Skiing in Ischgl

Ischgl is one of Austria's top ski destinations.Situated in the Paznaun valley in Tirol with fabulous slopes and great entertainment, it is an ideal resort for both family skiing and individuals. The ski area is shared with Samnaun in Switzerland and the Silvertta area pass covers not only this area, but also the resort of Galtur further up the valley and Kappl further down. 

Getting there:

The closest airport is Innsbruck (100km away)   - but it is also possible to fly to Munich, Friedrichshafen or Zurich. The closest railway station is at the bottom end of the Paznaun valley in Landeck jut 30 minutes away.

 

 

Skiing in Ischgl

Previously, Ischgl was called "Yscla", and mountain farmers led their lives here practically cut off from the world outisde. Back then no one imagined that this small village would become one of the most eventful holiday destinations, ever and today, Ischgl is an internationally known tourist centre.

The resorts in Ischgl

There are 4 different resorts in the valley (See, Kappl, Ischgl and Galtur) and Ischgl is the largest of them. Its ski area - the Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun -  is connected with the ski resort of Samnaun across the border in Switzerland.  

Together this ski area is one of the largest skiing resorts in the Alps. An efficient high altitude lift system and beautiful scenery make Ischgl a true paradise for skiers and boarders alike. Nursery slopes are in an open bowl at the top of the mountain easily reached by gondola and the vast 'Silvretta Ski Arena' boasts 238kms of slopes with many long and open runs. 

For a lovely long ski we recommend the Duty Free run (also known as Smugglers Run) from the border down into Samnaun.

Doing more in Ischgl

In 1995 Elton John became the first of many international pop stars to feature in one of the resort's now well known Top Of the Mountain beginning and end of Season concerts. Since then the resort has hosted acts such as Kylie Minogue, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Sting, Lionel Richie, Leona Lewis, Katy Perry, Pink, Rod Stewart and many more.......

The 2012-13 Start of season concerts included Amy Macdonald, The Scorpions and DJ Antoine. The Top of the Mountain end of season concert  starred Deep Purple. Nickelback opened the 13/14 season and Robbie Williams did the closing concert in May.

Renowned as an apres-ski stronghold, Ischgl knows how to thrill its guests with a nightlife that is stylish and urban and stands up to comparison with every city in the world, however at the same time, guests seeking peace and quiet can also find that Ischgl fulfils their expectations.

Since 1994 the resort has also hosted the snowsculpture competition Shapes In White - these scupltures are made at the start of  January and then left to melt gradually, but can still be seen for most of the winter season.

Staying in Ischgl

We offer a range of hotels and apartments

Please note that since winter 16/17 there has been a new rule in resort and you are not allowed to walk around in ski boots/snowboard boots or with equipment after 8pm.  The resort can impose fines on anyone caught on the main high street after this time in skiboots etc; They say the fines are up to 2000€ - we know of some guests who were asked to pay fines of 40€ - see the fact box to the side for further information.

Getting here

The closest airport is Innsbruck (100km away) - but it is also possible to fly to Munich, Friedrichshafen or Zurich. The closest railway station is at the bottom end of the Paznaun valley in Landeck jut 30 minutes away.

Our prices include transfers from Innsbruck for all the hotel options and a tunnel crossing for the apartments - need a tailored quote - do get in touch.

 

Got some questions about the resort?

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Ski Area

No of km of skiing (local area): 238
Snow cannons: 1100
No of km skiing (full area): 340
No of lifts: 44
Cross country runs: 36
Mountain restaurants: 13
Blue runs
Red runs
Black runs 18
Altitude (Minimum) 1400m
Altitude (Maximum) 2870m

Ski Insurance

  • Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

    If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

What We Like

  • Beginning and end of season parties - the place to be!
  • Great apres
  • Lovely atmosphere

What We would Change

  • a bit more flying to Innsbruck would make it easier to get too.....

Top 5 Things to do

  1. Ski down the Duty Free run from Ischgl into Samnaun, Switzerland
  2. Apres ski at Niki's Stadl - you have to experience this at least once!
  3. Take a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride from Ischgl to Mathon
  4. Go on the Zibob track in Kappl
  5. Sip a hot chocolate (with or without a shot of rum) at one of the many mountain restaurants

Resort Fines for ski boots at night

Please note it is forbidden to walk around resort after 8pm in ski boots/snow board boots or with equipment - more information on this can be seen in an article which was published in the Telegraph last year.

  • Residence Gramaser

    £287- £955

    (£pp on std occ)

    FREE WIFI S/C OR B&B 4 ROOMS AND 4 APARTMENTS UNDERGROUND CAR PARK

    The Residenz Gramaser lies in Mathon, a very quiet part of the village, about four kilometres from the centre of Ischgl. Here you can get the quiet and relaxation that you need to enjoy top relax holidays. If you want to, the free ski bus takes you to the centre of Ischgl and the valley station of the Silvretta Cable Car in only 5 minutes.

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  • Hotel Martha

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    22 ROOMS SLEEPS 2,3 AND 4 GARAGE SAUNA AND SOLARIUM

    The Hotel Martha is a family run hotel situated just 250 metres from the Silvretta Bahn and offers a great base for a ski holiday in the delightful resort of Ischgl

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer B&B or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Post

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    80 ROOMS WELLNESS FACILITIES GARAGE PARKING BED AND BREAKFAST

    Set at the foot of the slopes and just minutes from the ski lifts, the superior 4 star Hotel Post is great for the whole family.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a bed and breakfast and includes airport transfers from Innsbruck (prefer Munich or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Hotel Alpina

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    28 BEDROOMS FREE WIFI HALF BOARD SPA AND LEISURE FACILITIES FREE PRIVATE PARKING

    Offering a wellness area with an infrared cabin, a sauna, a steam bath and a ski storage room with a ski boot dryer, Hotel Alpina is located 350 yards from the Ischgl Ski Area, the Pardatschgrat Cable Car and the Fimbabahn Cable Car.

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  • Hotel Zhero

    £POA

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    FREE WIFI SPA AND WELLNESS SUITE PARKING GARAGE

    The luxurious Zhero Hotel is located on the outskirts of Kappl, Austria and only 4km away from the lifestyle and sports capital that is Ischgl.

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  • Hotel Schlosshof

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    32 HOTEL ROOMS FREE WIFI ACCESS A LIMITED NUMBER OF GARAGE PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST SPA FACILITIES BED & BREAKFAST

    Hotel Schlosshof is situated directly on the slopes, only a few walking minutes from the Silvretta cable car, the centre, the bars and restaurant.

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  • Hotel Fatlar

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    21 BEDROOMS WIFI IS FREE OF CHARGE PETS ALLOWED FREE PRIVATE PARKING

    The Hotel Fatlar enjoys a wonderful location close to the cable cars and the centre of the village.  This quiet, sunny spot is an ideal choice for all those looking for the personal touch on their skiing holiday.

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  • Hotel Talblick

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    ROOM TYPES FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI LARGE SAUNA

    The three star Hotel Garni Talblick is located approximately 1500m from the centre of the wonderful Austrian resort of Ischgl.  At a slightly elevated spot, guests can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view across the surrounding mountain panorama.

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