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Things to do in St Anton, Austria

By on December 23, 2009 in Austria

Things to do in St Anton on a ‘non-ski’ day?

Today I was supposed to be heading over to Lech for the day. However, I cancelled.

Overnight it started to snow, and this morning at 9 am when the bus was about to leave (€15 – laid on by Mark Warner) snow was moving horizontally past my window, plus visibility was really poor. As it looked like we had a blizzard on the go, I decided to take a rest day.

As the morning started with a blizzard I decided to take the day off from skiing (a mistake as the weather cleared around lunchtime to give a great afternoon) and look around the town.

St Anton is a picturesque Austrian town with a large number of very expensive looking houses and hotels.

Things to do in St Anton - Main street St Anton

Main street St Anton

Things to do in St Anton - Clearing snow St Anton style

Clearing snow St Anton style

Things to do in St Anton - St Anton church

St Anton church

So, there are shops to look around, a church to explore, plenty of places for lunch and coffee, and a swimming pool. However, that is not what St Anton is famous for, it is famous for great skiing and possibly the best apres ski in Europe.

St Anton has a ton of Apres ski available, with a range of pubs and clubs that will suit most people.

Things to do in St Anton - The Underground - used to be in the center of town, but has now moved to a point near the piste, half-way between the Galzig lift and Mooserwirt

The Underground – used to be in the centre of town, but has now moved to a point near the piste, halfway between the Galzig lift and Mooserwirt

Things to do in St Anton - Jacksys Bar - a quiet bar with an Irish and skiing theme

Jacksys Bar – a quiet bar with an Irish and skiing theme

Things to do in St Anton - Pub 37 - close to Jacksys - Pub 37 has a quite nook and cranny feel to it

Pub 37 – close to Jacksys – Pub 37 has a quite nook and cranny feel to it

Things to do in St Anton - Bar Cuba - young, loud and noisy basement bar

Bar Cuba – young, loud and noisy basement bar

Things to do in St Anton - Piccadilly - live music, not opening until 25th Dec

Piccadilly – live music, not opening until 25th Dec

Things to do in St Anton - Kandahar (named after the most challenging run in St Anton) - a restaurant from 7 pm - 11 pm, and then a nightclub to 4 am (used to be open even later)

Kandahar (named after the most challenging run in St Anton) – a restaurant from 7 pm – 11 pm, and then a nightclub to 4 am (used to be open even later)

And then there is always the skiing…

Things to do in St Anton - Skiing St Anton

Skiing St Anton

Things to do in St Anton - Skiing St Anton

Skiing St Anton

Things to do in St Anton - The Galzig lift

The Galzig lift

So, on a day off from the slopes there is not a huge amount of things to do in St Anton, but come the evening it is a different story.

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