January: the best month for a ski vacation
The Christmas season is barely over, and the new year is just around the corner. Do you already have resolutions for 2023? For example, to do more sports, spend more time in nature, take time out from everyday life more often, or travel more with family and friends?
Then why not start implementing them right away in January! January, as we say in Austria to January, is the best and most favorable month for a ski vacation. Why? You can find out in this article.
#1 Free slopes: Pleasure skiing on the Arlberg.
They are guaranteed to make every skier’s heart beat faster – empty slopes with plenty of room for your own turns. And in the first month of the year there are plenty of them. The Christmas vacations are over, the semester and carnival vacations have not yet begun. So perfect for all those who can freely divide their vacation and want premium skiing pleasure.
Explore almost alone the more than 300 kilometers of slopes in Austria’s largest contiguous ski area, the Ski Arlberg. There are also no waiting times at the lifts. In addition, you can enjoy a relaxed break in one of the many huts in the ski area. Because these are also not as crowded as at vacation times. In short: You have enough time to explore the slopes around St. Anton am Arlberg and can enjoy your ski days.
#2 Perfect conditions: Snow, snow and more snow
January is known for lots of snow and endless deep powder runs. While winter is just getting started in December, it is already in full swing in January. Not only St. Anton am Arlberg is transformed into a true winter wonderland. There are also wonderfully wintry sights in the ski area.
Everything just looks so much better with a generous hood of snow, doesn’t it? And feels better too. Because the slope conditions in January are top. Sufficient snow and cold temperatures are the ingredients for perfectly groomed slopes. By the way, the risk of injury is also low when skiing in January. The reasons for this are the low occupancy rate in the ski area and the good snow and slope conditions. So what are you waiting for? On your skis, get set, go.
#3 Price advantage: Same performance, pay less.
It sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it? Not only do you get to enjoy the January benefits (empty slopes and perfect snow conditions), but you also spend less money. At the adult hotel Die Arlbergerin you can really save in January. You pay up to 20% less on the overnight rate than in the high season. And of course you will also enjoy all inclusive services.
Look forward to a rich breakfast buffet, the use of the sauna area, free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, one parking space per room, the free ski and boot depot at Alber Sport directly on the slopes, cozy bathrobes in the rooms, the ski bus right outside the front door and many other vacation highlights.
#4 Relaxed travel: On the road away from the vacation season
Your vacation is not only more relaxed on location. Getting there and back is also a lot less stressful, as there are no public vacations in Austria or the surrounding countries. No traffic jams on the highways and no overcrowded trains. Speaking of trains, if you travel to St. Anton am Arlberg by train, you may also grab a price advantage here. Because the prices for trains or flights adjust depending on supply and demand.
Away from the vacation season, you will not only enjoy a relaxed arrival and departure, but also peace and quiet and relaxation on site. The “Adults only” Hotel Die Arlbergerin is the best choice for cozy hours for two in snowy St. Anton. Our tip: Plan your couple’s vacation in January and enjoy togetherness and perfect piste conditions.
#5 Powder Days: January is deep snow time
Not only the conditions on the slopes are perfect. Off the slopes, January is also the best month for skiing. No wonder, after all, the first month of the year used to be called snow month or winter month. And January lives up to both of these names. Easy turns in powder snow and buttery powder slopes are waiting for you. The Arlberg offers more than 200 kilometers of downhill skiing in open terrain. Freeriders and backcountry specialists from all over the world therefore make a pilgrimage to St. Anton am Arlberg. But don’t worry – January offers not only plenty of snow, but also many sunny days. During sunny skiing in January, the snow crystals glisten especially beautifully.
We can think of hundreds more reasons for a skiing vacation in January on the Arlberg. But the best thing is to experience it for yourself. We are looking forward to seeing you!
See you soon at Die Arlbergerin.
Kind regards from St. Anton am Arlberg
Barbara & Mathias Kometer