Originally a way-station for travellers over the Arlberg pass, St Christoph is now a small settlement of exclusive hotels clustered around a couple of lifts linking into the centre of the Arlberg ski area at 1800 metres in altitude.
In contrast to the hectic pace of life in St Anton, St Christoph provides an exclusive (and expensive) high alpine experience for its mostly well-heeled guests. St Christoph, just under the Arlberg Pass, is more a settlement than a village.
The principal attraction, of course, is the direct access to the slopes right in the middle of the Arlberg ski area. The generally high level of the standard of accommodation is another draw.
Drivers should carry full winter equipment, as bad weather can force driving restrictions for the pass and the road to St Anton.
A-6580 St Christoph
Tel: 05446 2611
Fax: 05446 3773
The Arlberg Hospiz is one of Austria's most famous five-star hotels. The building is situated on the site of a historic hospice which was founded in the Middle Ages to help travellers struggling over the Arlberg Pass. The old Hospiz Inn was converted into luxury accommodation in the 1950s and now also offers suites in the nearby Hospiz Alm Residenz and the Skyfall Chalet.
A map of St Christoph am Arlberg with some of the accommodation options. Click on the prices for more details: