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Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart, a ski manufacturer © SPURart Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart, a ski manufacturer © SPURart Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart ski manufacture

“Innsbruck is known as the Heart of the Alps and there is a reason for it. This is definitely a place to fall in love with.”

Innsbruck in Tirol

Combine a cool city break in Tirol's capital of culture with no fewer than nine top ski destinations, including a snow-sure glacier and Austria’s highest ski village. This unique combination makes beautiful Innsbruck a hit with all the family and friends. From great slopes to shopping, music and museums. Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck offers 300km of pistes, 90 lifts and cable cars, all easily reached by a free ski bus. We asked Michael Freyman, Owner of SPURart ski manufacture, for his favourite Innsbruck moments.

Michael's Winter Tale:

  • Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart, a ski manufacturer © Innsbruck Tourismus Michael Freyman Owner of SPURart, a ski manufacturer © Innsbruck Tourismus

5 Things Not to Miss

Freeriding down the Nordkette © Innsbruck Tourismus / Klaus Polzer Freeriding down the Nordkette © Innsbruck Tourismus / Klaus Polzer

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1. Take a free ride
Comfortable, simple and free of charge, there’s no need for a car in Innsbruck. Its nine ski resorts are linked by free ski bus every day. All you need is a Welcome Card, which you’ll receive automatically and at no extra cost from your accommodation provider. Enjoy skiing and après ski more than ever. 

2. Enjoy fabulous ski-in, ski-out hotels
Austria’s highest village, Kühtai, is flanked by smooth pistes and open powder. Perched above 2,000m, snow is certain through the spring and hotels are located just steps from the lifts. There’s the K-Park fun park and night skiing twice a week. Check out the highest infinity pool in Austria at Hotel Mooshaus. Slide from the slopes into the new 100m long rooftop pool for stellar Alpine views by day and by night.

Hit the Olympic slopes and ski in the Axamer Lizum area © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christian Vorhofer Hit the Olympic slopes and ski in the Axamer Lizum area © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christian Vorhofer

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3. Ski legendary Olympic slopes 
Just minutes outside Innsbruck, sunny and high Axamer Lizum offers the ideal weather conditions for sun loungers and tracing the tracks of the great Olympians of the 1964 and 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics. And at nearby Patscherkofel, legendary Olympic skiing and bobsleigh site, the new cable car continues to make it a local favourite.

4. Go for gold
Get the ultimate adrenaline kick on a ride on the Olympic bobsleigh track in Igls. Reach wild speeds and crazy G-force, alongside a professional pilot. Home of Olympic bobsleigh competition it’s still the spot for international bobsleigh, luge and skeleton meets. 
The imperial church "Hofkirche" © TVB Innsbruck / Christian Vorhofer The imperial church "Hofkirche" © TVB Innsbruck / Christian Vorhofer

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5. See Innsbruck with one value pass
Enjoy 19 top museums, seven cable cars and all public transport with The Innsbruck Card. Take advantage of free services and discounts for the ultimate Alpine-urban experience in Innsbruck and its holiday villages with just one ticket.

For more insider tips, watch travel blogger Dave from Travel Dave explore Innsbruck with Travel Dudes: A Winter Guide to Innsbruck, the Capital of Tirol.

Did you know that...
... the Golden Roof is not made of solid gold but 2,738 gold-plated copper tiles?
... you can reach the nearest ski resort in just 20 minutes from the city centre?
... the city of Innsbruck has hosted the Winter Olympic Games twice (1964, 1976) and the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games (2012)?
... you can access all 9 ski areas around Innsbruck with just one ski pass?

The Ski Resorts

Stubai Glacier
  • 108 km of slopes
  • Altitude: 960 - 3,212 m
  • Lifts: 26 (40,000 passengers/hour)
  • Longest slope: 16.5 km
  • Steepest slope: 60%
  • Restaurants: 5
Kühtai
  • 85 km of slopes
  • Altitude: 1,938 - 2,520 m
  • Lifts: 12 (18,000 passengers/hour)
  • Steepest slope: 60%
  • Austria’s highest ski village
Axamer Lizum
  • 42 km of slopes
  • Altitude: 1,560 - 2,340 m
  • Lifts: 10
  • Restaurants: 9
Nordkette Seegrube
  • 13 km of slopes
  • Altitude: 860 - 2,256 m
  • Cable cars: 2 (1,675 passengers/hour)
  • Steepest slope: 70%
  • Funicular starts from the city centre
Glungezer
  • 23 km of slopes
  • Altitude: 922 - 2,304 m
  • Longest slope: 15 km
  • Lifts: 7
Schlick 2000
  • 22 km of slopes
  • Altitude: 1,014 - 2,136 m
  • 1.5 km ski route
  • Lifts: 11
Patscherkofel
  • 18 km of slopes
  • Lifts: 3
  • Snow park at 1,900 m above sea level
  • 6.5 km from Innsbruck
Rangger Köpfl
  • 17 km of slopes
  • Lifts: 4
  • 10 km toboggan run (8 km floodlit)
  • 12 km from Innsbruck
Muttereralm
  • 13 km of slopes
  • Lifts: 4
  • 3 toboggan runs
  • MAP Funpark for freestylers and boarders
  • 8 km from Innsbruck

Practical Information:

A total of 300km of snow-sure pistes and 90 lifts welcome all ability levels. The nine ski resorts include Nordkette-Seegrube, Patscherkofel, Axamer Lizum, Muttereralm, Rangger Köpfl, Glungezer, Schlick 2000, the Stubai Glacier and Kühtai, Austria’s highest ski village. Innsbruck is easily reached via direct flights from most major UK airports.

Ski season:
  • Stubaier Glacier: 16 September 2018 - 06 May 2019
  • Kühtai: 30 November 2018 - 28 April 2019
  • Season dates of other ski resorts vary
Price of 3-day Olympia SkiWorld Ski Pass
  • Adults £125.50*
  • Youth £100*
  • Children £75*
  • Free for children born from 2013 onwards
Top events:
Christmas Markets Maria-Theresien-Street © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner Christmas Markets Maria-Theresien-Street © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner

Further Information

* Prices calculated against exchange rate of 11th December 2018.

Contact

Innsbruck Tourism

Burggraben 3
6020 Innsbruck

Telephone: 43 512 53560
Fax: +43 512 53560

Innsbruck Tourism

Burggraben 3
6020 Innsbruck

Telephone: 43 512 53560
Fax: +43 512 53560

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