Ischgl’s thrilling new attraction opens next week (13 August). Skyfly has
two parallel zip-wires to whizz people two by two on a 2km adrenalin ride
from the mountain right into the valley.
The €2m investment brings a new dimension to the dynamic activities on offer
to holidaymakers to Ischgl, in the Austrian Tirol, which is a popular winter
destination for skiers and snowboarders, and fast becoming the go-to summer
spot with motorbiking, paragliding and mountain biking on offer as well as
gentler culinary and hiking programmes.
Ischgl Skyfly starts at the Silvretta gondola mid-station at 1,683m and
lands on the roof terrace of the valley station of the Pardatschgrat gondola
in the valley at 1,376m. The cables are 50m above the ground and ‘flyers’
are expected to reach speeds of up to 84kph (approx. 52mph).
The route runs below the Kitzloch suspension bridge for pedestrians and
passes through the Fimbabahn gondola route in spectacular fashion.
Skyfly will be open in summer and winter. In winter, it will offer an
alternative route down from the slopes and ski and snowboard gear will be
hooked up to fly down with their owners.
Children from as young as eight are able to use Skyfly as long as they are
accompanied by an adult and up to the age of 14 they need parental or
guardian consent. Skyfly costs €35 for adults and €21 for under 17s. In
winter, Skyfly is not included in the skipass.