Silvretta Arena – double-decker cable car


Unlimited fun and adventure for active types, explorers, children and families. Numerous hiking and biking routes follow the barely visible border between Switzerland and Austria.
A quick and easy route to the best views in the triangle where France, Germany and Switzerland meet. The Samnaun Twinliner was the world’s first double-decker cable car. Built in just five months, since 1995 the cable car has been carrying 180 people per trip from the Samnaun-Ravaisch valley station (1,778 metres above sea level) to Alp Trida Sattel (2,500 metres above sea level). It is also the gateway to the cross-border Silvretta Ski Arena, which connects Samnaun in Switzerland with Ischgl in Austria.

In summer, the arena is transformed into a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers. The approximately 250 kilometres of hiking trails offer numerous views of the valleys and peaks of the Silvretta, along with insights into the area’s rich flora with over 900 plant species.


Altitude: 2,498 metres
How to get there:
PostBus from Scuol to Samnaun Ravaisch (valley station), Twinliner cable car to Alp Trida Sattel
Views: Samnaun valley, Piz Mundin, Muttler and Fluchthorn; Austrian border region
Attractions: Border hike, botanical trail, visit to Alp Bella, Alpine route (parts of which involve a via ferrata) to Bürkelkopf
Food and drink: Alp Trida Sattel mountain restaurant (local meats from Samnaun, cheese from Alp Bella), Alp Bella mountain hut
Winter only: Alp Trida restaurant, Skihaus Alp Trida mountain restaurant, Salaas mountain restaurant
Accommodation: Heidelberg Hut: 72 beds and 84 dormitory sleeping spaces, German hut on Swiss soil run by an Austrian
Groups: Alp Trida Sattel: Seminar room, VIP lounge
Winter: Silvretta Arena Samnaun/Ischgl winter sports area
Special comments: Chair lift connection to Ischgl also runs in summer

General info

  • Needed time: 4 to 8 hours (full day)
  • Suitable for: Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Individual
  • Outdoor

Gäste-Information Samnaun

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