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Welcome to Paznaun

Winter 2021


This page is being continually updated and expanded. 
Subject to change. 
Last updated  1st April 2021


this 2020 has undoubtedly been an exceptional year. We would probably have thought it was a film script if someone had told us what would happen at the beginning. But complaining never helps. Every challenge can be an impetus for something new, perhaps for something better, in any case for something else.

Our valley developed through tourism, the doors to the world opened with the first alpinists and were flung wide with the technical conquest of the mountains. And the Paznaun has remained a valley of contrasts to this day. It is quiet and loud, slow and fast, traditional and innovative, yesterday and tomorrow, summer and winter and everything in between. Even a virus cannot steal the identity from the valley. The Paznaun is characterised by its diversity and, above all, by the people who live and work here permanently and all those who are our guests for a while. That is  why we would like to thank all the employees who come to us from all over the world, who fill the businesses, hotels and restaurants with life and do everything to ensure that our guests have a safe and pleasant stay. And, of course, to thank you who have (re)discovered your way to us as a guest. Even if we are not allowed to do so in real life, we  would like to give you a virtual hug.

Lovely to have you with us!
Your team at the 
Paznaun-Ischgl Tourist Board


The See ski area is open daily until April 5th 2021.
Free test possibility at Dr. Prem near the valley station,
Also on 3rd of April from 8.30 am - 11.30 am, registration required (05441/8239)

The Kappl ski area is open from 26.03 - 05. April 2021.
A free antigen test (with Austrian E-Card) is offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the valley station of the Diasbahn (in the office of the Kappl Aktiv ski school).

The Galtür ski area is open from 26.03 - 05. April 2021
Free test possibility  (in the ordination Dr. Lechner) 
Opening hours MON-THU can be found here
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Birkhahnbahn valley station - first aid room), registration by phone at 05443 8276 required!

A max. 48h old, negative Covid test is required to enter the ski areas!
These measures only apply to skiers and snowboarders. The affected persons are required to have the negative test ready for inspection by the health authorities

An evaluation will take place mid of April for the hotel industry, accommodation providers, gastronomy and event organizers. Requirement is the further development of the corona pandemic and general health conditions. Thanks to the intensive efforts and preparations made by all establishments in Paznaun, we are well prepared to offer our guests a maximum of safe and relaxed holiday experience.

More information can be found here.


In view of the special circumstances, the Silvrettaseilbahn AG has decided to allow the use of the ski slopes and ski paths on the Ischgl side of the Silvretta Arena until further notice. This is not least because the use of the ski slopes is enjoying increasing popularity, especially with local ski tourers, but also with snowshoe and winter hikers. As the slopes are currently not secured, use is at your own risk. Should slope grooming or safety work (avalanche blasts) be necessary again at short notice, for example due to snowfall or wind movement, we must reassess the situation. You can find out about changes during the opening times at the Ischgl tourist office.

Ski tours via Zeinis towards Alpkogel, Ballunspitze and Breitspitze are possible. Slopes that are currently used for skiing should be avoided as much as possible. In addition, some of the slopes that are not open are not secured, so ski tourers use them at their own risk. Seclusion, tranquility, idyllic winter landscapes and loose powder snow - discover the passion of ski touring for yourself.

We would like to point out, that for ski tourers, snowshoe hikers and winter hikers the use of the ski slopes and the toboggan run is strictly forbidden due to the active skiing operation and the associated danger!  

We ask for your understanding!
Many thanks!

All businesses in Paznaun have prepared intensively for this winter season in order to enable our guests to have a maximum of safe and relaxed holiday experience. However, the prerequisite for the start of the winter season remains the further stabilization of the general corona situation. Because the health of guests, employees and locals has highest priority. You can find all details and information about our extensive health management, which is far beyond the official requirements, below.


The cable car companies in Paznaun and Samnaun are also offering a comprehensive package of measures in the ski resorts in addition to the legal regulations to enable enjoyable and relaxing days of skiing. You can look forward to a lot of nature and space in the whole Paznaun valley.

  • Safety measures Kappl
  • Safety measures See
  • Follow the updates of the Galtür ski resort

With your care you protect yourself as well as the other guests and your hosts! Here you will find the currently applicable regulations

Since December 2020 a new app will be available for each village in Paznaun valley - personalized. With the registration, every user receives his personalized QR code. This ensures easy and quick entry into the catering establishments in Paznaun/Samnaun. This means that in future you will not only be able to find out the latest information about the entire range of winter sports on site with just a few clicks, but you will also be able to quickly and easily check in at the respective restaurant - whether on the mountain or in the valley. Have fun!

Apple iOS

Apple iOS        

Apple iOS
Apple iOS

Protect yourself and your loved ones and help stop the virus from spreading. No personal data need to be provided to use the app. Location data is also not used or recorded. Low battery consumption (Bluetooth low energy) and free use. Install now and enjoy your skiing holiday for sure!

