at a glance...

238km of pistes
1400m resort height
1.5 hours transfer time
All levels great for
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Resort overview

The season's opening and closing parties have put Ischgl firmly at the forefront of Austrian après. The Top of the Mountain festivals brought music to the slopes over 20 years ago, since then many resorts have replicated the idea. Acts have ranged from Elton John to Bob Dylan to Muse bringing 20,000+ people to the Tyrolean village each time.

The slopes are high, snow sure and wonderful for intermediates with a super modern, super high-speed lift system that whips you around the mountain in no time at all. Three gondolas access the mountain from resort level and an airport-style moving walkway runs through the village (more of a town really) giving easy access to the pistes, shops, bars and restaurants wherever you choose to stay.

The resort is an old farming village at heart and retains much of the Tyrolean feel with traditional chalet style buildings. Not to mention the ski huts blasting out oompah music whilst revellers dance on the table in their ski boots or form huge conga lines around the venues. It's fair to say the après scene is more raucous than hip and in general about 10 to 20 years older than you get in St Anton. Yet the party kicks off at 3.30pm and doesn't stop until the early morning hours.

Skiing in the resort

Beginners can take the gondolas from town up to the mid-stations where the ski schools meet. From here you have a variety of green runs and mellow blues to progress onto. There's also a moving carpet if you haven't got to grips with the T-bar or chairlifts yet. However, we'd advise you get the gondola back down the mountain as the resort runs are steep and often crowded at peak times.

Intermediates will have a whale of a time exploring this extensive and snow sure ski area. The Pardatschgrabahn (quite a mouthful) ascends the largest height difference in the world between base and summit without a mid-station. You can also head over to Switzerland and pick up some duty free shopping in Samnaun.

Experts have a number of steep blacks to test out, however, the big draw is the off piste. With a lot of beginners and intermediates drawn to Ischgl by the après, much of the easily accessible off-piste remains untouched for much longer than neighbouring St Anton. Hire a guide to find the best routes and you won't be disappointed.

Après ski

The slightly older crowd sure know how to party and it all kicks off on the mountains at around 3.30pm with fantastic energy until dinner time and then carries on till the early hours. The techno-oompah makes way to nightclubs and go-go dancers at times. It's an eclectic and lively mix that's almost overwhelming at first.

But you can always find a quiet spot if it all gets a little too much and fantastic restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Paznaunerstube are available if you want to treat yourself.

Best for...

  • Après
  • Short transfer
  • Short breaks
  • Groups
Accommodation in Ischgl

Our hotels are spread throughout Ischgl with some great spa areas and fantastic pools as well as a truly family-friendly option in the Hotel Seiblishof.

All of our accommodation is within easy walking distance to the ski lifts, nothing more than 500m away. So no need to catch any buses unless you get the unusual urge.

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4* Hotel Yscla
4* Hotel Yscla
4* Hotel Yscla
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Wifi
  • Car parking
More info
4* Hotel Seiblishof
4* Hotel Seiblishof
4* Hotel Seiblishof
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Wifi
  • Ski lockers
  • Conference
  • Babysitter
More info
5* Elizabeth Arthotel
5* Elizabeth Arthotel
5* Elizabeth Arthotel
Features:
  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
More info
5*S Hotel Trofana Royal
5*S Hotel Trofana Royal
5*S Hotel Trofana Royal
Features:
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
More info

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Resort guide

Ischgl

The resortResort height - 1,400m
Highest point - 2,864m

Ski areaIschgl ski area - 238km of piste

SlopesIschgl is perfect for intermediates looking to ski good distances.

Blue runs 21%
Red runs 64%
Black runs 15%

Lifts - 45

Season length - End of November to end of April/early May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 5/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 5/5
Fast lifts - 5/5
Families - 3/5
Après - 5/5
Eating out - 4/5
Charm - 3/5
Scenery - 4/5
Snow reliability - 5/5 

ActivitiesCross-country skiing | snowshoeing | bowling | swimming pool | tobogganing | shopping | ice skating | curling

Transfer times
Innsbruck -  1 hour 30 minutes
Zurich - 3 hours

Ischgl area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £
6 day lift pass from £

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