- Location: In Tyrol Province in southwest Germany
- Attraction Type: Skiing resort
- Significance: Venue of 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics
- Best Time to Visit: November to March
- Visiting hours: Daytime
- How to Reach: By air to Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport and then by highway A 12; alternatively by train from Zurich, Bolzano, Vienna, Munich, Venice, and Graz
- Nearest International Airport: Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport
Skiing in Innsbruck is not just a vacation but a holistic experience combining adventure and relaxation. Ski runs of over 300 miles of varied terrains allow everyone to try his skills. Enchanting ski slopes and snowboard parks spread over 25 village resorts makes Innsbruck in Austria an outstanding destination for ski lovers during the winter months.
Innsbruck ski area is categorized into six major terrains of various levels of difficulty. Natural jumps and half-pipes at Axamer Lizum and half-pipes jumps and snowboard racecourse at Stubai Glacier are tempting destinations for ski experts. Skiing cross country in this marvelous landscape is a thrilling experience which no skiers can resist. Ski resorts of Innsbruck are so exemplary that the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics were held here.
Innsbruck winter vacation in the snow can be extended much beyond skiing. Around Innsbruck, a hiking trail of almost 60 miles is an absolute splendor. Ice skating rinks of both natural and artificial categories offer superlative skating opportunities. Another romantic way of enjoying the picturesque landscape is to traverse the snowfields and glaciers in a horse-drawn sleigh.
Other places to enjoy in Innsbruck in winter include the Ambras Castle, Golden Roof, opera houses, museums, and imperial palaces.
Dining and accommodation in Innsbruck
Austria Innsbruck is endowed with comfortable places to stay and you could choose to stay in any one of these depending on your preferences. Hotel Europa Tyrol is a top-end 5-star accommodation with pine wood furniture, Biedermeier furnishings, and Tyrolean interiors. For 4-star luxury boarding, you might choose between Hotel Innsbruck, Hotel Hilton Innsbruck, Hotel Maximilian, Sporthotel Igls, and Hotel Central. For a comfortable stay in a 3-star hotel, you might select between Hotel Engl and Hotel Tautermann.
No matter from wherever you might come, Innsbruck restaurants are certain to satisfy your gastronomic demands. Only Turkischer Basar specializes in Turkish delicacies, while Al Dante is renowned for its Italian cuisine. Among the Oriental food fare Noi Thai Kuche is a specialty Thai restaurant, Restaurant Tokyo serves Japanese and Korean cuisine, and Restaurant Canton specializes in authentic Chinese recipes.