SnowTrex Questionnaire: Ischgl is the No. 1 apres ski resort

09/26/2013 - Selina Sauerland

Ski holiday is called ski holiday for a reason! Mainly because the focus here is laid on having fun on the pistes. But not only that: what is happening aside from the white slopes is becoming increasingly more important, especially with younger winter sports enthusiasts. This has actually been confirmed by SnowTrex customers. We have enquired with 2,000 guests, and 64% tell us the same thing: apres ski is just as important during their holiday as the selection and diversity of the ski area.

That inspired us to take this further: Where do the SnowTrex customers find the best parties? Which apres ski bar is the most popular? The choices were made with significant results: approx. 44% of SnowTrex customers decided that Ischgl is the best apres ski destination, followed by Sölden on No. 2 (with 27%), and St. Anton on No. 3 (22%). Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Mayrhofen made it to No. 5 and 6 with approx. 17% for both.


The good results for Ischgl are not too surprising, as the resort in the Paznaun Valley is generally known as “Ibiza of the Alps” and also is a famous celebrity hotspot. This is not only due to the fantastic organisation of the “Top of the Mountain” concerts, presenting international top acts, such as Rihanna, Roxette, Deep Purple, Elton John, Mariah Carrey or Lionel Richie three times per year, but also due to the great party locations which can be found there. SnowTrex customers have voted the rustic “Kuhstall” (25%) to the most popular location, followed by the “Trofana Alm” (24%) and the stylish disco “Fire & Ice” (11%). But that has not yet exhausted the offer: directly imported from Ibiza, you will also find the popular disco “Pacha” where Paris Hilton celebrated her birthday, and just a few steps from the Pardatsch lift there are the two party locations “Schatzi Bar” and “Niki’s Stadl”.

Sölden: Music festival in the ski area

The top 3 location in Sölden form the so-called “Bermuda Triangle”: the “Schirm Bar” (15%), “Fire & Ice” (11%) and “Almrausch” (7%) make up the first 3 places in our popularity list of the questionnaire. They are actually all located directly next to each other, so walking between the bars in ski boots is hardly an effort. However if you do make the effort to walk a short distance you will be rewarded with the rest of the apres ski party selection in Sölden. That includes the “Philipp” and the “Giggi Treff“. If you prefer electronic music to the standard apres ski music, you will also find what you are looking for – at the Electric Mountain Festival which has already welcomed celebrity musicians, such as DJ Antoine and David Guetta.

(c) Ötztal Tourismus Rudi Wyhlidal

The worst ski hut at the Arlberg can be found in St. Anton. At least that is what it states on the website of the “Mooser Wirt”. That this is absolutely not the case is proven by the masses that visit this legendary pub from the early afternoon hours and on a daily basis at the foot of the valley run. Perfect location is an advantage for other pubs as well in St. Anton. The “Sennhütte”, “Heustadl” and “Krazy Kanguruh” for example are to be mentioned here, the latter located directly at the foot of the famous “Kandhar” run. In the resort itself you will find “Scotty’s Bar” and the “Kandahar Bar” – both worth a visit.

In Saalbach-Hinterglemm you can dance the “Herzerl“ dance

Saalbach and Hinterglemm not form a combined ski area, but also offer great apres ski to those who seek it. The “Herzrl” dance for instance is legendary, whereby the landlord Evi makes the effort to perform this on a daily basis at 17:00 in her bar “Hinterhag Alm”. Strange names are given to each area of the “Bauers Schi-Alm”: for instance the “Kuhlimmuh Bar” or the “Wurst Himmer” (sausage heaven). Further popular stations are the “Goaßstall” and the “Megaalm” where you will find regular guest star appearances.

The centre of the Zillertal night life rounds off our top 5. Mayrhofen is popular mostly with younger travellers and is known as “the most active valley in the world”. You can party in the “Harakiri Bar”, or in the “Brück’nstadl”. Located directly at the Horberg lift you will find the “Yeti Bar” or “Hiata Madl”. And later in the evening you can move on to the “Schlüsselalm” or to the “Arena Night Club”.

Looking forward to some apres ski now? The get started with booking!

  • Thursday, 26. September 2013
  • author: Selina Sauerland
  • category: Winter Sports
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