- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2297 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2359 ft. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 7546 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 5 and ends on Apr 18 (134 days). Average season duration in Austria is 181 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 5 to Apr 18) is 52 " at summit elevation and 23 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 65 " at summit elevation and 31 " at the base.
- Galtür – Silvapark features 72 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 74 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 18 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
SILVAPARK Galtür is the highest ski area in the Tyrolean valley of Paznaun. Its area division is the only one of its kind in Europe and lets every skier and snowboarder access the ideal slope for their preferences and skill level. The resort is divided into six sections, each is designed for a different target group.
The youngest among the guests will fell right at home in the Zwergerlwelt. Here, children can romp around at the kindergarten or take their first steps on skis in a playful and safe environment. The kids' ski school at Siggi's Bambiniland teaches kids how to safely move around on skis. The area is a great place for children to discover the wonderful world of winter sports.
Sector 02, the adventure land (Abenteuerland), is ideal for families. The route at the Soppapark takes you through tunnels, steep curves and down action-packed wave runs. Witches and forest spirits accompany kids and parents all the way to the witches' house in the Märchenwald. Explore the secrets of Alpine nature together with “Hemmsi” the ibex on the Jägerpfad. You'll have to overcome obstacles and steep turns at the cross trail, while the traffic trail teaches young skiers about the importance of traffic rules on the ski run.
The teenagers' favorite meeting point is sector 03, the action park. Race your friends at the speed measuring track Speedway to find out who's the fastest. Snowboarders and freestylers will want to check out the Zeinispark to try some new moves and tricks at the mini walls, rails and boxes. The mogul run will challenge your skills as well as the flexibility of your knees.
Freeriders are usually found at the deep snow area Heldenreich. Make daring leaps over boulders before heading right out into open terrain. At the “beep station” (Piepsstation), you can learn how to operate an avalanche beacon.
High & Nordic, the 6th sector, is designed specifically for cross-country skiers, ski tourers and snowshoe hikers. The area lets you explore the idyllic mountain world beside the Alpine ski runs.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
Hungry from all the winter sports? Skiers and snowboarders can take a break at several restaurants across the resort as well as have a few drinks and party. The mountain restaurants and ski huts in the Tyrolean Alps invite guests to come in and enjoy some of the region's tasty specialties. Here are some of the restaurants:
- Addis Abeba[r]
- Fluchthorn Alm
- Panorama Tenne
The resort's longest run is the valley run which is 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) long and covers an altitude difference of 710 meters (2,300 feet). The runs at the Ballenspitzbahn are very recommendable as well.
Most Difficult Runs
Even off the pistes of the Silvapark, a lot of activities await winter sports fans in Galtür. The highlights are cross-country skiing, ski touring, winter and snowshoe hiking and ice skating. Many different opportunities combine a wonderful winter sports experience with the view of the beautiful Alpine nature. Even if the weather's not looking too great, there's still plenty to do inside the sports and culture centers. Another place worth visiting is the Alpinarium Galtür. The adventure museum teaches visitors about the avalanche disaster of 1999 and the relationship of man and nature in the Alpine area.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Après-ski has a long tradition in Austria and in Tyrol especially. Therefore, a large range of après-ski bars can be found in Galtür. Classic Alpine parties, including live music and the Austrian alcoholic beverage Jagertee, can be found everywhere.
Those looking to go clubbing will not be disappointed either. Great DJs and sound systems will have even the most tired of guests dancing in no time. Après-ski parties just don't get any better than when you're dancing to classics like “Anton aus Tirol” and “So a schöner Tag”.
These are the best après-ski destinations in and around Galtür:
- Faulbrunn Alm
- Panoramatenne (Hotel Almhof)
- Addis Abeba[r]
- Huber Stadl
- Fluchthorn Alm
Dining and Restaurants
In Galtür, restaurants not only have promising names, they also serve great food. Whether you're there in summer or winter, you'll be able to get great food around the clock. The restaurants' offers range from hearty and regional to modern and Mediterranean. Self-produced Tyrolean specialties or ambitious avant-garde – Galtür's cuisine has the right thing for every taste. You'll definitely find the perfect restaurant to enjoy the end of a long day out on the ski slopes.
Infrastructure & Rental
Affiliate Ski SchoolsOffered Skiing Lessons Galtür – Silvapark
Coming from Germany, you can either take the A7/A95, the A93 or the A96:
Via the A7 or A95, you'll reach the Fernpassbundesstraße and can get to the A12 through Imst and Landeck. Continue to the Arlbergschnellstraße and take the exit at Pians. Now, follow the Silvretta Bundesstraße to Galtür.
Taking the A93, drive towards Innsbruck and then switch to the A12. Drive on to the Pians exit passing Kufstein, Inssbruck and Landeck on the Arlbergschnellstraße. Then continue as described above.
Taking the A96, drive towards Lindau and then onto the A14. Drive past Bregenz, Feldkirche and through the Arlberg tunnel onto the A12 and then take the S16 until you reach the Pians exit. Then continue as described above.
Coming from Italy, either take the A22 or the SS40:
Arriving via the A22, drive across the Brenner Pass onto the A13. Having reached Innsbruck, continue towards Bregenz onto the A12 and then take the S16 until you reach the Pians exit. Then follow the Silvretta Bundesstraße to Galtür.
Taking the SS40 in northern direction, cross the Reschen Pass onto the B180. Drive onto the S16 via Nauders and Landeck and follow the road until the Pians exit. Then continue as instructed above.
Coming from Switzerland, take the A3 to Feldkirch or the A1 to Lustenau and Dornbirn. Once you've reached Austria, take the A14 towards Innsbruck and drive through the Arlberg tunnel onto the S16 until you reach the Pians exit. Then follow the Silvretta Bundesstraße to Galtür.