Galtür Ski Resort

The pretty resort of Galtür sits at the head of the Ischgl valley and is firmly a family favourite thanks to its wealth of off slope activities.

For some the 43km of local slopes may prove somewhat limited, but the snowsure ski area is varied and Ischgl is just a quick, free bus ride away if you’re looking for more extensive slopes. Although some good tough terrain can be found off the Breitspitzbahn gondola, the resort really markets itself as a family friendly ski area – there is a great beginner zone at the base and six specific fun areas aimed at families further up the hill.

Galtür is usually home to some of Austria’s most reliable early season snow, so to capitalise on this, why not book on to the Ski Club Freshtracks Holiday heading out to the resort just after New Year?

Our Galtür Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Snowsure ski area

Great facilities for families and lots to do off the slopes

Good value accommodation – a good alternative base to its expensive neighbour Ischgl

Cons

Limited local slopes

Runs above the treeline so can be bleak in bad weather

Quiet village with no Ischgl-style après

Galtür Skiing and Snowboarding

Galtür’s slopes only cover 43km, but within that there is some good variety and all can accessed by fast lifts. The beginner zone at the base of the mountain is excellent and in the form of the six “Adventure Land” features across the mountain, progression for young ones on to fun and longer runs is very good.

Early intermediates will enjoy the local slopes, but keener skiers and boarders will want to make sure they catch the bus to Ischgl and explore the vast network of blues and reds there. For advanced skiers and riders head over to the Breitspitzbahn or bring your touring gear – Galtür acts as a perfect springboard to some of the region’s best and most accessible ski touring.

  • Total Pistes: 43km
  • Blue: 14%
  • Red: 58%
  • Black: 28%
  • Additional Ski Routes: 6km
  • Lifts: 10
  • Altitude: 1600m – 2300m

Galtür Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Galtür Resort

Galtür is a charming peaceful traditional village at the head of the valley near Ischgl. Sunnier, cheaper and much quieter than it's larger neighbour, Galtür matches the image you have of a traditional Austrian village. It serves as a good base for a quiet family holiday or mixed-ability groups - and the free buses to Ischgl are regular and quick.

Off the slopes there is loads to do and a big network of scenic winter walking trails and cross country tracks is a major attraction. This, combined with an excellent sports centre make it an attractive base for families and mixed groups that contain non-skiers.

How to get to Galtür

Innsbruck airport is around an hour and a half away by car, whilst the journey by public transport takes around an hour longer. Other options – including Munich, Memmingen, Friedrichshafen and Zürich – are all at least three hours away by road.

  • Innsbruck airport: 1.5 hours (driving) or 2.5 hours (public transport)
  • Calais: approximately 12 hours driving (627 miles)

Galtür Contact Details

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