In the ski resort of the Silvretta Arena, not only passionate winter sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth. Because also beginners – whether they’re adults or children – will find perfect conditions for skiing practice!
The Idalp, near the biggest open-air arena of the Alps, is a perfect starting point for beginners. Ski huts that serve Austrian delicacies as well as extensive blue slopes await you there. They’re perfect for developing a feel for the skis and for practicing the first few turns on them.
Ischgl: ski resort for beginners
If you want to learn how to ski or snowboard in Ischgl or want to take your first few turns again after a long period of ‘idle time’, you should start getting excited: Plenty of easy slopes are waiting to be mastered by you – the comfortable chairlifts are a plus, of course. Those will definitely make your swift (re-)entry into the sport a lot easier!
Tip: After going up the mountain with the Silvrettabahn cable car or Fimbabahn cable car from the town center of Ischgl, you’ll be surrounded by flat slopes for beginners. They are signposted and perfect for newbies!
It’s more fun in a group!
All those who want to make their first attempts on skis under the trained eyes of a professional have a choice between the multiple ski schools of the area. Together with a skiing instructor, safe skiing and snowboarding is practiced. On top of that, the skiing instructors offer valuable tips and interesting facts about the ski resort with its many blue slopes.
Slope tips for beginners
1. The following slopes are perfect for beginners:
- Velill (B6) practice lift
- Viderböden (B7) practice lift
- Sonnenbahn (B5) chairlift
- Velillbahn (B1) chairlift
- Conveyor lift (B9) – practice area
2. The equipment … is essential when it comes to skiing. You don’t have your own ski equipment? No Problem. Experienced professionals at several ski rentals in Ischgl will be happy to assist you in choosing the right equipment for your first moves on skis.
3. Warm-up: It’s a must for every ski day to warm up your muscles and prepare them for the upcoming exertion! Tip: In a group, the warm up exercises can turn into a great deal of fun!
4. Hydration: Even in cooler temperatures, the body loses a lot of fluids during the exertion of skiing. Take a break from time to time and don’t forget to have something to drink. Tip: The après-ski drink should be consumed – as the name suggests – after the ski day is over.
5. Have fun: Your skis aren’t doing what you want them to do? And what do you even do with those poles? If things aren’t going exactly as planned on your first day of skiing: enjoy yourself and have a good time, nonetheless! Then, those skiing skills will be acquired much more effortlessly.
Ready for your ski day in the Silvretta Arena? Ready to attempt your first few turns on skis? Then book your ski holiday in Ischgl – the perfect place for beginners -- right away and let your excitement grow!