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If you love skiing in big wide open ski areas, you love après ski, live music and you like something just a little bit different then why not go to Ischgl? A resort where you can enjoy a little bit of everything.


Still relatively new to British skiers and boarders, Ischgl is an exciting, vibrant, colourful, loud and entertaining resort. Very modern in its approach with several stunning hotels and underground passages with escalators to move you between lifts, slopes and main streets, this resort caters for those who really appreciate a good time.

Famous for its season opening and closing concerts, where many a famous celebrity performs year on year as well as its legendary après ski, both modern and traditional, on the slopes and late into the night, Ischgl also does not disappoint with its fantastic ski area. A skiers and boarders paradise with long, wide runs and fields and fields of off piste when the snow is deep. You can also ski to Switzerland for a bit of tax free shopping!


  • An exciting, vibrant resort
  • Famous for its legendary après ski and opening and closing parties
  • Long wide runs and endless off-piste
  • 238km. of pistes suited to all abilities
  • Fantastic restaurants from highly trained chefs
  • A selection of luxurious, designer hotels

Skiing in Ischgl:

The Ischgl ski area stretches between 1,400m and almost touches 3,000m and is as snow sure as a ski resort can be. 238km of piste covers everything from relaxed and gentle beginner areas through long cruisey intermediate runs to a great selection of steep and fast black runs.


There is an almost endless amount of off piste to ski for the more adventurous skiers and boarders and some great ski routes and ski tours to follow and enjoy for those who don’t want to venture off the marked slopes.


Home of the “longest run” in Austria, at 11kms long, the Route 11 takes you from the very top, to the very bottom; a great way to finish your day!


Ski Facts:


  • Highest point is 2935 meters
  • Longest run is 11km
  • 43 fast lifts service the whole area
  • 238 km of groomed piste
  • Great variety of slopes, for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers
  • Excellent off piste, moguls and race tracks
  • Snow park for those wanting to learn new tricks or develop old ones
  • Well groomed and clearly marked runs including some great tours and recommended ski days
  • Excellent facilities on the slopes

Our top tips:

On the slopes follow the suggested ski itineraries; Smugglers Route and Route 11 being our favourites.


If you are a fan of Ischgl and join the VIP club while there, you get private dining rooms in the best slope side restaurants and bars and free ski guided tours


Make sure you ski in Switzerland and make the most of duty free shopping and some amazing Rosti lunches (Potato rosti with all kinds of toppings – delicious)


The Champagne Bar at the top of the main cablecar is a great way to end a days skiing with stunning views and a great place to enjoy the sunset


Toni’s Stadl, The Kitzloch and Schatzi Bar are our favourite après ski bars, all offering something a little different and all special in their own way


As always, take out a private guide/instructor to really make the most of the ski area

Dining in Ischgl:

Look no further than Ischgl for excellent food and sublime late night, nightlife! It’s all accessible from our selection of luxury hotels.


After skiing, Ischgl’s second favourite past time is celebrating. It doesn’t matter what, but celebrations, après ski, nightlife and excellent food is what Ischgl does so well.


Fantastic restaurants with highly acclaimed chefs adorn the streets. Many hotels offer a la carte restaurants for visitors and these are some of the best restaurants in town. There is an international flair to the food scene here, with almost every taste accounted for. A dinner out in Ischgl, whether a pizza and pasta dish, a local speciality, a steak house, Chinese or Thai or a Michelin experience is a dinner to remember.


There are excellent slope side restaurants on both the Swiss and Austrian pistes, some with fantastic sun terraces, open grills and food cooked to order right in front of you. It gives slopeside dining a whole new meaning!


Nightlife is second nature in Ischgl with cafe bars, hotel bars, cocktail bars, champagne bars, casinos, live music bars, après ski bars, wine bars and late night dance until you drop night clubs. Ischgl has a great mix of them all. There is something happening every night of the week in Ischgl and quite often there are some famous names playing on the big stages and in the live music bars. Make sure you check the event calendar before you travel.

Nearest airports:

Innsbruck: 1 hour

Zurich: 2 hours 40 minutes


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