Situated in the westernmost corner of Tirol, the Paznauntal Valley is a 40-kilometre-long alpine valley with steep sides and three internationally renowned ski resorts: Ischgl, Galtür and Kappl.
With its extensive network of pistes kept in excellent condition throughout the season, the Silvretta-Arena Ischgl Samnaun gives skiers and snowboarders the chance to experience some of the best slopes in Tirol – and over the border in neighbouring Switzerland. During the winter months it is the village of Ischgl in particular that draws international visitors with its fine dining restaurants and trendy bars plus plenty of events going on throughout the season. Those in search of a little more peace and quiet head to Galtür, Kappl and See. In Galtür there are plenty of cross-country skiing trails, while Kappl is known to freeriders in particular for its deep powder. The resorts of Galtür, Kappl and See can all be accessed using family ski passes and feature children's activities as well as separate learning areas for children taking their first tentative turns on snow. All four resorts enjoy excellent snowcover throughout the season thanks to their high altitude.
Mountainbike trails, a family-friendly adventure park and plenty of sports events
In autumn and summer, the sunny and dry Paznauntal Valley offers good conditions for hiking, climbing and mountain biking. Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See all offer easy access to the surrounding 3,000-metre peaks of the Samnaun Massif, the Silvretta Mountains and the Verwall Massif. Galtür has a large bouldering area. Ischgl runs cable cars over the border into neighbouring Switzerland or to the top of many mountain bike trails. And in Kappl you will find the Sunny Mountain Adventure Park aimed at families with children – a good place to work up a sweat before cooling off with a dip in the swimming lake in See.
The villages in the Paznauntal Valley also host a wide range of events throughout the year. The Top of the Mountain concerts in Ischgl have a long and proud tradition. Sporting events such as the Open Faces Contests in January attract numerous freeriders to Kappl, while for cross-country skiers the Galtür Nordic Volumes event at the end of March is an ideal way to round off the season. In summer there is the trailrunning event Silvrettatrailrun3000 and the challenging Ischgl Ironbike mountain bike event. If you like your sports a little more gentle you can take part in the E-Bike World Championships or join the Silvretta Ferwall Marsch hike.