Local facilities 5
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 2
Lift system 4
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 5
Having built up a picture in my mind from what friends had said I expected St Anton to be at the top of the 'ski experience' list, but sadly my expectations fell somewhat short. I may be doing the resort an injustice by saying this - we picked a particularly bad week for weather, but when the skiing is the main thing about your trip, that is going to be the judge of a good holiday!
During the week there was significant snowfall which is generally considered good, but not when a lot of this comes during the day and is coupled with low light and fog. This meant that several days we were back in the hotel early (or by lunchtime on one day). What was more annoying was that on many of the main runs they didn't even attempt to do any mid day grooming, which meant horrible mounds of soft snow everywhere.
On a positive note, what I would say is that the town has everything you would wish for - lots of lively bars, a good party atmosphere, and an excellent choice of restaurants. There is plenty going on, and we were luckily able to see the womens downhill whilst we were there (although this was nearly cancelled due to the weather). The lift infrastructure is also very efficient, and well interlinked.
In terms of the skiing I can't really recall any particular highlights from the St Anton area, although on one day we took the bus to nearby Zurs, and skied the Lech-Zurs circuit which I really enjoyed (run 33 into Zug is a good challenge). Of the ski areas I would probably say Zurs was my favourite - a number of long reds all sweeping into the valley below.
I've no doubt that I will return there one day, but maybe not for a few years!