Best of Ischgl: These addresses are not to be missed

The best hotels, restaurants and much more!

26 January 2021

What would winter be without its winter sports? Even if we have to do without it at the moment, that doesn't mean we can't get some inspiration for our next ski holiday. One of the top ski addresses in Austria is Ischgl. 

A skiing area like no other: Active holidaymakers can draw from the full range here. Ischgl stands for modernity, innovation and technical progress, paired with boundless fun in the snow.

Ischgl attracts holidaymakers who want to combine sporting activities with luxury and culinary delights.

Perfectly groomed slopes. Perfectly groomed cross-country ski trails. Untouched deep snow slopes for freeriders and powder lovers. Toboggan runs for the speed-hungry. Fine dining to enjoy as well as huts with authentic Paznaun charm. The wish list for a winter holiday can be fulfilled in the best possible way in Ischgl. 239 kilometres of pistes, which can be "conquered" with 45 mountain railways and lifts, guarantee sporting action from the end of November to the beginning of May - and absolute snow guarantee. 515 hectares of pistes mean 730 football pitches that winter fans can ski downhill. Ischgl, situated in a sun-drenched high valley between the Silvretta and Verwall groups, is the gateway to one of Tyrol's largest and best-known winter sports regions with its 1600 inhabitants. 

The best hotels in Ischgl

The hotels in Ischgl have prepared themselves for the winter and strive to offer their guests maximum safety in terms of health. Here you will find three top hotels in Austria's noble ski resort that you should definitely pay a visit to.

Elizabeth Arthotel

Fimbabahnweg 4, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

T: +43 5444 5411


At the "Elizabeth Arthotel", art is lived. This can be taken literally, as the 39 private retreats feature state-of-the-art furnishings with contemporary European art. The "Culinarium Eliza" in the "Arthotel" also knows how to amaze with its personal touch. Kitchen maestro Thomas Zechner cooks Art Nouveau for the palate and serves traditional specialities, but also exciting arrangements. In the "Arthotel", however, even relaxation for all the senses becomes art. The generous glass façade positions regeneration in the middle of the Alpine panorama, perfectly staged with indirect lighting. A state of the art relaxation retreat, where you can float happily in the infinity pool in the evening. Double room from € 500,-.

This small, fine hotel in upscale chalet style is located next to the gondola station and is only a five-minute walk from the cable car museum.

Schlosshotel Ischgl

Dorfstraße 85, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

T: +43 5444 5633


Special advantages apply in this winter season. As direct bookers, you can cancel or rebook free of charge if there are special entry requirements for the planned arrival. So that guests can relax completely, the Hotel Schloss Seefels the highest standards of hygiene. The kitchen team spoils you with the finest culinary delights: elegant in the "Kristallsaal", enjoyable in the à la carte restaurant "Weinstube" or rustic and cosy in the gourmet restaurant "Schlossherrnstube", which has been awarded four toques and 18 points by Gault&Millau. The suites, furnished by the Italian design label Minotti, and the spa area leave nothing to be desired. The location is also very convenient: With a valley run directly to the hotel, the top address offers holiday comfort including in-house ski shop, ski rental and ski concierge. Double room from € 190,- per person.

The lifestyle, wellness and fine dining resort in the heart of Ischgl is the meeting place for active, epicures and gourmets.

Hotel Post Ischgl

Dorfstraße 67, 6561 Ischgl, Austria

T: +43 5444 5232


With the participation in the initiative "Safe Hospitality", the house guarantees the compliance with comprehensive hygiene measures, enables the team regular testing and the guests a relaxing holiday with short distances. The four-star superior domicile is only a few steps away from the mountain railways. The Fimba and Pardatschgrat cable cars can be reached through a tunnel with a roller conveyor. The ski slope ends right outside the front door. "You can almost ski into the ski cellar", regular guests show themselves delighted. Chef Felix Brendelberger has also found the perfect stage in the "Hotel Post Ischgl". He ennobles hearty Alpine delicacies in the "Ursprung" restaurant with finesse and organic quality from his own farm. The rooms and suites in the "Hotel Post Ischgl" are spaces for well-being and luxurious places of retreat. Just like the 1500 square metre wellness area, which promises relaxing moments with several saunas, a fitness and exercise room as well as a winter garden, outdoor and indoor pools including a white-water canal. Double room from € 155,- per person.

A successful ambience, excellent cuisine and nature on the doorstep - the "Hotel Post Ischgl" promises a fantastic winter holiday.

Best of Ischgl

If you are a fan of the Tyrolean ski area, you should also have a look at other addresses in Ischgl. Here you will find the best restaurants, shops, slopes and wines.

Best restaurant

Tyrol's most decorated culinary artist - Martin Sieberer - is practically part of the inventory at the five-star superior hotel "Trofana Royal", which has won a total of seven toques with its two à la carte restaurants "Paznaunerstube" and "Heimatbühne". For more than 20 years, the Tyrolean has been spoiling his guests at the highest level: "Regional and innovative, light yet substantial", according to the team. Those who want a slice of his know-how are in luck. Sieberer teaches interested amateur chefs the secrets of his culinary art at the "Royal Koch- akademie".


Together with the "Heimatbühne", the "Paznaunerstube" has won a total of seven toques.

Best wines

An uplifting day on the slopes ends successfully at the Champagne Hut, which surprises with fine international cuisine: lobster, pizza with Périgord truffles, oysters with chive bread or a poached egg with potato whites and caviar. As the chalet impresses with its excellent wine and champagne selection, you can easily leave a small fortune here - for example for a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage Edition, which is set in rose gold and can be headed for € 34,900.


In the champagne kitchen, not only the finest international dishes await you, but also an excellent wine and champagne selection.

Best shops

Samnaun and Ischgl are not only connected by the cross-border "Silvretta Arena", but also by the name "Zegg" and the associated shopping experience. Zegg & Cerlati Ischgl offers selected jewellery and watches.


Zegg & Cerlati offers exclusive watches and jewellery.

The place to go for sports and leisurewear in Ischgl - including glasses and helmets - is Hangl. From Bogner, Balenciaga to Moncler and Sportalm, the most popular brands are represented.


Hangl is the first address in Ischgl for sportswear of all kinds.

Best slope

Those who think they already know every corner of the Ischgl ski areas will find something new here: After floating over the snow on the aerial tramway, the view of the Fluchthorn, the Wildspitze and the Hoher Riffler opens up at the top of Piz Val Gronda. Only one piste, the red number 42, leads there from an altitude of 2812 metres to the Vesil and on to the Gampenalp. Another highlight is the gigantic and extremely extensive freeride area that extends all the way to the Fimba Valley. Conclusion: a rush of happy hormones!


The red runway number 42 offers a particularly beautiful view.

Picture Credits: Florian Stuerzenbaum, Hannes Niederkofler Photography, Nimo Zimmerhackl Grafikdesign & Fotografie, Hotel Post Ischgl, dieWest.at, Hannes Niederkofler, Rolex, Bogner, Piz Val Gronda/Albin Niederstrasser

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Winter 2020.

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