Ischgl weather and snow conditions

Ischgl weather and snow conditions


Voted high in pan-European tests, the Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun ski resort at Ischgl is a sure-snow destination, with the occasional low-snow year well covered by snow cannons on more than 50 per cent of its on-piste areas. The village is set in a narrow valley, with practically no sun during the peak season, although the slopes are usually sunny. The resort enjoys the typical Tyrolean winter ‘climate reversal’, with warm sunny slopes and murky, cloudy days on the valley floors.

There are an average of six hours of daily sunshine at altitude, with daytime winter temperatures across the season hovering around 2˚C and dropping by a few degrees at night. By April, temperatures rise to around 6˚C.  Poor visibility on some runs can be a problem, especially as the edge marking leaves a lot to be desired, causing instances of skiers being injured by falls. A few runs are seriously exposed to the sun, with higher risks of avalanches as a result, especially during the Tyrolean spring later in the season.