The Schneesport Akademie ski school has a dedicated practice area where children and adults can get to grips with skiing directly at the mountain station of the Silvrettabahn gondola (lift A1). Located next the ski school buildings, covered magic carpet lifts and a somewhat longer surface lift (T bar) serve this separate practice area. This is the perfect place to hone those first turns undisturbed. Somewhat further south, the practice lift Viderböden (B7) and magic carpet Viderböden (B10) serve another ideal practice area. As soon as you’re feeling a little more confident on your skis, you can graduate up to the Idalp and the blue runs directly down from the practice areas Idjoch (no. 11), Pardatschgrat - Idalp (no. 6) and Velillbahn Berg - Idalp (no. 8). These mellow runs are served by two chairlifts and are bathed in sunshine almost all day long. There is plenty of easy terrain to explore for beginners here.
Ischgl is primarily geared up for advanced skiers
Generally, we advise beginners to get to grips with skiing in smaller ski areas. The reason is that with 238 km of runs, Ischgl is primarily focused on offering something for more advanced skiers. If you are up to skiing on red-rated runs, then you should have little problem in exploring most of the ski area in Ischgl. There are further blue trails in the area around the Flimsattelbahn (N1), Viderjochbahn 1 (N4) and Alp Trider Ecklift (N5) lifts. However, beginners should avoid both valley runs back down to Ischgl or Samnaun. Particularly in the afternoon, the valley runs can get very icy and difficult to ski on. There is no problem with taking the gondola back down into the valley.