SKI AREAS NEAR THE LODGE
There are numerous ski areas close to our chalet SEE TIROL, each of them worth exploring! You can choose to spend a day enjoying the family-friendly ski areas in See or Kappl, or come charging down the slopes of world-class big mountain resorts in Ischgl and the Arlberg. Below you find a summary of the endless possibilities. Go see Tirol!
It starts at the doorstep, with 359km of prepared runs in the Paznaun valley. Starting from the chalet, there are two ski areas that are very close by. These are the ski areas of See and Kappl. Each have about 40km of prepared runs for all levels, descents all the way back to the valley and family-friendly restaurants & ski schools. These are ski areas where in a week beginners can learn the basics, families with young kids can easily find each other and free riders can enjoy a fresh snow dump without the crowds. More experienced skiers will want to spend their time in both See and Kappl, as well as in the larger ski areas.
Further down the Paznaun valley (< 15 minutes from the lodge), you'll find the world class ski resort of Ischgl. With the majority of its 238km of prepared runs above 2.000m, the resort is open from the end of November through to the start of May. High quality restaurants and lively apres-ski make for full days of fun! At the end of the valley, Galtur completes the line-up with another 40km of slopes. All areas in the Paznaun valley are easily accessible by car and bus, and a ski pass with access to all areas is available.
Certainly worthwhile is the 20-25 minute drive to St. Anton, which opens up another world of possibilities (305km of prepared runs). The famous resorts in the Arlberg region are all accessible starting from the Galzigbahn in the center of town. Before lunch you'll be able to visit St. Christoph, Stuben, Zurs and Lech. For the willing and able, the Run of Fame challenge takes you all the way to Warth!
For those that want to do it all: Serfaus Fiss Ladis (214km of prepared runs) offers sun exposed slopes including some of the most challenging black runs Tirol has to offer. In the Otztal, the resorts of Solden (143km) and Obergurgl (110km), snow is guaranteed due to the elevation (up to 3.250m) and the glaciers. These resorts are 45 - 60 minutes away.
There is a lot more to discover - the Sonnenkopf in Wald after a snow dump, or the train to the Pitztal glacier - go see Tirol!
Total length prepares slopes: 239km between 1.377m and 2.872m (circa 60% > 2.000m).
Infrastructure: 7 gondola lifts and 25 chair lifts.
Easy (blue): 47km - our favourite is the 62 from the Viderjoch to Alp Trida.
Intermediate (red): 143km - our favourites are the 40 (Gampenbahn), the 7 (Pardatschgrat to the valley) and the 42 (Piz Val Gronda) although technically a ski-route.
Difficult (black): 49km - our favourites are 4 (Pardatschgratbahn to Velilleckbahn) and 14a (Lange Wandbahn). From Palinkopf there are several nice black slopes as well.
A la carte lunch restaurants: Alpenhaus (Idalp) and Gampenalpe (piste 40).
About St. Anton
Total length prepares slopes: 306km between 1.270m and 2.645m.
Infrastructure: 16 gondola lifts and 44 chair lifts.
Easy (blue): 132km - our favourites are the slopes of Lech and the 100 (Stuben).
Intermediate (red): 123km - a lot of great runs in all areas of the Arlberg... if we have to pick two, our favourites are the 144 in Zuers and the 105/106 in Stuben.
Difficult (black): 51km - our favourites are the 5 (Rendl) and the 42/34 (Kapall). If you're up for it at the end of the day, try navigating the crowds on the 52.
A la carte lunch restaurants: Hospizalm (St. Christoph, piste 64) and Sennhuette (piste 50).