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.
Ski Touring in the Silvretta Alps
Ski touring around Silvretta Massif
6-day Ski traverse in the Silvretta Alps
What should I know about Backcountry Skiing 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.
Why should I choose Ischgl for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Ischgl?
The area receives a cold and temperate climate, with the average temperature reaching 5 degrees Celsius.
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When is the best time to travel to Ischgl for Backcountry Skiing?
Visit between December and March for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
Great customer service and Renato (our guide) was fantastic. He really tailored the trip to our experience level while challenging us. I would recommend him highly!
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!
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
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.
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