Welcome to the luxury ski town in the Austrian Alps where people come to ski hard and party harder. Regarded as one of the top resorts in Europe for skiers and snowboarders, St. Anton is an appealing town with an array of stylish hotels, chalets and restaurants, famous for its sophisticated lift system, extensive array of challenging runs, superb snow coverage and its excellent après-ski atmosphere. In the heart of St. Anton village, just a few minutes walk from the main gondola, you’ll find Hotel Schwarzer Adler, offering everything you need to have an unforgettable, luxury ski trip.
MY EXPERIENCE AT HOTEL SCHWARZER ADLER
I spent three days and nights at Hotel Schwarzer Adler with a friend and I loved everything about the hotel from the amazing location, to the luxury amenities, to the excellent food. The hotel is a perfect mix of chic Alpine style with a modern twist and offers spacious lounge, bar, restaurant and spa areas where guests have plenty of room to mix, mingle and unwind after a long day on the slopes. The staff are also fabulous here and make you feel very welcome and right at home from the moment you walk in the door. I also love that Hotel Schwarzer Adler partnered with Intersport Alberg offering guests 10% off so you can quickly and easily pop in their rental shop (just down the street from the hotel) to rent ski and snowboard equipment on your way to the mountain.
I stayed in a Patteriol Double Room and loved it. This room type is decorated in chic Alpine style decor with modern amenities, and is spacious with a sitting area and desk and a lots of closet space. It also has a balcony with views of the mountain range and St Anton village. The beds are very comfortable and the Wifi worked well in my room.
Hotel Schwarzer Adler has a large lounge, a nice open bar area, several luxury Alpine style dinning rooms, and a fitness room, a large kids play area with table football, a funbox, a boulder climbing wall, and a daily childcare service, but my favorite amenity is the wellness area. The newly designed Adler Spa offers four levels of relaxation and tranquility – the outdoor heated sky pool and sun terrace, the sauna area, the relaxation area, and a beautiful indoor pool with massage jets and a waterfall. After a long day of skiing there is nothing better than soaking in the sky pool, taking in the view of the sun setting behind the snow-covered mountain range. And the relaxation room is the perfect place to chill out or take a quick cat nap before heading to a gourmet dinner.
DINNING AT HOTEL SCHWARZER ADLER
Included in the price of your stay, Hotel Schwarzer Adler offers luxury half board with an organic gourmet buffet breakfast, afternoon cake and coffee buffet, and a five course gourmet dinner with a salad buffet. The food is fresh and delicious, and there are an array of buffet options making it very hard not to overeat. Not a bad problem to have! There are also great vegetarian options and they have a nice wine selection. The excellent luxury half board dinning (which seems more like full board with everything they offer) is a huge added value perk of staying at Hotel Schwarzer Adler.
SKIING IN ST. ANTON
We stayed in St. Anton the second weekend of April and I was very impressed by the amazing snow coverage this late in the season. St. Anton is located in Austria’s Arlberg region, one of Europe’s snowiest areas, offering 190 miles of runs, and over 35 miles of challenging off-piste terrain. St. Anton also has a highly efficient lift system of 88 lifts with the highest lift going up to 2,810m.
St. Anton offers a variety of what they classify as easy runs (Blue 44%), intermediate runs (Red 40%), and difficult runs (Black 16%). But the “easy” blue runs here could easily be classified as red at other mountains. Intermediate and advanced skiers who feel confident on red runs and are OK with doing black runs will love skiing St. Anton. If you’re a beginner I would highly suggest booking a ski guide to help lead you down the easiest runs on the mountain. Six-day lift passes are €275.
APRES-SKI IN ST. ANTON
St. Anton is famous for having an awesome après-ski atmosphere and after spending three days in this hip Austrian Alps village I can now see why. Its is obvious that everyone at St. Anton is there to have a good time. From the guys working at the ski rental giving out complimentary schnapps shots to customers, to the fifty-year-olds dancing on the table tops at Mooserwirt in their ski clothes, the message is loud and clear – we came to party. Don’t get me wrong, it would be very easy to go to St. Anton and have a quiet holiday with your family if that is what you prefer, but if you are looking for fun there is plenty of fun to be had.
The two most popular après-ski bars are the Crazy Kanguruh and Mooserwirt, which are both located towards the end of the last run into St. Anton village so you literally ski to them and then continue skiing down after you’ve likely had way too much fun. I visited very late in the season so I did not get a chance to see these bars in full swing but what I did see was the making of what I have heard are two of most epic après-ski party places in Europe. What I liked the most about après-ski at Krazy Kanguru and Mooserwirt, and Austria in general, is that no one appears to be there to see or be seen. People are there to have a really good time and you can’t help but let the fun rub off on you.
I hope I’ve inspired you to visit St. Anton on your next trip to Austria. Hotel Schwarzer Adler is the perfect luxury accommodation for couples, families or group getaways in the heart of St. Anton. We are planning a We Are Travel Girls 2019 Ski Trip to the Austrian Alps so if you’re interested in joining us please submit your trip interest on our Travel Girls Getaways site.
I was hosted at Hotel Schwarzer Adler as a journalist but, as always, opinions expressed here are my own. If you’ve been skiing in St. Anton and have any tips, or if you have questions about the hotel, please leave them in the comments below. To receive my articles and reviews straight to your inbox Subscribe Here.
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Book Your Stay At Hotel Schwarzer Adler
Hotel Schwarzer Adler is located in the heart of St. Anton am Arlberg, a luxury ski village in the Austrian Alps. St. Anton boasts an array of challenging runs is called the “cradle of alpine skiing” for its role in inventing the sport. The charming village is also known for its lively après-ski scene and is popular with Americans, Australians, Russians & experienced British skiers. The closest airport to St. Anton is Inssbruck International Airport, which offers flights to and from London each week. Flying time is just 1hr 55 minutes and the journey from Innsbruck to St. Anton is an easy 70 minute drive.
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