Silvretta Smuggler's Pass

Incorporating some of the best ski resorts in the Paznaun Valley, the Silveretta Smugglers pass centres around the lively resort of Ischgl and its satellite resorts through the Valley of See, Kappl and Galtur.

Although the focal point may be Ishgl, the smaller resorts of See, Kappl and Galtur are home to a wide range of quality runs which see far less traffic than Ischgl. More popular with the locals, See and Kappl are closer to the entrance to the valley and provide excellent access to St Anton am Arlberg and Serfaus for those who enjoy a day trip.

The main resort of Ischgl/Samnaun is split by the Austrian – Swiss border. Sharing its slopes with Samnaun the infamous smugglers run once was home to smugglers moving high demand goods such as Coffee, Fur and tobacco across the border evading border guards and patrols. Skiers can relive these times (somewhat) by taking part in Ischgl Smugglers Circuit Challenge.

High above Ischgl is Galtur, which suits the more intermediate skier and connects the valley with other resorts in the Silvretta Mountains such as Schruns and Gaschurn.  This makes Gautur an ideal base due to the proximity to Ischgl, the smaller village feel it has and unlimited opportunities for exploration for the adventurous skier.

The Valley is easily accessible from Innsbruck and the Silvretta Ski Pass covers all of the resorts within. Skiing aside, the jagged Silvretta Mountains provide exceptional scenery and small, charming towns dotted around allow for a true Tyrolean alpine experience, with plenty of activities through the Valley both on and off piste.

Ischgl / Samnaun

Ischgl is the hive of activity within the Paznaun Valley, and this lively alpine town contains many highly rated restaurants, exuberant bars and is popular amongst European tourists who enjoy the easy access to the slopes and plenty of non-skiing activities 


Galtur’s resort the ‘Silvapark’ is part of the Silvretta ski pass, the Silvapark is accessible via gondola from the village and also runs down to the valley floor allowing for some ski in/out opportunities. The slopes themselves are suited to beginner and intermediate skiers, however there are plenty of off piste locations and challenging unmarked runs. 


The Sunny resort of Kappl is a 15-minute drive from Ischgl and the second ski resort in the Paznaun Valley. This picturesque village is home to many beautiful baroque style churches and chapels and charming restaurants. 

Southeast Sub Cluster Serfaus | Fiss | Ladis

Three historical resorts within a shared area. An area that merits attention for its size, altitudes and facilities. 

Northern Sub Cluster. Arlberg. St Anton | St Christoph | lech | Zurs | Warth

Austria’s biggest ski area by far, and in some respects its best. This winter sports region is considered the cradle of alpine skiing and is the chosen destination for all who are fascinated by the alpine winterThe flipside is longer lines and busier slopes but during the week and away from peak times there is a lot to love.  

What makes Silvretta Smuggler's Pass Unique?

Access to steep Ischgl slopes

Austrian apres

They really know how to party. Come here to live it up, right from the moment you stop skiing expect to be offered drinks and songs. This is the place to let your hair down and have a blast.


Located across the cluster, apartments give you the flexibility to choose where you would like to be based; from the centre of town to somewhere more remote. Our hand-picked apartments are a great solution for individuals or groups.


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Often associated with the Alpine region, traditional chalets are recognised for their sloping roofs and wide, overhanging eaves. More spacious than a hotel, a chalet provides great accommodation for small groups looking for a scenic hideaway. With in-depth local knowledge, our team can help you choose your perfect chalet for your next adventure.


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From simple stays to luxury accommodation, hotels provide a diverse range of options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for bed and breakfast or all-inclusive, we can find you the perfect hotel for your break.


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Grimentz - Zinal


Picturesque and charming mountain villages, uncrowded slopes and oodles of local charm make this ‘end of the road’ cluster a true hidden gem.

The Jewels centre around the Val D’Anniviers valley, which culminates in Zinal where 3 glaciers meet in spectacular fashion, beyond this lie the views and the mountains that make up the crown. The skiing in this area is excellent, varied and at altitude snow sure. The resorts remain small and slightly disjointed due to the natural geography of the area. This in turn keeps the crowds away and so the villages have kept their charm, the slopes are less skied out and you are in a perfect place for whatever holiday you are after.

Those in the know rate the snow quality in these resorts as second to none in Switzerland. These are the true hidden gems of Swiss skiing.

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Half way between the main ski resorts Grimentz and St Luc the small sleepy rustic town of Ayer offers a great base for those with an eye to explore.

Armed with a car you can visit a different resort every day.

We have a catered chalet, available as a whole or by the room and two self cater chalets, one for up to 10 and the other for up to four.

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St Luc - Chandolin


St Luc and Chandolin are a pair of small resorts located high above the Val d’Anniviers floor, the small windy road opens up these quality high altitude gems offering beautiful views and seriously good skiing. We have some very stylish hotels in these villages. 

Together they are the sunniest resorts in Val d’Anniviers. The villages are at altitude and combine the rickety rural charm of the area with a grand Victorian vibe, from the early grand tour hotels built here. The views from the top are breathtaking and there is plenty of skiing here. The best slopes are accessible only by surface lifts. Of particular note is the long red from Bella Tola at 3026 down to the fabulous bar Le Prilet, a fine way to end the day.



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