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About St. Anton am Arlberg



Sankt Anton am Arlberg, commonly referred to as St. Anton, is a village and ski resort in Tyrol, western Austria, with a permanent population of approximately 2,564. It is at an elevation of 1,304 metres (4,278 ft) above sea level in the Tyrolean Alps, with aerial tramways and chairlifts up to 2,811 m (9,222 ft), yielding a vertical drop of 1,507 m (4,944 ft). It is also a popular summer resort among trekkers and mountaineers.

Skiing has a long history in Sankt Anton: ski instructors from the area emigrated to America in the 1930s, helping to popularise the sport. Sankt Anton was the host of the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2001.

Sankt Anton is frequently listed as one of the world's top skiing resorts both in terms of skiing available and apr├Ęs-ski entertainment