Samnaun - Ski Area Guide

Samnaun, Switzerland

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 2cm, expected on 25 April, with around 45cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Who is Samnaun good for?

Samnaun Ski Facts
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Samnaun Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Samnaun
 9 Black Pistes (65km)
48Red Pistes (127km)
13Blue Pistes (38km)
200kmDownhill Pistes
7kmCross Country Pistes
40Ski Lifts

Silvretta Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Silvretta
480kmDownhill Pistes
101Ski Lifts

Samnaun Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Samnaun
1500mMax Vertical
2900mHighest Lift
1840mResort Altitude (Samnaun)
1400mLowest Piste


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

Samnaun Piste Map

Map of Samnaun

Full 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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7nts CC, per person  inc. Flights


1nt RO, per night Room only

Airport Transfers
to Samnaun
from Airports including Memmingen, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Bolzano, Friedrichshafen and Innsbruck Airport
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Samnaun Snow Forecast

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Which countries can you Ski or Board in?

  • Austria
  • France
  • Italy
  • Switzerland

Samnaun Information

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Samnaun Snow Report

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Snow Conditions in Samnaun
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For current snow conditions, see our Samnaun Snow Report.

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Skiing at Samnaun

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Note :- The information on J2Ski concerning Samnaun, where not clearly factual, is opinion only and is neither definitive or exhaustive.
Warning :- Snow Sports are Dangerous! Skiing, snowboarding and all winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. You MUST confirm all information, especially snow and weather conditions, in Samnaun before you ski or board. You participate at your own risk.

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