Ski and Snowboarding Information for Ischgl, Austria

Ischgl is a well established ski resort in the Austrian Alps, located near to the Swiss border. Due to its high altitude, the 200kms of ski runs are open for six months of the ski season, making it a very popular skiing destination.

Situated in a picturesque location in a deep valley, Ischgl has a wonderful small Alpine resort atmosphere and a large variety of accommodation. The town is easy to get around on foot and, together with the excellent après-ski facilities, offers a welcome respite from the slopes. Additionally, an excellent kindergarten is also available.

Ischgl ski resort, which stretches across borders, is proud of its 200kms of slopes and 42 lifts which are ideal for intermediate and advanced skiers. In addition, 48kms of regional cross-country skiing trails are available, along with night skiing. Ischgl's Snowboard Fun Park has a half-pipe (90m), quarter-pipe, and lots of terrain features with four areas and 30 obstacles.

Ischgl's après-ski and other facilities include: a seven-kilometre toboggan run; paragliding; a bowling alley; indoor swimming; historical monuments; an interesting museum; beautiful zoological gardens and a national park. Ischgl has some of the best nightlife of all Austria's Alpine resorts with a host of bars, pubs, and discos open until 02:00.

There is a long ski season due to Ischgl's high altitude, with great skiing from late November to early May. The best conditions are from February through to the end of March and the cheapest times are before Christmas, after New Year's Day and the last month of the season to early April.

Ischgl is 100kms from Innsbruck, which has a provincial airport with scheduled flights from major centres. Trains go from here to Innsbruck, from where there are connections to Landeck; from here, buses go to Ischgl ski resort, or you can hire a car and drive yourself.

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