More Informations you finde here

Apple iOS         Android

SAFE SERVICE certified region
Our safety concept also includes SAFE SERVICE certification. SAFE SERVICE is an approved safety and hygiene concept in cooperation with the state of Tyrol and the Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce. SAFE SERVICE has the goal to offer our guests a safe vacation experience in Paznaun. To be able to guarantee this, the employees of the tourism association as well as the employees of the participating companies are continuously trained with the help of a learning app on the following topics: Protective measures in guest contact, distance rules, hygiene & cleanliness, personal hygiene, contactless customer experience, situational behavioral measures. Further information

We recommend taking out travel insurance for the coming winter season. This now insures against Covid-19 as well as any other unexpected serious illness. Our accommodations offers the chance to take out travel insurance with ‘Europäische Reiseversicherung’ at the point of reservation. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Special information on COVID-19

Employees will be tested upon arrival when they start work. Regular testing opportunities are also provided.

Ongoing sewage testing will take place in collaboration with the Tyrolean state government and University of Innsbruck, enabling potential infection to be identified at an early stage with a high level of accuracy and thereby considerably improving prevention.

The community of Ischgl, the Paznaun-Ischgl tourist board, the Silvrettaseilbahn AG cable car company and other establishments have appointed trained Corona safety officials who ensure that the latest regulations are being followed and immediately implemented.

Preparations for the start of the winter season are well underway in Paznaun. The entire population of Paznaun are working with great dedication to provide our guests with as safe a holiday as possible through the implementation of health protection measures. Our vast valley and the resorts of Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See offer plenty of space for a wide-ranging winter experience. Spectacular landscapes, unlimited exercise and a chance for the body and mind to slow down guarantee you the chance to recharge your batteries during these unprecedented times.

Not only have the people of Paznaun undertaken the best possible preparations to protect the health of guests, employees and locals to the maximum, they are also working with great passion and dedication to prepare for the winter season 2021. Let’s look out for one another!

Most important questions and answers


With your care you protect yourself as well as the other guests and your hosts!

With your care you protect yourself as well as the other guests and your hosts!

Bus schedule (PDF-Download) 

Important to know:

  • Mouth and nose protection is mandatory. 
  • The spacing rules also apply. However, the minimum distance of 1 m may be undercut.

All information and ongoing updates about Covid-19, border openings, Covid-19 cases in Tyrol can be found here:

You can find all current figures on corona infections in Tyrol here here.

You can find information on mouth and nose protection here.

Information on restrictions on entry and exit can be found here

More information will follow!

For guests without specific symptoms, there is a voluntary, chargeable test option (on site). More information at the tourist office!


Yes, the guest kindergartens will open, when the tourism will open in Austria. But we reserve the right to reduce the capacities in the guest kindergartens if necessary.

Should there be an opening of tourism we will announce details here. In the meantime you can get first information on the pages of the ski schools.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms (dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) during your stay, you must call the Austrian emergency number 1450 immediately. The instructions and all further steps (possible testing procedure, isolation, etc.) are then given by the authority and must be followed strictly. In addition, inform your host about the illness and isolate yourself if necessary.

In an emergency, please always call the emergency number 144. Also inform the emergency hotline that the symptoms could be a suspected case connected to COVID-19. Under no circumstances you should visit a doctor's office personally in the event of a suspected case.

Yes, the following links will take you to the ski pass or voucher shop for the ski areas:
Galtür ski pass shop: online ticket
Kappl ski pass shop: online ticket

In the event of closure of the cable car facilities, border closure or travel warnings due to COVID-19, when the relevant official directives last until the planned end of the winter season, the following refund arrangements apply:

  • For multi-day ski passes and for day ski passes whose period of validity includes days that could have been used up until closure of facilities, the difference of the purchase price will be refunded.

    Refund amount = Ticket price – Ski pass price for days used
  • For season tickets a refund will be effected if the ticket has been used for less than 20 days. The refund will be 1/20 of the (discounted) ticket price multiplied by the number of days of skiing not used – with an upper limit of 20 days. The refund amount will be limited to 75% of the (discounted) purchase price.

Refund amount = Ticket price/20 x (20 – days used)    

  • A refund will only be made when the facilities have been closed by the authorities, when the border has been closed, or if there is an advisory warning against travel, and when this means that it is not possible to provide offers during the validity period for the respective ski pass in the ski areas and ski area members.
  • Refund amounts for multi-day ski passes are to be made in writing by 15th May 2021, and for season tickets, by 30th September 2021, to the respective sales point. After these dates there is no right to refund.

We do our very best to ensure the information provided here is as complete and up-to-date as possible. However, please be aware that we assume no liability in this respect. Information provided by Tourismusverband Paznaun-Ischgl does not in any way replace the official information provided by the authorities. As the situation regarding travel warnings can change quickly, we recommend contacting your home country's foreign office in order to receive the latest travel advice for Austria.