A winter sports paradise in Tyrol: the ski resort Ischgl
Where a ski day turns into an epic ski day. Where a ski holiday turns into an unforgettable ski holiday. Where an event turns into the highlight of the year. Ischgl, right in the Tyrolean Alps in the Paznaun, is the perfect setting for pleasure-seekers and winter sports enthusiasts!
A winter sports paradise in Tyrol: the ski resort Ischgl
During the winter months, the little town in the Paznaun transforms itself into the lifestyle metropolis of the Alps for all sorts of winter sports athletes. It aims at all those who want to spend their ski holiday in the Tyrolean Alps – whether it’s for a day, for a week, a weekend at Ischgl or longer. Skiing in Tyrol can be a truly unique experience!
Where is the ski resort Ischgl located? It sits enthroned – at 2,872 metres of elevation – above the town of the same name, Ischgl, in the Paznaun. Together with the Swiss town Samnaun, in the Canton of Grisons, it forms the Silvretta Arena. This makes it the third-biggest ski resort in Tyrol in Austria.
Perfectly groomed slopes and one-of-a-kind freeride runs and ski tours are only part of the reason why Ischgl is so incredibly popular with winter sports athletes of all kinds. Another reason are a number of top events that attract international stars and their overjoyed fans each year. Another highlight: the Tyrolean cuisine. Ischgl is often lovingly called the gourmet mecca of Tyrol.
The ski resort Ischgl in numbers
Winter sports enthusiasts have all the reason to get excited: they’ll be able to find everything that a skier’s or snowboarder’s heart desires at the ski resort Silvretta Arena in Ischgl.
All this ensures carefree ski days, surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of the Paznaun:
- 239 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes
- 515 ha slope surface area
- 45 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts with a transportation capacity of 94,671 people per hour
- Guaranteed snow from November to the beginning of May, thanks to the ski resorts high elevation of almost 3,000 metres above sea level
- 1,100 snow making machines
- Descents with a length of up to 11 kilometres
- Special slopes, snowparks and more – for plenty of variety
A ski resort for everyone
Around 20 blue, 40 red and 25 black slopes and descents make the ski resort Silvretta Arena in Tyrol the perfect winter sports region. For beginners and those who want to return to the sport as well as for passionate, more seasoned skiers and snowboarders. The vast extension of the resort makes it possible for every winter sports athlete to spend the day where he or she desires: whizzing down the slopes, practicing jumps at the snowpark or going shopping in Switzerland.
Cross-border skiing: from Austria over to Switzerland
Talking about Switzerland, if you spend your ski holiday at the Silvretta Arena, you may not only look forward to endless fun on the slopes. There’s plenty of highlights to experience away from the slopes, too. One such highlight is the shopping paradise of Samnaun in Switzerland. On the Swiss side of the ski resort, bargain hunters go on a hunt for the perfect souvenir.
Special slopes and more in Ischgl
You love variety? Your ski day isn’t complete without a detour to the snowpark? Mogul slopes and racetracks make your heart beat faster? Then you’ll love the ski resort Ischgl in Tyrol!
Racetracks for speed addicts. Mogul slopes for slope acrobats. Descents with a gradient of more than 70% for those with nerves of steel. As you can see: Variety and adrenaline rushes are the norm – and not the exception – at the Silvretta Arena! And at the snowpark, freestylers can fine tune their jumps, rotations and moves.
Smuggler’s circuit in Ischgl
One of the highlights at the Tyrolean Silvretta Arena and Samnaun is – without a doubt – the smuggler’s circuit. In the tracks of smugglers from the days of yore, skiers and snowboarders can explore the border region between Austria and Switzerland. You can probably imagine to what incredible lengths these smugglers went just to smuggle some coffee or a pair of tights.
Depending on their level of skill, skiers and snowboarders may select between three different routes: the most challenging gold smuggler’s circuit, the silver smuggler’s circuit and the easiest (blue-slopes only) bronze smuggler’s circuit.
Fueling up in Ischgl: Mountain restaurants and huts
If you start exploring the slopes of the resort early in the morning, that definitely merits a few stops. Whether it’s in the morning for a coffee in the sun, at noon for a hearty lunch to fuel up for the rest of the ski day, or at the end of the day for the obligatory après-ski drink: the mountain restaurants and huts make sure you’ll get to relax and provide the perfect opportunity for a stop par excellence. It’s amazingly easy to enjoy life at the Silvretta Arena in Tyrol!
Must-dos in Ischgl:
You plan on spending your winter holiday in Ischgl? Or you’re already a seasoned guest in Ischgl and have lost your heart to this beautiful Tyrolean resort? Either way: these activities should never be missing from a stay in Ischgl:
- Après-ski: Ischgl without après-ski would be like a ski holiday without perfectly groomed slopes. Or a ski holiday without a hint of luxury. Celebrate a successful day on the slopes with other skiers and snowboarders and drink a toast to winter. Nothing’s easier than that: A total of 15 mountain restaurants and huts make sure you’ll get to enjoy a picture-book-perfect après-ski experience.
That’s how amazing nightlife and après-ski are in Ischgl
- SKYFLY in winter: Make your dream of flying a reality! Get your adrenaline fix even during the colder months of the year. While ziplining, you’ll get to fly across the Tyrolean mountain landscape all the way down into the valley. But the best part is: the adventure consists of three flights – and each one gets you a little closer to the finish in the valley. So, if you’re looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush, the SKYFLY won’t disappoint!
More info about the SKYFLY adventure in Ischgl
- Event-highlights in winter: A winter season in Ischgl without the concerts of world-famous international stars? Unthinkable! Whether it’s the “Top of the Mountain Opening”, the “Top of the Mountain Easter Concert” or the "Top of the Mountain Closing": If you spend your winter holiday in Ischgl, you have to go to at least one of the top events of the season.
All winter highlights in Ischgl at a glance
Ski pass for the Silvretta Arena
Are you getting more and more excited about your next ski day at the Silvretta Arena, surrounded by 239 kilometres of slopes? Then take a look at the current prices for ski passes!
Tip: Thanks to the longer opening hours, you can avoid peak times when you get your tickets and escape waiting in a line! On Saturdays, between December 29, 2018, and March 23, 2019 until 6:30 pm.
Accomodation right next to the slopes in Ischgl
The expectations for a perfect ski resort are often as diverse as the ones for the right kind of accommodation. How fantastic is it then that Ischgl has to offer various kinds of accommodation categories for every taste? Luxury hotel, bed & breakfast or apartment: numerous kinds of accommodations can be found right next to the slopes of Ischgl and will make it easy for you to hit the slopes right away!
You’re looking for the perfect accommodation for you and your loved ones? Take a look at the various categories offered and select your favourite!