Ski resort ratings for Samnaun compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 50 reviews.
|Overall 73||Skiing 74||Skiregion 81|
|7.2 7.6||8.2 7.8||7.3 7.1||7.2 7.0||7.6 7.6|
|7.4 7.8||6.8 6.7||6.9 7.7||6.8 7.0||7.6 7.1|
|Variety slopes||Snowparks||Crosscountry||Slope preparation||Slope orientation|
|9.0 7.3||8.0 7.5|
The skiing is good fun with fast modern lifts. Nearly all the terrain is graded red/intermediate - a lot of it the kind of red that would be graded black in North Amerrica. There were a few blues, but really they ought to be reds too. The terrain is high which meant we had great skiing. You can ski over the border in to Austria and down to Ischgl, which is a cool thing to be able to do. So it's great for intermediates but not so good for beginners I would guess.
Back in resort we found great restaurants that were very affordable despite the high quality and lots of duty free bargains - much better than airport duty free.
Review by Patty from Au Sable Forks on Wednesday Mar 4th. Visited Samnaun in february 2009 as friends
Made a 2 day flying visit this February and was 100% impressed with no signs of screaming half-term schoolkids! Samnaun may be shopping and duty free heaven (designer watches, sunglasses, booze etc), but more importantly it hooks you straight into the 235km linked Silvretta Arena ski area without the lift queues and the bawdy German revellers of late night Ischgl. There is a smart doubledecker cablecar up from Samnaun Plan and two great routes home at the end of the day - the longest is the Duty Free-Run from Palinkopf down to Dorf with the Smugglers Inn as a lively apres ski stop. Similarly there is a good hut at the bottom of home run red 60 at Laret by Samnaun Compatsch. There's ample int
Review by Catherina from London on Thursday Jun 5th. Visited Samnaun in february 2008 as friends
Especially fort he intermediate skier and of course the Apr&#232;s Ski fans Silvretta is one of the top destinations in the Eastern Alps. To be mentioned are not only the challenging intermediate trails but also the great lift facilities for example the modern Doppelstock gondola in Samnaun-Plan. A comfortable ascent and descent are therefore a sure thing. Conclusion: If one is an experienced skier the Silvretta Arena Samnaun / Ischgl is always worth a visit of one or several days.
Review by Lola from Rotterdam on Saturday Sep 8th. Visited Samnaun in february 2007 as couple
Ligt 'achter' het skigebied van Ischgl: dus groot gebied in circa 3 kommen. Veel brede lange blauw+rood. Start via bus resp. grote dubbeldekkergondel. Je skiet eigenlijk niet gewoon langs dorp (meer klunen). 2 Terugkeerpisten naar dorp: 1 lange rode naar dorp zelf en kortere eigenlijk mooie blauwe naar lager punt van dorp (met prima eettent onderaan!). Terug koop je goedkoop je rum enz. Dalafdaling naar Ischgl ook pittig. Beginners moeten dus hun pistes goed uitzoeken. Denk aan sneeuwketting.
Review by Desiree from The Hague on Saturday Jul 28th. Visited Samnaun in february 2007 as couple
Pretty quiet, charming village set in a narrow valley with minimal traffic, at least if you stay up in Dorf. Tax- prices make shopping for skis, sunglasses, cigarettes and booze attractive to many. Seems to bring in a predominantly German and of course Swiss crowd. Very little by the way of English speakers and perhaps surprisingly not very many Dutch who seem to prefer Ischgl as a base. Stayed at the Hotel des Alpes - nice rooms, spectacularly presented food and great breakfast buffet. Access to double-decker cable-car is by skating along a path or via regular ski-bus which skirts the village. Most of the skiing is found between about 2000m and 2800m which makes for pretty good snow reliabi
Review by Dudzinski from Chicago on Sunday Feb 18th. Visited Samnaun in december 2006 as friends