4th Alpine Winter Conference on Medicinal and Synthetic Chemistry

 St. Anton, Austria    January 28-February 1, 2024


In the spirit of Keystone and Gordon conferences as well as the MBCF (Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation) conference in Steamboat Springs, the format of this meeting provides ample opportunity for attendees to informally interact and have outdoor activities.


Skipasses can be booked at the local ABBAG office in St. Anton

Renting of material:

Rent your material with one of the 3 below partner.
Book online for discount and avoid queue onsite. 

Reinhard Alber
Dorfstraße 15
6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Online Booking

Pangratz & Ess
Dorfstraße 1
6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Online Booking

Martin Jennewein
Dorfstraße 2
6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
Online Booking

Walking Trails

Gallery (3 km): Follow the “Rosannaweg“ path, then head slightly uphill to the ventilation shaft of the road tunnel. Fantastic views over the St. Jakob area can be enjoyed from this vantage point. Various winter walking trails can be joined from here.

Verwall (10-km round trip): Take the old “Arlberg straße” street to the Hotel Mooserkreuz, heading steeply uphill (we recommend using the ski bus to the end of the old Arlbergstraße). From there, on almost flat terrain you have the possibility of walking to the Rasthaus Ferwall (roadhouse) or enjoying the panoramic walking trail around Verwall lake. This walk may easily become a highlight of your winter holiday

Around St. Anton am Arlberg (2.5 km): A very easy loop that presents St. Anton am Arlberg from various perspectives.

Rodelhütte – tobogganing hut (7-km round trip): Walk along the “Kunstmeile“ to the cable car station in Nasserein, then head steeply uphill to the end of the “Nassereinerstraße” street. From here it is a quite strenuous uphill ascent (over 200 metres in elevation) to the toboggan run. Fantastic views over St. Anton am Arlberg and the “Stanzertal“ valley can be enjoyed from here.

Jakobusweg (7-km round trip): The constant up and down hill sections are what makes this walk interesting. Proceed on the sunny side of the “Stanzertal” valley, parts of which follow along the famous St. James‘ pilgrimage trail. Connecting with other trails is possible. Narrow trail  – Sturdy shoes required.

Ganderau (3 km): Plain walking path around St. Jakob.

Pettneu via Vadiesen (12-km round trip): Follow the
“Jakobusweg” trail to St. Jakob, walking along the “Dorfstraße” street to the “Untergand“ area and to the neighbouring village of Pettneu. To return, walk along the “Rosannaweg“ path directly beside the Rosanna river.

St. Christoph (2.5 km): Ridgeway at 1800 m. The Alpine trail begins at the “Arlberg Thaja“ at the elevation of the Arlberg pass. It runs parallel to the cross country trail.

Reit (2 km): Sunny, flat loop on the outskirts of Pettneu.

Kunstmeile (1 km): From the Arlberg WellComm centre to the cable car station in Nasserein.

“Planie” loop (2.5 km): Walk from the Tourist Office through the park, passing the Arlberg WellCom centre and along the
“Kunstmeile”section to the cable car station in Nasserein. Cross the “Dorfstraße“ street. Before reaching the petrol station, walk along the “Auweg” and through the underpass. Then cross the Rosanna river and walk along the “Friedhofsweg”path until you reach the railway station. Pass the arl.rock, cross the bridge and walk back to the village centre of St. Anton.

Cross Country Ski Trails

With the exception of the first 2 km of the Stanzertal trail, all cross country ski trails are groomed for classic cross country and skating (free style).

St. Christoph Trail (2.5 km), Medium
Looping path at 1,800 m elevation.  Brief descents and ascents. The St. Christoph sun terrace is a good meeting point for Alpine skiers.

Verwall Trail (10 km), Medium
Across from the Hotel Mooserkreuz, the “Verwallweg” path branches off from the “Arlbergstraße” street. The cross country trail starts after about 200 metres and leads through the scenic Verwall Valley and around Verwall lake. The trail is challenging and features irregular terrain. In narrow sections where there is only one classic trail, we kindly ask skaters to be considerate.

The Stanzertal Trail (22 km), Easy
The trail begins at the “Wertstoffhof“ in St. Anton and runs slightly downhill along the riverside. Until reaching Flirsch, there is access to all the villages in our holiday region along the trail. Please note that there is a hidden descent after the first kilometre of the trail!

Ganderau Trail (3 km), Easy
Easy trail, ideal for beginners. Starting points: east of Hotel Tirolerhof or at the fire station in St. Jakob.

