Ischgl in Tirol prides itself in offering the ideal mix of superb, extensive skiing. There are high-altitude slopes here to suit, stretch, flatter and challenge returning skiers. The centre of the skiing is the Idalp plateau, where the three cable-cars from Ischgl meet, allowing skiers to spread out far and wide via a myriad of chairlifts and gondolas. Away from the slopes you'll find designer outlets, an adventure pool, a spa, a toboggan run, ice-skating and winter hiking. After hours, the nightlife is positively urban in nature with a vast array of cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Endless well-prepared kilometres of pistes with guaranteed snow plus the largest continuous freestyle park in Europe guarantee uninterrupted winter fun in the Silvretta Arena from 27th November 2014 to 3rd May 2015. 45 comfortable lift and cable car facilities transport guests from the centre to the cross-border winter sports arena where the pistes extend into Samnaun in Switzerland, the popular duty free heaven.
In addition to its sporting pleasures, the ski resort is also a showground for high-calibre events. The Top of the Mountain concerts regularly feature some of the elite performers on the international music scene such as Robbie Williams. Megastar James Blunt is to open this year's winter season with an open air concert against the stunning backdrop of the Tirolean resort’s Silvretta mountains.
As the day’s skiing draws to a close, there is still plenty to do away from the slopes. Après-ski doesn’t get more exciting than in Ischgl. The wide range of restaurants of all styles is truly unique in the Alpine region. The same applies to the clubbing scene where night owls can dance and party the night away into the early hours. Those who prefer a quieter pace will enjoy the spacious bathing and wellness offers available in the hotels and the Silvretta Centre. Another night-time highlight is the 7km long flood-lit toboggan run, which starts at the mountain station of the Silvrettabahn.
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