The slopes

  • Extent 4 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 5 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 4 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 5 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 4 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 4 out of 5
  • Apres ski 5 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Key facts

Resort1400 m
Slopes1400-2870 m
Lifts45
Pistes163 km
Price index105

Linked resorts

Ischgl

Austria

Wide expanse of Idalp

The upside

  • Traditional-style village with a traffic-free core
  • High slopes with reliable snow
  • Fair-sized area of slopes linked to Samnaun in Switzerland
  • Superb modern lift system
  • Exceptional après-ski with a huge number of lively bars and clubs

The downside

  • Village is more like a town, densely developed, with a rather urban, glitzy feel
  • Not ideal for beginners or timid intermediates
  • Few seriously steep runs
  • Very little wooded terrain
  • Treks to the gondolas for some
  • Latest user reviews

    There aren't any reviews yet.

    Your views?

    If you have visited this resort not too long ago, why not add your own short review to this page?

    News – 2017/18

    The quad chairlift to Palinkopf, one of the highest points in the ski area, is being replaced by the resort’s 14th fast six-seater chair. It will carry 2,700 people an hour and, of course, have all the latest mod cons such as heated seats, covers, automatically locking and opening safety bars. But what will make it really special is that on back of each chair will be a portrait of one of the stars who has performed at one of the resort’s legendary Top of the Mountain season opening or closing concerts.

    Summary

    Ischgl’s slopes are more like those of a purpose-built French resort than a typical Tirolean place – high, snow-sure and fab for intermediates. It can’t compete with the big boys in terms of extent but it’s plenty big enough for all but the keenest piste-basher for a week. And its lift system (with over 80% of them fast, including 22 fast chairs) is far better than anything in France.
    But the village and vibes are most definitely Austrian – largely built in traditional chalet style and with raucous après-ski that lasts from after lunch till dawn. In 2014 we were there, along with 20,000 others, for the Robbie Williams end-of-season concert on the slopes, and the next day, 4 May, was one of our best ski days of the season, with wonderful fresh powder.
    The place has its drawbacks – see our list of minus points on the left. But if you fancy something different, consider giving it a try.

    Blogs, features and news

    Map unavailable.

    The slopes

    • Extent 4 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
    • Snow 4 out of 5
    • Queues 4 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 5 out of 5
    • Expert 4 out of 5
    • Intermediate 4 out of 5
    • Beginner 2 out of 5
    • Boarder 5 out of 5
    • X-country 3 out of 5
    • Restaurants 4 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 3 out of 5
    • Convenience 3 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 4 out of 5
    • Apres ski 5 out of 5
    • Off-slope 3 out of 5

    Key facts

    Resort1400 m
    Slopes1400-2870 m
    Lifts45
    Pistes163 km
    Price index105

    Linked resorts