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Seeing what the hype is all about in St. Anton, Austria

Ski season is in full swing here. Since this is our second year skiing the Alps, there are a few places we want to check off our list. One of them in St. Anton am Arlberg in the Austrian state of Tyrol. St. Anton is often called the “cradle of alpine skiing” for its role in inventing the sport, and many people in Europe will tell you it’s their favorite place to ski, and it’s also very snowsure, meaning often when other places in the Alps are low on snow, St. Anton usually has tons. So, we had to check it out for ourselves.

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As it turns out, it is a huge place! We barely covered it, but we liked what we saw. We stuck mainly to the Gampen area and loved it. There is a pretty easy blue run that’s great for kids. St. Anton will forever hold a special place in my heart as a mom because this is the place my Sophie fell in love with snowboarding. Until now, she was pretty anti- skiing. After witnessing a ski accident involving one of her best friends in 2015, and another horrible ski accident of a friend of ours on ski break in Serfaus in February 2016, she was pretty spooked. But in St. Anton, we hired a private instructor to build her confidence and show her the ropes of snowboarding, and bam! She was all smiles. Hooray! So, thank you, St. Anton. We only saw a few of your slopes, but we will remember you forever.

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