The former smugglers’ paradise of Samnaun located in the Swiss, Austrian and Italian triangle has developed into a holiday resort for hiking enthusiasts and mountain bike riders. In winter the cross-border winter sports region of Samnaun and Ischgl (Austria) caters for the most discerning of visitors. All year round shrewd shoppers reap the benefits of the only tax-free resort in Switzerland.
The shared ski region of Samnaun and the Austrian resort of Ischgl – the Silvretta Arena between Arlberg and the Silvretta Group – is the biggest joint ski region in the Eastern Alps.
42 transport facilities, including the Samnaun Twinliner as the only double-decker cable car, take carvers, snowboarders and sun-worshippers to airy heights. With over 200 kilometres of groomed pistes as well as designated deep-snow areas for off-piste skiers and wide pistes for carvers and lovers of fast descents are perfectly catered for. «Boarders Paradise» – one of the biggest snowboard parks in Europe boasting 1100 metres of piste and 30 facilities – gets boarders’ pulses racing. Snow sports schools ensure athletes of all ages know all the right moves.
40 kilometres of winter walking trails, cross-country skiing tracks, toboggan runs and snow-shoe trails fulfil most winter walkers’ wishes. Finally, the Alpenquell Experience Spa is the perfect place to unwind.
Skiing in Samnaun
70 pistes and trails means approximately 230km of runs. 40 Samnaun lifts have capacity to transport 78500 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 11km.
Snowboarding in Samnaun
Of the 40 ski lifts, 12 are surface lifts or “drag lifts” – this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Samnaun is for snowboarding – especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 90 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boarder cross courses.
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