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Samnaun Ski Resort Guide

Samnaun, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall 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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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.


Samnaun offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Samnaun is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Samnaun.

Notable Ski Runs

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

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Samnaun?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 4 December, with around 13cm5in 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
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
Number of runs
Total Length
480km298 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Samnaun Ski Area Heights

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Samnaun
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Samnaun

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Location and Map

Where is Samnaun?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Inn, Graubünden.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Samnaun is Innsbruck Airport, 87 minutes drive away.

St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Friedrichshafen, Bolzano, Memmingen and Munich airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

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

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 260 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Samnaun open?

 Closes : 1 May 2022.

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

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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 are likely to include most of the following :-

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

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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