Summer in St. Anton am Arlberg: children’s programme for every age group
Buggy pilots, trackers and young climbers
From watching wildlife to canyoning: children can look forward to an exciting holiday programme in the summer months. While the little ones explore the natural landscapes, other daring youngsters can have a go on the climbing wall and high rope course. Parents have the opportunity to take lots of lovely walks on paths suitable for pushchairs. Excursions along varied trails and to the mighty summits become a real nature adventure. Tip: The St. Anton Summer-Card entitles the bearer to a whole range of free activities in the Tyrolean holiday region.
For buggy passengers. A training track for cross-country skiers in winter and a day trip destination for families with prams in summer: the 40 kilometre long network of St. Anton am Arlberg’s cross-country ski trails offer wide paths for walking with easy up and downhill sections. One tour takes walkers 10 kilometres through the Verwalltal Valley and around the lake, whose name it bears. Those looking for views over Kapall, Galzig, Valluga and Rendl, should take the gondola lift up to the top terminal of the Arlberg cable car. Once there, parents can enjoy the alpine scenery while the children let off steam at the playground. Hikers can carry straight on from there with their little alpine fans: From the Rendlbahn, for example, a trail leads past Tritschalpe into the Moostal Valley and back to St. Anton. Prerequisite for this two-hour walk is that the pushchair or buggy is suitable for all-terrain - ideally with pneumatic tyres and a handbrake. Alternately, child carrier backpacks are available to hire from sports shops in St. Anton.
For young naturalists. Holiday guests aged from four to sixteen years enjoy forays through the natural landscapes with the resort mascot, “Hoppl the Hare” every Monday to Friday. Fire, water, air and earth – each day is dedicated to a different theme. From 10 to 16 hrs, St. Anton’s loving and professional child carers teach the youngsters how to read maps, build rafts and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. The Wonder-Walking-Trail next to the „Sennhütte“ is a special destination for the whole family. Children and adults can discover all sorts of interesting facts about the local flora and fauna at various interactive stations along this trail, which is around one kilometre in length.
For great adventurers. There is certainly no time for getting bored - even for the older ones! Teenagers spend adventurous days on vacation having a go at biking or archery, as well as on torch lit evening walks. Bearers of the St. Anton Summer-Card can experience this and other leisure activities free of charge at Arlberg. These free guest passes are issued to visitors from only one night’s stay. The St. Anton Premium Card can be booked as an additional package. In addition to allowing unlimited use of all operating cable cars and free admission to all outdoor pools and museums, this ticket grants discounts at arl.rock Sport & Climbing Centre, the low and high rope courses at Verwalltal or for rafting, canyoning and tubing tours in Oberinntal. www.sommerkarte.at
Overview of children’s playgrounds:
Whether high up on the mountain with views of the lake or in the centre of town – you will find a variety of playgrounds in the entire St. Anton am Arlberg holiday region. Time flies for the boys and girls when they are sliding down a tree trunk, balancing on a hanging bridge or bouncing on a trampoline (with safety nets).