Ischgl, located 1376 meters above sea level, has about 1600 inhabitants and is primarily known as a very busy vacation resort ... More
Ischgl, located 1376 meters above sea level, has about 1600 inhabitants and is primarily known as a very busy vacation resort with great nightlife and après-ski parties. This literally starts with the legendary Ischgl Opening event each season. There are also the famous Top of the Mountain concerts: pop stars such as Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart or Elton John have played open-air concerts on the Idalp mountain, 2487 meters above sea level. In terms of skiing, Ischgl offers an area with 42 ski-lift facilities and about 200 kilometers of groomed pistes. Snowboarders get their share as well; there is a permanent, natural half-pipe and a large obstacle area (30 obstacles in total.) Snowboarders all over the world probably know Ischgl anyway, at least because of the many international contests, such as the Nokia-FIS Snowboard World Cup. For those who need a break from the hustle and bustle and the exciting parties every now and then, there's the Silvretta area close by, a perfect region for peaceful and quiet ski hikes or snow-shoe trips, with many inviting deep-snow slopes.
We have been going to Ischgl since 1990 and absolutely love everything about this wonderful village. We usually stay at the Madlein Hotel or the Ischglerhaus and both places are wonderful.There is nothing that we dislike about Ischgl. The people are very friendly; there are many wonderful day trips that you can take from there; the food at the hotels is extraordinary, and that's why we keep going back. Driving into Ischgl is breathtaking -We can't wait to get back.
Summer in Ischgl
Having spent our last two summer holidays in Ischgl all that I can say is that we will be back there in 2007!
If you enjoy clean mountain air, great hotels and excellent food, Ischgl could be for you.
In the summer access to the high peaks can be gained by various cable cars, as well as on foot by following the clearly marked, and very varied paths in the area.
If you like walking in the mountains, you will love Ischgl. Especially the Mountain Huts which are dotted around the area, and which many of the walking routes pass by.
You can also take the cable cars (5) to Samnaun, which is a Tax Free village in Switzerland.
Innsbruck - the Tyrolean capital is also close by, and can be reached by car, or train and bus.
There are also many other attractions in the area, such as the Silvretta High-Alpine Road, great fun to drive up and down (toll road) but not if you are a nervous passenger! Leaving Ischgl you head up the Paznaun valley towards Galt�r and then through the toll.
Give Ischgl a try, you won�t be disappointed.