Samnaun, a tax-free ski area in Switzerland

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Switzerland’s village of Samnaun, nearly bordering Ischgl in Austria, hosts a large ski resort with 42 lifts (23 chairs, 19 drag lifts) offers an incredible 1472 vertical meters of run-down. Experiencing it first-hand is the best way to describe it, as you can get some long and fast slopes in a dramatically beautiful ski area. The photo above is a mere preview of what to expect in a Samnaun skiing holiday.

Samnaun Piste map

Samnaun is mostly for you who have been skiing a year or more, then you get the most out of the terrain. But there are all levels of difficulty. Beginners are also welcome, and if you are a little daredevil, then we will find an off-piste or two for you too. And “black color” on a piste in Switzerland must be taken literally. Did we forget to say there are 60 pistes in total? They are distributed on 15% green, 65% red and 20% black slopes. You can reach 2872 meters and run down to 1400 meters. It also underlines,  it is a snow-safe area. Are you also or more into cross-country skiing? Well, cross-country skiing is enough. 48 km in beautiful and varied nature. If you have the board with you, or just want to ski, then you just steer to the terrain park and a cool halfpipe. There is something for everyone.

Samnaun by og aftenbillede

Samnaun by night

Samnaun is real close to Austrian Ischgl?

Ischgl is 1 km away. And St. Anton actually is only 15 km, so you are really close to several ski resorts on the same trip from Samnaun.

The so-called smugglers route you can read more about in the Ischgl post, but it is possible to ski into Austria, and the locals did that in the old days and transported not fully declared goods back to Austria, tax free products from Switzerland. In addition, Livigno in Italy has had a similar status: duty-free because it is so relatively remote.

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