A winter in the heart of the Alps

Winter holidays in Ischgl

Amidst the Silvretta and Verwall mountains, a winter holiday of superlatives awaits you at the ski resort Ischgl in the Paznaun! Energetic holiday guests get to choose from a myriad of activities – especially during the colder months of the year. Then, the little town of 1,600 inhabitants transforms itself into a one-of-a-kind holiday destination. 

Ischgl in a different way

Perfectly groomed slopes. Nicely tracked cross-country trails. Pristine deep snow descents far off the slopes. Toboggan runs to whizz down on. Fine-dining restaurants for experiencing culinary delights. Mountain huts and restaurants with the authentic flair of the Paznaun. The list goes on when it comes to all the highlights that await you in Ischgl in the Paznaun. 

Are you ready for the best winter holiday that you’ve ever been on? Can you hardly wait to jump into your ski boots? Can you already visualise the snowy winter landscape? Then it's time to plan your holiday at Ischgl! 

Ischgl: perfect for collecting slope kilometres

The Tyrolean town Ischgl in the Paznaun is considered the gateway to the Silvretta Arena. It connects Austria to the Swiss town Samnaun in the Engadin and is one of the trendiest ski resorts of the country. That’s no surprise – it offers everything imaginable when it comes to winter sports and entertainment. Starting with the state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts, to slope fun at its best, to culinary delights for every taste. As the icing on the cake, fantastic events regularly wow the crowds directly at the Silvretta Arena. 

Ski-highlights in Ischgl at a glance: 

  • 239 kilometres of slopes
  • guaranteed snow from the end of November to the beginning of May
  • A+ ski service: ski schools, ski busses, ski depots and more
  • slope highlights: mogul slopes, race tracks, snow park, smuggler’s circuit
  • offpiste paradise: for freeriders and ski tourers
  • entertainment away from the slopes: cross-country skiing, ice skating, tobogganing, winter hiking

The Silvretta Arena: the ski resort for everyone

Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced skier or snowboarder, freerider or freestyler: the ski resort Ischgl in Tyrol in Austria is a ski resort for every taste. Wishes don’t just come true in Ischgl – they take on entirely new dimensions! 

Families with children, beginners and those who return to skiing feel especially comfortable around the Idalp. There are plenty of blue (easy) and red (moderately difficult) slopes and a few highlights here and there – both the culinary as well as the athletic kind! 

By the way: You would like to explore the Silvretta Arena with your partner and spend some time just the two of you? Find out more about our childcare services at the ski resort Ischgl – be assured your children are in the best hands! 

Skilled skiers can discover the Silvretta Arena on 40 red and 25 black slopes. If you’re looking to get that extra adrenaline kick, take a little detour onto one of the many special slopes. Mogul slopes, race tracks, snow park and more: Take a look at our slope tips and get excited about unforgettable moments in the snow! 

Tip: The smuggler’s circuit is – without a doubt – one of the slope highlights at the Silvretta Arena. In the tracks of the smugglers of yore, it leads from Austria all the way over to Switzerland and has plenty of highlights in store. Interesting facts about the smuggler’s circuit in Ischgl

You love whizzing down the slopes but you love it even more to explore the off-piste terrain on your skis? Then start getting excited: Whether you’re a freerider or ski tourer – lovers of both sports get their money’s worth at the ski resort Ischgl. More than 20 skiable freeride kilometres through narrow valleys and ravines as well as dozens of ski tours await! 

All-around carefree service package with everything a winter athlete needs

It gets even better! A number of ski service offers not only make life during your winter holiday much easier but also more beautiful! From the Ischgl ski schools with their highly-qualified instructors to the ski bus that ensures a speedy arrival at the winter sports paradise. And thanks to the ski depots at several different locations at the ski resort, lugging your equipment around is a thing of the past. 

A good plan is essential! Have a look at the interactive slope map of the Silvretta Arena in the Paznaun right away and check the snow report for the next few days. Tip: Experience even more excitement and get a few first glances with our webcams at the Silvretta Arena. 

You’ve selected your favorite slopes and the weather looks promising? Then buy your ski pass for the ski resort in Tyrol online and book your dream accommodation now! 

Tip: Have you already heard of the Mountain VIP Club? This club offers its members exclusive benefits and the extra bit of luxury during their ski holiday in Ischgl. Find out how you can become a member of the Mountain VIP Club!

Book your holiday happiness in Ischgl!

Winter holidays away from the slopes at the Paznaun

If you’re looking for entertainment and variety during your holiday, you’ll strike it rich in Ischgl. Thanks to an expansive network of trails, cross-country skiers, snow shoe and winter hikers get to experience the mountain landscape between the Silvretta and the Verwall group in all its glory. These sports are perfect for relaxing and unwinding. The only sound you’ll hear is the crunching of the snow underneath your feet. 

Life gets a little speedier at the nighttime toboggan run in Ischgl in the Paznaun. With its length of 7 kilometres, it’s one of the longest toboggan runs in the Alps. From mid December to the beginning of April, a toboggan evening takes place every Monday and Thursday. During the day, the natural ice rink is a popular meeting point for families and ice stock players. Tip: A game of ice stock is a particularly fun activity to do with your friends!

Pleasure in all its facets 

15 mountain restaurants for culinarily delightful stops. Plenty of haute cuisine restaurants that make the Paznaun a mecca for gourmets. Shopping fun from Austria all the way over to Switzerland. Those who think Ischgl doesn’t have a lot to offer away from the slopes are proven wrong quickly once they spend their holidays here. Tip: Find out more about the current customs regulations – ahead of your shopping spree in Switzerland!

Ischgl in a different way

Not only the numerous winter sports opportunities but also art events such as the snow sculpture competition "Forms in White" with international stars, culinary delights on the highest level or various winter sports attract holidaymakers to Ischgl - in summer and winter alike. Cross-country skiing, tobogganing, freeriding, or ski tours can be perfected in the active region.

„Thank you very much Ischgl. We’ve had a blast“

Elton John already spent an unforgettable time in Ischgl. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at the numerous accommodations and plan your stay at the winter paradise Ischgl in Tyrol!