Warth is a small village in the Vorarlberg region of Austria. Warth is located at 1,500 metres directly within the Warth-Schröcken ski area and is linked to the wider Arlberg ski area. It is possible to ski all the way from Warth to St Anton am Arlberg (and vice versa). This is my guide to skiing from Warth to St Anton in pictures.
I spend a lot of time skiing in St Anton am Arlberg. But have never written about my favourite ski runs for some reason. So here is my guide to my favourite ski pistes in St Anton am Arlberg. Seek them out next time you are on holiday in the area!
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We are very fortunate to have organised our life in such a way that, for now, we can spend most of the winter months in the mountains. There must be other families out there who would love to spend the ski season indulging their passion. These are my musings on how to do a ski season as a family, based on our experiences so far…
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As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. It can be difficult to know where to have lunch in St Anton am Arlberg. Which restaurants are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this fourth St Anton cafe review, Sonnegg will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint.
Where to have Lunch in St Anton am Arlberg – Sonnegg
Sonnegg is the cafe we frequent most regularly for lunch. It is right next to the Nassereinbahn lift valley station in St Anton am Arlberg. They serve everything from breakfast to lunch, an afternoon snack or low-key après-ski. With the advantage of not having to put your skis on again afterwards to get down the mountain. Unfortunately they are not open in the evenings for dinner.
Its location makes it a good spot for non-skiers to meet up with skiers. It is right by the nursery slope, so you can take little ones for a toboggan before or after lunch. Or for a ski for your larger little ones. There is room for buggies / prams and they have some of those high chairs that clip onto the table. *Exciting update* Well, exciting if you have a baby. The toilets here have been refurbished and have… Wait for it… A changing area for babies. This is unprecedented in St Anton, so make the most of it! Previously the toilet was tiny and the floor often soaking wet from melted snow, so useless for baby changing. Your best bet used to be the toilet under the lift station where there is at least room for a buggy / pram change.
Where to have Lunch in St Anton am Arlberg – Sonnegg, the food
The main reason we go here so often is that the food is excellent. Daddy swears by the Sonnegg burger, according to his extensive research the best in town. Some of my favourites include the Tiroler Käsespätzle (I guess like a local macaroni cheese) and the large mixed salad. On a Sunday (and a Thursday) they do a roast pork with dumplings, the closest you will get to a Sunday roast here! They also serve Kaiserschmarrn, a type of chopped pancake, which is delicious. And they have an excellent natural radler on tap. Daisy usually just has some of our food but sometimes we order a kids meal for her. These are enormous, for example, 5 fish fingers and huge portion of fries or 4 enormous breaded chicken ‘nuggets’ and fries. Definitely enough to share with an adult with a side order of salad.
And the final attraction: for some reason Daisy loves running up and down this restaurant more than any other.
For other ideas on where to have lunch with kids, check out my review of Anton Cafe
As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this third St Anton cafe review, Aquilla will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
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You might be under the impression that ski resort seasonnaires are all eighteen year old gap year students. And, to be fair, there are quite a few of those. So why on earth would you want to take a baby somewhere people work 48 hour weeks for minimum wage, ski hard and party even harder? This post aims to shatter some of those illusions by describing a day in the life of a ski season with Baby (Daisy). Scratch under the surface and you will find a huge diversity of people based in a ski resort. Including idiots with babies.
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As part of writing about my ski season in Austria with a baby, I will review cafes and restaurants in St Anton am Arlberg. Which are baby-friendly? Do they have space for a pram or buggy? Is it quiet? Is there space for crawlers to clamber around? Are there changing facilities (ha ha)? In this second St Anton cafe review, Anton Cafe will be considered from the baby’s viewpoint…
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Lech am Arlberg is St Anton’s posher cousin famed for featuring in the film Bridget Jones’s Diary. It is something of a playground for the rich, so keep an eye out for famous faces! The ski areas were linked together for the first time in 2016/17 by the new Flexenbahn gondola. With my toddler in tow I went to investigate a buggy friendly winter walk in Lech.
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A day out in Pettneu am Arlberg with a baby makes a nice alternative to St Anton. It may not be an obvious choice. Pettneu is a village around 6km from St Anton. It lies at the foot of the peak known as the Hohe Riffler, from whose summit you can enjoy breathtaking views all the way to the Allgäu or the Eastern Alps of Switzerland. In winter it is easily accessible on the free ski bus in around 8 minutes.
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Our baby’s first tobboggan run in St Anton am Arlberg took place on a warm sunny day. She was about 15 months old and loved it. We only did half a dozen short slides for her first time and they were all smiles.
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