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Ski Holidays in Samnaun, Switzerland

The neighbouring resort to Ischgl in Austria, Samnaun and Ischgl together make up the largest ski area in the Eastern Alpes. Thanks to it's remote geography, with the only road to the village in the 19th century coming from Austria rather than Switzerland, Samnaun is exempt from Swiss sales taxes.

Resort Statistics

samnaun ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 23
Intermediates 60
Advanced 15
Total Runs 98
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
Resort features Nightclub Gym High altitude resort Lively après ski Picturesque Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 1225m
Highest Lift 2875m
Total Piste 238km
Longest Run 14km
Directions of Slopes ALL
Uphill Capacity 89
Total Lifts 48
Gondolas/Cable cars 9
Chairlifts 27
Drag Lifts 12
Snow Parks 1

Snow conditions in Samnaun

With the highest ski lift reaching up to 2864m there is always guaranteed snow during the winter season. There is also 260 snow cannons which contribute to the natural snowfall with artificial snow for guaranteed skiing on around 50 of the slopes from December to April.

Skiing in Samnaun

The long red run from the top of the Palinkopf at 2864m down to the village has become known as the duty free run, with skiers zooming down in the afternoon to collect tax-free goodies from the Swiss side of the border.

With ultra-modern high speed lifts and a less rowdy atmosphere than Ischgl, Samnaun is an excellent option for exploring the gigantic Silveretta ski area

Other activities in Samnaun

  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Tobogganing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice-Skating

Transfer time in Samnaun

Innsbruck airport is located 111 km away from resort which is the nearest airport to the Samnaun ski area. The resort is also accessible via Zurich and Munich which are a slightly longer transfer distance away.