Ischgl Ski Resort

Ischgl ski resort in the Tyrol ski area is one of the most impressive in Austria with a great reputation for its après ski scene and superb skiing. Many natives would rate it as one of the best ski resorts, with a long season and a reliable natural snow record.

The village itself is long and narrow and comprises a mixture of original and faux-Tyrolean buildings. The main street is effectively traffic-free and there’s an underground walkway from the centre of town to the Fimba gondola. There is absolutely no shortage of bars, restaurants and shops lining the pavements.

Thanks to its efforts to offset carbon emissions, the implementation of a reforestation programme in the local valley and powering its ski lifts with almost 100% renewable energy, Ischgl ski resort has been recognised as the largest climate-neutral ski area in the Alps.

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Ischgl Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Après ski
  • Border skiing
  • Snow-sure conditions

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,380m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,900m
  • Total Ski Area 238km
  • Lifts 42
  • Blue Runs 47km
  • Red Runs 150km
  • Black Runs 43km
  • Cross Country 74km

Ski Accommodation in Ischgl, Austria

Our collection of Ischgl ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Ischgl

Ski Areas in Ischgl

Ischgl ski resort is home to an impressive 240km of cruisy pistes, perfect for intermediates that are looking to clock up the miles. Expert skiers are also well catered for with ten black runs that total one-fifth of the ski terrain in Ischgl. Unlike most European ski resorts, there are no nursery slopes in the village, instead, beginners take the gondola up the mountain to a snow sure learners’ plateau.

Skiing in Ischgl

Skiing in Ischgl

Ischgl’s ski domain runs from 1,380m up to 2,900m, making it fairly sure of natural snow throughout its relatively long season. In addition, there is a very good snow-making system covering the majority of the slopes. The skiing terrain is overall ideally suited to high-speed advanced and intermediate cruising and the lift system, which is being continuously improved, incorporates 45 state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts that move skiers and boarders rapidly around the mountainside and minimise queues.

Snowboarding in Ischgl

Snowboarding in Ischgl

Ischgl ski resort has long been a popular destination with boarders and it is now proud to boast that it has Europe’s largest snowboard Fun Park. Situated at Idjoch, it has 35 obstacles, a championship half-pipe, fun boxes, various jumps and an integrated stretch for carvers. The total length is 1,100m and the vertical drop is 350m. Ischgl is often used as a venue for major boarding competitions. The ski area as a whole is fairly boarder-friendly, with lots of chairlifts and not too many drag lifts.l

Ski Schools in Ischgl

Ski Schools in Ischgl

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all skiing ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Restaurants in Ischgl

Restaurants in Ischgl

There are several big on-mountain restaurants in Ischgl ski resort. One of the most charming is the Bodenalpe in the Fimbatal, a pretty little chalet-style hotel serving good food. The Paznauner-Taja has a fun ice bar and often features live music on its terrace. Off the slopes, many of the restaurants are within hotels; the Paznauner-Stube is renowned for having superb food and there are many traditional restaurants and cafes, too, many of which will serve the classics: pizza, pasta, meats and vegetarian options.

Après Ski in Ischgl

Après Ski in Ischgl

Many visitors appear to come here more for the après-ski scene with the fun starting mid-afternoon at the foot of the slopes, where hotels such as the Elisabeth have lively ice-bars and the Kitzloch offer dancing and singing. Later at night, the action moves to the Pacha, now arguably the most cutting-edge nightclub in the whole of the Alps.

Best Après Ski in Ischgl
Non-Skiers in Ischgl


For those not clipping into skis in Ischgl, there is a variety of activities to partake in. There are many kilometres of snowshoe and hiking trails, perfect for experiencing the Alpine beauty at a more relaxed pace. There is also a toboggan run, a natural ice rink, horse-drawn sleigh rides and a waterpark with a large selection of saunas, ideal for unwinding.

Map of Ischgl

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