There are plenty of things to do in Ischgl, from pampering to partying, and much more in between. During mid-winter Ischgl sees little sunlight, sitting as it does in a deep valley, so the ski resort is best suited for enjoying either the mountains or indoor activities. For non-ski-based fun in the snow, visitors can race down the excellent floodlit toboggan run. There is also ice skating, and a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy mountains to enjoy. For a spectacular aerial view of the slopes visitors can book a paragliding flight. There is also a good network of well-maintained walking paths, some of them at high enough altitude to bask in winter sun, and walkers can procure a pass which allows them to use selected lifts.
The Silvretta Sports Centre has great facilities, including an excellent pool, spa treatments, a gym, bowling and tennis. Most of the 4 and 5* hotels in Ischgl have their own pool and spa, but if you’re travelling with kids, then the Silvretta pool is well worth a visit. When it comes to shopping there are a run of high-end designer shops lining the main street, interspersed with the odd delicatessen and gear shop. Visitors will also find ample souvenir shopping too, so an afternoon of retail therapy is an option if in the mood. One of Ischgl’s biggest draws is the social scene and aside from the top-notch après-ski on offer, the resort throws some great events, such as the Top of the Mountain opening and closing concerts. There is also the ‘Forms in White’ snow sculpture competition in early January and the ‘Chef’s Challenge’ ski event in April.