Ischgl Silvretta Arena Ski Resort

In a country that parties as hard as it skis, Ischgl outshines other après-ski resorts with its snowy, mini-Ibiza that’s for both boarding and skiing.

Ischgl is more recognized as for après-ski rather than skiing. It has an interesting list of glitzy shops, bars and nightclubs on the slopes and in town, to cater to every taste and budget. There are also live events and the popular Top of the Mountain pop concerts.

All these compete with the Ischgl slopes for attention and this is a huge loss for skiers as they get to miss out on enjoying the modern lifts and well-groomed piste. Asides the fact that this is a naturally snowy area, there is also enough artificial snow-making to extend the season.

There is a large ski area created by a full lift and piste integration with neighboring Samnaun over the border in Switzerland. This is over 200km of piste and 40 lifts, sufficient for most skiers, particularly if they are not early risers, thanks to the city’s nightlife. If they ever exhaust the stretch, they can always take a short trip to nearby Galtur for a few days of different excitement.


Nearest Airports to Ischgl

Ischgl is most easily reached via Innsbruck, Zurich or Munich international airports. Transfer times by road are about 1 hours 15 minutes (Innsbruck), 2 hours 35 minutes (Zurich) and 3 hours (Munich). Alternatively take the train to Landeck, then continue by bus or taxi to Ischgl.

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Driving to Ischgl

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Where to stay

Ischgl, the “Ibiza of the Alps”, has plenty of smart, hip hotels. Cheaper accommodation is available, but very little at bargain-basement prices. And whilst hotels and “Hotel Garnis” (upmarket guesthouses) predominate, there are self-catering apartments and chalet-hotels as well.

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