Skiing in Austria 21.22

Make The Most Of Your Ski Holiday This Year

Please note that we will be updating this page regularly, BUT it is your responsibility to keep up to date with current guidelines.

Last updated 24/12/2021

Austria announced on 22 December that the UK (and the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway) would be added to the list of virus variant areas. Travellers who have been in such areas in the previous ten days are required to quarantine for ten days on arrival unless they are fully vaccinated (including a booster dose) and present a negative PCR test.

If you are not vaccinated or cannot provide proof of vaccination, you also will need to complete a pre-travel clearance form not more than 72 hours before entry to Austria and self-isolate for 10 days.

Note: We specialise in ski and snowboard lessons, and quite often, especially at weekends we’re out on the hill. So we do encourage you to do your own research of travel restrictions or to contact your travel provider. 

Children up to the age of 12 do not have to provide a test result if traveling under supervision of an adult. If the accompanying adult has to self-isolate, the child must self-isolate too. The child can then leave self-isolation at the same time as the adult. If traveling unattended, the same requirements apply as for adults.

Children aged 12-18 must self-isolate and register on arrival, unless they or the adult traveling with them are exempt from self-isolation, for example through vaccination.

Ski School Meeting Point

Sarah will be at our meeting point at the top of Gampen, wearing a New Generation jacket, with a flag beside the meeting point. We will be standing outside the Himmeleck restaurant beside the ski racks.

Please arrive early, have relevant lesson information to hand and be prepared to drop off kids or friends quickly. You should know the level you have booked and the name of the instructor before you arrive at the meeting point.

  • Kids Group Lessons

    Whippersnappers – Pro-Rider groups will meet at the top of the Gampen lift.

    Adults dropping off kids: no more than 1 adult per kid per group (ideally: if there are 3 kids in three different levels there should be three adults for each group one, to avoid that person mingling between the groups.)

  • Adult Group lessons

    All groups will meet up at Gampen in front of the restaurant from the first day on.

  • Private lessons

    Meeting up at Gampen in front of the information board at the top of the Gampen chairlift.

    First-timers we meet at the bottom at our “old” meeting point.

Please note that due to weather conditions we might have to change the meeting place, but we will be in touch to let you know where to meet. Please ensure your contact details are up to date on your online booking. You can check your details here.

You may need to provide verification of 2G status (12yrs old +), so please be prepared with:

Recovery from Covid:

  • The certificate of recovery is valid for 180 days 
  • A doctor’s note is valid for 180 days; a PCR Test as proof needs to be added
  • An isolation order for a person who had a proven sickness from covid within 180 days before being tested.

Or vaccination:

  • Green pass (EU)
  • Yellow Vaccination pass or card
  • E-vaccination pass

Please also bring an ID and an FFP2 face mask. Buffs may not be accepted so please bring a mask.

We’d also recommend bringing your children a photocopy of their ID, to prove their age.

Covid19 testing opportunities for people without symptoms.

The following testing facilities are available in the holiday region St. Anton am Arlberg by appointment by telephone:

  • Dr. Helene Mall

    Bahnhofstraße 5, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5446 30392

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

  • Dr. Markus Sprenger

    Marktstraße 26, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5446 3200

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

  • Dr. Josef Knierzinger

    Dorfstraße 8, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5446 2828

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

  • Dr. Christian Klimmer

    Hnr. 58a, 6574 Pettneu am Arlberg

    Tel. +43 (0) 5448 22286

    PCR test: € 120,- (result available within 24 hours)

    Antigen rapid test: € 35,- (result available in 15 minutes)

Despite the already available PCR gargle tests (throat flush tests) offered in Spar and M-Preis branches, St Anton has decided to ensure a further test option for PCR and antigen tests a new Test Centre in the Arlbergsaal – operated by the Arlberg pharmacy. With this test centre, they want to make testing as easy, quick and uncomplicated as possible for our guests, employees and locals.

  • The test centre is currently open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Parking spaces are available directly at the Arlbergsaal.
  • Basically, availabilities are set up in such a way that testing (PCR & antigen test) should be possible without registration or long waiting times.
  • The antigen and PCR tests are free of charge for people who have an Austrian social security number. It is important that the person to be tested must present ID and an e-card (social security number) during the test. For people who don’t hold an Austrian social security number, the costs are as follows:
    • Antigen test EUR 35
    • PCR test EUR 65.

Please note that only card payments are accepted at the Test Centre. PCR test results are available within a maximum of 24 hours.

Public Transport

Masks are mandatory when using public transport in St Anton and surrounding resorts. The maximum number of passengers on village buses is now greatly reduced. But if it becomes necessary, we will increase the frequency and number of village buses in service to try and limit the inconvenience to you.

Liftpasses, Accommodation, Bars & Restaurants

Access to accommodation, restaurants/bars, cable cars and cultural institutions, among others, is only possible with the proof of full vaccination/past infection. A Covid-19 test is no longer sufficient.

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Stopp Corona App

We strongly recommend you download the ‘Stopp Corona-App’ of the Austrian Federal Government and the Austrian Red Cross, to enable contact tracing outside of individual companies’ own tracing methods.

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If you are looking for information on the latest COVID restrictions at your destination click the links below Austria, France, Switzerland

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