St. Christoph am Arlberg

Secluded sophistication – sublime skiing. Dating back some 600 years, St. Christoph is the highest resort in the Arlberg at 1793m and the epitome of small yet perfectly formed. What it lacks in size is made up for with its sophisticated offering of skiing, culture and refined relaxation. Its size and seclusion make it ideal for young families and those wanting sublime skiing without the hustle and bustle.

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Skiing in St. Christoph

Set in an open snow bowl, the traditional village of St. Christoph is one of kind. Relatively unknown, its more secluded location and gentle open slopes make it perfect for families with young skiers and those looking for something less challenging whilst the outstanding off piste offers plenty for the more experienced skiers and boarders.

1800

Elevation

305km

Piste

180km

Off-Piste

87

Lifts

Skiing in St. Christoph – something for everyone

Offering ski in and ski out access in idyllic, serene seclusion, St. Christoph is home to the world famous Arlberg Ski Club. A wide array of slopes are available catering to all levels from tots through to experts. For those after something more sedate or looking to build their confidence, beginner routes and intermediate pistes allow you to easily glide the whole region sticking to blues and reds. For the more adventurous and adrenaline minded, the outstanding off piste to the south of the village is some of the very best the Arlberg has to offer. Benefiting from its high altitude of 1,793m, snow is guaranteed for the entire season. The opening of the new Flexenbahn lift connecting the St. Anton and Lech sides of the Arlberg means that direct access to the entire region and all 305km of slopes and 111 lifts of the region is now made even easier.

Après ski & restaurants in St. Christoph

You don’t come to St Christoph for the vibrant après-ski or the nightlife scene. St. Anton and the other resorts are but a stone’s throw away for that. The real reason to come here is to be pampered and enjoy the refined relaxation, sophisticated culture and the sumptuous food and wine in serene surroundings.

Après-ski in St. Christoph – The Arlberg’s cultural epicentre

St. Christoph is home to the legendary summit of enjoyment, the Hospiz Alm, which provides Michelin rated Austrian food with an international twist. It’s also notable for hosting the world’s biggest collection of large bottle Bordeaux wines outside of Bordeaux and can trace its roots back to medieval times and the year 1386. Other famed culinary institutions include the Hospiz Hotel. Its fair to say that St. Christoph is more about offering you the refined and finer things in life. Après-ski here is more concerned with traditional, hearty Austrian fare and sumptuous relaxation. St. Christoph can also lay claim to being the Arlberg’s cultural capital with its incredible Cultural Centre and Contemporary Art and Concert Hall. Not only is this the highest lying art gallery in the world, with a 259m² concert hall hosting jazz, classical, solo and chamber music and 700m² of exhibition space with a ceiling reaching up to 9m, it is certainly the most impressive.

St. Christoph in summer

As with all of the Arlberg region, the summertime Alpine beauty of St. Christoph is breathtaking. A trip to the picturesque village and its stunning surrounds is the perfect tonic to the stress and strain of daily modern life. For culture vultures the program of music and exhibitions put on at the Cultural Centre is guaranteed to arouse the senses.

Summer activities

Hiking – Hiking in St. Christoph allows you to take in the breathtaking and spectacular scenery of there Arlberg region.

Events – the Cultural Centre hosts a series of events over the Summer months, their program has full details.

Exhibitions – the Cultural Centre has a full events list for the Alpine Summer season.

St. Christoph - the ideal kids and family destination

It’s secluded open snow bowl location and provision of a variety of nursery slopes make St. Christoph one of the best skiing locations for families with beginners in the Arlberg. The ski in and ski out nature of the resort and quieter slopes let you rest safe in the knowledge that your children are never far away and are removed from the hustle and bustle. The standard of instructors from the world famous Arlberg Ski Club located in the village make this the ideal location for the youngest family members to start a lifelong passion for skiing and the region. For the slightly more advanced and those looking to gain more confidence, beginner routes and intermediate pistes allow you to easily glide the whole region sticking to blues and reds.

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