Air bags and blue skies

2 days of powder were a great way to bring in Easter 2018. Day 1 had the visibility of Jupiter, whilst day 2 saw blue skies and packed car parks.

It is hard to choose the better day of the 2 in Axamer Lizum - tree skiing with friends in thigh-deep snow on day 1 was sensational. Endless untracked runs with absolutely no intrusion to a private playground. Day 2 and  both the word and sun were out - the car parks were packed but the open faces also came into play, yet by 15:00 there were still fresh tracks to be had.

Axamer Lizum is one of those destinations that really come into their own at this time of the year. With a base-station of 1500m, it is high enough to get regular spring powder dumps yet has the benefit of trees to mid-mountain for tree skiing when the visibility is poor. The fresh snow on the nearby Stubai Glacier was astonishing over the last week but with trees totally absent from all but the base station, it was literally skiing blind. The same situation exists in Kühtai and Obergurgl - Axamer Lizum on the other hand serves up epic days in these conditions.

Close to Innsbruck and the highest skiing in the Innsbruck vicinity, Axamer Lizum is a stand-out ski area with wild terrain, superb off-piste and a fantastic top station with ultra-modern restaurant and après ski bar. The scenery is jaw-dropping and groups can easily access the skiing from Innsbruck with a fantastic ski route, taking clients back towards Mutters at the end of the day, a resort located just above the city.

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