Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol, is a beautiful city of narrow cobbled streets and colourful buildings lining the River Inn. The lively Olympic city is surrounded by small ski resorts, each has its own character, making ideal day trips from the city. Staying in a city rather than a ski resort means that the apres-ski scene is on a whole other level – not only a huge number of bars and restaurants, but museums, galleries, theatres, shops, concerts and much more.
The Olympia Skiworld Innsbruck lift pass covers nine nearby ski areas, all easily accessible on the free ski bus. The 300 kilometres of snow-sure pistes delight winter sports enthusiasts of 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 resort.
The Nordkette offers skiing and snowboarding with stunning views of Innsbruck – you can get from the centre of Innsbruck to the Seegrube mountain lift station, located 1,900 metres above sea level, in 20 minutes on the Nordkettenbahnen lifts. The resort of Patscherkofel is located just a few kilometres south of the city and gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to ski in the tracks of Olympic icons from the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games. This is also possible at Axamer Lizum, where Olympic events were also held. Families are particularly fond of Mutteralm and Rangger Köpfl.
Kühtai is located above 2000m and is known for its snowsure slopes and alpine charm. Similarly, Schlick 2000 enjoys a fantastic location in a high alpine valley with great natural snow and the Stubai Glacier is the ultimate snow guarantee with pistes that extend up to altitudes of over 3,000 metres – guaranteeing excellent snow conditions and wonderful ski days above the clouds.
Highlights of the Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck include snowmaking facilities and snowsure pistes well into spring; freeriding and snowboard fun parks; numerous off-piste routes; and night skiing at Kühtai and Rangger Köpfl.