WEsayIschgl has some of the best après ski in the Alps, with a wide range of bars and nightclubs, including Pacha Nightclub (Hotel Madlein)
For those that enjoy bustling resorts with a lively après-ski scene, this resort has to be one for the shortlist. A traditional Tyrolean village with a pedestrianised centre, it is a great location for a family break as well as offering groups of single skiers a great choice of bars and nightclubs in which to enjoy themselves after the sun goes down. Visitors who are more interested in the winter sports facilities than the chance to party all night long will appreciate the state-of-the-art lifts in the resort and the more than 235 kilometres of pistes in the Silvretta Arena.
A long season
One of the attractions of this resort, in addition to its great winter sports facilities and nightlife, is the fact that snow is pretty much guaranteed and that it is open from late November through until May every year. For people who fancy an early or late season break, an Ischgl ski holiday in the Austrian Alps is well worth considering. Advanced skiers will enjoy the opportunity to tackle Run 14, which is rumoured to be the longest black run in the country and less experienced visitors should enjoy the many blue runs that can be reached from the resort.
A fun filled holiday
Visitors to this Alpine gem can look forward to much more than just excellent skiing, with dozens of shops to keep them busy during the day and a host of nightlife venues, many of which open their doors to customers as early as four in the afternoon. At the last count, there were 76 bars and restaurants as well as 7 nightclubs, numbers that are only set to increase as more people discover the delights of this part of Austria. Whether you prefer staying in hotels or apartments there is plenty of excellent accommodation in Ischgl from which to choose.
New for 2016/17
The quad Flimjochbahn chair from Idalp to the link to Switzerland will become the resorts fourth quickest 8-seater. The resort claims a new design at the top station means the new chair will not be so affected by high winds. There will also be a new 2km-long zip wire with parallel lines so that two people can fly together.
New for 2015/16
A new underground car park opened. It is part of a development including new and improved municipal offices and a bus terminal.
New for 2014/15
A new 28-seat gondola replaced the old 4-seat Pardatschgrat gondola and has helped reduce morning queues. The top section of the old gondola has been retained to allow skiing of the top runs without descending to the valley
New for 2013/14
A new 150-person cable car to Piz Val Gronda (at the top right of our piste map) has opened up a big area of off-piste; there s a new 3km red piste down too.
New for 2012/13
The Sattel mountain restaurant at Alp Trida and the Höllboden self-service at the chair of the same name have been refurbished and extended.
- Traditional-style village with a traffic-free core
- High altitude slopes with reliable snow
- Reasonably-sized area of slopes linked to Samnaun in Switzerland
- Efficient up to date lift system
- Exceptional après-ski with a large number of vibrant bars and clubs