It’s been about 20 years since I last skied this resort, and a lot has changed. Most T-Bars become high-speed quads, six packs, and even 8-passenger chairs. Despite that, it was very busy on the groomers. Off-piste it was very quiet, and we could almost say that we were the only ones there. Still some untracked powder to be found, but the south-facing stuff was affected by the sun big time. We even got some spring-like, off-piste skiing, and this in January.


If you decided to stay in Samnaun:

Do you want to stay away from the busy and expensive resort accommodation? The Pension Olympia just outside of Samnaun in Pfunds will provide you very reasonable and comfortable pension style accommodation. Double rooms starting at just 25 Euros/person/night incl. breakfast or apartments for up to 6 starting at 20 Euros/person/night).

The pension is also a great place to ski various resort during your stay. Gateway to Nauders, Serfaus-Fiss, Schöneben and the Silvretta Arena Samnaun/Ischgl.

Visit Gerd and Doina Mark and say hello from Patrick


Don’t miss the tax-free shopping. If you stay in Ischgl, you can go shopping during the day and take your purchases back to Austria. Don’t forget to check the list of limits you are allowed to take, for example, alcohol, meet, etc. Between the resorts on top of the mountain, you might get checked by the border control (custom). Don’t forget your ID if you intend to ski the Swiss (Samnaun) and/or Austrian side of the resort.

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