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Samnaun Ski Resort Guide

Samnaun, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Samnaun Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length200km124 miles
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Resort Height1,840m6,037ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and St. Gallen-Altenrhein
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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 Summary

The Swiss ski resort of Samnaun is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,840m6,037ft, with 200km124 miles of marked runs.

Samnaun is part of the Silvretta ski area with access to 480km298 miles of downhill skiing, with 145 marked pistes, served by a total of 101 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Samnaun itself (200km124 miles 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 at 1,840m6,037ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,900m9,514ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing in Samnaun

Samnaun offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Samnaun Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Samnaun?

The next notable snow forecast for Samnaun is 48cm19in, expected on 25 September, with around 53cm21in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Samnaun

Ski Area Stats

Samnaun Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Samnaun
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 65km40 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
48127km79 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1338km24 miles
Total Length
200km124 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
7km4 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Silvretta Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Silvretta
Number of runs
Total Length
480km298 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Samnaun Altitudes

Samnaun Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Samnaun
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Resort Altitude (Samnaun)1,840m6,037ft
Lowest Piste1,400m4,593ft
Max Vertical1,500m4,921ft

Samnaun Rated

Ratings for Samnaun
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Samnaun Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Samnaun is 11km7 miles long.

Snowboarding in Samnaun

Boarder's Paradise is one of the biggest snow parsk in Europe.

Location and Map

Where is Samnaun?

Samnaun is in the Swiss Alps in Inn, Graubünden, Switzerland.

Map of Samnaun

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How to get to Samnaun

 By Air

The nearest airports to Samnaun are Innsbruck Airport, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Friedrichshafen. There are six airports within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 40 ski lifts of Samnaun are able to uplift 78,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Samnaun is able to make snow, with 260 snow cannons.

Samnaun Season Dates

When is Samnaun open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Samnaun.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Samnaun.

Samnaun Piste Map

Samnaun Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Samnaun, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Samnaun Tourist Office for the latest.

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