The Ultimate Guide to St Christoph
St Christoph is the perfect destination for those looking to be close to all the action in St Anton but based in a quiet area.
Take a look at our definitive guide to St Christoph and discover everything you need to know to enjoy a luxury ski holiday in the Arlberg.
Where is St Christoph?
At just a 10 minute drive from the lively resort of St Anton, St Christoph is the perfect destination for those looking to be close to all the action but based in a quiet area. A charming Austrian village, guests staying in the luxury ski chalets of St Christoph have immediate access to the huge Arlberg ski area with its doorstep skiing making it popular for luxury ski holidays in Austria. The last refuge before the Arlberg pass, St Christoph is also perfectly located for day trips to both Stuben and Lech.
Winter in St Christoph
Located at an altitude of 1765m St Christoph is part of the Ski Arlberg area with St.Anton, Stuben, Lech, Zürs, Schröcken and Warth. Best suited to intermediate skiers, St Christoph has a wealth of blue and red runs as well as plenty of terrain for beginner and advanced skiers to enjoy with a terrain park and 35km of cross-country skiing to explore too.
For the beginners of the group, the nursery area next to the Sporthotel is the perfect place to build your confidence with the well-respected Arlberg ski school ready to help you improve your technique before working your way higher up the mountain.
Intermediate skiers will have plenty of terrain to enjoy with plenty of lengthy runs allowing you to explore all of the Arlberg region. Attracting expert skiers from across the globe, the world-famous Valluga off-piste terrain is not to be missed while a varied amount of pisted runs provide all that an advanced skier could wish for.
Should skiing not be on the agenda, St Christoph offers a variety of alternative winter activities including ice skating and dog sledding, as well as heli tours and paragliding for the adrenaline seekers of the group.
One of the highest ski resorts in the Alps, it should come as no surprise that the luxury ski chalets in St Christoph offer breathtaking mountain views. Offering ski-in/ski-out access in the heart of the Arlberg, Skyfall Penthouse is set into the mountainside with outstanding vistas yet is only a five-minute walk from the centre of the resort. With an emerald green hammam and steam room, guests staying at Skyfall Penthouse also have access to the outstanding facilities at the Arlberg Hospiz hotel which includes a vast spa and swimming pool.
With a fantastic location just 150m from the St. Christophbahn lift which is connected to St. Anton, Crux Penthouse is also an elegantly designed apartment able to accommodate ten adults and two children across five luxurious en-suite bedrooms. At just a two minute stroll away, guests staying in Crux Penthouse can also make use of the facilities at the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel.
Where to Eat & Drink in St Christoph
One of the best slope restaurants in the Alps, the Hospiz Alm Restaurant is a perfect example of fine dining complete with an outstanding wine selection. Watch from the restaurant’s stunning terrace as skiers fly by, or warm up by the open fireplace inside where guests are welcomed with traditional decor and rustic furnishings. Awarded two toques Gault Millau, popular dishes at the Hospiz Alm Restaurant include beef tartar, Wiener schnitzel and homemade apple tart to finish.
A quaint ski hut, Arlberg Thaja is an ideal spot for anyone looking to have lunch by the slopes. Located directly on the no. 64 ski run above St Christoph, this restaurant uses ingredients from local farms to produce traditional Tyrolean dishes including Spaetzle and Groschtl (a traditional meat and potato dish).
For oenophiles staying in St Christophe, a visit to Endlich is a must with a selection of excellent wine paired with mouth-watering cuisine. An intimate and cosy setting, Endlich is sure to provide a wonderful dining experience during your stay in St Christophe.
When it comes to après-ski you’re best to head over from St Christoph to St Anton which is famed for its lively après celebrations with its popular spots of Krazy Kanguruh and Mooserwirt. Lech also has some fun après-ski spots including Fux Lounge and Balmalp.
Top Events in St Christoph
The events calendar of St Christoph is filled with gallery exhibitions and music concerts from December right through to April. From jazz evenings to string quartets, St Christoph’s concerts have something for everyone’s taste whilst the vast art gallery at the Arlberg Hospiz Hotel showcases beautiful art pieces by various artists throughout the year.
For those looking to be in the heart of the action, numerous events also take place in the neighbouring resort of St Anton including the ever-popular New Orleans meets Snow Festival and the summer E-Bike Fest, ideal for anyone wanting to test the latest e-bike models on the market.
Summer in St Christoph
Just as breathtaking in summer as it is in winter, explore the stunning summer landscape of St Christoph through one of the many alpine hikes or cycle routes. For lovers of water sports, why not sail on Lake Constance with both guided and unguided tours available. During the Alpine summer season, the Cultural Centre also hosts a series of events over the summer months.