Ski holidays Ischgl

Ischgl Ski Resort Guide

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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Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018

Pistes

  • Total Runs
    98
  • Km of Piste
    238km
  • Black
    18
  • Red
    59
  • Blue
    21

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    1400m
  • Highest Piste
    2864m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • 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.