Two fabulous, but in many ways contrasting ski resorts. Kappl, situated just 10km from Ischgl, is the quieter of the two and provides the traditional Austrian ski holiday experience with character and charm in abundance. Ischgl on the other hand, whilst retaining the Austrian character feel from the outside, has a beating heart and is the place to go for great apres-ski. Kappa is better suited for beginners and families whereas Ischgl with its 238km of pistes will be loved by intermediate skiers and above.
Skiing Kappl Ischgl
Kappl and Ischgl in the Tyrol, particularly Ischgl have grown rapidly in popularity in recent years. Ischgl being the largest ski resort of the two and the liveliest, whereas Kappl 10km away offers wonderful Austrian charm in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Alps, with a small village and intimate ski chalets. Visitors to both can either buy an individual lift pass or the Silvretta Ski Pass the covers Kappl, Ischgl, Galtur, See and Samnaun.
In terms of the skiing Kappl, it is a great resort family skiing with 42km oand lifts up to 2,700m. There is also a Snow Park at Kappl for free skiers and snowboarders.
10km down the valley is Ischgl, Kappl big brother where you will find 238km of pistes. A modern lift system, but retaining its Austrian charm, the skiing is particularly suzited towards intermediate skiers.
If you are looking for chocolate box charm, Kappl has such in abundance. A truly alpine ski resort, it offers an intimate, traditional Tyrolean welcome that whilst quiet, is full of character and warmth.
Ischgl is the wilder child of the two, and considerably larger, but maintains most of its alpine charm. Recent years it has attracted a livelier crowd than previous decades and as a consequence it can be a little rowdy, so if quiet more traditional ski nights are your thing, Kappl maybe the better choice.
Family Skiing In Kappl and Iscgl
Both Kappl an Ischgl are fantastic choices for family ski holidays. Beginners will particularly like Kappl with several blue and red pistes, whereas intermediate and mixed ability famil ski groups may prefer Ischgl for its extensive ski network, good for beginners and intermediates.
Ischgl Ski Map
Ischgl is the larger of the two ski areas with 238km of pistes and is a great ski resort for beginners and intermediate skiers in particular, with a fabulous apres-ski nightlife to ski back to. It is therefore a good family ski holiday destination, particularly for older families, but an even better ski resort for adult parties.
Kappl Ski Map
Kappl is the smaller of the two ski areas and offers a quieter, more intimate ski holiday. Particularly popular with families, it is ideal for younger family skiing, beginners and early intermediates with some stunning Austrian scenery thrown in.