Ski Silvretta Arena

Silvretta Arena

The Silvretta Arena ski area is one of the largest connecting ski regions in Europe stretching from Austria into Switzerland.The skiing region goes up to 2,870 metres of altitude into the mountains of the Silvretta, so with 90% of pistes and lift facilities above 2000m this region is pretty much snow assured.The snow season runs from beginning of December until early May.

The resorts of Ischgl and Samnaun sit within the Silvretta Arena and offer world class skiing. 235km of pistes are on offer and two snow parks. The huge Snow Show Park near the Idalp is a top snowboard hot spot around the world. In fact Ischgl is viewed by many as one of the best ski resorts in the world, and not just for the skiing, its apres ski is also legendary! Galtur is also worth a visit, a pretty little village with 40km of ski area. Much quieter then Ischgl, a good place for beginners to practice on uncrowded slopes.

Visiting the Silvretta Arena

In addition to amazing skiing and boarding this ski region also offers floodlit toboganning, ice skating and curling. There are also a good range of restaurants, boutique shops  and world class pop concerts are held here each year. Ischgl really is the party capital of the Austrian alps with glitzy bars and clubs open until dawn

Getting to Ischgl and the Silretta Arena is by using one of two airports-Munich and Innsbruck. Munich is 230km away which would be a transfer of approx 1 hour and 20 minutes and Innsbruck is about the same. Zurich is another option but the transfer from there is around 3 hours. So if you want to ski in fairly snow assured conditions and you want to party really hard and ski in both Switzerland and Austria head for the Silvretta Arena!

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunBeginnerEasyIntermediateAdvanced/ExpertSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Galtür1635 m2297 m662 m3.0 km02113Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingAT Innsbruck (1h 13m)DE Friedrichshafen (1h 44m)CH Zurich (2h 33m)
Ischgl1472 m2872 m1400 m11.0 km15418Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingAT Innsbruck (1h 1m)DE Friedrichshafen (1h 54m)IT Bolzano (2h 25m)
Kappl1175 m2690 m1515 m8.0 km0693Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingAT Innsbruck (0h 55m)DE Friedrichshafen (1h 50m)IT Bolzano (2h 18m)
Waidring780 m1900 m1120 m3.0 km761Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingAT Salzburg (0h 56m)AT Innsbruck (1h 25m)DE Munich (1h 56m)