Would you like to live an authentic experience in one of the best ski destinations in the world? If this is the case, you cannot miss the opportunity of visiting the Austrian Alps and with Esquiades.com you can ski in the ski resorts of Innsbruck. The capital of Tyrol lies at the foot of a total of 13 ski resorts which together are known as Olympia Skiworld Innsbruck.
Innsbruck is a true alpine gem known around the world for its ski resorts and for hosting numerous winter sports competitions. However, this charming city has much more to offer. If you are looking for a complete ski holiday where you can combine some skiing with Austrian tourism and culture, this is your destination.
To help you make the most of your stay in this city of Austria, our ski packages include Ski plus City Pass that gives you access to all the ski resorts in Innsbruck. That's a total of 13 ski resorts! In addition, this ski pass also includes visits to the main tourist spots in the city, 3 heated swimming pools and the Ski Bus .
What tourist spots can you visit with the Ski plus City Pass?
If you want to know the Austrian culture in depth, with this ski pass you will be able to visit a total of 22 tourist spots, such as:
- If you like architecture, you will find beautiful historical buildings in the old town where you can also enjoy a bite or a drink overlooking the canals. A visit to Maria-Theresien Strasse is a must! Stretching from the Arc de Triomphe to the old town, it is one of the busiest streets in Innsbruck, where there are a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. Most of this street is pedestrianized and is an ideal stop after a day on the slopes where you can do some shopping and sightseeing, as you'll also be a short walk from the Column of Santa Ana and the Chapel of San Jorge.
- Have you heard of the Golden Roof? Locally known as Goldenes Dachl, it is a building with a golden roof and considered the most famous landmark in the city and another building that you will see during your walks through the old town of Innsbruck.
- Besides visiting the city centre, there are many other visits that you can do during your ski vacation. If you are traveling with children, you have to take them to the Alpine Zoo , one of the most impressive places in Innsbruck. It is located in the Inn Valley and offers an excellent view of the city since it is located at an altitude of 750 meters above the city. There are a total of 150 animal species here, all of which are found in their natural habitat.
- If you are a fan of museums and palaces, you have to go to Ambras Castle (it is the oldest museum in the world) and there are many other museums to visit.
- Another great way to explore the city is by bike!
What Indoor Pools can you access with the Ski plus City Pass?
✔ Neustift Leisure Centre (SAUNA not included) – This access is unlimited
✔ StuBay Sauna and Pool Paradise (1 ticket per person and the access is of 4 hours max.)
✔ Axams indoor pool (1 ticket per person and the access is of 4 hours max.)
Find the perfect ski resort for you in Innsbruck.
As we have informed you, the Ski plus City Pass allows you to access a total of 13 ski resorts. But before you hit the slopes, we recommend that you read this brief description of each ski resort so that you can find which one best suits your profile as a skier / snowboarder.
1. Stubaier Gletscher
This is known as Austria’s largest glacier at the height of 3.210 metres. It has 26 modern cable car and lift facilities and is about a 45-minute drive from Innsbruck. This ski area is ideal for intermediates and keen beginners as its 36 slopes range from easy to somewhat more demanding.
2. Axamer Lizum
This ski area is 19 km from Innsbruck and its slopes spread across 40 km of perfectly groomed snow and they are ideal for those in search for some action.
3. Skizentrum Schlick 2000
Perfect for a family ski holiday, the Skizentrum Schlick 2000 ski area is only 15 minutes from Innsbruck and offers a great selection of restaurants and cosy lodges where you can make your pit-stop to recharge.
Many of you may have heard about this ski area as it’s the highest one in Austria and therefore, offers you the purest snow conditions. So, if you’re visiting this ski area, you can book with total peace of mind knowing that the snow is guaranteed. If you’re into less crowded and wide slopes, this is the place for you. You can even ski all the way to your accommodation as we offer some excellent ski-in/ski-out hotels and apartments here.
Here you’ll find a total of 39 kilometres of pistes and is considered to be the winter paradise for families as its host to loads of different events. Its children’s programmes are also fantastic.
If you’re looking for a cosy ski resort to visit with your family, Mutterer Alm is perfect for you. Here there are 15 km of slopes with lengths between 700 and 4.200 metres. Great if you want something laidback where the kids can gain confidence on the snow.
This is the place for top quality skiing as here you get to enjoy the magnificent views of Wipptal. You can also give night skiing a go as there are a total of 9 km of illuminated slopes.
This ski resort is a must-visit as it is the jewel of the Alps. Here is Austria’s largest nature park, located a short walk away from the old town. This ski area is only 20 minutes from Innsbruck and the ski pass gives you access to the Seegrubenbahn that will take you to the very top of the mountain from where you have impressive views of the capital of the Alps as well as Karwendel Nature Park.
9. Serlesbahnen Mieders
This ski area is ideal for families, beginners and also if you’re feeling rusty and want to get reacquainted with skiing and snowboarding as the runs are mostly blue.
