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Type of resort Alpine
Suitable for families **
Apres ski (nightlife) **
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Mountain restaurants Yes
Snowboarding **
Longest run 7km
Nursery areas 1
Night skiing Yes

Ischgl is an exciting and picturesque ski resort dating back a thousand years, benefiting from a well designed piste and lift infrastructure (kind of old meets new in the best of ways). One of Austria’s largest skiing areas, Tyrolean Ischgl has high altitude skiing granting a snow-secure season longer than most other European skiing resorts. Relatively undiscovered outside Austria, the highly regarded ski resort has a chic feel combined with a lively après scene, perfect for group and family skiing holidays.

Skiing in Ischgl

With fast modern lifts and a great snow record, Ischgl has access to over 200km of downhill skiing, with 52 individual pistes served by 42 ski lifts. Part of the largest skiing area of the Eastern Alps, the Silvetta ski area, Ischgl and Galtur are two areas linked by bus covered on the same ski pass.

Beginner skiers have the luxury here of a dedicated gentle plateau half way up the skiable area. Intermediates have 6 different valleys of pistes to choose from. Why not ski over to Swiss resort Samaun and purchase the adventurous 370km lift pass? Experts have 10 terrifying blacks, an off-piste ski school and impressive cross country trails.

Snowboarding in Ischgl

Snowboarders loyally return to Ischgl year on year to the big wide open long sweeping runs. It has a world-famous excellent fun park offering excellent terrain for all carving ability levels, it even has a floodlit half pipe for night-boarding!

Apres in Ischgl

Nearly as famous for its hedonistic atmosphere as it is for its quality slopes, the nightlife scene here is glitzy and lively. As well as bars, there is a multitude of over 40 restaurants to choose from. Ischgl is famed for its dazzling beginning and end of season parties, featuring chart-toppers such as Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Rhianna and Elton John, all performing in front of the picturesque Tyrolean backdrop!

Accommodation in Ischgl

Ischgl ski resort spans along the valley floor. Small nearby resort Galtur is a hamlet of 3 hotels, with some small lifts and nursery runs. Ischgl ski resort is very popular for those going on a group ski holiday. Close to the German border, it attracts German skiers as well as Brits. Accommodation for skiing holidays here is generally of a high-standard, with some of the best hotels and apartments in Austria. The town is well equipped to keep the kids entertained with lots to do off the piste, ideal for family skiing trips.

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Ischgl Statistics

Runs: Blue 13 Red 43 Black 9

Resort altitude 1377m Skiing altitude 1377m – 2872m
Transfer time 1.5hrs Longest run 7km
Total kms of piste: 230kms Cross country 74kms
Snow canons 350 Slope direction N, S, E, W
Nursery area 1 Number of lifts 54
Drags 22 Chairs 22
Cable cars 2 Gondolas 5
Night skiing Yes Snow making Yes
Season Nov – May Mountain restaurants Yes
Ski bus Linked resorts Samnaun
Summer skiing No Terrain parks 2
Half pipe 2 (Floodlit) Tree runs Yes
Resort type Alpine