St. Anton :
News in brief
Information Service for Skiers
Emulating an American scheme, the Arlberg Mountain Railways have
introduced a piste service operated by an Information Team in
St. Anton am Arlberg. The team consists of five ladies whose
sporting and linguistic skills (they speak eight languages in
all) are matched by their charm. Every day they are out and about
on the slopes, which of course they know like the backs of their
hands, on skis and snowboards.
If you happen to lose your way or want to know the shortest route
to the valley or need any kind of assistance, they are on hand
to provide prompt and qualified expert advice and help.
Team members at St. Anton am Arlberg are all equipped with radio
telephones and are in constant touch with the Mountain Rescue
Service, so that they can call help in case of an emergency but
also relay criticisms or suggestions to the responsible quarters.
Booking System at St. Anton
Every day St. Anton am Arlberg's Information Office receives
dozens of telephone calls from all over the world asking about
available accommodation. The friendly, polyglot staff answer
these enquiries either by phone or in writing. They are assisted
in their endeavours by an electronic accommodation information
system that provides the addresses of all rooms registered as
Hitherto the guests have then booked their accommodation
for the desired number of days directly through the proprietor
or the reception desk of the hotel concerned. More and more prospective
visitors to St. Anton am Arlberg can now save themselves this
trouble, because many of the resort's hotels and pensions are
affiliated to the new booking system installed at the Tourist
This means that, having obtained the relevant information
on vacant accommodation, guests can then make the booking straight
away through the Information office.
Carving on St. Anton am Arlberg's
Carving is a new technique with tapered skis that allows you
to make tighter swings. Skiers can acquire the skills of this
fashionable trend in St. Anton am Arlberg. The ski schools offer
instruction in carving to skiers of all levels of proficiency,
from beginners to adepts.
Moreover, the sports shops provide
carving skis on a rental basis, so that you will find St. Anton
am Arlberg the ideal place to try your hand at carving.