Ischgl. Relax if you can...
Paznaun Valley, Tyrol, Austria.
Ischgl is a small village located in the Paznaun Valley at 1,377 metres above sea level in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
Ischgl is a different kind of alpine resort. If you are looking for a peaceful, bucolic site, a place to rest and enjoy staring at the sublime nature of the mountains, please don´t go to Ischgl. Here, in the party capital of the Alps, life is frenetic. People think and live in superlatives. Partying is another core activity, in addition to action-packed winter sport.
Ischgl is a truly Ski Paradise in Tirol (Austria) with 238 km of prepared pistes, 43 lifts and lots of interesting new features in the ski resort. The modern lifts managed by the SilvrettaSeilbahn AG Company offer a high level of comfort and countless extras, such as heated seats in the Fimbabahn cable car built for the 2007/08 season. A variety of slopes and ski routes offer a opportunity for everyone, from beginners to experts looking for challenging pistes. Eleven is the name of the longest piste with approximately 11 kilometres from the top of the ski resort in Greitspitz (2,872 metres) to Ischgl village (1,400 metres).
From Ischgl you can access to the Silvretta Arena Ski Paradise, thanks to an alliance between two Companies (SilvrettaSeilbahn AG and BergbahnenSammaun AG) and two ski resorts (Ischgl-Sammaun) from two different countries (Switzerland-Austria).
Ischglhas access to the ski area in the form of three ropeways; the Pardatschgratbahn, the Fimbabahn and the Silvrettabahn. All lifts are centrally located for easy access.
The 14 mountain restaurants and ski lodges in Tyrol’s Ischgl region ensure that in Austria and on the Swiss side of the border everyone will find the culinary delights they enjoy.
After a long ski day we highly recommend to pay a visit to the SilvrettaCenter to enjoy the wellness facilities.
Ischgl is well-known (and sometimes criticized) for its lively après-ski parties and roistering nightlife.
The resort became famous when it began regularly hosting the legendary Ischgl Top of the Mountain Concert. Long time ago, Ischgl decided to put its entire advertising and marketing budget into staging two massive concerts a year to open and close the winter season. Elton John was the first star to feature in the Tyrolean resort's now famous season closing concerts, back in 1995. Since then the resort has hosted Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Sting, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Atomic Kitten, Peter Gabriel, The Corrs, Alanis Morissette, Lionel Richie, Pink, the Scissor Sisters, the Pussycat Dolls, Rihanna, Elton John again, Gabriella Cilmi, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Gossip, The Killers,Roxette, Mariah Carey, The Scorpions, Deep Purple, Nickelback, Robbie Williams, James Blunt and Thirty Seconds to Mars.