INNSBRUCK - SKI & SNOWBOARD CAPITAL OF THE ALPS
With towering peaks on all sides, Innsbruck is dominated by mountain sports. An underground train links the historic ‘Old Town’ of Innsbruck with the Nordpark ski area, whilst there are ski resorts on all sides of the city. There can be few more alpine dominated places in the world and Innsbruck is rightly known as the capital and heart of the Alps. With an international airport and train hub, St Anton and Kitzbuhel are an hour away, Italy is just to the south and the biggest glacier skiing in the Alps is close by.
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Axamer Lizum, the highest of the ski holiday resorts around Innsbruck and the locals’ choice for off-piste skiing. Ski-in, ski-out hotels and good intermediate skiing on offer.
Iconic Igls is just minutes from the centre of Innsbruck. Home to Olympic triumphs, Igls offers great beginner skiing in a traditional resort above the city of Innsbruck.
Some of the steepest skiing in the Alps and on powder days an absolute off-piste Mecca. Nordpark can be accessed directly from the Old Town of Innsbruck by underground railway.
Ski-in, ski-out hotels and a snow sure resort over 2000m, Kuhtai is just south of Innsbruck. Kuhtai is ideal for families and early intermediate skiers. Snow in Kuhtai is assured.
The Stubai Glacier offers the biggest and best glacier skiing the Alps. Located just south of Innsbruck and part of the Innsbruck ski pass, the Stubai Glacier offers superb snow and facilities.
Mutters is a charming farming village connected to Innsbruck by mountain railway. The skiing is ideal for families and beginners and is now lift linked to Gotzens.
Seefeld has some of the best ski holiday resort facilities anywhere. With a casino, golf course, endless hotels and leisure facilities as well as several different ski hills, Seefeld is ideal for families.
Schlick has a superb setting in a natural rock bowl and has great beginner and early intermediate skiing. The area also has some excellent off-piste in the tree sections of the area.
INNSBRUCK LATEST NEWS
- November 19, 2013
5 of the best steep ski experiences in Austria
- October 6, 2013
Freeskiing meets Oktoberfest at the iF3 Innsbruck
- September 1, 2013
Oktoberfest at 2900m
- September 30, 2012
The 2012/13 Tirol snow card – Ischgl and Solden join the party
- September 24, 2012
Stubai Glacier opens for skiing 2012/13
- August 28, 2012
Its here – the first 12/13 powder day appears on the radar
- August 6, 2012
New lifts for the Stubai Glacier
- March 11, 2012
Truly epic conditions on the Austrian glaciers
- December 12, 2011
Katie Summerhayes set to go big at the Youth Olympic Games
- October 23, 2011
Stubai Zoo opening and powder – what a weekend