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Skiing pleasure in Samnaun

You are in search of the ultimate ski area in Switzerland/Tyrol? Well, you have found it! Samnaun / Ischgl belongs to the best winter sports centres of Europe, if not worldwide.

The Silvretta Arena offers everything you desire. Numerous snowcats take care night after night that you can ski or snowboard at best conditions. 45 modern lifts take you easily and comfortably up to the starting points of the best downhill runs to enjoy 238 piste kilometres. The Silvretta Arena guarantees reliable snow conditions from late November to early May."

interactive map of the ski resort
Information about the ski resort

Information about the ski resort


1 Funitel circular cable car (bicable)
1 8-passenger circular cable car (monocable)
1 6-passenger circular cable car (monocable)
2 aerial cable cars (80 + 180 passengers)
25 chairlifts
11 T-bar lifts
3 conveyor belts


Piste kilometres (length travelled)

Piste kilometres (length travelled)


15 km ski routes
14 km freeride routes
48 km easy pistes (blue)
148 km medium pistens (red)
27 km difficult pistes (black)
longest run: 11 km



    11 Kilometres pure piste fun and unlimited ski joy on your ski vacation in Samnaun.

    Start on the Greitspitze and master a height difference of 1,472 m on a length of 11 kilometres. Experienced skiers and snowboarders demonstarte their ability on the Piste Eleven (first part black, then red).

  • Special pistes

    The special slopes guarantee you pure skiing pleasure , whether you are a professional skier, family, carving enthusiast or doing fun sports - with us you are at exactly the right place.

    We go back to the roots of skiing, when there were no prepared ski slopes and our ancestors enjoyed the freedom of skiing and the breathtaking mountain scenery far away from all the hustle and bustle. Make the first tracks in the untouched snow.

    Experience the pure feeling of adrenaline and speed. In Samnaun Ischgl you can find many ski slopes which are perfect for carving because of their width.

    In the Silvretta ski arena with a total of 238 piste-kilometers the perfect slope can be found for every skier. Depending on skill level, there are several slopes of varying difficulty.

    For everyone who loves variety and adventure, there are challenging moguls and a total of 4 fun parks

    On the black slope 14a - the steepest slope in the Silvretta Arena - you can experience genuine racing feeling! With a gradient of up to 70 percent, adrenaline junkies and demanding skiers and snowboarders surely get their money's worth.

    The eleven kilometer long piste Eleven (black and red) already suggests with her name, what she has to offer.

  • Smuggler Route

    On your skiing holiday in Samnaun you certainly shouldn't miss the "Smuggler Tour". The tour starts on the Idalp at 2.230 m and takes you through the Silvretta ski area to the Swiss village Samnaun on a 35 km route.

    From the Idalp you get to the Paznauner Thaya and the Höllspitz towards Gampenalp and afterwards on the Palinkopf at 2,864 metres of height. From there it is about 1,000 m height difference and more than 8 km piste fun before you get to the Swiss village Samnaun.

    Since December 2016 three new, varying in length and different levels of difficulty, smuggler tours were created through the ski resort.  
    Smuggler Tour Gold - 35,7 piste kilometres, 6.463 m difference in altitude, challenging pistes
    Smuggler Tour Silver - 24,7 difference in altitudechallenging pistes
    Smuggler Tour Bronze - 19,8 km pistes, 40,2 km cableway rides, 3.191 

  • Eldorado for beginners

    The Silvretta Skiarena is the perfect ski area for beginners.

    Most ski adventures start in the centre of Silvretta Snow King Empire: on the Idalp. Even beginners can start from there. Even and broad pistes as well as many T-bar lifts and cable cars facilitate the first turns.

    The following T-bar lifts and cable cars are perfectly suited for beginners:
    T-bar lift Velill B6
    T-bar lift Viderböden B7
    Sonnenlift B5
    Velillbahn B1
    Conveyor belt Viderböden

    The Snow Sport Academy can also be found on the Idalp - one of the most renowned ski schools in Austria. The well-trained and certified skiing and snowboard instructors are looking forward to ski or board the pistes of the Silvretta Skiarena with you and to teach you how to ski or snowboard.

  • NEW in the ski resort

    The Skiarena Samnaun/Ischgl presents new attractions in every season, so that you can really enjoy your holiday. Since December 2016 the Silvretta-Skiarena offers the following attractions:

    • Three new smuggler runs with varying length and difficulty are available in the ski area for you. Smuggler's run gold - 35,7 kilometer trail, Smuggler's run silver - 24,7 kilometer trail, Smuggler's run bronze - 19,8 km trail
    • Panoramarestaurant Alp Trida: The recently modernized service-restaurant, directly at the top-station Twinliner-gondola Samnaun, receives its guests with its inviting sun terrace and a panorama bar.
    • Skyfly: Enjoy a fast slide of two kilometers into the valley hanging on a cable, running 50 meters above ground.
    • 8-person chair lift Flimjochbahn: The Filmjochbahn was optimized. The existing 4-person chair lift was replaced by a modern 8-person chair lift.
    • Mountain restaurant Höllboden: The rebuilt restaurant awaits you with its friendly and rustic charm. The selfservice restaurant offers Italian specialities, a sun terrace and an ice-bar.
    • New slope: Enjoy the aerial tramway "Piz Val Gronde E5" the first aerial tramway with seat heater. With this tramway new Freeride-areas were made accessible.
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