Samnaun - Ski Area Guide
Ski Resort in Silvretta, Swiss Alps - 200km of Piste (1,400m to 2,900m)
World-class centre on Austro-Swiss circuit linked to Ischgl since the early 1980s- together creating the largest, as well as the livliest ski area in the Eastern Alps. The high altitude ski area and extensive snowmaking also make for one of the continent's more snow sure destinations. Samnaun made the news in 1995/96 when it opened the world's first double-decker cable car (also the biggest ever at the time, carrying 180 skiers). It is the host of the annual World Santa Claus Championships at the start of the season each winter.
Samnaun Snow News
The next notable snow forecast for Samnaun is 4cm, expected on 21 February, with around 10cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is heavy snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.
Who is Samnaun good for?
Samnaun Ski Area
|9||Black Pistes (65km)|
|48||Red Pistes (127km)|
|13||Blue Pistes (38km)|
|7km||Cross Country Pistes|
Silvretta Ski Area
Samnaun Ski Area Height
|1840m||Resort Altitude (Samnaun)|
The Swiss Ski Resort of Samnaun is part of the Silvretta ski area with access to 480km of downhill skiing, with 145 individual pistes, served by 101 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Samnaun itself (200km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Silvretta ski resorts of Galtür, Ischgl and Kappl.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Samnaun are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Samnaun
Samnaun offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.
Snowboarding in Samnaun
Boarder's Paradise is one of the biggest snow parsk in Europe.
Samnaun in brief
Samnaun Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Ok for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.
Samnaun Season Dates
Closes : May 1, 2017.
Usual opening - Late Nov.
Usual closing - Early May.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Samnaun.
Samnaun Piste Map
Map of SamnaunFull Page Map of Samnaun
Samnaun Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Samnaun is able to augment natural snow, with 260 Snow Cannons.
Samnaun Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 40 Ski Lifts of Samnaun are able to uplift 78,500 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
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Samnaun Snow Report
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Skiing at Samnaun
For more information contact Samnaun Tourist Office.