10. Elferbahnen Neustift
You can get to this ski resort by car. There’s a 20 minute drive from Innsbruck to the Elferbahnen Valley station where you take the Elferbahn to the slopes. Here there’s a platform with the largest sundial in the Alps.
The ski resort is 1.674 metres above Innsbruck and only a 10-minute drive from the city centre. It’s known for being family-friendly and offers a variety of pistes, which is great if you’re travelling with skiers and snowboarders of different levels.
12. Rangger Köpfl
This ski resort is what you want to find if you’re looking for some winter fun with friends and family. The runs range from easy to medium level across a total of 17 kilometres. Here you’ll also find a 10 km toboggan run!
This ski resort is new from season 2020/2021. If you ski here you’ll get the chance to take in the beautiful mountain landscape whilst descending down well-groomed runs.
When is there good snow to ski in Innsbruck?
The ski season in the Austrian Alps generally starts at the end of November or beginning of December (depending on the weather) and can last until the end of March. Some of its ski resorts have glaciers and therefore can stay open during the summer season!
If you’re wondering when is the best time to go skiing in Innsbruck, our ski and snowboard experts in Esquiades.com would suggest you to go skiing anytime between the middle of January to the end of February. March can also be a great time to go skiing as you can find great snow conditions and lovely weather if you enjoy soaking in some of the sun as well.
January and February are considered peak season in the ski and snowboard world so, if you’re looking for cheap ski holidays, skiing in March is also great for skiing on a budget ;)
However, if you prefer to go skiing on off-peak dates, that is also fine as we also have good deals to go skiing in December or any other time of the ski season.
How many days are enough to visit Innsbruck?
This is totally up to you! If you want to make the most of this incredible SKI plus CITY Pass and take in the austrian culture, we'd recommend for you to go for a full week. If that's too long 4 to 5 nights can also be more than enough. Make sure to read our short description of the ski resorts so you can find which ones are suitable to you and your friends and family so you can maximise your time on the slopes during your ski holiday to Innsbruck.
All of our ski deals include the accommodation and ski pass and we're totally flexible so you can decide both the booking dates as well as the duration of your holiday to Innsbruck.
So, whether you're thinking of a short ski break or spending a full week in the Austrian Alps, on Esquiades.com you'll find anything from weekend ski deals to week long ski breaks. The choice is yours! During the booking process there are filters so you can tell us what it is you're looking for and we'll help you find a ski holiday perfect for you.
Where do you collect your Ski plus City Pass?
To collect your Ski and City Pass, you need to head to the Innsbruck Tourism Office and hand in a copy of your confirmation voucher and also show them the booking holder's ID. You'll find the exact address and other details on your confirmation voucher.
Are you skiing in Innsbruck with children?
We would like to point out that children aged between 0 and 7 do not have to pay for their Ski plus City Pass as long as the adults have purchased this service. So, for each adult with a Ski plus City Pass, 1 child from 0 to 7 years old will have this service for free. You will also need to show the children's ID in order to be able to receive this service.
What is the best way to get to Innsbruck?
- By plane
As the austrian ski resorts that you can visit with Esquiades.com are all short drive from Innsbruck, we would recommend for you to fly directly there as most international airports offer direct flights to this airport which will allow you to maximise your time on the slopes.
- By car
Driving to the ski resorts is also very popular and our self-driving ski deals offer you precisely this! So, pack your bags and start planning your travel itinerary! Austria has a well-developed road network with its neighbouring countries and all main border check points are open day and night.
What you need to know is that you must have a “vignette” toll sticker to drive on Austria’s motorways and expressways. This is available at the border as well as petrol stations..
- By train
Some people reckon this is the best way to get to Austria as the train service is very efficient and you’ll get to take in the beautiful scenery during your travels. The trains are operated by OBB (Osterreichische Bundesbahnen), aka Austrian Federal Railways and you can check travel times, prices and purchase the tickets directly on their site.
Book your ski deal in Innsbruck with Esquiades.com
On Esquiades.com you will find a wide variety of accommodations, all of them located in the city of Innsbruck and from where you can travel comfortably to the ski resort you have chosen thanks to the Ski Bus that is already included in your ski pass ;)
What kind of accommodation are you looking for in Innsbruck? With Esquiades.com, it's totally up to you! We have a super flexible booking process so you can customise your search. There's a series of filters you can use so that you can select your travel budget, the board basis and even the stars of the accommodation.
In addition, you will be able to read the opinions of customers thta have visited Innsbruck and check their scores and comments before finalising your booking. And let's not forget that all of our ski holidays to Innsbruck include the Ski plus City Pass. If you hadn't considered going skiing to Austria yet, you are surely dying to ski in Innsbruck now!
Do you have questions or are you looking for advice? Our team of ski and snowboard experts are always happy to help. Our customer service is available from Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 9.30 pm. You can send them your enquiry via our contact section or by calling +44 (0)2 036 959 406.