From Innsbruck to Ischgl
Skiing, mountain biking, hiking or skyflying – that and much more awaits you in Ischgl. The community with almost 1620 inhabitants and more than 10,000 guest beds stands for action and sport. Hence, their meaningful slogan: Relax. If you can…
Ischgl has undergone some developments since being founded more than a thousand years ago, but none has been as sustainable as the one that was heralded by the construction of mountain huts and tourism at the beginning of the 20th century. The town became famous for its large ski resort, which is known for being very rich in snow. With a piste length of 238 km and 45 lifts, Ischgl offers its visitors the pleasure of skiing from November to May. Around 93,000 people are transported by the lifts per hour (!) during the high season. A figure that certainly indicates the Ischgl´s economic wealth.
However, Ischgl offers much more than skiing and winter sports – the summer season here is mainly known for one thing, mountain biking. With a tour network of well over 1200 kilometres at a maximum altitude of up to 2800 metres, this region is the largest of its kind in the Alps. The Ischgl Ironbike, known throughout Europe, attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Highlights you should not miss out on
Winter Season & Skiing
Ischgl was recently named the best ski resort in 2019 by the Snow Plaza ski portal. That alone is a promise of a special kind. The famous Silvretta Arena not only awaits passionate skiers, but also offers plenty of winter sports fun off the slopes. Winter hiking, tobogganing or ice skating – these are just a few examples of how you can spend an active winter holiday with friends and family.
Summer Season & Mountain Biking
As already mentioned at the beginning, Ischgl is considered the place to be when it comes to mountain biking. Long tour networks and the overwhelming beauty of nature make this place a hotspot in the summer season. Ischgl offers numerous alternatives for leisure activities for those who are not necessarily into biking. With the free all-inclusive Silvretta Card, which can be obtained from just one overnight stay, the doors to numerous adventures are open to active holidaymakers. Whether hiking, paragliding, minigolf or museum visits – with the Silvretta Card you can get many discounts and many a cultural offer for free.
Ischgl is regarded as the stronghold of winter sports – so, why shouldn’t it also be the stronghold of the gourmet restaurants in Austria? Here you will find the densiest collection of upscale culinary delights, all in one spot! The palette ranges from traditional to experimental, American to Far Eastern. Ischgl caters for all tastes!
Those who prefer a more traditional and down-to-earth cuisine, do not have to go to a gourmet restaurant. The traditional Tyrolean cuisine is enjoyed by young and old in the numerous restaurants and bars of the region. Of course, the wishes of the guests are always taken into account and so there is always a delicacy on the menu for vegetarians and vegans.
Sightseeing and Shopping
In addition to the many leisure activities, Ischgl also offers a lot of sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Among others, three well-known museums invite you on a cultural excursion: the Farmers’ Museum in Mathon, the Silvretta Seilbahn AG Museum and the Mathias-Schmid-Museum. In addition, numerous chapels in Ischgl and the surrounding area invite you to explore the region.
Shopping enthusiasts will definitely get their money’s worth in Ischgl. The inner city not only enchants its guests with its alpine charm, but also offers plenty of shopping opportunities. There is something for all tastes and purses.