Looking for lots and lots of skiing on your European ski vacation, followed by lots and lots of dancing? Make your way to rowdy St. Anton.
The first thing people mention when they talk about St. Anton is the rowdy après-ski scene. "Rowdy in Austria's top ski resort means spending three to six hours with 1,000 of your fellow skiers at a standing-room-only outdoor bar that's not quite at the bottom of the mountain, tossing back Austrian beer followed by fruity schnapps while singing loudly to thumping Euro disco hits. While it's true that this is a signature St.
Copper has a great ski mountain, but the lodging scene at the base of its 2,450-acre hill has long been a work in progress. The good news is that progress is indeed being made, with the resort's first true luxury accommodations opening this season. And Copper makes it easy to stay here, with extras such as the Beeline Advantage—in which skiers snag first tracks every morning and bypass liftlines all day—included in every lift-and-lodging package. Yes, you want to ski Copper. Especially if you know where to unwind when Union Bowl gets through with you. Here are our picks.