Austria Ski Resort Guide for Ischgl

Ischgl Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

The resort is a compact village tucked away in the long, narrow Paznaun valley south of St Anton on the Swiss border. It has a wide range of accommodation from luxury hotels to simple B&Bs. The narrow main street is traffic free and the village is bypassed by the valley road up to Galtur and at the west end of the pedestrain zone is the main access lift up to the main mid mountian focus of Idalp. The resort has a very good modern lift system that take you to high slopes with reliable snow. The resort is not too good for beginners and has very little wooded terrain for shelter in bad weather. There are frequent buses down the valley to Kappl and up to Galtur.

About the Mountains near Ischgl

Ischgl is a good sized relatively high snow sure area. Most of the slopes are above the tree line. There are an increasing number of ski routes on the piste map that are replacing pistes. These routes are unpatrolled and there have been complaints of lift closures at 4pm in late season. The resort is not known for its challenging and exciting slopes and does not offer too many black runs. The slopes are mostly wide and ideal for intermediates.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Ischgl

The mountain restaurants are crowded but offer good food with over half of them offering table service. There is a huge choice of venue in this lively resort and offers indoor and outdoor bars - some more 'adult' than others. The resort is easy to get around using the bus and there are restaurants that pedestrians can get to by gondolas.

Ischgl Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability4 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 42
Resort HeightResort Height 1470 m
4820 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1550-2560 m
5090-8400 ft
QueuesQueues 3 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 10%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 39%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 39%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 12%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: +43 5444 5266