The village of Galtur was once called an ‘Alpine Idyll’ by the writer Hemmingway, and even in the modern day, it’s easy to see why.
The highest ski village in the Silvretta region, Galtur is a more peaceful option than the nearby party town of Ischgl and provides fantastic skiing in the surrounding area.
That skiing is suitable for all levels, with nursery slopes that are perfect for complete beginners, a wide range of intermediate runs for those looking to make the move to the next level and then more challenging terrain that will keep the experts on their toes.
The height of the resort also means that impressive levels of snow can be expected across the season.
With your ski pass including access to Ischgl, you’ll have the opportunity to enhance your winter holiday with time exploring the wider area.
At the end of the day however, the chance to return to the low-key surroundings of the resort is something that will appeal to many who simple want to relax – allowing them to be fully prepared to head back onto the slopes the following the day.
Off Piste Skiing in Galtür
Galtur may be small, but it still provides a range of interesting off-piste areas for experienced skiers, with more to be found after the short trip to Ischgl.
As ever, the user of local guide is the best way in which to explore the off-piste that is available.
Family Skiing in Galtür
Galtur is the perfect option for a winter ski break with the family, with the relaxed and quiet atmosphere being well suited to those with the children in tow.
The nursery slopes within the resort are also perfect for children, with a ski school in place that offers lessons for beginners.
Apres-Ski in Galtür
The après-ski in Galtur largely reflects the relaxed nature of the resort, but things are becoming busier – with a more international feel to the restaurants that are now available.
That ranges from traditional Tyrolean cuisine created from local produce through to international cuisine from around the globe.
There’s also a range of cafes and bars in which to relax with a drink.
Non-Skiing Activities in Galtür
Non-ski activities that are available within Galtur include tobogganing, curling, sleigh rides and ice skating.
Away from winter sports, there is a leisure centre with pool and steam rooms, whilst you could also try your hand at tennis at the indoor courts.
Nearest Airport in Galtür
Transfer Times in Galtür
1 hour 30 mins
- Resort Altitude: 1585 m
- Highest Lift: 2295 m
- Total Piste: 40 km
- Good for Families
- Good for Non-skiers
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Approx flight time:
Calais Ferry Port