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Innsbruck, Austria

9 ski areas in the Tyrol 

Innsbruck’s 9 ski resorts:

Skiing in Innsbruck and its surrounding holiday villages – everything a ski holiday should be! Each of the fantastic ski areas belonging to the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck has its own distinctive character – however, they all have one thing in common: They all offer superb conditions for every possible facet of skiing and snowboarding – from beginners to advanced skiers and boarders and from extreme freeriders to solitude-seeking backcountry skiers. Hundreds of kilometres of slopes in the ski areas of the Nordkette, Patscherkofel, Axamer Lizum, Muttereralm, Rangger Köpfl, Schlick 2000, Glungezer, the Stubaier Gletscher and the Kühtai valley can be comfortably reached using state-of-the-art cable cars and chairlifts, and the free-of-charge ski bus services to and from the bottom stations are equally convenient.

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Nordkette 2,850-7,544 ft

Steep – steeper – Karrinne

The Hafelekarrinne is one of the steepest ski runs in Europe. With a gradient of 70% this run is reserved for real experts. On powder snow days some locals are more likely to be found at Nordkette than in their office. The run for extreme adrenalin.

Kids-Arena at the Seegrube

Magic carpet, snow hill and practice slopes including child care service make the Nordkette a unique experience for children and families.

Patscherkofel 2,952-7,380 ft

Patscherkofel ski resort

Skiing over the rooftops of Innsbruck – Patscherkofel is an Olympic and World Cup mountain with 20 km of groomed slopes! Follow in the tracks of stars on the Olympic downhill run and enjoy the new, enlarged family descent. Aside from offering runs for all abilities, Patscherkofel presents a breathtaking panoramic view across Innsbruck, the Stubai, Wipp and Inn Valleys as well as countless three-thousand-metre-high peaks.

Axamer Lizum 5,182-7,675 ft

Axamer Lizum: Olympia Snow paradise with a fantastic mountain backdrop

The unique Olympic ski resort of Axamer Lizum, about 18 km away from Innsbruck – the capital of the Alps – offers 40 km of snow-assured, perfectly groomed runs for all abilities and is a paradise for all lovers of winter sports. With snow guaranteed, Axamer Lizum impresses with its variety of slopes, perfect snow consistency, super-fast cable car facilities and varied entertainment and leisure activities. Well-known in international boarder circles, this winter sports centre also boasts heaps of rails and jumps, plus a snow park and funway, race track, constant training run and speed measurement track.

Muttereralm 3,116 – 5,904 ft

Since its opening in 2006, waiting on the ski Muttereralm with modern infrastructure, including two 8-person gondolas (one from mother and one of the idols out of) was born! Another 4-seater chairlift, a ski lift and some children lifts are also available!

Also gastronomic leaves open the Muttereralm wish: The newly built panoramic mountain restaurant with spacious sun terrace, the “Nockhof”at the Central Station, the two après-ski bars “Swing In ” at the mother station and “The Lighthouse”at the Götzner Talsstation. Since the year 2008 can be found at the bottom station Götzner also a self-service restaurant for those who want as quickly as possible back on the beautiful slopes. At both base stations (mother’s and idols) you will also find a ski and toboggan hire and ski school!

Rangger Köpfl 2,624 ft – 6,560 ft

Rangger Köpfl Oberperfuß, the family-friendly ski hill 12 km west of Innsbruck.

The ski Köpfll Ranger offers a modern 8-seater cable cars, ski lifts up to 2000 meters, over 17 km of perfectly groomed slopes, a more than 10 km long toboggan run and an exciting hiking trail.

Skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or hiking and in between a stop off in our cozy huts with sun terraces! All this with a unique panoramic view of the Inn Valley

Schlick 2000 3,280-7,544 ft

Ski and hiking resort Schlick 2000

Live your own personal winter skiing dreams, carving, snowboarding, sledding down about 6 km toboggan run at the height of winter hiking trails in pristine winter landscape paragliding, hang gliding, tandem flights.

Glungezer 2.624 ft – 7.545 ft

Situated just 12 km from Innsbruck, this ski area is surrounded by pristine, unspoilt countryside and offers breathtaking views of the entire Inn Valley.

Ski and snowboard enthusiasts can enjoy one of the Tyrol’s longest downhill runs, cross-country ski fans can indulge their passion on the groomed tracks, romantics can explore the winter hiking trails and those looking for a spot of fun and action can enjoy the exhilaration of the toboggan run.

Cable-cars and lifts: 7 lifts up to an elevation of 2,300 metresSlopes and runs: 22 km of slopes, including one the Tyrol’s longest downhill runs at a length of over 15 km Cross-country skiing: 40 km of cross-country ski tracks, both classic and skating-style Equipment rental, ski schoolsWinter hiking trailsToboggan tracks and special “klumper” toboggans

Stubai Glacier 5,740-10,532 ft

Boasting ski slopes that reach to elevations of over 3,000 metres, this is one of the most famous glacier ski areas in the Alps.

Testimony to its renown are countless awards and accolades including the prestigious “Tiroler Skigebietskristalle” (Tyrolean ski area crystal award) and, once again, the title of “Most Family-Friendly Ski Area in the Alps” for which the German automobile club, ADAC, tested 1,500 winter sport resorts for its 2010/11 ski guide. But Austria’s largest glacier ski area doesn’t only cater for sports enthusiasts during the winter months – boasting a snow guarantee from October right through to June, the skiing season here very often gets under way as early as mid-September. Guests staying in Innsbruck and its holiday villages can take advantage of the free ski bus in order to enjoy this unique glacier experience.

Kühtai 6,158-7,682 ft

Higher. Nicer. Whiter. Kühtai ski resort – Skiing from 2,020 metres up!

The sun, ski and snowboarding paradise of Kühtai is one of the most famous winter sport centres in Tyrol, and Austria’s highest ski resort. Away from the hectic pace and stress of everyday life, with enormous diversity and vastness of slopes. The best-prepared descents to suit every type of skier. There’s also fun and action for snowboarders at the resort’s fun park. With its high-up location, the Kühtai ski resort guarantees you good snowfall and skiing enjoyment from December to early May.

Information courtesy of www.innsbruck-pauschalen.com

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