It is no accident that the Austrian National Ski team chose St. Christoph as its base, perfectly positioned as it is, in the epicentre of the Arlberg ski region, within easy reach by skis of Rendl, Stuben, and St. Anton. Lech and Zurs are under ten minutes away by car.
The Arlberg, with its 340km of pistes (which unlike some other regions does not have to resort to treble counting!) and 200km of powder runs is one of the most varied ski regions in the world.
Vying with Val d'Isere for the title of the area with the most under classified slopes, (a fact you would certainly agree with standing at the top of the notorious Vallouga run to Zurs), the Alberg's 94 lifts and cable cars (many fitted with the seat heating devices invented here) and 25, child friendly, magic carpets, travel between 1300 and 2800 metres to slopes that are 65% covered by snow cannons. Not that this is needed. Snowfall in St. Christoph averages 10m each winter, 3.5x that of Kitzbuhel.
The St. Christophbahn (with a carrying capacity of 2,000 people an hour versus the 700 hotel beds in the hamlet) is fifty steps and three ski turns away from Skyfall’s front door and acts as a never clogged artery to transport you to the heart of the region in minutes.
With over 1000 guides to choose from in the region, it will come as a relief to know that your Skyfall concierge, located at the Hospiz Hotel, has worked with the St. Christoph ski school since its inauguration.
Therefore, whether you need the Kid’s Club or an off-piste mountain guide, or anything in between, they will be glad to ensure that you’re expectations are effectively matched.
Nowhere else in Austria allows heliskiing. The Mehlsack (2,652m) and Schneetali (2,450m) slopes with their stunning views and long descents, are a short flight from the Flexenpass helipad, which in turn is a seven minute drive from Skyfall.