Where . . . [R700R, Stubai], Austria

What . . . The Stubai Glacier, Austria's largest glacier, is set between 2300-3200 metres. Of its 110 kilometres of runs, around 20 kilometres are usually open in May and June and served by modern cableways. Beginners and intermediate skiers are well catered for with plenty of blue and red runs. Two black runs, Wildpitzschuss and Schartenschuss, are open in summer too. The extensive Snowpark Stubai Zoo closes in May.

Ski Pass Price . . . €32.30 adult day pass (May); €29.90 adult day pass (June)

When to go . . . Until June 13, 2010

Nearby Lodging . . . Stubai Glacier is located 20 minutes' drive from the Tirolean capital of Innsbruck. Lodging can also be found in the nearby villages of Neustift, Neder, Fulpmes, and Mieders.

Getting Here . . .

Air: Innsbruck Airport is 40 kilometres north of the glacier; many hotels near the glacier offer shuttle bus services.

Car: The Stubaital is about 20 minutes' drive from Innsbruck along the A13 Brenner autobahn (Europa Bridge). Take the exit for Schoenberg then continue on to Mieders, Telfes, Fulpmes and Neustift. Alternatively, use the toll-free route along the old Brenner Road to Schoenberg (takes about 35 minutes).

Public transport: From Innsbruck a public bus service (the Stubaital route) runs straight from Innsbruck's main station to Neustift/Mutterberg. A ski bus also operates from Matrei to the Stubai Glacier and back.

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