The place for motorhome parking in Galtür is neither stellplatz nor aire – it’s the car park to the ski station and whilst it’s ‘off-grid’ in terms of power, motorhomes are welcomed and so sensible use of your generator is completely acceptable.
The journey to Galtür
It doesn’t matter which way you go to Galtür, from Dover, tolls or no tolls, it’ll take you the best part of 13 hours door to door. It’s a fab base from which to explore the Paznaun Valley (or more commonly known in ski crowds as the Ischgl area) and despite it’s position at the head of the Valley, there’s plenty enough skiing to keep you occupied for several days in this small ski station alone.
Approach to Galtür
Once you’re in the valley, it’s a breeze – many people coming from the UK blast it through from France in an epic road trip with pilots and navigators sharing the pretty straight forward drive. We did the trip from Italy, up and over Switzerland – through St Moritz (how the other half live!) and dropped into Austria at Nauders on the Swiss-Austrian border.
A few tips for parking up at Galtür
- You’re better off stocking up with everything you need for your stay in Gatlür before you arrive – fill up with water (although available, its a schlep and not a conventional fill up), gas (Austria is notoriously rubbish for getting LPG) and food basics.
- Eating and drink out in Austria is cheap and the food is amazing. There are tonnes of awesome places to get your fill in Galtür both on and off the slopes so this little ski area is fabulous if you’re on a budget but looking for a holiday splurge!
- Arriving after ski hours will offer you the best choice of parking spots – the parking area is the main ski station parking so gets busy – especially at weekends
- Extremely easy access for all types of motorhome and campervan – massive parking area
- Public WC 3 minutes walk away (black and grey water disposal the old fashioned way down a drain)
- Free ski bus up and down the valley giving you access to a large ski area
- Generator use accepted
- Level ground
- Very limited services (WC and water from inside tap) ski lift hours only
- LPG fill up a long drive for longer stays
- No EHU
- Very few ‘normal’ facilities in the town