Monday, April 20, 2009

St Anton am Arlberg celebrates the Spring Festival Week

The "Spring Festival Week" from 18th to 25th April is a part of spring in St Anton am Arlberg as much as the sun in the sky and the snow on the mountains. During this time the Schneekristall tariffs apply and the best in the country demonstrate their ability at the "Intersport Spring Festival" from 21st to 25th April at the Austrian Ski Instructor and Demo Championships. Whether it’s the Big Air Contest for skiers and snowboarders, a Freeride competition, a giant slalom run or the Demo Championships, those who would like to witness the skills of the professional skiers and snowboarders in action should not miss the "Intersport Spring Festival". Time and again the performances of the professionals will astound and amaze - a true feast for the eyes.
Of course, apart from the sporting pleasures, the après ski fun in St Anton am Arlberg is just as important. Numerous snowbars and terraces are points of attraction for sun worshippers and meeting places for fun lovers. Particularly popular is the Chill-out on Rendl Beach. Especially for the Festival, an enormous living room with comfy sofas, tables and floor lamps provides a lounge atmosphere at the edge of the piste in the middle of the snow. Those who sit here, have the best view of the world championship performances. When the piste-fun is over the winter lounge in the snow is the location for the Sundowner Parties on Rendl Beach.
The finale of this Festival Week is the congregation of hundreds for the legendary mass-start race "Der Weiße Rausch/The White Thrill".
The ski season ends in St Anton am Arlberg on 26th April and ends one week later in St. Christoph on the 3rd May. The last days of the season fall within the Snow Crystal Week. During this time the lift pass costs 25% less than the already inexpensive low-season rates and many hotels and pensions also offer drastically reduced special deals.