NUMBERS, PLEASE! ISCHGL HAS 239 KILOMETRES OF PISTE – THAT’S AS MUCH AS …

239 kilometres of perfectly-prepared slopes wait to be skied on in Ischgl. We think that’s quite a lot – and we’ve had a look at what 239 kilometres might also mean elsewhere.

239 kilometres is more or less the distance from Vienna to Budapest.

The route takes two hours and forty minutes by car in good traffic conditions.

In that time, as you drive, you could listen to the Andreas Gabalier aprѐs ski hit Hulapalu 53 times. Or maybe not.

There are four times as many slope kilometres as lift kilomentres in the ski area – but that’s obvious, really, you come here to ski and not sit around, after all.

To cover the same distance, you would have to ski down the famous – and infamous – Streif downhill racecourse in Kitzbühel a total of 70 times.

The experts recommend taking 10,000 steps a day. If you kept to that, you would need nearly 40 days to go down the whole network of pistes.

But we normally strap skis under our feet, after all. To cover 239 kilometres, you’d have to lay out 1,405,882 of the all-round skis used by an experienced, 1.80-metres-tall skier.


Research: Helene Stanger