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Lovely ischgl - 30/04/2013
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We went to Ischgl for Easter 2013, staying at Chalet Abendrot. I was concerned at Ischgl's reputation for raucous nightlife but need not have been. Though the Abendrot is within easy walking distance of both main lifts, it's in a quiet little area and we didn't notice any late night noise. Dinners were excellent, breakfasts slightly less impressive. Our room was excellent, easily large enough for my wife and I and our 12 year old. Our friends rooms' were also spacious. The sauna and steam room were very welcome at te end of the day and hardly used. The skiing was near perfect. It all fans out from Idalp at 2300 so it's all high altitude skiing. Lots of the lifts go up to 2700 metres or more so there was good snow on perfectly maintained pistes everywhere and there was no queuing either. The lift system is fantastic with 6 and 8 man chairs seemingly the norm. On mountain restaurants were also excellent , we particularly liked eating outside at Bodenalpe. Toilets were immaculate. A must do run is red 80 down into Samnaun, stopping off at the Schmugglers. Red 7 is also great. Black 14a is steep but never the 70 percent gradient claimed. It gets lots of afternoon sun so best to do it late morning before it gets too heavy. Black 14b stays in good condition later into the afternoon. Having said the above there are loads of great pistes of all difficulties. Probably not the best place for beginners or timid intermediates because the only runs back to resort are red. Having said that you can take the gondola down from Idalp, lots of people do. We'll be going back!

Apres Ski: 4/5

Nick Smith

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Austria's Most Glamourous Resort - 26/11/2012
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Ischgl is one of the resorts you really must visit once in your life. The village itself is really pretty. It's traditional Austrian style, and while it doesn't look purpose built, there is some excellent planning lying beneath - literally. There is a network of underground moving walkways which help move you around... it's brilliant! It's scenic, there's easy access to off piste skiing and wonderful piste skiing over into Switzerland. The lift infrastructure is one of the best in Europe — fast, well planned and very efficient. On mountain dining looks like it's going to cost you the earth, with nice restaurants featuring linen table cloths, excellent waiter service and fantastic food, but it's actually quite reasonable. Try the local speciality desert, Kaiserschmarrn! After an amazing day on the slopes, be ready for apres ski as only the Austrians do it. Tofana Alm and Schatzi are two of the best bars for apres, with cheerful, rowdy crowds of some of the best-looking people in the Alps!

Apres Ski: 5/5

Boyd Duczynski
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