Information about the ski area
|Highest point:||2,872 m|
|Lowest point:||1,377 m|
|Altitude ski resort:||1,377 m|
|Lifts in total:||45|
|Pistes in total:||238 km|
|Ski routes:||15 km|
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Ski area Silvretta Arena
The interconnection of the ski areas extend over two countries, from Ischgl in Austria to the Swiss ski area Samnaun, and is therefore on the largest ski terrain in Austria. The longest piste is named "Eleven" and is actually 11 km long, starting at the peak of the Greitspitze an leads right down to the centre of the resort. The challenging piste "14a" offers a 70% decline which is rather something for the more experienced skiers looking for a rush of Adrenaline. Many deep powder snow areas and mogul pistes will let the experienced sports fans' hearts beat faster. The easy pistes around the Idalp are great for beginners who want an easy start to their skiing experience. For boarders the area around Ischgl is also a highlight, the most popular place to be is the half-pipe at the Idjoch chair lift.
Trend and lifestyle play a big role also on the piste, which can also be seen in the largest connected freestyle park "PlayStation(c) Vita Ischgl Snowpark" just above the Idalp. If it starts getting too full there, just ski across the border and enjoy skiing in Switzerland. But it is wise to stick to the toll rules: skiing toll police tend to have an eye for backpacks full of toll-free shopping!
Brand new to the ski area is the Ischgl "SkyFly“, a zipline that hangs 50 m above the ground and allows you to "fly" down into the valley. Thanks to the integrated ski transport, this method proves to be a successful alternative to the valley run. Additionally new is the 8-person "Idalp" chair lift, of which heads up to the Flimjoch, and an improved piste guidance system.
From the winter season 2014/2015, winter sports fan can enjoy a further highlight in Ischgl: the new Pardatschgrad lift is now in service, replacing parts of the old lift. The new lift offers 31 gondolas for each 28 persons and is the main access from the Eastern resort centre into the ski area Ischgl/Idalp. With 1251 metres in height the gondola will serve the highest difference in altitude worldwide. The new "Piz Val Gronda" lift, which started running in the season of 2013/2014, is especially interesting for free riders. It opens access to new areas in the Fimba Valley: a 3 km long red piste, but more importantly some unknown deep snow slopes. Now you can start powder skiing right from the top station - a huge gain for Ischgl as a free ride location.