JULIA MANCUSO SHARES ARLBERG AUSTRIA


Austria’s Arlberg Region

Five charming villages of St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph, and Stuben make up this historic Alpine ski area and invite to some of the best skiing in the world. Julia stayed in St. Anton and Lech and personally explored cool, local experiences in the entire region. Follow her tips.

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Lech Zürs am Arlberg


Lech Zürs am Arlberg – Sophisticated Tranquility

For over a century, snow, hospitality, tradition, and sophisticated tranquility have been attracting winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world to the two villages of Lech Zürs am Arlberg. It is not only ambitious sportspeople who appreciate this heavenly winter landscape. The winter season, which runs from the end of November until the end of April also has plenty to offer walkers, gourmets, and culture lovers.

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VIDEO Highlights

Julia Mancuso shares her favorite things to do in the Arlberg. From ski mountaineering in St. Anton on the winter Via Ferrata to celebrating a great day on the mountain at après ski to world-class accommodation, dining, and 22 kilometers of connected skiing in Lech and Zürs. Join Julia in the Arlberg.

Julia’s Must Do’s #Lech – Zürs

LECH LIFE

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Lodge Life:
Hotel Sandhof

Hotel Sandhof is steps from Lech’s iconic onion-domed church. Owners Martin and Ingrid Prodinger look after their guests like they are longtime friends. Secret: Find Martin at the end of the night and join him for some homemade schnapps.

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FOR FOODIES

Burg Vital Resort

I had one of the best dinners of my life at the five-star Burg Vital Resort prepared by award-winning Chef Thorsten Probost. Fine dining doesn’t begin to describe the combination of locally sourced products and herbs.  Culinary masterpiece gets closer.

Burg Vital Resort

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Spa-ing

Loved the Sole Flotation Tank! The high salt content let me float all my worries away. Definitely book one of the Indian Ayurveda treatments at the Burg Vital Spa.

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Experience

Der Weisse Ring, or the White Ring, is a ski circuit that should be on your bucket list. Skiing through stunning scenery over 22 kilometers of piste and 5,439 meters of altitude, I was awed.

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COVET

Strolz’s beautiful boutique is the fashion forward cool fave for fashionistas and sports aficionados alike. Wait for your boot fitting at the in-house bar. Shopping and schnapps. Yes.

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St. Anton Austria

St. Anton 

Located directly on the train route from Tirol to Vorarlberg, St. Anton am Arlberg is just over an hour west of Innsbruck. One of the world’s oldest and best-known ski resorts, St. Anton lies at the foot of a vast mountain range with some of the best skiing terrain you’ll find anywhere in the Alps. So grab your skis, head straight to the cable car, and get your lift pass. The Arlberg Ski Pass grants you access to a total of 88 mountain railways and lifts, 190 miles (305 km) of groomed slopes and 125 miles (200km) of deep powder and granular snow slopes, stretching throughout the entire Arlberg region.

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Julia’s Must Do’s #St. Anton

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The Acme of Après

The Acme of Après: Nobody does it better than St. Anton. The MooserWirt and the Krazy Kanguruh are famous (or infamous). Be prepared to stand on tables dancing with your ski boots on. Antics, drinks, and music make for an après to remember.

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Epicurean Delight

The Museum Restaurant is seriously good.

History meets modern mountain food. I cannot stop thinking about the Zwiebelrostbraten, (beef with onion sauce, creamy potato purée, bacon, and beans). Decadently delish. Find it and the St. Anton Ski and Local Heritage Museum in the Historic Arlberg Kandahar House. 

 

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Overnight in St. Anton

Location. Location. Location! Ski-in/ski-out and with the pedestrian zone on the doorstep. Ski Hotel Galzig’s ultra-modern rooms are hip with perfect perks.

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Experts Only

St. Anton is one of the few places in the world to offer a winter via ferrata. Grab some touring gear and get roped in for a rock climbing adventure across craggy peaks. Untracked runs are your just reward. Exhilarating.

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JULIA’S AUSTRIAN ADVENTURES

JULIA MANCUSO SHARES THE ÖTZTAL VALLEY: Sölden & Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Join Julia Mancuso as she explores the Ötztal Valley where she used to train and race for many years. The ski areas of Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl are interconnected and offer adventure for any level skier. One pass = 55 lifts. Amazing on-mountain restaurants, spectacular mountain peaks, and the Bond Museum. This place has it all.

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JULIA MANCUSO SHARES INNSBRUCK AUSTRIA

The ultimate #AlpineUrban experience. Julia takes you on a personal tour through Innsbruck and shows you the best of both worlds in a winter destination: a glittering, historic city and a world-class ski resort. Watch Julia try figln on the Nordkette, high above the city, exploring the old city, skiing the Kühtai and dining in a 13th-century hunting lodge. Shopping for a dirndl, standing at the top of the ski jump and dancing in a castle were more highlights for Julia.

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