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.
Anton is frequently listed as one of the world's top skiing resorts
both in terms of skiing available and après-ski entertainment