International flair and snow until early May! The resort of Ischgl-Samnaun extends the huge Silvretta Arena ski network up over the border into neighbouring Switzerland. The resort itself features lots of modern lifts and cable cars plus a mix of easy slopes for beginners and more challenging pistes for intermediate and advanced skiers.
The village of Ischgl in the Paznauntal Valley is home to just 1,600 residents – yet it is the gateway to one of Tirol's most popular ski resorts. Cable cars whisk skiers and snowboarders from the centre of Ischgl up onto the slopes of the Silvretta Arena, a large ski network stretching as far as the Samnaun region over the border in Switzerland. The resort's slopes lie at a snowsure altitude of between 2,000 and 2,872 metres and are connected by many state-of-the-art lifts. Pistes range from easy to terrifyingly difficult, with gradiens of up to 70% awaiting skiers and snowboarders who dare. The Ischgl Snowpark is a meeting point for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. The resort also has a ski school as well as a ski kindergarten. Three ski safaris of between 40 and 60 kilometres in length invite visitors to discover some of the ancient smuggling routes in this border region. Along the way there are plenty of mountain huts and restaurants on both the Austria and the Swiss side serving hearty local food.