Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job – St. Anton, Austria

Photos + video by Jackson Lebsack

Renowned for spectacular scenery, a storied skiing history and après-ski, St. Anton am Arlberg is located in the Tryolean Alps of Austria. Expert skiers have the lion’s share of terrain to enjoy, but there’s plenty on tap for all levels, including non skiers. The St. Anton skiing offers visitors scenic views over 9,000 feet (specifically at Galzig and Valluga peaks), a vertical drop of 5,000 feet and runs up to five miles long. Beginners and intermediates will enjoy the open snow fields accessed by the Rendlbahn gondola as well as the meandering trails among the Kapall and Galzig complexes.The charming pedestrian village is brimming with great shopping and lively bars and restaurants. A visit to St. Anton is not complete without experience the area’s famous après-ski scene, complete with DJ music and ample Austrian beer. Be prepared to wear your ski boots late into the evening.

After an incredibly scenic four-hour drive from Stop 2 in the Italian Dolomites to the Tyrolean Alps, Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job hire, Jackson Lebsack found himself at Stop 3: St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria.  To say the least, he experienced the resort at its best: bedecked in white. In fact, so much snow fell during his stay that roads closed, causing him to stay an extra day and ski the pow.

Jackson’s List of the Best Things About St. Anton:

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  1.  Taking in the breathtaking Tyrol mountains

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  2.  Après-ski at the Krazy Kanguruh

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  3.  Learning local history at the Ski Museum St. Anton am Arlberg

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  4.  Weiner schnitzel!

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  5.  Kaiserschmarrn (a delicious Austrian desert)!

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  6.  40″ of UNTRACKED on a bonus day

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  7.  Cruising around the charming village

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Next stop → Verbier, Switzerland

To follow all of Jackson’s world travels: @skicom or @jacksonlebsack on Instagram or @SkiVacations on Facebook.

About Author: Leah Boucher
Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now living in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com as Director of SEO + Content, I've been able to combine a litany of skills, passions and interests. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.

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