Uniting nine ski and snowboard areas, Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck offers something for everyone - from family-friendly slopes to the highest ski resort, from gentle terrain to truly challenging descents. As a visitor to Innsbruck and its holiday villages, all you need to do is pick your choice and explore the many faces of Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck by means of a complimentary, comfortable and eco-friendly ski bus service.
Featuring a staggering gradient of 70 percent, the descent from the Hafelekar down to Seegrube is not just one of the steepest ski runs in Europe, but also a source of pure adrenaline for freeriders. A mere 20-minute ride by funicular and cable car takes you from the centre of Innsbruck up the Nordkette mountain range to Seegrube, a popular ski area and relaxed chill-out zone for sun worshippers. While the Kids Arena and various beginner’s slopes provide a place to take it easy, snowboarders and freestylers revel in the presence of quite a few real pros at the Nordketten Skylinepark and enjoy the perfectly shaped, floodlit terrain equipped with an impressive 2000-watt sound system.
Axamer Lizum keeps scoring top points with skiers and snowboarders for its immaculately groomed runs and well-equipped snow park with perfect infrastructure. The numerous T-bar and chair lifts as well as the ‘Olympiabahn’ funicular railway with a total capacity of more than 12,000 people per hour, there is practically no waiting time to get to the snow-sure slopes. Due to various north-facing crags, Axamer Lizum is also a true powder paradise for freeriders. And to top it all, the beautiful Panorama Restaurant Hoadlhaus awaits winter sports fans with genuine hospitality and splendid 360-degree views.
Up and up the valley we go to Kühtai, Austria’s highest ski resort – yet a mere 20-minute drive away from Innsbruck. Just about everything about Kühtai is superlative - from its unrivalled location to its state-of-the-art facilities. Since here the slopes begin right at your front door, the car stays in the garage throughout your stay. There is simply no better place to leave behind the daily grind, and enjoy an extensive and diverse ski region where snow is guaranteed until well into spring. A wide range of lifts opens up a perfect winter paradise, including plenty of rustic ski lodges and night skiing available twice a week. And not to forget k-park Kühtai, a true Eldorado for all freestylers with limitless off-piste options to be explored - always keeping in mind the necessary safety precautions, of course.
Stubai Glacier - at the Top of Tyrol
The viewing platform on the summit of Stubai Glacier offers stunning vistas ‘as far as the eye can see’ - with no less than one hundred and nine 3000-meter peaks and incredible images of the glacier in its perpetual cloak of snow and ice. Austria’s vastest glacier ski region attracts snow sports enthusiasts with downhill runs totalling 110 kilometres, made accessible by 25 lifts and cable cars. The perfectly shaped Stubai Zoo ranges amongst Europe’s top snow parks, and from October to June riders can be seen shredding their best lines at the fifteen freeride runs of the glacier’s Powder Department.
If you prefer relaxed, wide turn skiing you will find the family slopes of Glungezer, Mutterer Alm, Rangger Köpfl, Patscherkofel or Schlick 2000 ideally suited.
A stark contrast to all that excitement awaits you at Patscherkofel, Innsbruck’s ‘gentle giant’ located opposite Nordkette to the south of the city. It was the venue for Olympic downhill competitions already on three occasions, namely during the Olympic Winter Games of 1964 and 1976 and again during the 2012 Youth Olympic Games. Both the Olympia-Express and the Patscherkofel cable car take skiers to the legendary runs, while the Snowpark Innsbruck terrain park offers everything to make a freestyler’s heart beat faster.
Easily accessible from either Mutters or Götzens, the Muttereralm ski region is extremely popular with families who come here for the vast and sunny slopes overlooking both the Inn Valley and the Wipp Valley. Here you find also MAP 6020, the longest snow park in the Innsbruck region, which caters to freestylers and snowboarders of all riding levels with Kidspark, Slopestyle Area and other attractions.
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