Galtur resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 “Chilled out small resort with a little bit of everything and a short distance from Ischgl”

Freeriding

55%

Some good pockets but limited

Freestyle

40%

Basic park

Pistes

50%

Nice wide easy slopes

Beginners

70%

Wide and easy to learn on

Mountain stats

Top lift:2292m
Vertical drop:700m
Bottom lift:1584m

LiftsLift count : 2 x Gondolas   2 x Chairlifts   4 x Drag-lifts  

43km of pistes

Easy
10%
Intermediate
60%
Advanced
30%
Longest Piste:2miles (3.2km)

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £30.25-32.70 Day, £138.17-161.07 Week

If you manage to venture further down the Paznaun Valley past Ischgl you'll arrive at Galtür, the perfect hangover cure for the hectic partying of it's more famous neighbour.

With only 43km of slopes you can easily get the measure of this place within a day, and it's not going to hold the attention for advanced riders much beyond that, however that’s not really the target market. The marketing machine have divided the resort into 6 zones to cover family, adventure, piste etc, however it's really not necessary to think in these terms, suffice to to say there is a little bit of everything.

Galtür
Galtür
Photo: Steve Dowle

The terrain is pretty intermediate except from a couple of steep black runs. The runs are all very open, well pisted, and quiet enough to be taken nicely at speed. On the main face there are plenty of small drops and great terrain to explore between the pistes. There are a number of recognised off-piste routes, which are great before they get too tracked out; the Ballunspitze run is super fun on a powder day, but the big draw is the Breitspaitzbahn area. Back in 2016/17 season they replaced the old chair with a nice new gondola which has really opened up a lot more freeriding opportunities.

Galtür
Galtür
Photo: Steve Dowle

The resort is a good choice for beginners; the terrain and runs are wide and open with a really consistent gradient, and it never seems to be particularly busy. Mixed abilities will also appreciate that there is just enough to keep everyone happy, and families will find some fun little freestyle features to give the little ones a bit of air time.

It's not the highest resort in the world, and most of the slopes are in the sun all day, so the lower slopes do get pretty slushy and rutted by the end of the day.

If you want to venture further afield, then you can opt for the Silvretta ski pass which then allows you to ride in Ischgl/Samnaun Kappl & See but a weeks pass will cost an extra 100 euros.

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World Ranking

25th

Overall in Austria

  • #31 best freeride
  • #32 best freestyle
  • #38 best piste riding

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