Ischgl Ski Resort

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  • Vertical (m)
    1,371m – 2,872m (1,501m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (45)
    7 Gondolas / cable cars
    25 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to early May
    8:30am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 239km
    Longest run – 11km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 62%
    Beginner - 33%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20

    VIP Ski Pass (Valid with a guest card)
    Ischgl/Samnaun only
    Adult - €52
    Child - €32.50
    Child u/10yr - Free

    Silvretta Pass
    Ischgl, Samnaun, Galtür, Kappl & See)
    Adult - €56
    Child - €32.50
    Child u/8yr - Free

Ischgl Ski Resort Austria

Ischgl ski resort in the Silvretta mountains of western Tyrol is one of Austria's most popular snow holiday destinations. The resort has a deserved reputation for excellent skiing & snowboarding plus a serious party scene.

Situated on the frontier with Switzerland, Ischgl is interlinked with Samnaun ski resort to create a huge & diverse ski area of over 239km of trails & 45 ski lifts. Ischgl will delight Powderhounds of all abilities with the range, size & quality of the snow, lifts & terrain.

Ischgl is renowned for its fun après sessions in the mountain huts & the village. Be prepared for music, drink & dancing from lunchtime & well into the night, most nights.

Pros and Cons for Ischgl Ski Resort

Pros

  • Huge ski area spanning two countries (linked to Samnaun Switzerland);
  • Consistent and quality snow;
  • A long season from November to May;
  • Variety of on & off-piste terrain to suit all abilities & sense of adventure;
  • Modern & efficient lift infrastructure with lifts & pistes right in the middle of the village.

Cons

  • Extremely busy during peak periods;
  • Accommodation can be expensive and hard to get.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Majority of Ischgl’s pistes are north facing so are less sun-drenched than in Samnaun;
  • A massive après ski scene from lunchtime onwards – love it or loath it – you choose!

Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

The mountains of Ischgl found the perfect partner in neighbouring Switzerland at Samnaun. Ischgl has the colder north facing more adventurous terrain, whilst Samnaun has sun-drenched south facing terrain perfect for beginner & intermediate cruisers.

Whilst Ischgl’s 1500m+ skiable vertical may appear daunting to some, the reality is a majority of the piste trails are relatively easy going & accessible to most skiers – hence its popularity. The more adventurous will appreciate the long & challenging descents off the 2864m Palinkopf (the second highest peak within the resort) & the more remote Piz Val Gronda. At the end of the day some wonderfully long valley trails (up to 11km) extend all the way down into both Ischgl & Samnaun. One of them is the heavily trafficked ‘Smugglers’ or ‘Duty Free’ run. Yes, you can duty free shop at the end of it – super tacky!

Ischgl’s lift system is something to behold. The term ‘modern’ doesn’t quite cut it. ‘Unbelievable’ goes a touch closer. The venerable quad chair is an endangered species at Ischgl, which gives a clue as to what happens on a powder day inbounds. There is some fabulous freeride terrain at Ischgl but get to the resort & on the lifts early or you’ll skiing other people’s tracks all day! Thankfully the local backcountry always provides the goods.

See the Ischgl-Samnaun ski trail map here.

Where is Ischgl, Austria?

Ischgl is near the border with Switzerland in south west Tirol, Austria. Around 100km by road from Innsbruck., the nearest major centre is Landeck-Zams, 30km north of Ischgl. Ischgl is well serviced from all airports by train & bus via Landeck-Zams.

Closest major gateway airports are Innsbruck, Munich & Zurich. Search & book all airport transfers to Ischgl here.

Ischgl Accommodation

Ischgl comprises a multitude of lodging options in town, on the mountain, ski-in ski-out or elsewhere in the valley. Proximity to the two min ski lift bases will dictate price & availability. If booked out, try any of the villages up & down the valley like Galtür (& Wirl), Kappl & See. Each has its own great ski resort & regular ski-bus connections to Ischgl. The buses travelling from Galtuer to Ischgl are less crowded than the ones coming up the valley from Landeck, Kappl & See.

Search & book all Ischgl ski accommodation here.

Ischgl Ski Rentals

Ski rentals are available throughout Ischgl. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals here.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Ischgl in 2019. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Ski Tours in or near Ischgl

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Austria Tour Innsbruck Freeride City
HOSTED & GUIDED SNOWBOARDING
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Snowboarding | 7 Ski Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Based in Innsbruck, this trip is for intermediate to advanced (or better) snowboarders taking in some of the best ski resorts in the Austrian Alps. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone & meet new friends.
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
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USD 1,691
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