hotels are generally comparatively cheap in the pre-Christmas and early January weeks, and St Anton has a record of attracting heavy snowfall flurries early in the season. Take advantage of excellent snow conditions and reduced prices - there are good opportunities to snap up chalets that may otherwise be out of your reach!
We’ve put together this selection of some of St Anton’s best-value accommodation options. The locations and quality varies from chalet to chalet but these all offer great value for money and work well for those looking to ski St Anton on a budget.
The first recommendation is the chalet Rose, set in the Nasserein area of town. Sold as a package with flights and transfers included, this represents fantastic value for money with good access to the Nasserein gondola. Although the town is a little walk away, if you are on a tight budget and not looking to hit the bars every night then the Rose is definitely worthy of consideration.
For groups looking for a cheap winter’s get-away in St Anton then the Moos B is a great little chalet. Comfortably sleeping 10-11, the Moos is one of only a few properties in St Anton that can boast ski in/out access. Positioned right on the piste above the Gampen and Galzig lifts, and next to the notorious Krazy Kangaruh and Mooserwirt bars, it is ideal for those looking to sample the resort’s famous après ski action.
St Anton’s layout and geography can make it a pain to get from one end of the resort to the other. That is why Sport Scherl’s location, slap-bang in the middle of the pedestrian district, is so attractive. With the lifts and bars on your door step you don’t have to worry about traipsing around resort with all your gear. Inside you’ll find a traditional, Tyrolean decor with the added bonus of having access to the nearby wellness centre. All in all, a brilliant budget option with a location to die for.
St Anton is widely reputed not only for its world-class ski area but also its frenzied party atmosphere. With so much going on why spend your money on superfluous luxuries when it could be better spent on ski gear/jagermeister (delete as appropriate)?! The Eisfall is a top choice for those looking for a basic chalet to stay in whilst enjoying all that this amazing resort has to offer. While the feature list may be short, its location by the slopes opposite the Nasserein lift means superb ski access morning and afternoon, all for a wallet-friendly price.
If you are happy to arrange your own travel then an “accommodation only” chalet is one option. The Arlberg is one such property, offering a cosy, modern interior with parking space for those who wish to self-drive. All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and come equipped with their own en-suite bathrooms.