Innbruck, Austria: an old world culture surrounded by ski resorts.

Innsbruck, Austria

A cultured city centre with a range of Olympic ski and snowboarding resorts.

More than a ski vacation, Innsbruck is a cultural experience. Travelers looking for fantastic skiing and more will find Innsbruck the perfect choice. Innsbruck is the Tyrolean capital and is known for its architecture, sightseeing, cultural events, and convenient access to miles of exhilarating ski runs.

Having hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976, Innsbruck knows quite a bit about winter sports. Skiers and snowboarders have access to over 500 kilometers (310 miles) of trails in 25 surrounding village resorts connected by a free ski bus. There are eight major ski areas that provide varied terrain for all levels of skiers.

There are several snowboard parks in the area including one at Axamer Lizum with half-pipes and natural jumps and one at the Stubai Glacier with a half-pipe, jumps, and a snowboard racecourse. Cross-country skiing is popular with so much natural beauty to enjoy.

Winter hiking offers a great way to experience the scenery surrounding Innsbruck.Hikers will find at least 96 kilometers (60 miles) of trails. There are many ice skating rinks, some of which are natural and others that are man-made. Another popular non-ski activity in Innsbruck and the surrounding villages is a horse-drawn sleigh ride, a romantic way to see the magnificent scenery of the area.

Over 800 years old, Innsbruck displays its historic treasures for all to see. A walk through its streets takes visitors by the famous Golden Roof, the Ambras Castle, imperial palaces, theaters, opera houses, museums, and much more. Combined with the spectacular natural beauty surrounding it, Innsbruck is hard to beat.

  • Skiing/Snowboarding:
  • Highest Lift: 3200m/10498'
  • Lowest lift: 850m/ 2789'
  • Vertical Drop: 2350m/ 7710'
  • Total Runs: 270 km
  • Beginner: 70 Runs (35%)
  • Intermediate: 84 Runs (42%)
  • Expert: 46 Runs (23%)
  • Cross Country: 30km

  • Snowboarding:
  • Axamer Lizum: Half Pipe, Natural Jumps & Kickers
  • Schlick 2000: Nature Ride Jump Race
  • Nordpark: Skyline Park; Quarter Pipe, Straight Jumps
  • Kühtai: 1 Corner, 3 Kicker in different sizes, 6 Rails
  • Beginner: 70 Runs (35%)
  • Intermediate: 84 Runs (42%)
  • Stubai Glacier: Boarder's Paradise; Half Pipe, Quarter Pipe, Straight Jumps, Spine, Table Top, Snowboard Racing Course

Innsbruck Ski Resorts Elevation and Skill Levels
Ski Area Top Elevation Skill Level
Nordpark/ Seegrube 2260m/ 7415' Intermediate/ Difficult
Igls/ Patscherkofel 2247m/ 7372' All Levels
Axamer Lizum 2340m/ 7677' All Levels
Tulfes/ Glungezer 2304m/ 7559' Beginner/ Intermediate
Schlick 2000 2230m/ 7317' Beginner/ Intermediate
Stubai Glacier 3200m/ 10,500' All Levels
Kühtai 2520m/ 8268' Beginner/ Intermediate
Rangger Köpfl 2000m/ 6562' Beginner/ Intermediate