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.
Silvapark Ski Area
Draglifts and moving carpets: 6
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.
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.
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.