Ben from Australia writes:
4th visit to St Anton. We like St Anton because they have the balance right, après-ski starts at 3 or 4 pm above the resort, at a number of excellent bars, Krazy Kanguruh, Mooserwit, plus a few new ones which are also great fun. This finishes by 8.30, time for food and a relatively early night. Ready for a long day on the slopes again the next day. This is far better than waiting until 10 pm for the French resorts to get going.
There is night life in to the small hours here but it is relatively limited due to the excellent and extensive après-ski.
I am an intermediate snowboarder and there is plenty here to keep me busy, great snowpark, diverse runs, steeps, long blues, moguls, powder, plenty for everyone. Lift queues can be bad first thing in the morning, but not too much to worry about, once you are up the mountain. The pistes might not be kept to the very high standards of some of the French mega resorts but this is not a bad thing if you like varied conditions. I must admit to not being a great fan of Austrian food, I like gulaschen soup and Wiener schnitzel, but it gets a bit repetitive.
There is plenty to do off the slopes as well, the wellness centre is excellent, the town also has direct train access, which is only an hour and a bit from Innsbruck. Accommodation is plentiful and public transport is good from all the surrounding villages, such as Schnann. All in all, it is definitely worth coming to find out for yourself.