Both cordial and crazy at once – that is Ischgl! The Ischgl-Samnaun area covers the border between Austria and Switzerland and is one of the largest and most snow reliable ski regions in the central Alps. Located in the heart of the Tyrol, Ischgl’s ultra-modern funiculars start directly in the village and the high-quality facilities offer a standard unparalleled in the Alps. And then there’s the wild après ski scene with a cult status…
The world famous ski resort of Ischgl is an alpine lifestyle-mecca for winter enthusiasts. Ischgl is a vibrant and atmospheric town dating back to the 10th Century with an eclectic mix of old-fashioned Kitzbühel-style luxury and St Anton inspired après-ski. Dotted amongst the up market shops and hotels you’ll still find cows spending winter amongst the original farming chalets.
The town has a charming pedestrianised centre and state of the art moving-walkways which provide easy underground access to the lifts, restaurants and shops. Ischgl sets the stage for the international ski and party scene. The town is famous for its ski season opening and closing parties celebrated with spectacular pop concerts and a host of global celebrities. Through it’s entertainment, shopping and top culinary delights – the famed, exuberant Ischgl winter scene is the pinnacle of holiday style.
Just 8km from Ischgl is the traditional farming village of Kappl. This sunny south facing village is very pretty with many historic chalets and a good selection of hotels, restaurants and shops. It also has its own family friendly ski region with 40km of superb pistes. Kappl and Ischgl are just one hour from Innsbruck airport and 2 hours 30 minutes from Zurich. The nearest train station is the Landeck-Zams station where there is a regular bus service to Kappl and Ischgl.
Whether it‘s snow boarding or skiing, jumps in Fun Parks or freeriding in the powder snow, the Silvretta ski region has got it all. Ischgl has 238km of sublime skiing serviced by more than 40 modern lifts and 1,100 snow machines. With 90% of its pistes between 2,000m and 2,872m, Ischgl is undoubtedly snow-sure with guaranteed skiing from the end of November to the beginning of May. The ski slopes come down directly into the centre of the village ensuring everything is on your doorstep.
To top all of this off is the planned link between the Ischgl and St Anton ski areas with a direct link from Kappl to St Anton. According to Rob Freeman at the Daily Mail, “The connection would create one of the world’s most amazing ski areas, with more than 130 lifts and more than 220 miles of marked pistes – and an almost unimaginable amount of off-piste”.
Guaranteed snow and state of the art ski lifts – it’s all waiting for you in Ischgl. The world renowned Ischgl-Samnaun ski region straddles Austria and Switzerland and has regularly been voted one of Europe’s top 10 ski resorts. With 38km of blue runs, 132km of red runs, 48km of black runs, and 20km of freeriding there is a huge amount of skiing to enjoy here.
Ischgl is less crowded than St Anton and has plenty of excellent intermediate slopes with wide pistes as well an array of steep, off-piste terrain. The slick new lift system ensures no waiting and a cable car which has double-stack cabins can take everyone where they want to go. You can also ski from Ischgl to Samnaun, a duty free tax-haven, for unbeatable shopping!
There is a fabulous choice of over 35 high-quality mountain restaurants to try, where you can relax with a cool drink and take in the glorious scenery.
With night tobogganing and cross-country skiing as well as romantic horse drawn sleigh rides, Ischgl has every winter activity you would expect from such an internationally renowned resort!
Be part of the greatest party in the Alps! The party nights in Ischgl are beyond comparison with anything in the world. It sets the stage for the international ski and party scene with top DJs filling sought-after venues long into the night.
Three legendary Pop concerts with superstars from around the world fill Ischgl‘s event calendar, along with events such as the snow sculpture competition with international artists and the legendary ‘Sterne Cup der Köche’ – the catering world’s answer to the skiing World Championships.
The opening of the ski season is celebrated in Ischgl with the Top of the Mountain Opening Concert and before the pistes bid farewell for their summer break, a host of top stars take to the stage with previous acts including Elton John, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner and Kylie Minogue. It is an event not to be missed!
If you want to try something charming and sophisticated then the Alpenhaus on the Idalp at 2,300m is arguably the most stylish restaurant in the Tyrol and offers exquisite cuisines!
Despite Ischgl’s reputation as a world class winter resort it is also a great summertime destination thanks to warm temperatures and the great variety of activities on offer.
Ischgl is surrounded by mountain bike trails for all abilities which let you take in the full beauty and splendour of the region’s majestic mountains. With 1,200km of first class trails, split into ‘classic’, ‘enduro’ and ‘big mountain’ difficulties, whatever type of mountain biking you enjoy, you’ll find it here – from gentle downhill rides to long distance high Alpine circuits! Many ski lifts run throughout the summer months and can whisk you and your bike up to the mountaintops where you can freewheel down, stopping at the picture perfect alpine huts to quench your thirst along the way.
Other exciting activities include a high ropes course, canyoning, rafting, glacier tours, hiking and mountaineering. Or you could try the outdoor pools at the Forest Bath and Adventure Bath at the Silvretta Centre in the heart of town. For golf enthusiasts, the Golfclub Montafon is a 50 minute drive away and features a world-class course and driving range set within breathtaking scenery.
If you are planning to come to Austria to view property in Ischgl & Kappl, then we can help arrange your visit. We have a fabulous selection of chalets and apartments for sale in this region and know the resort extremely well. So whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, or bringing the whole family we can suggest the perfect place to stay. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we will arrange for one of our representatives to meet you and show you around. All you need to do is to book your flight and rent a car and we can help organise everything else for you.
Hotel Brigitte, Ischgl
This bright and charming family run hotel has a traditional Austrian feel. Located right in the centre of Ischgl, Hotel Brigitte offers a range of spacious, newly renovated rooms and suites plus a bar and restaurant. The hotel is also home to luxurious wellness facilities with a variety of saunas, steam baths, an indoor pool, relaxation rooms, a whirlpool, solarium and an ice grotto! Massages and cosmetic treatments are also available in the hotel’s sumptuous wellness area.
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Hotel Madlein, Ischgl
This striking hotel offers first class accommodation and food in elegant, modern surroundings. The stylish, spacious rooms vary from 25m2 traditional rooms to contemporary suites with Philippe Stark designed bathrooms. Hotel Madlein also has several saunas, indoor and outdoor pools, a gym and a relaxation garden. Many different beauty therapies and massages are also available. Additionally, the hotel is home to a restaurant and cocktail bar and a branch of the world famous club, Pacha.
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