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Review Ischgl: Family Skiing


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last update on May 3, 2022
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Category Family: Official review by
Family 7 / 10
Overall: 88 / 100
  • Wide offering of ski schools and nurseries
  • Enough slopes for beginner
  • Kids areas
  • Expensive for families
  • No or not enough easy slopes at the base station

Four practice lifts for youngster on the Idalp

As mentioned in the beginners test category, the Idalp and its numerous blue runs and practice areas around the four practice lifts B6 (surface lift), B7 (surface lift), B9 and B10 (both magic carpet lifts) offer a fantastic area for children and beginners to gain some confidence on two skis. The “Schneesport Akademie”, Ischgl’s largest ski school with around 100 trained instructors, is based directly by the Idalp Restaurant. In addition there is a ski kindergarten for kids in the age between 3 and 5 years, which can be booked every day without pre-registration.

Children’s area “WinterBlumenTraum” at the Musella lifts in Samnaun village

There is another great practice area located directly in Samnaun village on the Swiss side. Here, a colourful dream-like world has been constructed around the concept of the ski area’s mascot – the apollo butterfly. Two covered magic carpet lifts, a heated dome tent with 65m2 of floor space as well as an attractive snowbound playground bring plenty of fun to the winter in Samnaun. In addition to skiing, kids can also familiarise themselves with the most important meadow flowers here, like arnica, crocus and bellflower. The huge model plants flower all winter long between the colourful animals that populate the meadows, like worms and crickets.

To explore the entire ski area, children should be at least proficient on two skis

When the kids are a little more confident on their skis, exploring the majority of Silvretta Arena Samnaun Ischgl shouldn’t be a problem. Great blue trails are most notably available in the area around the Flimsattelbahn (N1), Viderjochbahn 1 (N4) and Alp Trider Ecklift (N5) lifts as well as on the slopes around the Idalp. Families with small children should, however, avoid the Greitspitze and the sub-area surrounding Palinkopf (see trail map). Almost all the trails here are pretty tough. Families with small children should probably also 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. We recommend that families take the gondola back down into the valley.


User Reviews

Luzia (Age: 18-25)
Skill: Pro • in Dec 2021
Travelled as: Family
The ski resort is designed to be family friendly. Many chairlifts have child safety locks, automatic stirrups and a lower entrance. However, there are also older lifts. However, there are usually c... Read complete review
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Christoph Fritz
Skill: n.V. • in Jan 2016
Travelled as: n.V.
Families are not so well kept in Ischgl. The focus is more on lifestyle and high alpine skiing pleasure. Certainly there is another destination with a better family offer. In general, very few fami... Read complete review
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Stefan Ibarth
Skill: n.V. • in Jan 2016
Travelled as: n.V.
The children's land with magic carpets, carousel etc. is located directly at the mountain station of the Idalpe. There are enough blue slopes throughout the ski resort.
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Martin Bauer
Martin Bauer (Age: 26-30)
Skill: Pro • in Mar 2007
Travelled as: n.V.
Children's ski school at the Idalp!
Families with children who make their first attempts on skis or snowboard are especially recommended the blue runs around the Idalp or the ALP Trida Eck. There is also a children's ski school and t... Read complete review
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