Ischgl is an Austrian ski resort that is perhaps best known for its traditional ski school. This is one of the best places in the country to learn how to ski or snowboard, as more than 100 certified instructors who have been nationally tested are on hand to help beginners maximize their time on the slopes. You don't have to be a beginning-level skier or snowboarder if you want to improve your skills on Ischgl ski holidays, however, as there are lessons for all levels. Maybe you need some help with moguls or you want to learn how to do some cool tricks.
Whether you take a lesson or not on your winter visit to Ischgl, you can expect to enjoy a rewarding getaway. The ski resort in this small village is actually linked to the Samnaun Ski Resort in Switzerland, so you can enjoy the thrill of skiing or snowboarding in two different countries.
The village of Ischgl Austria can be found in the southwestern part of the state of Tyrol. Both the ski area in this small village and the ski area of Samnaun across the Swiss border help to comprise one of the largest ski areas in all of Europe. In other words, visitors will have plenty of different runs to choose from. Good quality snow often blankets the various slopes that are found between these two ski areas, and if Mother Nature isn't cooperating, snow machines are in place to help coat the trails. Complementing the diverse terrain and the good snow is the ultramodern Ischgl infrastructure. The lift and cable car system is high quality, for example, which helps to make waiting in lift lines a rare thing. One of the cable car lifts even has heated seats.
On Ischgl ski holidays, visitors who are interested in hitting the slopes will have approximately 1,250 total skiable acres at their disposal between the village's ski area and the ski area in Samnaun. The Ischgl Ski Area itself offers an impressive 950 total skiable acres. It also offers the longest run between the two resorts. This run is appropriately named Eleven, as it stretches nearly eleven kilometers, or nearly seven miles. As is true at most of the Austria ski resorts, the slopes at Ischgl cater mostly to intermediate-level skiers and snowboarders. That being said, there are plenty of advanced slopes, not to mention beginner-level ski runs.
Ischgl Austria isn't only known for its excellent slopes. For some time now, it has been renowned for its lively nightlife. The apres-ski scene definitely caters to those who like to party after a day on the slopes. Some have criticized the nightlife scene in Ischgl in the past, though the village has made significant attempts to eradicate lager louts, or people who become overly intoxicated and behave in a not-so-attractive manner. The apres-ski scene is more refined, you might say, thus catering to a wider range of people.
On Ischgl ski holidays, there is plenty to do when you're not enjoying some world-class skiing or snowboarding. Hiking, snowshoeing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing are among the other possible activities, and you can interest yourself in some tobogganing or a horse-drawn sleigh ride as well. As for indoor activities, the village features tennis courts and at least one bowling alley. Swimming, relaxing in a sauna, and taking a steam bath are also among the indoor options for things to do on Ischgl ski holidays. When you get hungry, a number of great restaurants stand poised to deliver a most satisfying meal. This ski resort is often named among the very best European ski resorts, and it's not hard to understand why when you consider just how complete it is.
As is true of the Ischgl restaurants, the Ischgl hotels offer a lot in the way of variety. The most upscale hotel in town is arguably the Hotel Trofana Royal, which offers fantastic facilities and a location that is hard to find fault with. Should the Hotel Trofana Royal be full or you just want to spend a little less, there are a number of Ischgl hotels that should more than suffice. These hotels include the Hotel Sonne and the Hotel Brigitte. Hotels that are easier on the budget are also available, and if you really want to save on your accommodations in Ischgl, area pensions such as the Pension Prennerhof offer some of the lowest rates around. This pension, or guesthouse, is close to everything that the village has to offer, and as is typical at most ski area hotels in Austria, breakfast is included in the rates.