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Around Innsbruck you'll find everything from the beginner slopes of the Glungezer to the good intermediate skiing of the Axamer Lizum and Patscherkofel to the steep runs and off-piste skiing of Seegrube. Your Club Innsbruck membership card (free with an overnight stay in any Innsbruck hotel) includes transportation to the areas and reduced prices on a number of ski lifts. A Super Ski Pass covers all the ski areas of Innsbruck, the Stubai Glacier, Kitzbühel, and St. Anton, with 520 km (290 miles) of runs, 210 lifts, and all transfers. The Gletscher Ski Pass includes Innsbruck and the Stubai Glacier. If you're a summer skier (and can handle the altitude), there's year-round skiing on the Stubai Glacier, about 40 km (25 miles) from Innsbruck via the free ski shuttle bus (ask at your hotel). You can book your skiing needs, such as lift tickets, equipment rentals, and ski lessons, through the tourist office. Hotels have details on winter ski kindergartens.
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck. You can book all skiing needs, lift tickets, equipment and lessons, here. You can book instructors through the Innsbruck Ski School and meet them at your hotel or one of the ski areas, or the the school will arrange transportation (at extra cost). They can arrange days out, with instruction, at farther-flung resorts such as St Anton, Ischgl or Solden. One-on-one tuition starting at about €180 or €65 per person, per day for a group of four. The Innsbruck H.Q. is at the sports store, Die Boerse. Leopoldstrasse 4, Innsbruck, Tirol, A-6020. 0512/581742–17. www.skischool-innsbruck.com.
Snowboard Börse. This is a good place to rent ski and snowboard equipment, particularly as it's on-site at the Innsbruck Ski School, making it a one-stop for all your skiing needs. It's tucked into an alley just south of the Triumphpforte. Leopoldstrasse 4, Innsbruck, Tirol, A-6020. 0512/581742–0. www.dieboerse.at.