In a country known for partying as hard as it skis, Ischgl’s a snow-bound Ibiza which eclipses not just Austria’s other après-ski destinations but those across the rest of the world. But it’s no one-trick pony – there’s great skiing to be had as well, for those with stamina.
Even with its reputation for après-ski and a formidable list of nightclubs, Ischgl has wider appeal as a high-quality resort to suit all-comers.
The family-friendly slopes are perfect for the majority of skiers, while the grooming and snow-making are in a league of their own. Full lift and piste integration with neighbouring Samnaun over the border in Switzerland make the skiing truly extensive, and after a big fall of fresh snow, there's off piste skiing in every direction. Only tough on-piste challenges are missing.
In town, it's all new and distinctly ritzy, with some good shopping, trendy cafes and plush hotels in abundance.