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The luxe ski guide: from stunning slopes to fine dining and thermal spas, take your trip to the next level

The luxe ski guide: from stunning slopes to fine dining and thermal spas, take your trip to the next level

With a wealth of adventurous activities on and off-piste and après ski treats from fine dining to thermal spas, it’s no wonder that picture-perfect Ischgl is one of Tyrol’s most popular ski resorts. Thanks to incomparable snow from November to May (yes, May), a string of vibrant four and five-star hotel options and even open-air concerts and culinary events, this pretty Alpine valley is the place to be this winter.

With 239km of perfectly groomed pistes, Ischgl is a skier’s paradise

(TVB Paznaun – Ischgl)

A trip to Ischgl gives you access to not one, but two ski areas – Swiss resort, Samnaun, joins Ischgl to form the spectacular Silvretta Arena – meaning you can ski cross country, across the border – way more fun than travelling by car. This winter wonderland caters to skiers of all levels and has a wide range of adventurous activities on offer, from obstacle-packed fun parks to ravine-crossing ziplines,

There is also an air of ultra-modernity in Ischgl. An impressive 45 gondolas and high-speed ski lifts take you between the 239km of pistes. While a network of 73km of cross-country trails across the whole region, from Ischgl to Galtür reach impressive altitudes. Winter hiking and night skiing make for more must-experience moments, while for other fun off-piste activities, head to Kappl (for tobogganing) and Galtür (for tobogganning and fatbiking).

Off piste fun

Skiers and snowboarders alike can enjoy the obstacles at Ischgl Snow Park

(TVB Paznaun – Ischgl)

No Tirolean resort is complete without an obstacle-packed fun park, and the cleverly designed Ischgl Snow Park is certainly no exception.

This spacious park is divided into two sections: ‘Park Area 1: All-fun’ and ‘Park Area Two: Improve your skills’. Both are perfect for snowboarders and skiers alike, and incorporate a wealth of obstacles including fun tubes and boxes and a giant bag jump. Racers will also be at home here, especially on the Speedline that crosses through the centre of the park.

If that’s not enough of an adrenaline rush for you, head straight to the middle station Silvrettabahn A1, where the Ischgl SKYFLY zipline awaits. Cutting through the 2km or 1.2-mile Kitzloch alpine ravine, you’ll reach speeds of up to 85kph (53mph) as you zip.

Eats and treats

Relax, repair and restore in the thermal baths, saunas and pools at the Silvretta Spa

(©Silvrettaseilbahn )

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