Around Innsbruck alone, 13 ski areas provide variety. From alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and tobogganing to freeride runs, there are plenty of opportunities, which can all be reached in no time. So, off to the ski cellar of our Motel One Innsbruck, grab your equipment and off you go!
SKI & SNOWBOARD
Patscherkofel (6,6 km away)
Innsbruck's backyard mountain! Situated 1400 metres above the city, the Patscherkofel has already been home to various Winter Olympics. Here, (aspiring) pros are just as happy as beginners or freestylers.
Nordkette (7 km)
Some cities have a city park, Innsbruck has a city ski area. It only takes 20 minutes to get from the city centre to the small ski area at the top of the Nordkette. With a view over the city and the Brenner Pass down the slopes - where else can you find that?! Tip: The area is mainly for advanced skiers. Lounging in deckchairs in the sunshine - also suitable for beginners!
Muttereralm (7 km)
This family-friendly ski area has slopes of all levels of difficulty. Practice slopes for beginners or varied downhill runs, a speed run - and one of the most beautiful forest runs in Austria (Götzner Abfahrt)!
Glungezer (12 km)
One for all: beginners, advanced skiers, hikers and snowboarders all feel at home in the small ski area. Highlight: the 15-kilometre-long downhill run.
Oberperfuss-Rangger Köpfl (12 km)
Small but mighty: the network of pistes is manageable, but boasts wonderful views and runs for all levels of ability, as well as ski routes & night skiing options.
Skids polished, brakes checked? Here is just a small selection of tobogganing opportunities in and around Innsbruck:
Naturrodelbahn Rumer Alm: A 90-minute climb is rewarded with tobogganing fun from hut to hut.
Rodelbahn Muttereralm: In addition to an easier family toboggan run, there is also a more challenging sports toboggan run.
Rinner Alm: The ascent takes about 2 hours and offers beautiful views of the Inn Valley. Fans of night tobogganing can look forward to a descent on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 - 11:00 pm.
Oberperfuss-Rangger Köpfl: The 10-kilometre toboggan run can also be conquered during night tobogganing on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Glungezer: The panorama toboggan run also offers a special tobogganing fun on traditional 'lumpers': wooden stools with runners.
Feel the need for speed? Here is an overview of all toboggan runs in the vicinity.
Cross-country skiing opportunities for beginners, advanced and professionals, for skating or classic in front of a fabulous mountain panorama - the cross-country trails in Innsbruck are virtually right on the hotel doorstep, here are the three closest:
Birgitz-Axams: Popular cross-country trail starting 4.5 kilometres from the Axams leisure centre, use free of charge, skating & classic.
Natters: Access to the 7.7-kilometre-long cross-country trail either at the Natters sports centre/jumping arena or in Neu Götzens, use free of charge, skating & classic.
Rinn: Unspoilt nature awaits cross-country skiers in Rinn. There are two cross-country trails here with sections of varying difficulty, use free of charge, skating & classic.
Nothing striking your fancy yet? Then how about ice skating, winter hiking, ice climbing, snowshoeing, snowkiting...?