Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Places




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.

Snowboard Börse. A good bet for ski or snowboard rentals is Snowboard Börse, tucked into an alley just south of the Triumphpforte. Leopoldstrasse 4, Innsbruck, Tirol. 0512/581742–0.

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