Located near the Swiss border, Iscghl's huge Silvretta Arena ski area attracts wintersports enthusiasts from around the world with its stateif-the-art lifts, beginner-friendly slopes, funparks and top pistes for advanced and expert skiers.
The village of Ischgl in the Paznauntal Valley is home to just 1,500 residents, and 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. Ischgl is also home to the largest freestyle park in the Alps, making it a hotspot for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. Beginners will find plenty of gentle, wide pistes. For children there is a ski kindergarden, a youth club and a snowsports academy. 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, some of which are equipped with solar panels to capture the energy of the sun and reduce the resort's carbon footprint.