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Ischgl – is and remains an experience!
The wonderful mountain village Ischgl is located at approx. 1,377 m altitude in midst of the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol, right between the Silvretta and Verwall massifs, and is not only popular with winter sports fans because of it's legendary après ski. Visitors from all over the world come to Ischgl every year to spend their holidays in 4- and 5-star luxury hotels, as well as in the quaint and quiet guest houses and pensions. Ischgl stands for urban lifestyle, first class events and, of course, pure winter sports fun! Skiers and snowboarders for instance, have easy access to the three valley stations through a pedestrian tunnel with moving walkways, which enables you to cross from one side of the village to the other quickly and easily. The new 3S-Pardatschgrat gondola is now in service, being the world's first lift to cover such a large difference in altitude and transporting the guests from the Eastern edge of the village directly to the Pardatschgrat.
Once the lifts close in the afternoons Ischgl has lots to offer to remain active during the day. Be it a quiet evening in a spa, café or restaurant, or rather hot parties in the countless bars, clubs and discos - there is something to do for everyone. With the "Top of the Mountain" concerts which take place annually for season opening, Easter and season closure, Ischgl brings international music top stars on to it's stage. No matter if you are skier, boarder, cross-country fan or just want to indulge in the atmosphere - Ischgl is the place to be. Because the motto here is: "No two days are alike!"Ski
With the "VIP-Skipass" a wide expanse of 239 km of piste (additionally 15 km ski routes) and 45 lifts in total opens up to skiers and boarders, with an unbelievable altitude of up to 2,872 m. Due to the high location and the modern snow-making systems, snow is guaranteed here from November until May.
The interconnection of the ski areas extend over two countries, from Ischgl in Austria to the Swiss ski area Samnaun, and is therefore on the largest ski terrain in Austria. The longest piste is named "Eleven" and is actually 11 km long, starting at the peak of the Greitspitze an leads right down to the centre of the resort. The challenging piste "14a" offers a 70% decline which is rather something for the more experienced skiers looking for a rush of Adrenaline. Many deep powder snow areas and mogul pistes will let the experienced sports fans' hearts beat faster. The easy pistes around the Idalp are great for beginners who want an easy start to their skiing experience. For boarders the area around Ischgl is also a highlight, the most popular place to be is the half-pipe at the Idjoch chair lift.
Trend and lifestyle play a big role also on the piste, which can also be seen in the largest connected freestyle park "PlayStation(c) Vita Ischgl Snowpark" just above the Idalp. If it starts getting too full there, just ski across the border and enjoy skiing in Switzerland. But it is wise to stick to the toll rules: skiing toll police tend to have an eye for backpacks full of toll-free shopping!
Brand new to the ski area is the Ischgl "SkyFly“, a zipline that hangs 50 m above the ground and allows you to "fly" down into the valley. Thanks to the integrated ski transport, this method proves to be a successful alternative to the valley run. Additionally new is the 8-person "Idalp" chair lift, of which heads up to the Flimjoch, and an improved piste guidance system.
During the 18/19 winter season, the old "Gampenbahn" was removed and replaced by a new 6-seater chairlift. The new lift has a height difference of 900 m, a new world record for a lift of this type. The Pardatschgrat tri-cable ropeway travels from the eastern town centre up to the Pardatschgrat ridge and is therefore a perfect connection to the Idalp. It covers 1,251 metres in height - this is the largest difference in height in the world that a tri-cable ropeway can overcome. The "Piz Val Gronda" reversible aerial tramway, on the other hand, which opens up the terrain in the Fimba Valley, is of particular interest to freeriders. A 3 km long red slope, but above all some unknown deep snow slopes. You can plunge into powder fun directly from the mountain station - a must at the freeride hotspot Ischgl.
Ischgl is known as the Mecca of après ski and may stand up to any world metropolis with it's lively parties and night-life. Many cosy mountain huts, bars and restaurants as well as discos invite you in to toast to a successful day on the slopes. A highlight is the lively après ski party every day in the famous "Kuhstall". You'll also find a great party in the "Trofana-Alm" and "Niki's Stadl". Considerably quieter but no less enjoyable are the friendly cafés, where you can meet to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or coffee. Worthy of mention among the Ischgl discos is the Madlein-Pacha, which regularly offers a great show programme. The crowning event of all shows is the annual open air concert (on 1st May) on the Idalp, where past performers include such superstars as Tina Turner, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Sting, Pink and Bob Dylan.
Additionally, various events take place in the Silvretta Center including openings and concerts, theatre and cinema performances. A unique experience can be had on the 7 km long toboggan run with an altitude difference of 950 m.
Those looking for peace and relaxation after an exciting day on the piste will strike gold in the pool centre with sauna village, solarium and massages.
Peculiar and controversal: the nightly ban of ski boots in Ischgl! In case you are out and about in Ischgl at night make sure you are not wearing ski boots. From 20:00 in the evening to 6:00 in the morning it is forbidden to walk around in ski boots. The is supposed to limit noise disturbance and to evade dangerous situations. A breach of the rules can lead to considerable fines. Reactions to the restriction are very different and reach from agreement to lack of understanding.
Small but nice – this could be Ischgl's cross-country skiing motto! Altogether the area offers 74 km of runs. The 5 km Trisan track from Ischgl to Galtür is stunning; it leads you through the picturesque scenery, connecting the villages.
Two snow-sure high-altitude tracks on the Bielerhöhe (to 2,036 m, 18 m long) and on Zeinis (to 1,830 m, 11 km long) promise excellent conditions even in spring. Paznaun's cross-country skiing paradise is definitely Galtür with its versatile features. The 8 km "Ostloipe", for example, runs from Valzur to the centre of Galtür. A further highlight is night skiing on the 2 km long night time trail from Galtür, where you can leave tracks up to 22:00.
The Galtür cross-country trail network is awarded with a seal of quality.
|Highest point ski area||2.872 m|
|Lowest point ski area||1.377m|
|Number of lifts||45|
|Number of drag lifts||13|
|Number of chair lifts||25|
|Number of cable cars||7|
|Total pistes||239 km|
|Green/blue pistes||47 km|
|Red pistes||143 km|
|Black pistes||239 km|
Ischgl | The wonderful mountain village Ischgl is located at approx. 1,377 m altitude in midst of the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol, right between the Silvretta and Verwall massifs, and is not only popular with winter sports fans because of it's legendary après ski
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