European Ski Resorts A-Z

Ischgl, Austria

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Ischgl is among the most snow-sure non-glacial ski resorts in the Alps.


Most of its slopes are above 2000m and the extent of high altitude terrain is unsurpassed in Austria. No surprise then that the season is exceptionally long, and there are few better resorts to hedge your bets on early or late in the season.


Note that base depth figures for Ischgl are often quite modest - it is rare that even the upper slopes exceed 150cm. It is the resort's exceptional snow preservation, and not snowfall quantity, that gives it its super-reliable reputation.


If Ischgl has one weakness, it is the long runs down to resort. Snow cannons ensure they are always complete, but snow quality can be variable.

Where to ski in bad weather:

Ischgl is not the best resort in bad weather, with most of the skiing taking place in high open bowls. However, you will find some shelter on the long, partially tree-lined runs back down to resort.

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