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Samnaun - Ski Area Guide

Samnaun, Switzerland

Ski Resort in Silvretta, Swiss Alps - 200km124 miles of Piste (1,400m4,593ft to 2,900m9,514ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

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 5cm2in, expected on 23 January, with around 10cm4in 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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Ratings for Samnaun

Samnaun Ski Area

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

Silvretta Ski Area

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

Samnaun Ski Area Height

Max Vertical1,500m4,921ft
Highest Lift2,900m9,514ft
Resort Altitude (Samnaun)1,840m6,037ft
Lowest Piste1,400m4,593ft
Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Samnaun
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The Swiss Ski Resort of Samnaun is part of the Silvretta ski area with access to 480km298 miles of downhill skiing, with 145 individual pistes, served by 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.

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, 2019.

Usual opening - Late Nov.

Usual closing - Early May.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Samnaun.

Samnaun Piste Map

Samnaun Piste Map

Where is Samnaun?

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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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