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Ski Innsbruck | Austria

The heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

Twice host of the winter Olympics, Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrolean Alps and is surrounded by nine different ski areas. Skiing is an integral part of the local culture in Innsbruck. From a free ski bus that offers daily access to the various resorts, to the local traditional of firngleiten in the spring, Innsbruck offers visitors a unique cultural experience of skiing.

As an urban centre and major city in Austria, Innsbruck also features a great off-mountain experience, with many options for shopping, dining, and nightlife. The city has a renowned après scene, as well as many sightseeing options for families or visitors looking to soak in the history of their destination.

Innsbruck’s nine ski areas are located at altitudes ranging from 900 to 3,200 meters. The resort receives sun and powder from early winter into the late spring, offering one of the longest skiing seasons in Europe.

SKI AREAS

  1. Kühtai — Innsbruck’s Ski Resort
  2. Axamer Lizum — The Olympic Park for Athletes
  3. Patscherkofel — Perfect for Enjoyment
  4. Muttereralm — The Playground for Families
  5. Nordkette — The Freeride Lounge Above the City
  6. Glungezer
  7. Stubai Glacier
  8. Schlick 2000
  9. Sonnenberglift Gries

Activities

Congratulations on selecting Innsbruck as your Skican vacation destination! Although the city is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.

Free Ski Bus

Innsbruck offers visitors a ski bus that takes you to the slopes for free. It operates daily on several routes between Innsbruck and multiple ski resorts in Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck. Thanks to the ski bus, you don't have to worry about finding a parking space. It is a quick and easy way to get to the slopes and back to your hotel in the afternoon. Plus you can treat yourself to a drink or two during après-ski before heading back down into town.

Firngleiten on the Nordkette

Firngleiten involves short, ski-like boards perfect for spring snow conditions. A true Innsbruck discovery by mountain-lover Emo Johann Heinrich, who patented the sport in the mid-20th century. It means 'skiing' through the melting snows at the end of the season, and is a legendary highlight in the spring calendar.

Not much equipment is required to take part. Indeed, normal ankle-high walking boots and a 60cm-long board are enough, and these can even be hired. Then it's off, at speed across the remaining snows. Waterproof clothing is advisable, especially as firngleiten often involves getting your trousers wet — all part of the fun!

Ski Touring

Use your own strength to climb to the top, across natural winter landscapes or deserted pistes. Ski touring offers special insights, and is the perfect sport for those who wish to get as close to winter wonders as possible, away from the buzz of lifts, perhaps alone or with some other like-minded souls.

Freeriding

The four freeride areas around Innsbruck ensure untouched slopes and powder snow for all powder snow fans, turning Innsbruck into a freeride city. Freeriders head out from the city and test a different freeride paradise every day. Freeride areas include Nordkette, Kühtai, Axamer Lizum, and the Stubai Glacier.

Night Skiing

Dress up warm! Because the skiing fun in Innsbruck continues long after nightfall, although just a touch colder than during the day. Our floodlit ski areas ensure the best vision for nighttime downhill skiing, and many of Innsbruck's resorts are ideal for evening visits. 

Sightseeing

One of the advantages of choosing Innsbruck as your ski destination is that you have access to all the amenities and attractions of a major city, in addition to nine ski areas. 

Choose from a variety of attractions, including the Golden Roof, Innsbruck's landmark in the heart of the historic old town built by Emperor Maximilian, the Imperial Palace, the Court Church, or the Imperial Gardens. Whatever you choose, you can enjoy the impressive backdrop of the Nordkette mountain range, the gateway to the Karwendel mountains.

*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.