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St. Jakob am Arlberg

Ski Resort Review

Wertu ski expert
May 4, 2024
St. Jakob am Arlberg is a charming, traditional ski resort, boasting an impressive snow record, extensive off-piste opportunities, and a vibrant après-ski scene, making it a paradise for thrill-seekers and social butterflies alike.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

overview

Stats

5.0
/5
Rating
m
Resort height
2806
m
Summit

KM of slopes

130
Beginners
122
Intermediates
130
Experts
302
Total

Best for

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Fun
Fun
Apres-ski
Families
Couples
Fun

St. Jakob am Arlberg

for beginners

Beginners rating -
130
Perfect
St. Jakob am Arlberg is a great choice for beginners, with a variety of gentle slopes and a well-regarded ski school. The resort features easy-to-use lifts that are accessible from the beginner areas, allowing new skiers to easily navigate the resort. Despite being a popular destination, it manages to maintain a less crowded atmosphere, providing a comfortable environment for beginners to learn and practice.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

for intermediates

Intermediates rating -
Intermediates
Perfect
Intermediate skiers will find St. Jakob am Arlberg to be a suitable destination with a good mix of blue and red pistes. The resort is known for its well-groomed slopes and reliable snow conditions, making it a great choice for those looking to improve their skills. The challenging red runs from the Osthang chairlift and the gentler blue runs around the Brüggele Kopf area offer a variety of terrains for intermediate skiers to explore and enjoy.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

for advanced

Advanced skiers rating -
Experts
Perfect
Advanced skiers will find St. Jakob am Arlberg to be a thrilling playground. The resort is home to the notorious 'Stairway to Heaven', a challenging black run that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping. Additionally, the resort offers a variety of off-piste opportunities and steep descents that will test even the most seasoned skiers.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

for snowboarders

Snowboarders rating -
Fun
Perfect
St. Jakob am Arlberg is a snowboarder's delight with its diverse terrain and well-maintained snow parks. The resort features a variety of slopes, from gentle ones for beginners to challenging black runs for the more experienced riders. The snow park, equipped with jumps, rails, and boxes, is a playground for freestylers, while the off-piste areas offer thrilling backcountry snowboarding opportunities.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

off-pistes

Off-pistes rating -
Fun
Perfect
St. Jakob am Arlberg is a freerider's dream, boasting a variety of challenging off-piste terrains. The resort is renowned for its deep powder and steep slopes, particularly in the Rendl area, which is a magnet for those seeking adrenaline-fueled descents. Additionally, the Schindler Spitze offers a vast, untouched powder field, providing an exhilarating off-piste experience for advanced skiers.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

for families

Families rating -
Families
Perfect
St. Jakob am Arlberg is a family-friendly resort that offers a variety of amenities and activities for all ages. The resort features a dedicated children's area with a magic carpet lift and gentle slopes, perfect for young beginners. For the more experienced young skiers, there are challenging terrains and a snow park. Off the slopes, families can enjoy tobogganing, ice skating, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. The resort also offers a variety of accommodations close to the ski lifts, making it convenient for families.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

apres-ski

Apres-ski rating -
Perfect
Apres-ski
St. Jakob am Arlberg offers a more relaxed après-ski atmosphere, perfect for those who prefer a quiet drink after a day on the slopes. The resort is home to a few cozy bars where you can unwind, such as the popular Sennhütte and the rustic Griabli. For those seeking a bit more excitement, there's a night bus service to the nearby St. Anton, known for its lively nightlife and venues like MooserWirt and Krazy Kanguruh.

St. Jakob am Arlberg

food scene

St. Jakob am Arlberg is a family-friendly resort that offers a variety of amenities and activities for all ages. The resort features a dedicated children's area with a magic carpet lift and gentle slopes, perfect for young beginners. For the more experienced young skiers, there are challenging terrains and a snow park. Off the slopes, families can enjoy tobogganing, ice skating, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. The resort also offers a variety of accommodations close to the ski lifts, making it convenient for families.