Austria Ski Accommodation in Ischgl, Austria

Description

Situated in the Paznaun valley in the heart of the stunning Silvretta mountains, the fashionable alpine village of Ischgl boasts some of the best skiing in Austria. An efficient high altitude lift system and beautiful scenery make Ischgl a true paradise for skiers and snowboarders alike.

The village itself stretches along the valley but is small enough to mean that you are never too far away from the lifts or the incredible nightlife that Ischgl has to offer. Ischgl is one of the most picturesque resorts that you could hope to visit, it’s architecture is a mixture of typical Tyrolean wooden chalets and chic and modern hotels. No matter what your tastes, there should be something for you here.

The skiing suits all levels but perhaps best lends itself to intermediates. Highlights would be the “Duty Free Run” that snakes all the way from the highest peak down to the Swiss village of Samnaun. Or for the more experienced, there is a black piste that hits the 70 degree mark, certainly not for the faint hearted!! The pistes in and around the main lift hub of Idalp are perfect for those on their first winter sports holiday.


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Apres

Anybody with a penchant for lively après ski keen to try somewhere off the beaten track need look no further than Ischgl. This is a resort growing in popularity amongst British skiers and with good reason – it’s a wonderful place to spend a week! Ischgl’s bars and clubs are as good as anywhere else in Austria and for night owls, it’s an outstanding resort choice to make.

Up the mountain the choice is admittedly limited but many people coming off the slopes at around 3-4pm make a beeline for the Trafana Alm, Ischgl’s answer to the Mooserwirt in St Anton.

Anybody looking for those wonderful oompah Europarty beats that Austria is so well known for will not be disappointed. The Trafana Alm covers two floors with a main dance floor in the middle and plenty of space to let your hair down. It gets pretty rammed but, as anyone who’s experienced it for themselves will tell you, this just seems to make the place all the more atmospheric! http://www.trofana-alm.at/

From early evening there’s a superb selection of bars to choose from and if you want to keep it simple, just choose from the four or five bars located near the Silvrettabahn gondola right in town centre. All of them offer good selections of beers, spirits and cocktails alongside a welcoming atmosphere. Posthorndl offers a great venue to enjoy a few beers and the décor is wonderfully wacky! Trofana Tenne sees regular guests DJs play and the music is pleasantly varied. Another popular option in town centre is Fire and Ice, where you can enjoy a quiet beer in the sun at around 3pm or a livelier party atmosphere until the early hours. http://www.adler-ischgl.at/apartment-ischgl/bar-lounge.html

If you’re looking to continue the party and make it a late one, one of the best clubs to head to is Pacha. Billed as the best party in the Alps, nights out at Pacha rarely end early as the club stays open till well into the next morning. Although perhaps best avoided if you’re keen to make early lifts each day, Pacha remains a popular option for Ischgl’s big party animals! http://www.pacha.at/


Eating out

Ischgl has a wealth of restaurants to choose from on the mountain or down in the village. All tastes will be well-catered for, with restaurants ranging from simple pizza joints to award-winning local Tyrolean restaurants.

The renowned Hotel Nevada offers great pizza as well as fantastic local cuisine.

Another lighter option is Allegra which so popular for its burgers that it’s best to book at the beginning of the week!

The Schatzi is a popular après ski bar which can be found right at the exit of the main ski run. Here you will be able to book a table and stay on for a meal in a lively and very relaxed atmosphere.

For a romantic evening, head to the Schlossherrenstube in Schlosshotel Romantica. This cosy restaurant offers a great atmosphere with centuries old decorations and a traditional surrounding. You will find “Tirol dishes which have an international touch”.

The Paznauner Stube in Trofana Royal can be found in Ischgl’s only 5 star hotel and offers an impressive wine cellar with a total of 25,000 bottles to compliment your gourmet meal.

Finally the Stüva in Yscla is run by Ischgl’s youngest chef who creates delicious and regional dishes in his gourmet parlour.



Activities

Ischgl’s ski slopes go from the Idalp beginners ski area all the way up to some of the most stunning ski touring in the Alps, but if you want a rest from the skis there’s plenty more to keep everyone occupied.

Tobogganing
The night-time toboggan run starts from 950m altitude and is one of the longest runs in the Alps. The route starts from the Silvettabahn lift station which is accessed using the A1 lift. An adult ticket will cost €12.50 and a child €7; the route is open on Monday and Thursday nights from 7-8.30pm. Toboggan hire costs €8.50 for and adult and €4.00 for a child.

Paragliding
Paragliding can be one of the most spectacular activities to take part in when in the Alps. Flights can last from 20 minutes to an hour depending on which option you would prefer and warm clothing is a must! Optimum flight weather is necessary so this isn’t an activity that is guaranteed.

Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing is extremely popular in this part of the Alps. It can be as strenuous or relaxing as you wish and allows you to enjoy some secluded areas of the mountains away from busy pistes. Ischgl has a number of different routes through the Paznaun region ranging from 1377 and 2036 metres altitude and some going as far as the neighbouring Vararlburg region. Equipment can be hired from a number of different sports shops.

Horse-Drawn Carriage
Whether you are in Ischgl with the family or on a romantic break, a horse-drawn carriage ride is a great activity for all! It epitomises winter holidays in Austria. Trips starts from Ischgl and head to the neighbouring village of Mathon, the journey will show you the sights from an unusual prospective and at a leisurely pace. The carriages are well-equipped with upholstered seats and plenty of cosy blankets. A round trip costs €65 for one hour, or €75 for two hours with a stop, and there is the option for a small trip which costs €50.

Ice Skating
Children will love to have a go on the ice rink which is open every day, though times do vary. This is a relatively cheap activity costing €5 for adults and €4 for children.

Curling
For something a little different, the family could give curling a go! Sessions last 60 minutes and again it costs €5 for adults and €4 for children.



Ski School


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Childcare

Ischgl may not be well-known for its beginner-friendly slopes but it does offer great learner facilities at high altitude.

Ski Programs
The ‘Scheesport-Akademie’ is an experienced ski school that will cater for the needs of families who have children from aged 3, right up to those in their teens. This starts from the Bambini kindergarten group which is held on the adventure course in the Idalp area, through to youth club with a variety of programmes to test skills on a great range of equipment like the Skifox and snowblades. http://www.schneesport-akademie.at.

Bowling
Off the slopes there are fantastic facilities to keep everyone occupied in the Silvretta Centre. Here you will find four lanes of bowling, open from 5pm daily. Bowling is priced at €11 per lane/hour and there is also a fondue and bowling night for a minimum two people at €23.50 including one hour of bowling.

Swimming Pool
The indoor adventure pool with jets or foot and body massage, prices for the pool are €6.80 for an adult and €4.50 for a child (with a valid guest pass) open from 10.00 to 21.30. Water temperatures in the pool are kept at a pleasant 28o making it perfect for children and babies. If you think you might use the facilities more than once in the week then it might be worth investing in a 10 block ticket, which is €55.60 for an adult or €42.70 for a child.


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Piste
Ischgl, Austria Snow Report
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Conditions: Clear skies
New Snow
24hrs: 5cm
Snow Depth
Top: 160cm
Base: 50cm

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