Snow adventures in the Paznaun

Freeriding in Ischgl

Descents without tracks right in front of you. Fresh tracks behind you. You’ve arrived in Ischgl. Arrived in one of the biggest freeride regions in Europe. 

Freeride paradise for every taste

What a beautiful way to explore the snow-clad wintery landscape! As you reach the starting point of your descent, you’ll feel the pleasant tingly feeling in your stomach that announces the ensuing excitement of your ride down. Being the first skier to leave his or her tracks in the snow. Whizzing down pristine hillsides. As you can see: There’s every reason to get excited about your freeride experience at the Silvretta Arena! 

The descents at the freeride area Ischgl are as varied as your expectations of the perfect ski day. That’s why it’s one of the most popular regions in all of Tyrol and ensures plenty of thrill and excitement for everyone. If you visit the freeride area in Tyrol, you’ll gladly come back time and again. 

And the best part? Numerous trails are located near the slopes. So, there’s no lengthy ascents. That’s ski- and snowboard-freeriding in Ischgl! 

„While the pros mainly stay on the long runs which head to Samnaun, beginners get to improve their skills more casually near the slopes. The best examples of this are the Piz Val Gronda or the Velilltal valley (slope 7): it can be accessed from the slope and you’ll come across narrow couloirs – broken up by cliffs – which have inclines of up to 50 degrees and broad slopes of around 35 degrees. Ideal terrain for pros and those who would like to become one.“

Hannes Walser Mountain and ski guide at the Ischgl ski school

Piz Val Gronda: The place to be for casual freeriders

Wide slopes. Playful moguls and hollows. The Piz Val Gronda at 2,812 metres above sea level is not only the gateway to the Silvretta but also the perfect setting for casual freeriding. And those who aren’t seasoned skiers yet feel particularly at home in this freeride area. The entry point is located right off the slope and perfect for some practice. The breath-taking panoramic views over the Fimba valley and the Hoher Riffler mountain are a bonus. 

  • powder fun at its best at 900 metres above sea level – all the way to the Gampenalp
  • ascent with the Piz Val Gronda (E5) cable car


Valmala: a true insider’s tip

Wide open terrain that leads into some narrow valley descents. A whole variety of descents – to your heart’s content. An impressive scenic setting. The freeride run at the Valmala combines the best of two worlds in one tour: wide slopes and narrow descents. The region certainly is one of the hidden gems of the ski resort Ischgl. Initially, you’re lead down over moderately steep hillsides until they eventually take you to a stunning, narrow valley. 

  • Difference in altitude: 512 metres
  • Duration of the ascent: directly accessible from the slope
  • Level of difficulty: red
  • Note: accessible only under very good snow conditions


Ravaischer Salaas: for individualists

A descent through the region Ravaischer Salaas is almost like a rollercoaster ride with plenty of surprises in store for skiers and snowboarders. The starting point can be chosen depending on skill level. Once on your skis, you’ll be going down wide hillsides, narrow channels and through a ravine all the way to Samnaun in Switzerland. You’ll even pass a waterfall on your way. 

  • Difference in altitude: 945 metres 
  • Duration of the ascent: 10 to 15 minutes
  • Level of difficulty: black

Guided freeride adventure in Ischgl

You’re only at the beginning of your freeride career? You’re already quite confident off-piste and want to improve your skills and techniques? Or you’d like to explore unfamiliar terrain with a local guide who knows all the ins and outs? 

How nice is it, then, that Ischgl offers all this and more: