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Tony Suisse
We've been going to Ischgl since the 1980's. It has grown much in the time and the lift network is now extremely modern and efficient. But it has lost what charm it had and now is a bustling, unfriendly, overcrowded town but the après is still brilliant: loud, bonkers, tremendous fun and the skiing just gets better and better. It has gotten quite expensive but we keep on coming back as we are so familiar with the layout of the town and the pistes. The run down to Samnaum is a must-do every week we are there. Recommended.... Full Review
Enormous ski area. Excellent l...
Extremely busy mountain hütte....
2 years ago
Freda Pine
This review is from the perspective of a person who skis mostly in the US and often in Austria. Ischgl is a very large resort. As such, you can find something for everyone anytime. It has a variety of ski parks, fun runs with rolling hills, easy and not at all easy runs. The easy (what we would call green) and the intermediate (what we will call blue) are well mark. The blacks are the rest of the mountain and are not marked. You simply get off the trail and have a load of fun skiing in powder. Like in every place in Europe, if it's not sunny in the morning, you will need work extra hard in the first hours of the day because of the thin layer of ice that forms during the night and the sun didn't burn. I am not sure why, but there is relatively a smaller percentage of snowboarders. Because of its hight, there aren't trees on the core of the mountain. You can find them on the few runs on the way down but these runs are not fun to ski on as they have too much manmade snow to accommodate the many people who get off the mountain. The recommended way to get off the mountain is via the gondola. You can lock your skis overnight for 1Euro on top of the mountain but keys are in short supply. You can also leave them in the storage room below the gondola for 3 euro. Take advantage of this great service! The town is nestled in a narrow valley. Because of that, the town is long and narrow. The downtown area is very small and bursting at the seams with people at the apre skiing. The real estate is probably super expensive because every building's height is maximized at 4 stories while the streets are un-proportionately narrow. As a result, the town is not a 'cute European mountain town'. If you are looking for one with great snow go to any other ski town in Austria like Kaprun, Sell Am See, and more. The ski school is terrible. Everything you know about how to run a good business in the US does not exist in Ischgl's ski school. A child who was registered with a group wanted to switch to a private lesson. The school did not credit them. An adult who signed up for a couple lessons and decided on the second day to pull out bc the ski skills of both skiers were too different, was refused the credit of 30ero. For the record, the ski instructors there give the same instructions as the ones in the US. The only difference is that they are boring as hell and communicate very little. In our group, we experienced 4 instructors and they were all like that. In short, unless you are clueless, don't bother. I am glad I went but I wouldn't be back. The mountain is terrific but there are prettier mountains, more charming ski towns with better ski schools, cheaper accommodations, and just as good of powder in many other places in Austria. Go exploring! ... Full Review
Specious, good powder
Unnecessarily expensive, Terri...
4 years ago
carmendobrin12
I am a former region champion. I do schi very well. I came for the last years only there. But i will never come. i was very disapointed about how you preoared the sloaps this year. in fact...you didn't at all...Shame on you! ... Full Review
4 years ago
foa3282
Simply the best for in piste skiing ... Full Review
6 years ago
Nezihi BAYIK
The restaurants on the mountain are too crowded. Should be increased... Full Review
7 years ago
mgorazd
i really like it... Full Review
good long slopes
this year there wasnt enough s...
7 years ago
pantovic.aleksandar
Definetely the best ski resort I have ever visiter for now!!!... Full Review
7 years ago
madden1964
Great place to ski and party not a family resort ... Full Review
7 years ago
Ischgl delivers again , great nightlife / apres ski with sking that is satisfying enough for an intermediate but also allows the confident beginner to explore much of the ski area. Plenty of restaurants on both sides of the slopes which means not having to wait around for food and beers. Great bar at bottom of slopes at Elisabeth Hotel and also at bottom of slope behind the Trofanna Hotel . Three lifts from Village to main skiing area means no hanging about and lifts in ski area seat enough people so queing at a minimum. Already booked to go back in March.... Full Review
Night Life , No queing , ski b...
Can be pricey. Bars heaving at...
12 years ago
Once you get from the first lift the ares spreads out, so not much waiting at lifts once you get up to the main hub. Getting back is very limited and not very good for any outher than intermediate skiers. We found nightlife poor as bars closed early only to open much later, ok if you are staying in town but we were 2k out. Food was good at night but not many places for lunch out in the runs. Would I go again NO, there beter places and more friendley places.... Full Review
Good ski area
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12 years ago
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