The 44th most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.
Tuesday 23 January 2018 06:57 GMT
Southwest of Innsbruck and Landeck, the Galtür ski area has 40km of pistes served by 8 lifts spread across the conical peak of Ballunspitze. With its shape and lift placement, you will find that you tend to do laps off of a specific lift line before traversing to a different lift. The ski area is well known for its five ungroomed, but marked, ski routes. These ski routes include Ballunspitze, Zeinisroute, Kopser Jochl, Siggi’s Freerideroute, and the skiers-right line on Kipsselifte. Keep in mind that some runs and all the ski routes need at least a 2m snow base before they open up.
The Galtuer-Wirl ski area is part of the Silvretta Ski Arena. The Silvretta Ski Arena has a ski pass that allows snowboarding at Galtuer-Wirl, Ischgl, Samnaun, Kappl and See. Keep in mind that the default Galtur-Wirl ski pass does not work at other Silvretta ski areas, so make sure to ask first.
When planning a snowboard trip to Galtur-Wirl ski area, keep in mind that the base area lifts are actually in the small village of Wirl, not in Galtur where most hotels are located. There is a free ski bus from Galture up to Wirl.
To reach the snowboarding at Galtür-Wirl from Innsbruck or Zurich, take the train to the Landeck station. There is an hourly Post-bus from the Landeck train staion to Galtür and Wirl.
Overall, Galtuer is the 44th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 66 snowboarding resorts in Austria. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Galtuer including Ischgl, Samnaun, See Bergbahnen and Kappl.