Reit Trail (2 km), Easy
Easy, 2-km loop, situated in the East of Pettneu with access to the Stanzertal trail. It is an ideal practice round.

Pofel Trail (1.5 km), Easy
The trail (irregular terrain) is located between the Rosanna river and the highway, east of the wellness park in Pettneu.

Snow-Shoe Walking

Routes: St. Anton to Verwall, Rendlalm, Putzenalm and to Flirsch. Excercise caution on all routes due to the risk of avalanches.

Skiing schools offer snow-shoe walking tours.

More information is available here:

Husky Sleigh Ride

Excitement is in the air. From far away, the excited howling and joyful barking of Arun, Nanook, Iron and the many other sled dogs can be heard. They can hardly wait to run through the snow. Experience the most extraordinary breed of dog in the midst of a spectacular and beautiful winter landscape in St. Anton am Arlberg. Enjoy a husky sleigh ride or hike every Monday and Friday morning throughout the winter season.

As a welcome we will tell you everything about the sled dogs and the sled dog sport. Afterwards we prepare the sledge. In the meantime, we will tell you everything about our dogs. 6-7 of our huskies will be harnessed and then each participant can take turns sitting on the sled for a round with us. Finally, the dogs can be petted, fed and watered under supervision.

Advance booking necessary: Wild Paws Adventures.

Phone: +43 664 2300592
E-Mail: info@wildpaws.at
Web: wildpaws.at

Toboggan Runs

The 4.3-km Gampen-Nasserein natural tobogganing trail is floodlit and is open from noon to 4:15 pm.* Ascent: via Nassereinbahn.
The costs for using the “Nassereinbahn” are included in a valid ski pass.

Evening Tobogganing Every Tuesday and Thursday*
From 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Ascent: via Nassereinbahn. Tickets available at the cable car station’s cashier desk from 7:00  –  9:30 pm.

Toboggan Fun at the New Gampen Restaurant
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45 pm onwards. Live music until 10 pm (also for non-sledging enthusiasts). Reservations: tel. +43 (0)5446 23 52 532.  
Final descent: via Nassereinbahn at 10:30 pm.

Ice Skating Rink & Curling

At the Arlberg WellCom Centre
Reservation tel. +43 (0) 5446 40 01
Ice skating rink open December to mid March
Ice skating: daily from 1:30 to 5:30 pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday until 8:00 pm
Curling: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Museum and Galleries

Opening hours: daily open from noon onwards
Audio guides available in German, English and French. Visit the Museum St. Anton am Arlberg! Learn about the  invention and the development of skiing, explore the history  of St. Anton am Arlberg.

Art Room in Pettneu
Contact: Oswald Perktold, Bahnhofstraße 168, 6574 Pettneu, tel. and fax +43 (0) 5448 82 95  oswald.perktold@utanet.at
Art Room telephone: +43 (0) 676 51 17 383

Opening hours: every Thursday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to  8:00 pm, Sunday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Art Room’s Slogan: “Culture is what we share”. These words by Peter Sellar are an apt description for the work of the Art Room Assoc. in Pettneu. Food for thought: walk through the internal rooms over the ramp and take in the architectural design of the walls, the asphalt flooring; the passageways with floor spots under the large table with light slots on the side; and both garden areas with the giant table. Visit the Art Room and discover how people in Pettneu and Tyrol lived and worked in the past.

Art-Box – Gallery in the Sporthotel
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, or call for appointments at any time: +43 (0) 664 40 15 595 Sporthotel St. Anton, Dorfstraße 48
Gallery for contemporary art:
“Man cannot live by snow alone!“

arlberg1800 Contemporary Art & Concert Hall
Contemporary art and concert hall, exhibitions & master concerts
Contact: Nicole Becker, St. Christoph 1, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, tel. +43 (0) 5446 26 11, nicole.becker@arlberg1800resort.at
Opening hours: Friday to Monday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 


Centre for Wellness and Communication
6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, tel. +43 (0) 5446 40 01 
wellness@arlberg-wellcom.at, www.arlberg-wellcom.at

Opening Hours:
Swimming pool 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sauna 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fitness studio 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Swimming pools: Indoor pools with connected egg-shaped outdoor flume, outdoor lap pool, children’s pool.
Sauna world: Finnish sauna, Kelo-sauna, sanarium, steam room, Infrared sauna.
Massages: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm