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Visitor reviews for St. Christoph Ski Resort
April 08, 2012
Hayley Purse from United Kingdom
Stayed at the Inghams St Christoph Chalet Hotel, ticks all the boxes if you just want to eat, ski, eat, swim, eat, sleep. Very comfortable rooms. This is not a true village, there are no footpaths or shops other than skiwear/ski hire. Ski school is adjacent to ski room, along with T-Bar lift to start your day skiing. The chair lift up to the top has a cover - great for keeping warm first thing in the morning. The skiing and apres-ski on the mountain is amazing but buses back to St Christopher are only hourly so opted for catching the last lift up. Taxis from St Anton are 22 euros before 7pm or 33 euro after. The weather can be a few degrees colder up at St Christopher so head down to St Anton if you prefer it warmer and wrap up if taking the cable car up to Valluga. We were there the first week in April and even in the spring skiing conditions we still were able to ski down to village levels (very heavy going at end of day though). Top ski area will return for sure.
St. Christoph Ratings
Overall: 3.8. Based on 2 votes and 3 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of St. Christoph.
Public Transport: 4.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to St. Christoph, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near St. Christoph, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.0
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 5.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in St. Christoph.
Ski in/Ski out: 5.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at St. Christoph, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) St. Christoph is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) St. Christoph relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 3.5
(1) There are no snow groomers at St. Christoph, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at St. Christoph are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) St. Christoph is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 5.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at St. Christoph, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 5.0
(1) St. Christoph usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.0
(1) The staff at St. Christoph are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at St. Christoph are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.0
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.5
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 5.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) St. Christoph has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at St. Christoph, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 3.0
(1) Not even a kicker at St. Christoph, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around St. Christoph, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) St. Christoph has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 5.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 2.5
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.5
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 3.5
(1) Overall, St. Christoph is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 3.0
(1) Overall, St. Christoph is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
April 05, 2011
Bob from United Kingdom
St Christoph is a pleasant change from the action at St Anton (it's soooo much quieter), and the glitzy prices of Lech. Being higher than both the snow conditions tend to remain better for longer, and most hotels are within a few dozen metres of the fast chair lift up into the main system. Access from here tends to be much easier than both St Anton/Lech as the one lift takes you to a good spot to get anywhere on the St Anton side, with easy ski/ride to the rest of the mountain, and down to the new Rendl lift that now simplifies getting to that area. As regards accessing the rest of the Arlberg region it is an smooth ski down to Alpe Ruez where the free local ski bus takes you to Lech/Zurs. I'd recommend Zurs for skiing, especially Tritkopf and Madloch on either side of the valley both having better snow at these upper elevations. (Run 33/33A to Zug always good)
In St Christoph do not miss the Hospitz Alm Restaurant, great for food-with-a-view and skier-watching. You just never know which royals/film-stars are around. Nice place, go enjoy.
September 30, 2006
Graham from United Kingdom
I went to St Christoph while staying in nearby St Anton and found it a lovely little village with a slope-side bar and a selection of large but attractive hotels. It is a very small but beautiful little village and is well worth a lunch time stop off because there is a nice blue run that goes to St Christoph from the Galzig station. It is easy to get to and from St Christoph as there is a chairlift back up to Galzig and you can ski back to St Anton. There are about 3 kiddie slopes with some gates and some slalom sticks. It is very good for children.