Skiing in Austria

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Globe Correspondent / December 7, 2003

How to get there

St. Anton am Arlberg is 372 miles west of Vienna and 62 miles west of Innsbruck, in Austria. Most visitors arrive by train from Zurich, Munich, or Innsbruck. The train ride from Zurich is about two hours, from Munich, three hours, from Innsbruck, 75 minutes. Swiss Air and American Airlines offer nonstop flights from Boston to Zurich. Lowest round-trip air fare available at press time started at $427 on Continental Airlines, connecting through Newark.

What to do

General information can be found online at For snow reports, check or

Krazy Kanguruh
Moos 113
Beautiful views -- and beautiful people -- conjoin at this merry bar.11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Unterer Mooserweg 2
(Above the town)
Rowdy on-mountain disco.10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The Center for Wellness and Communication
Hannes Schneider Weg
Fax: 011-43-5446-4000 25
A healthy alternative to the apres-ski scene. Includes pools, saunas, and fitness area.

Tobogganing at night
For reservations, contact theTourism Board.
Dorfstrasse 8
011-43-5446-22690 (23520)
Fax: 011-43-5446-2532
Barrel down a lighted ski slope on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and warm up with live music at Gampen-Restaurant until 10 p.m. Adults $17.50, children up to 15 years $8.50, includes lift ride. (Free with a ski pass.) Toboggan rental, $8.50.

Where to stay

Hotel Schwarzer Adler
Dorfstrasse 35
Fax: 011-43-5446-224462
A beautiful fresco-covered hotel located in the center of St. Anton. Constructed in 1570. Doubles $138-$261 in winter.

Appartements/Hotel-Garni San Antonio
Nassereinerstrasse 38
Fax: 011-43-5446-347415
Spacious apartments in the Nasserein section of town. Features a sauna, steam bath, and solarium. 1-3 bedrooms, $113-335.

Appartements Hotel-GarniArlenburg-Aparthotel
Nassereinerstrasse 49
Fax: 011-43-5446-272025
New, clean condominiums located in the Nasserein section of town. 1-3 bedrooms, $195-$350.

Where to eat

The Train
Hotel Manfred
Im Gries 10
Fax: 011-43-5446-272025
Great for groups. Meat or cheese fondue, and raclette. $23-$28 per person.

The Funky Chicken
Dorfstrasse 7
A lively spot for cheap eats including roasted chicken and thin crust pizza. Known for its margaritas. Close to the main lifts. $5-$10

Ben.Venuto Restaurant &Espresso Bar
In Arlberg-well
Hannes Schneider Weg
Fax: 011-43-5446-4000 25
Excellent and innovative Italian-Asian fusion fare in a contemporary setting. $39-55 prix fixe menu.

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