The silver smuggler’s circuit in Ischgl The silver smuggler’s circuit in Ischgl

A ski circuit for experienced skiers and snowboarders

The silver smuggler’s circuit in Ischgl

25,0 kilometres of slopes, 4,765 metres difference in altitude, 3,5 hours duration – just like the gold smuggler’s circuit, the silver smuggler’s circuit can be quite the challenge for winter sports athletes. But a challenge that you should definitely take on during your ski holiday at the Silvretta Arena. Because when else do you get a chance to cross the border in the tracks of the smugglers of yore – from Austria all the way over to Switzerland? And all that on skis or a snowboard! 

By the way:
If you master the silver smuggler’s circuit, you not only have the chance to collect some unforgettable holiday memories but also to win some great prizes. Find out more about the competition

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Technical data

The silver smuggler’s circuit in numbers

Technical data Horzizontal length Vertical meters
Run 25.0 km 4,765 m
Lifts 16.4 km 4,765 m
Total 41.4 km 9,530 m


it’ll take skilled skiers about 3,5 hours to complete the circuit. The best time to start is early in the morning – and there’s multiple reasons for that: You’ll get to enjoy the freshly groomed slopes, but you’ll also have enough time for breaks. There’s plenty of restaurants and huts along the way where you can soak up the sun on the decks and savour the Tyrolean cuisine. 

important for the competition

The checkpoints along the silver smuggler’s circuit

There are 10 checkpoints to pass along the silver smuggler’s circuit. If you take part in the competition and track your ski day via the app, you’ll get a notification on your phone at every checkpoint.

Important for the competition:
All ten checkpoints have to be passed in one day and in the correct order. Don’t forget to upload your track to the app until 5 pm of the same day!

All the checkpoints along the silver smuggler’s circuit at a glance: 


  1. Start: Valley station Fimbabahn (A3) cable car
  2. Mountain station Sassgalunbahn (C3) chairlift
  3. Mountain station Höllspitzbahn (E2) chairlift
  4. Valley station Gampenbahn (E4) chairlift
  5. Valley station Twinliner (L1) cable car
  6. Mountain station Visnitzbahn (N2) chairlift
  7. Mountain station Mullerbahn (M2) chairlift
  8. Mountain station Flimsattelbahn (N1) chairlift
  9. Mountain station 3-S Pardatschgrat (A2) cable car
  10. Finish: Valley station Fimbabahn (A3) cable car 

You’re starting the smuggler’s circuit in Samnaun? Then your tour starts at the valley station of the Twinliner (L1) cable car – at checkpoint 5.

Everything at a glance!
With our interactive map, the PDF-download  or the “iSki Ischgl” app , you’ll have all the checkpoints and highlights of the silver smuggler’s circuit at a glance.

  • Stunning views await you at checkpoint 7 – on the Muller, at 2,509 metres above sea level.  
  • Skiing pleasure meets shopping, the silver smuggler’s circuit lets you have both! Just like the bronze and gold circuits, it leads you into the Swiss town Samnaun – a duty-free shopping paradise! Read up on the current customs regulations! 

Silver run

Circuit planner – silver smuggler’s circuit

Download our free „iSki Ischgl“-App now and make the registration for the competition!