The charming little community of Galtür (1585m) - dubbed an “Alpine idyll“ by the writer Ernest Hemingway in 1926 – is the highest ski village in the Austrian Silvretta region. It could hardly be more different from the party town of Ischgl six miles down the Paznaun Valley (reachable by a free bus link). The Silvapark ski area near this charming and traditional village is ideal for families and mixed-ability groups, and there’s a high level of service in the restaurants and hotels. The resort has an excellent snow record: the slopes, accessed from the nearby hamlet of Wirl, reach 2295m (7,530ft) and are served by nine lifts including two fast chairs and an eight-seater gondola. The slopes are typically uncrowded and there‘s little queuing for the lifts. Most of the 43 km of pistes are red runs, but there are plentiful off-piste challenges too, plus a memorable two-mile black run and night-skiing on Wednesdays.
Drag lifts 13, Chairlifts 25, Cablecars 1
Things to do in resort
- A programme of après-ski events
- Silvretta leisure centre with pool, various saunas and steam rooms
- Bowling alley
- Ice skating
- Sleigh rides
- Indoor tennis
- Open-air concerts
- Resort bus free with lift pass
- Car hire available
Location in resort
- Longitude: 10.187425
- Latitude: 46.966726
- Location Description:
- Location: In a quiet location close to the main square in the heart of Galtür village, the Büntali is 100m from the ski bus stop.
- The ski bus goes to both the Galtür and the Ischgl ski areas from there.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Galtur page