Skiing Paznaun Sonnenskilauf Ischgl
Apres Ski Ischgl
Apres Ski Ischgl
The best après ski bars and clubs
Ischgl's nightlife is as legendary as its skiing. Après ski kicks off at Niki's Stadl by the Pardatschgrat chair, the Trofana Alm, classic Tyrolean decor, sing-alongs, dances and waiters with trays of beers. Schatzi Bar has traditional bar top dancing girls and more modern music. Also try Romantik Hütte at the bottom of the toboggan run and the Eisbar in St Elisabeth Hotel's.
The Kuhstahl opposite the Silvretta lift often warms up a little later and keeps going till 3am, they play more English music and generally has a younger crowd.
Later in the evening, head for Guxa, Hotel Madlein's Wonder Bar and Fire & Ice for cocktails or the Golden Eagle Pub if you're craving English beer.
Finally, for late-night dancing, head to the up-market Trofana Arena nightclub, or Pacha.
This party hotspot is the winter version of the Ibiza nightclub.
Address: Hotel Madlein A-6561 Ischgl.
Tel: +43 (0)85 444 5226. Web: www.pacha.at.
Address: Dorfstraße 91 - A-6561 Ischgl
Tel: +43 5444 602 Web: www.trofana-alm.at
Eating Out In Ischgl
The Best Eating Out
It is common practice in Austria for hotels to provide half-board accommodation, so most guests eat in their hotels. However, there's a good choice of restaurants in Ischgl, so it's worth heading out and exploring.
Salz und Pfeffer
Located above the Fire & Ice bar, this popular, contemporary restaurant serves good pasta, pizza and steaks.
Haus Adler. Tel: 00 43 5444 5918.
The restaurant in Hotel Madlein serves international cuisine with an Asian influence in an elegant dining room complete with aquarium, and has the best salad buffet in town.
Madleinweg 2. Tel: 00 43 5444 5226.
Paznauer Stube, Trofana
Thanks to chef Martin Sieberer, this traditional restaurant has a well-deserved Michelin star. If you can afford it, it's worth it – if you can't, try the Trofana Alm restaurant.
Tel: 00 43 5444 600.
Set at the base of the small, two-man Bodenalp chairlift, Bodenalpe is quiet, cosy and popular with locals. On the same mountain, Paznauner Thaya is a top après-ski spot, with festivities starting at about 3pm.
Bodenalpe.Tel: 0043 5444 5285.
Feeling flash? Join the Mountain VIP club. Membership gets you access to the VIP lounge and restaurant upstairs in the slick Alpenhaus and priority queuing at the Silvretta lift, (www.silvretta.at/mvc). Otherwise, there's good, traditional food on offer in the self-service restaurant downstairs.
Tel: 00 43 5444 606-840.