Hopefully you are looking forward to your stay with us! We have some practical tips for your stay with us. In case of further questions please do not hesitate to ask. In this post you will find everything you need to know about groceries, rental and getting to the ski lifts. Check our other posts for our favourite ski areas, restaurants and ski pass tips.
In See, Ischgl and on the route to/back from St. Anton you will find MPREIS supermarkets, with excellent parking options. Driving into See (from Landeck), you will find it on your left hand side (Elis 370). Driving from our chalet, it is on your right hand side. In Ischgl, MPREIS is located also on the main road (Silvretta Strasse 37), across from the large outside parking area and close to the Silvrettabahn. On the way back from St. Anton, it is on the right side of the main road (B197). One tip: look at the price tags, there are significant discounts when buying two of the same product!
Alternatively, in See you will find a Spar (also open Sunday afternoon). Bila in Ischgl, in winter also open on Sunday afternoon, is at the bottom of the Pardatschgratbahn in Ischgl. Rosi's Dorfladen (Schnatzerau 133) is a small grocery shop that is able to organise deliveries for you if that is more convenient (also for breakfast!).
For fresh and varied bread and pastries to complement your breakfast groceries, we are big fans of bakery Kurz (Au 262). The quick daily trip is well worth it, and if you're keen to hit the slopes early breakfast can be served in the shop as well.
A tip to start with: depending on where you plan to go skiing, think about where you rent your gear. If you spend all week in one place, and you are specific about your shoes, consider renting in the same place. Rental shops in Ischgl are potentially a bit more expensive, but it is worth something to also have a location on the mountain where you can change boots if needed. If you are generally ok with the first piece of kit you rent, it is worth checking out online pre-booking.
In See, the place to be is Sport Narr (Au 178). Both in winter (ski and snowboard, snow shoes) and in summer (mountain bikes) you will find professional staff to help you find the right setup. They also have a shop at the top of the skilift in See.
In Kappl, you will find Sport Huber (Höfer Au 372) and Skikönig (between Kappl and Ischgl, right hand side). In Ischgl there is a large variety of shops.
In summer, unless you have a car that fits the bike(s), it is recommended to rent where you plan to go biking.
Getting to the ski lifts
Your options: car, bus, taxi. Or a combination thereof. And depending on where you want to go for the day. In case you intend to ski at the same place everyday, consider putting your gear in a ski depot. It saves a bit of time, allows comfortable shoes, and reduces risk of that forgotten helmet or pair of gloves!
Getting around by car is generally very easy. There is good (free) parking options at all the ski lifts. Compared to the public transport it is also faster, assume 5-6 minutes to Kappl and 13-18 minutes to Ischgl. Not an option if everyone intends to enjoy the acres-ski though!
Getting to St. Anton is about 20-25 minutes (although it is a bit further, you still get there relatively quickly because part of it is highway). In St. Anton it is most convenient to park at the Nassereinbahn (EUR 8 per day). Also consider the Flexenbahn parking, it is another 5 - 10 minutes, but allows you to get to Zurs and Lech quicker if that is your plan.
Also in summer the car is the easiest way to get around.
There is a free bus on the valley road that takes you to Kappl and Ischgl. From the chalet it is a 7-8 minute walk to the bus stop. Uphill, add a minute or two. At the bottom of Kuratl, at the main road, go right and the bus stop is across the street after c. 150m. Busses at 7.20, 8.00, 8.12, 8.25, 8.45, 9.05, 9.17, 9.47, 10.17, 10.35 (and then several others throughout the day). Assume 10-15 minutes to Kappl and 25-30 mins to Ischgl.
There is a ski bus that drives up to the Kuratl bus stop 50m from the chalet, that takes you to See only. Busses at 9.43 and 10.23, make sure to call 10 mins ahead to make sure it drives (+43 5445 6618). Return drive at 15.50.
A bus to St. Anton is not recommended, it takes you to Landeck first, and it becomes a long trip.
Last but not least, the taxi. You get picked up at the chalet, and dropped off at the ski lift. And the other way around on your way back. A trip to Ischgl is about EUR 35, for up to 8 persons (maximum people they are allowed to take in a standard van). Taxi Juen (+43 5445 6868) has a large van that fits up to 14 people, make sure to specifically ask for it. Alternatively use Alpentaxi (+43 5444 5757).