WIth around 40 restaurants in town, including many fine dining establishments, you'll always go to bed satisfied. Lots of places are based in hotels, and serve traditional Austrian dishes, but there's also plenty of other options like Mexican and Italian.
• Sunnalm, Hotel Sonne – The homey atmosphere and daily live music make this a popular choice. The wide menu has everything from regional favourites to stone-baked pizza.
• Grill Alm, Hotel Gramaser – A good choice for carnivores, this place prides itself on excellent steak. There's also a salad buffet and the extensive menu does have some vegetarian options too.
• Paznaunerstube, Hotel Trofana Royal – Michelin and Gault Milau rated, this is one of the best restaurants in the Tyrol. Celebrated chef Martin Sieberere specialises in regional cooking with a twist, and the wine cellar holds 25,000 bottles.
• Lucy Wang – A unqiue combination of gourmet sushi bar and brasserie, serving a mouthwatering mix of Japanese and French cuisine in a modern, stylish setting.
• Goldener Adler – Try unusual but high quality dishes like llama from their own farm - in fact, this is the only place in the valley that breeds them. The cosy décor creates a sophisticated but unpretentious atmosphere.
• Bella Nova (top of Valisera lift) – The glass-fronted restaurant and open terrace ensure good views wherever you sit as you tuck into Italian specials.
• Kapellrestaurant (top of Hochjoch lift) – This place supposedly has views of 200 mountain peaks – try and count them whilst you eat in the table service or self-service restaurant.
• Alp Bella (halfway down Red 66 in Switzerland) – Famous for its grilled chicken, this restaurant occupies the sunniest spot in Switzerland.
Ischgl is a bustling resort with an ultra-buzzing après scene that carries on until dawn. There are over 20 glitzy clubs and bars, many of which are part of the resort's hotels.
• Kuhstall – One of the most famous locations in Ischgl - you can even buy some souvenirs to take home - where the party carries on through the night.
• Schatzi Bar – Located at the end of the main run in a cosy ski chalet. The authentically-dressed Tyrolean girls serve drinks and start the party from 4-7pm.
• Kitzloch – Famous for their truly delicious spare ribs and their resident DJ, Boris, who rocks some interesting outfits during his unique ski show.
• Fire and Ice – A large venue with an ice bar, disco, chill-out lounge and stylish decor. The cocktails are pretty tasty too.
• Bar Allegra – Serving drinks until 1am, this all-American, 50's-style-diner themed bar is the lifestyle metropolis of the Alps.
Please note: From 8pm - 6am, you can’t walk through the town centre wearing your ski/board boots or carrying your skis/board due to noise and safety risks. If you do so, you may be fined up to €2,000.
• Why not ski to Switzerland for lunch? The Smuggler's Alm on the entrance to Samnaun is a great choice.
• The homerun Red 1 gets really busy at the end of the day so try Red 7 or 5 instead - they're trickier but quieter.
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Our friendly airport team will meet you on your arrival and get you on your way to resort. Crystal reps will be available when you get to Ischgl to ensure that you have everything you need to hit the mountain on the first day. If you need anything during your trip, just check our free Crystal Ski Explorer app to find out where they’ll be, and come and have a chat. If you need assistance, you can call the Crystal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your accommodation. However, if you would prefer a private transfer, this can be added when booking. These are taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.
From Ischgl you can cruise down to Samnaun in Switzerland for some more exhilarating runs, great restaurants and, most importantly, duty-free shopping - though keep in mind that there are customs checks on the slopes. To get to Samnaun you can either take the chairlifts up to Viderjoch and taking a choice of blue runs down to the valley - these runs can get crowded - or take the long, winding red run from Idalp. Samnaun itself is made up four small components, Samnaun-Dorf, Ravaisch, Plan and Laret & Compatsch. After you're satisfied with your retail therapy, make sure you stop off at The Schmuggler Alm - it's a popular place for lunch, and rightly so.