Ischgl's Award Winning Chefs - Martin Sieberer and Klaus Brunmayr

Ischgl is the cream of the crop

The ski resort of Ischgl in the Austrian Tirol has been crowned a gourmet hotspot by the respected and influential culinary guides Gault&Millau 2018 and A la Carte 2018 with 16 toques and 24 stars.

Ischgl has a penchant for luxury and quality both on and off the slopes and visitors are assured a top-notch lifestyle experience.

When the ski resort opens for the new season next month (23 November) a star-studded 12-million euro chairlift will make its debut. The padded and heated upholstered seats have weather hoods and safety lock bars and each chair is dedicated to one of the top international stars to have performed in Ischgl's popular Top Of The Mountain concerts - and the chair backs are emblazoned with images of singers including Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Muse.

The Palinkopf chairlift joins the Ischgl stable of 45 state-of-the-art skilifts which serve the 238 groomed runs kept in tip top condition with the support of 1100 snow-making machines.

Now the village's reputation for fine dining reaches new heights with Austria's top gourmet guides serving up accolades for seven of its restaurants.

Gault&Millau 2018 lists three Ischgl restaurants in the highest ranking gourmet restaurants in Tirol - a proud achievement for a village with just 1600 residents.

The results in detail:

Culinary events are held on the mountain in both winter and summer with top chefs from all over Europe taking part. In winter there's the Chef's Trophy for skiing and in summer it's the Culinary Jakobsweg hiking trail in which Michelin-starred UK chefs Simon Hulstone, Stephen Crane, Matthew Tomkinson and Russell Brown have taken part.

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