St. Anton, am Arlberg, birthplace of alpine ski races. Here is where the very first ski club in the Alps was founded in 1901, also where the first Arlberg-Kandahar Race was held in 1928. This is where such ski legends as Hannes Schneider and Karl Schranz are from. St. Anton am Arlberg. paradise for all winter sports lovers. 82 lifts, 260 Km (161 miles) of pistes and 185 Km (115 miles) of deep snow descents. The purest ski pleasures imaginable right in front of your door, St. Anton am Arlberg, a mix of international flair and small village charm that you will never forget.