Ski Holidays Ischgl
Ski holidays Ischgl

Ski Holidays in Ischgl

Ischgl is located on a high valley not far from St Anton on the Swiss Austrian border. Located at 1400m, high by Austrian standards, the ski range is between 1400m to 2870m. It shares its skiing with Samnanu on the Swiss side. The full area pass also includes skiing in Galtur further up the valley. All villages are linked by bus. The total skiing offered is around 238km of pistes.

The village is compact and lively with plenty to do. The small car-free centre is home to many clubs and bars that stay open until very late. There is no doubt you are in Austria with the Après ski kicking off after lunch and this goes on until dawn.

Ischgl is an intermediate skiers’ paradise, its high, snow-sure slopes have an excellent lift system with 80% of the lifts modern and fast. The excellent terrain park is one of Europe’s best.

Advanced skiers will enjoy the skiing here too. The blacks are genuine Black runs, even some of the reds should be classified as Black.

For beginners, the problem is that the nursery slopes while easy to reach and are snow sure, require a ski pass, there aren’t any free lifts. The progression slopes are good but can be crowded.

We offer a good selection of catered ski chalets, hotels, some of which include a free ski pass.


Ischgl, one of the most popular Austrian ski resorts is carbon neutral. Since 2021 the lift operator has been using 100% green energy to power its restaurants and snowmaking, making Ischgl the largest climate-neutral ski resort in the Alps.

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Why Ski in Ischgl?

The ski resort of Ischgl had been one of Austria’s best keep secrets from the UK ski market but now it is a mecca for skiers due to its height, skiable terrain and excellent nightlife and hotels. This sunny snow sure resort is very well suited to Intermediates and advanced skiers with 40 lifts and 215km of piste there are no shortages of lovely pistes to cover. The state of the art lifts in Ischgl have now been brought up to date and run very well, taking skiers from a range of ski chalets directly to the slopes. Most of the slopes in Ischgl are above tree line and relatively high so the snow is normally good all season. The first area reached from Ischgl is the sunny Idalp plateau, this can be reached by 2 gondolas, this area can get a little crowded so choose your timing wisely. From here you can travel further up or across this generous ski area.

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Ischgl Piste Map
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Expert Ratings

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  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Ischgl

The best area for the beginners in Ischgl is the Idalp area. You will need to purchase a full area lift pass to get there but it is well worth it as the nursery slopes there are lovely and sunny. In some cases, full lift passes are included in our ski chalet packages.

Intermediates skiing in Ischgl

The skiing in Ischgl is excellent for intermediate skiers, the vast ski area with its red and blue runs offers no end of superb terrain. The slopes are wide and great for high speed and cruising.

Advanced skiing in Ischgl

The black runs in Ischgl are not as challenging as those found in St Anton, but with 21% of the runs being classed as black there is still plenty to thrill the more advanced skiers. There are lots of off piste areas to try, some of which will require a guide.

Snowboarding in Ischgl

Ischgl is a snowboard friendly resort, and has become very popular with boarders over the years. The slopes are well groomed as well as long and wide making the area well suited. All pistes are connected by gondolas and chair lifts. Ischgl ski resort also has one of the best terrain parks in Austria.

Ischgl Ski Resort

Ski Line has a selection of Hotels, Apartments and chalets within the ski resort of Ischgl.

Après ski in Ischgl

Ischgl has a good lively Après ski scene. The bars are normally full with party goers until the early hours of the morning. There are plenty of Mountain Restaurants to choose from. If you want to try something a little more risky then you can visit the lap dancing bars in the resort.

Activities off the slopes in Ischgl

For the non skiers in Ischgl the 15 miles of maintained walks on offer may interest you. For a little more fun you can try the toboggan run which is 4 miles long and floodlit so you can visit it in the evening. There is a sports centre in the town if you fancy a swim or sauna.

Accommodation in Ischgl

We have 33 properties available in Ischgl. If you're hunting for your accommodation by name, then you'll find it here, or for availability and prices select 'Search Holidays'.