A ski and lifestyle experience in the Austrian region of Tirol unlike any other, Ischgl and the surrounding villages of Galtür, Kappl and See offer pure pleasures from November through May.

Ischgl is all about more – and lots of it. There’s more by day: its splendid expanse of skiing blankets 239km of groomed slopes and near endless off-piste with fast modern lifts over two countries (Austria and Switzerland). And there’s more by night: off the mountain, the delights heat up at apres-ski and continue long after dark. Indeed, no resort loves to entertain people like Ischgl -- this lifestyle metropolis of the Tirolean Alps guarantees high-calibre entertainment all winter long. Located in a sunny Alpine valley between the Silvretta and Verwall mountains, Ischgl’s neighboring villages of Galtür, Kappl and See glow with quiet charm and warm hospitality.

This season is off to a fast start, thanks to two more new speedy lifts. Moving at an impressive six metres per second, the comfortable and ergonomically designed six-seat hooded Velilleck F1 chairlift is the fastest in the area. Visnitz N2, an eight-seater chairlift in Samnaun, provides further convenience and comfort. These new lift routes have enabled Ischgl’s famous ski routes -- Gold and Silver Smugglers’ Circuits -- to be extended too. Now the Gold Smugglers’ Circuit is one of the longest ski circuits in the world, covering a total of 61,8km. On the Silver Smugglers’ Circuit, winter sports fans can ride the new Velilleck chairlift and tackle a 41,4km adventure. Many untouched gullies and descents are directly accessible from further lifts such as the Piz Val Gronda cable car, opening onto wide slopes of the Fimba and down 900m to the Gampenalpe.

Away from the piste, a scenic 73km network of skate and classic cross-country trails roll through the Silvretta countryside: use of the trails is free-of-charge. Winter walkers explore peaceful valleys and can even take a shopping trip into Switzerland’s duty-free Samnaun. From horse-drawn sled rides and snowshoeing, to paragliding, ice skating, curling and sledging -- Ischgl’s night-time 7km toboggan run is one of the longest in the Alps. For daredevils, there’s the spectacular 2km valley descent on the Skyfly zipwire. 

Après-ski and nightlife designed to dazzle

Save some energy for Ischgl’s legendary après-ski scene -- nowhere else compares. From rustic huts – Kuhstall gets everyone dancing ski boots and all and Schatzi starts the dancing for you -- to sophisticated stylish bars (the Champagne Hut pretty much says it all) and a clubbing scene that ranks among the world’s greatest. It’s all complemented by top-class restaurants in a range of styles. Ischgl nightlife extraordinaire is found at Pacha and Posthörndl with DJs and dancing, sparklers and glitter a-go-go. This, you will certainly discover, is only the beginning.

Kicking off this season on 30 November 2019, the Top of the Mountain Concert announces Berlin-based cult band SEEED to performs atop the mountain peak. Later, Sido takes the stage for the Top of the Mountain Easter Concert on 12 April 2020. Exactly who will be rocking the stage at the International Spring Snow Festival on 26 April 2020 and the Silvretta Arena on 2 May 2020 will be announced soon. Among a long list of exciting events on the menu, from 13-17 January 2020, the Shapes in White snow sculpture competition transform the Silvretta Arena into a giant open-air gallery when 10 pairs of international artists carve metres-high snow models over a period of five days. During the 23rd Chefs’ Trophy, 50 prominent top chefs such as Hans Haas and Johann Lafer put their skills to the test 20 April 2020 in a giant slalom and live cookery competition on the Idalp stage. During the 12th Gastronomy Ski World Championships, the foodie industry will be battling it on the pistes 22-23 April 2020.

And with the choice of the neighbouring villages of Galtür, Kappl and See where family-owned inns sit alongside comfortable wellness hotels, as well as Ischgl’s renowned choice of accommodation deciding is the only hard part. Ischgl is home to more than 80 hotels that have earned four and five-star ratings -- guaranteeing everything a holiday needs for fabulous Alpine nights and memorable snow-covered days.

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