European survey: Ischgl again best place for après ski!

02/16/2016 - Selina Sauerland

Once again, the most popular place in the Alps to enjoy après ski is Ischgl! This is the result of the great, international customer survey, undertaken by SnowTrex. Over 3,200 winter sports enthusiasts from 10 nations took part in the questionnaire and voted the ski resort in the Paznaun Valley as their favourite. Sölden and Mayrhofen rank on two and three.

The Idalp in the Silvretta Arena – one of the many party hotspots in Ischgl. © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Ischgl is the most popular party hotspot of the Alps! This is the result of the great Après Ski Survey by SnowTrex, in which over 3,200 ski enthusiasts from 10 different nations took part. Besides Germany, further nations such as Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, Romania, Denmark, Italy and the United Kingdom all voted for their favourite après ski resort.

The survey results again prove that Austria is the most convincing destination, when it comes to après ski: the top three party hotspots are all located in Tyrol, and Ischgl just cannot be beaten. For the fourth, consecutive time the resort in the Paznauntal has been voted as the best resort for après ski. With 21.5% of all votes, it is clearly the most popular destination, before Sölden (11.6%) and Mayrhofen (9.1%).

Besides Austria, both Italy and France also provide some good partying opportunities. With 8.8% of all votes, family-friendly Livigno in Sondrio managed to achieve fourth rank. The French après ski hotspot Val Thorens, located in the “3 Vallées”, lands just behind Livigno with 8.3% of the votes – and therefore completes the list of Top 5 party resorts in the Alps. Compared with last year’s results, one major trend can be identified: the customers remain loyal to their favourite party hotspots!

British travellers still prefer France

In the national UK ranking, the French resorts are clearly the most popular. Val Thorens (21.6%) and Les 2 Alpes (18.8%) have switched positions compared to last year, but still have the lion’s share of the party-hungry UK travellers in the Alps. Sankt Anton (12.5%) and Mayrhofen (10.8%) come out with almost the same amount of votes as last year, and this only confirms that these two resorts benefit from returning, loyal customers. The newcomer Livigno (8.5%) in Italy, which has replaced last year’s Kitzbühel in Austria, rounds off the Top 5. More than half of UK ski holiday-enthusiasts (59%) will choose a destination with good après ski facilities. For every fourth traveller (33.5%), ski holidays without après ski is not an option. With 3.38 evenings per holiday week, the Brits spend just over half their evenings out partying.

Here are the Top 5 results by nation in an overview:


  1. Ischgl (33%)
  2. Sölden (15.2%)
  3. Mayrhofen (9.6%)
  4. Kitzbühel (8.1%)
  5. Saalbach Hinterglemm (7.5%)


  1. Livigno (27.3%)
  2. Ischgl (13.0%)
  3. Les 2 Alpes (11.6%)
  4. Sölden (11.5%)
  5. Mayrhofen (9.1%)


  1. Saalbach Hinterglemm (16.9%)
  2. Ischgl (15.9%)
  3. Val Thorens (14.9%)
  4. Mayrhofen (13.9%)
  5. Sölden (12.5%)


  1. St. Anton (18.2%)
  2. Saalbach Hinterglemm (18.2%)
  3. Ischgl (17.0%)
  4. Val Thorens (13.2%)
  5. Mayrhofen (7.5%)


  1. Val Thorens (39.7%)
  2. Les 2 Alpes (34.8%)
  3. Ischgl (7.8%)
  4. Zermatt (2.8%)
  5. St. Anton (2.1%)

United Kingdom

  1. Val Thorens (21.6%)
  2. Les 2 Alpes (18.8%)
  3. St. Anton (12.5%)
  4. Mayrhofen (10.8%)
  5. Livigno (8.5%)

Czech Republic

  1. Livigno (19.5%)
  2. Val Thorens (11.9%)
  3. Schladming (11.0%)
  4. Les 2 Alpes (9.3%)
  5. Kitzbühel (9.3%)


  1. Les 2 Alpes (32.1%)
  2. Livigno (32.1%)
  3. Kitzbühel (13.02%)
  4. St. Moritz (7.5%)
  5. Zermatt (5.7%)


  1. Ischgl (25.8%)
  2. Sölden (18.2%)
  3. Mayrhofen (16.7%)
  4. Kitzbühel (7.6%)
  5. Val Thorens (6.1%)


  1. St. Anton (31.6%)
  2. Saalbach Hinterglemm (15.8%)
  3. Mayrhofen (7.9%)
  4. Val Thorens (5.3%)
  5. St. Moritz (5.3%)

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  • Tuesday, 16. February 2016
  • author: Selina Sauerland
  • category: Press
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