What is there to do in St. Anton when you are not skiing or snowboarding? Well, to be honest…not a lot…
It’s not an obvious destination for a non-sports-person, but you CAN entertain yourself if necessary.
When I was there some weeks ago, the options were limited due to the weather. Already a lot of snow had fallen.
And while we were there, it kept snowing, raining, freezing, melting etc. Resulting in icy, muddy and slippery streets, roads and paths. Making even the shortest, simplest stroll a real challenge.
But let’s assume that you have better circumstances when you visit St. Anton, then what can you do there?
What to do in St. Anton for non-skiers
- walk, langlauf or snowshoe-walk
As I wrote in my post about St. Anton am Arlberg, there are trails for those activities.
The local tourist office has a few brochures with trails.
- take the gondolas up the mountains
There are several cables going to different mountains from the village.
Just sitting in them and enjoying the scenery is nice enough, especially on a sunny day.
Once you arrive on the top, you usually find a nice restaurant/bar where you can sit, eat, drink and just chill.
The cable rides are expensive though, so be smart and figure out what kind of ticket is the best option for you.
- take a bus to nearby villages and explore those.
- make a horse-sleigh ride
- slide downhill (tobogan-ing) on a designated slope.
- enjoy the spa in your hotel. If you’re not staying in a hotel with a spa, then look for other spa’s in town.
- go to a nice cafe, have a good cappuccino and read a book
- join in on the apres-ski fun
9. take lots of pictures, if you’re into photography like me.
Have you ever visited places like St. Anton and NOT ski or snowboard? What did you do to still have a good time?