Best Galtuer Snowboarding

The 39th most popular snowboarding destination in Austria.

  Silvretta Ski Arena, Tirol, Austria


  November 1, 2020

Southwest of Innsbruck and Landeck, the scenic Galtür ski area spread across the conical peak of Ballunspitze mostly above treeline. It has 40km of pistes served by 8 lifts that access a maximum descent of 700m. 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. With the north-facing and above treeline pistes, they do tend to be pretty hardpacked and icy until March.

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 Galtuer up to Wirl, in addition to the ski bus back down the Paznaun valley to Iscghl, Kappl and See.

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 39th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 75 snowboarding resorts in Austria. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Galtuer including Ischgl, Kappl, Samnaun and See Bergbahnen.

Local Contacts:  Local Tourism (0043) 50990-200; Tirol Tourism (0043) 512-72727.

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Wirler Hof Hotel

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  46.965138, 10.162511

Date Published:  12/21/2016

Date Updated:  11/1/2020

ID:  25062

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