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Backcountry Skiing in Ischgl

Discover the vast and wild slopes of the Tyrolean Alps

Like a crown resting atop the Tyrolean Alps at 2,872 meters in western Austria, the town of Ischgl is the base for some spectacular backcountry skiing adventures. Linked across the Swiss border with Samnaun, it shares the huge Silvretta ski area, making it the third-biggest in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Visit between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

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What people are saying about these trips



February, 2020

4-day traverse in the Silvretta Alps

Renato is a fantastic, knowledgable, entertaining guide. He navigated through the worst white out I have ever experienced with bat-like senses, managed the differing levels of fitness in our group with humour and a deft touch, and was a great companion at dinner. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him for any tour or guided skiing experience.

andy cobb


April, 2019

4-day traverse in the Silvretta Alps

Etienne is a great guide with plenty of mountain knowledge and experience. He expertly guided the 4 of us across the Silvretta Alps, through conditions both white-out and blue sky, starting at Ischgl and staying in mountain huts in Austria and Switzerland. His passion for the mountains is evident and we felt very safe in his risk adverse hands. Etienne speaks perfect English and has a good sense of humour, which made for good company at the card table in the evenings. I would recommend him to anyone and look forward to touring again with him next year. Andy

Mat Daussan


March, 2019

4-day traverse in the Silvretta Alps

Renato was a fantastic guide and very professional. He was well prepared and very experienced. We got unlucky and got stuck in some very bad weather one day and he did an amazing job of leading our group out of a bad situation. The Silvretta traverse was a great trip - beautiful mountains and very nice huts to spend the nights. I would definitely recommend both Renato and this tour!

Jonny Chambers


February, 2019

4-day traverse in the Silvretta Alps

Our group of six have just returned from a magical four day tour of the Silvretta Traverse. The sun shone, the snow was superb and all the while Renato led us with a mixture humour, patient consideration and under-stated authority. He taught us the key skills of ski touring, including vital avalanche training and other mountaineering craft. Renato was excellent company throughout and I could not recommend him more highly. A true gent of the mountains.


There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Ischgl

Extensive off-piste slopes with initial great lift access, flurries of snow that blanket the peaks, while the sun floods the mountains. Skiing the wild slopes of Ischgl offers premier skiing opportunities that will capture your adventurous spirit. Set among the Tyrolean Alps in the valley of Paznaun, discover the picture-perfect slopes of Austria.


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Best time to visit

Visit between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions

What’s the weather like?

The area receives a cold and temperate climate, with the average temperature reaching 5 degrees Celsius

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Ischgl:

The Austrian town of Ischgl sits high at 2,872 meters in the Paznaun Valley in the state of Tyrol in the Tyrolean Alps. It is a ski resort that shares the slopes with the neighboring Samnaun resort across the border in Switzerland. Its beginning and end of ski season are punctuated with pop stardom with concerts marking the season. It holds extensive backcountry terrain and excellent lift access

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