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Galtür Ski Area

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Galtür Ski Verdict

The relatively small number of lifts gives a misleading impression of the surprisingly interesting skiing available in the Silvapark ski area. The intermediate-level runs on the front side above Wirl offer a great view back down the Paznaun valley while the lengthy runs down the back to the Kops reservoir have a fabulous panorama to add to the challenge of the more difficult slopes.

quick galtür ski facts

Silvapark Ski Area
Gondolas: 2
Chairlifts: 2
Draglifts and moving carpets: 6

galtür skiing

The lift pass office in Wirl is located at the base of the Birkhahnbahn four-seater chairlift, which is easily accessed from the nearby bus stop and car parks and makes a sensible first choice to get onto the Galtür ski slopes.

An alternative way up into the area is the Alpkogel gondola which finishes within a short distance of the chairlift top station.

Both lifts provide some flattering initial red or blue runs back down to Wirl to get the legs working at the beginning of the day.

Eventually good skiers will want to head up the six-seater Ballunspitzbahn. As well as returning to the top stations of the lifts rising from Wirl, the chairlift offers access to runs which reach both ends of the picturesque Kops reservoir.

A red run follows the slope down to the Kopssee T-bars at one end of the water, while an intermediate level traverse opens access to the Breizspitzbahn gondola near the reservoir dam.

View of the Pardorama at the Idalp area
Ski run down to the Kopssee reservoir above Galtür

The runs under the gondola are a mix of long red and black runs as well a couple of ski routes. Access to the front side and back to Wirl is via a red traverse from the top of the gondola.

Galtür Ski Area Review

  • Galtür for the Beginner Skier
    Galtür is a quiet village with generally uncrowded slopes and beginner lifts are located near the base station of the Alpkogel gondola. The long runs back down to Wirl with an easy blue and red gradient allow unchallenging descents with lovely views back down to the village.
  • Galtür for the Intermediate Skier
    The mix of runs is excellent for those who are looking for a challenge without an extreme level of difficulty. The red runs on the back side of the resort will test those who are looking to improve their skills on longer runs. Nearby Ischgl offers a good alternative if the attractions of the small ski area start to pall.
  • Galtür for the Advanced Skier
    With fresh snow Galtür does have some excellent options for good skiers with lengthy runs at the good gradient. However the size of the ski area is probably too limiting for more than a day's skiing.

galtür webcam

The live webcam stream below is taken from the slopes below the Breitzspitzbahn gondola. There are a number of other webcams available by clicking the button above the webcam stream.