Geech, we skied St. Anton and neighboring Lech and Zuers a number of times, including in March of last year. The skiing is superb anywhere there.
Lodging is kind of pricy, but good deals can be found on web sites designated to the region, just remember, bed change is Saturdays and it is really hard, almost impossible to find lodging that goes for any other time than Saturday to Saturday.
Also, St. Anton hosts many events during the season including races and in those weeks they are booked solid.
Apre ski usually starts at noon in the mountain restaurants where Europeans take their two hour lunch break with lots of wine, beer and good food and everybody gets cozy.
Then after the lifts close, the outdoor bars in town let you socialize just as you came off the mountain in full gear, the gluehwein, a spiced hot wine, will start you off and there, as in the indoor tea dances in the afternoon, where no one drinks tea, you can check out and make contact with willing skiers of the opposite sex, if you are so inclined (to make contact, that is
We took our boots but rented skis and poles at reasonable rates, it also allowed us to try different models and brands.
But let me warn you, if you are a good skier, that trip may spoil you for any other ski area. It's just awsome.
Check out this web site: http://www.ski-europe.com/deals/index.html
edited for spelling.[ November 10, 2002, 08:52 AM: Message edited by: Ott Gangl ]