The Arlberg, Austria
"The Arlberg" is the name given to five picturesque towns in western Austria.
There are roughly 85 lifts and scores of runs that link them.
St. Anton, one of the most famous resorts in the world, is the pick of the bunch.
Lying deep in a valley along the main east-west rail and highway route across Austria, it has lifts rising directly from
the chalets perched on steep slopes. St. Anton is popular with young, aggressive skiers and snowboarders.
The Valluga, a spiky summit, boasts the Arlberg's most challenging terrain—and the best night-life.
St. Christoph, a tiny, tranquil hamlet. This small and relatively isolated resort offers doorstep skiing on both sides of
the high valley—with the Valluga-Galzig area on one side and the Albona on the other.
Stuben is a small village in a side valley below St. Christoph. It has a more authentic atmosphere and lower lodging
prices than elsewhere in the Arlberg. The St. Anton–St. Christoph-Stuben section offers virtually limitless off-piste.
Lech and Zürs are stunningly beautiful, with classic chalets nestled high in the Arlberg.
Zürs sits astride the Flexen-Pass, while Lech lies at the end of the road in a side valley below.
Both communities are known for five-star hotels that combine luxury, congeniality and the highest Alpine style.
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