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Day 7: St Anton, Austria – exploring the town

By on March 13, 2005 in Austria

Last day in St Anton, Austria.  I spent the morning wandering around town before catching the ski coach back to the airport.

I spent the morning wandering around the town before catching the ski coach back to the airport.

St Anton is a pretty town.  Very quaint. The main street is closed to cars and there are numerous bars and small shops.

Main Street, St Anton, Austria

Main Street, St Anton, Austria

What is interesting in St Anton is the Apres ski scene.  Things tended to kick off around 3 pm up the ski slopes in bars like

Things tended to kick off around 3 pm up the ski slopes in bars like Mooserwirt and the Crazy Kangaroo.  Skiers and boarders would then return to their chalets around 8 pm for dinner and then come back out around 9 pm – 10 pm.  The Apres ski scene then moved

The Apres ski scene would then move around the town from bar to bar, with different bars reaching their peak at different times, for example, we often went to Piccadilly (disco out the back and live bands in the front bar) around 10 pm, and then moved on to Bar Cuba (a basement drinking den with a small dance floor) or the Underground (great for live bands in the basement and some interesting music in the upstairs bar).  The last bar to start-up (and the last one to close) was Kandahar.  During the day Kandahar was an Indian restaurant, which became a nightclub around 1 am, and stayed open to 6 am. Basically, it was possible to ski all day, go to the bars in the evening/night, leave

The last bar to start-up (and the last one to close) was Kandahar.  During the day Kandahar was an Indian restaurant, which became a nightclub around 1 am, and stayed open to 6 am. Basically, it was possible to ski all day, go to the bars in the evening/night, leave

Basically, it was possible to ski all day, go to the bars in the evening/night, leave Kandahars at 6 am, return to the hotel for a shower and breakfast, and then back out for the first lift….

Flight back was a disaster. We were due to get to Gatwick at 4 pm. Finally arrived at 11 pm, and I missed the train home…

St Anton – map it

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