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Review Ischgl: Beginner Skiing


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last update on May 3, 2022
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Category Beginner: Official review by
Beginner 7 / 10
Overall: 88 / 100
  • Good access to the beginner area
  • Well equipped kids park
  • Great variety of runs for beginners
  • Great variety of ski schools and lessons offered
  • No or not enough easy slopes at the base station
  • Not enough beginner areas

The Idalp is the place to be for inexperienced skiers

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.


User Reviews

Luzia (Age: 18-25)
Skill: Pro • in Dec 2021
Travelled as: Family
Beginners can start in Ischgl right at the top station. There you will find a practice slope of the ski school and a chairlift Sonnenbahn.The blue slope is very flat and particularly suitable for the first attempts. Below the lift is a curvy wave run, which is suitable for advanced beginners
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Felix (Age: 18-25)
Skill: Advanced • in Dec 2017
Travelled as: Group
Absolutely not suitable for beginners however for people with some practice a very nice area
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Larry (Age: 36-40)
Skill: Pro • in Oct 2017
Travelled as: Group
Around the Idalpe many easy beginner slopes
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Christoph Fritz
Skill: n.V. • in Jan 2016
Travelled as: n.V.
In my opinion Ischgl has many middle and some challenging slopes. Especially the offer for beginners is not given here – beginners are clearly better lifted in a less high alpine ski resort.U... Read complete review
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Stefan Ibarth
Skill: n.V. • in Jan 2016
Travelled as: n.V.
With the practice tow lifts, the conveyor belts, the Vellilbahn and the sun track, there is a rich offer for beginners.The beginner's area is located directly in the ski resort centre of Idalpe.
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Martin Bauer
Martin Bauer (Age: 26-30)
Skill: Pro • in Mar 2007
Travelled as: n.V.
Despite predominantly red runs also some sections for beginners!
Although advanced riders are likely to feel more comfortable in the Silvretta arena, some areas are well suited for beginners in Alpine winter sports. Beginners should focus especially on the blue ... Read complete review
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