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Backcountry Skiing in St. Anton

Explore peak alpine adventures in the snowy Austrian wilderness

The village of St. Anton is the perfect alpine springboard into the Tyrolean Alps. Its long history of skiing has forged its world-class reputation all the way into the twenty-first century. It hosted the Alpine World Ski Championship in 2001 and is constantly listed as one of the best regions for skiing in the world. Visit in the winter months between December and February for ideal backcountry conditions.

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in St Anton

The act of skiing dates back centuries, yet the modern, sporting version is relatively new, dating back to the 19th century. The village was the birthplace of Hannes Schneider, considered to be the father of modern skiing, who took his abilities and developed the basics of ski instruction, which he used to open up his own school. Skiing in St. Anton means skiing among heritage.


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Best time to visit

Visit between the months of December and February for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

What's the weather like?

Temperatures are very cold in winter, often dropping below 0 degrees, while snow blankets the slopes of the Alps

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