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The best ideas for a day without ski and snowboard.
What else can I do in the winter sports paradise of Ischgl?
Off the slopes
Are you looking to add a little variety to your holiday in Ischgl? Then you’ve come to the right place. We have 4 alternatives to skiing that will get you out in the fresh air to explore this true winter wonderland.
1. Winter hiking in Ischgl:
Located close by and a relaxing alternative to the slopes, the winter hiking trail in Ischgl is simply perfect. The trail starts in the Silvretta car park. Follow alongside the cross-country-ski trail for a bit before veering off towards Mathon. After 2.5 km, you’ll reach the recycling centre in Ischgl, where you can either turn around and go back the way you came or continue onwards via the Mathon winter hiking trail. You can also return back by bus.
2. Sledging - day or night:
The 6-km sledging track in Kappl leads from the mountain station of the Diasbahn downhill into the valley. This fast track is full of curves and thrills. The best part: There’s no need to go on foot. You can comfortably travel up high with your sledges by taking advantage of the cable car.
In Ischgl you can experience one of the longest sledging tracks in all of the Alps. When the weather is good, check out the 7-km night-sledging track every Monday and Thursday. It’s an exhilarating experience for sledging fans of all ages!
3. Snowshoe hiking in the Alps:
Strap on your snowshoes and set out for adventure through the pristine winter world and get to know Ischgl from a different perspective. You can select your trail based on your preferences and schedule. Or let a trained guide lead the way (e.g. from the Ischgl ski school) through the snow-covered landscape to the most secretive and beautiful places in the Tyrolean Alps. If you like snowshoe hiking by day, you’ll love the night snowshoe hikes that take place every Wednesday in Ischgl.
4. Ice skating:
Swap the skis for the skates. Did you know that there’s natural ice skating rink located just one minute from Ischgl? It’s right behind the Silvretta cableway. Every afternoon and evening, skaters young and old gather to glide across the ice amidst the wintery landscape. Everything you need to have a great time can be rented here, including skates and stones for Bavarian curling.
These alternative ideas will ensure that your holiday in Ischgl is full of variety. Should you need the right equipment for any event, head on over to our shop where we’d be pleased to advise you.