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Hotel Bacherhof
Garni Bacherhof ***
Familie Strolz
St. Jakober Dorfstraße 27
A- 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg Tirol
Phone + 43 5446 2716
Fax + 43 5446 271627
e-mail: info@bacherhof.co.at

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The birthplace of Alpine skiing

Arlberg the location of choice for anyone fascinated and attracted by the Alpine winter and the birthplace of Alpine skiing.

We have to go back to the 19th century to find the first signs of tourism in the Arlberg, with the pioneers of the Arlberg and the initial development of Alpine skiing, which became the basis of the legendary appeal of this ski region in modern times.
For example, Hannes Schneider founded the Arlberg school, thereby revolutionising ski touring, with the first cable car developed for winter operation (Galzigbahn) being constructed in St. Anton.


  • Foundation of Arlberg Ski Club (1901)
  • The first ski races (1904)
  • The first ski school (1921)
  • The birth of the Arlberg-Kandahar race (1928)

Stefan Kruckenhauser instructing in 1930The finish at the Second Skiing Race in St.Anton in 1905

› Visit our St. Anton am Arlberg Museum:   www.museum-stanton.com