St. Anton am Arlberg,
Though it's a cozy ski resort, there's no way you would get me
to live in St. Anton am Arlberg (population about 2,000). Why?
It's located in a very, very narrow valley with steep mountains
rising abruptly on all sides. It's the middle of May and this
town is deserted. I drop by the tourist office and learn the
place shuts down in May. Every hotel is closed. The main
street (it's just about the only street) is closed to motor
vehicles---which is nice. I don't think the jet-setters come
here in the winter judging by the absence of a single clothes
boutique, jeweler or watch shop.I count two grocery stores, a
sporting goods shop, several banks, a bakery and that pretty
much sums up the shopping possibilities.
A toll road through the mountains passes through the narrow valley.
Is this place
hopping or is it dead in the summer?
come in May that's for sure.
Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
car the only option?
Does the place feel claustrophobic?
Lots of choices
for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
look like it to me.
Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
Three days would be the max.