“Austria’s largest glacier resort, snow-sure skiing”
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The Stubai Valley lies high above Innsbruck and offers four ski areas of which the Stubai Glacier is the main attraction. Stubai is Austria's largest glacier ski area offering over 100 kilometres of snow-sure slopes which are open from October to June and the area is best suited to beginners and intermediates with some good off-piste and freeride terrain for experts.
Good-value hotels are spread throughout the valley with most guests staying in the main resort of Neustift, a pretty, Tyrolean village which is around 25 minutes on the free ski bus to the Stubai Glacier and which has the widest choice of hotels. Slightly smaller Fulpmes is also a popular base and has skiing locally at Schlick 2000.
The transfer time from Innsbruck Airport to Neustift is just 30 minutes so, if a short transfer time and guaranteed snow are key ingredients for your holiday, look no further!
Of the 150 kilometres of piste on offer in the Stubai valley, 45 km are rated black/difficult, 45 km red/intermediate and 60 km blue/easy.
There are four distinct areas. Serles is at the start of the valley and Schlick 2000 at Fulpmes offers around 25 kilometres of leisurely, intermediate slopes and some rustic and atmospheric huts. The Elferlift starts in Neustift and offers two 8 kilometre toboggan runs and the Stubai Glacier is at the head of the valley.
Most skiers and snowboarders head to the Stubai Glacier (1750m-3210m) which offers 25 lifts and is Austria's largest glacier ski area boasting 110 kilometres of runs. An efficient lift network whisks skiers and snowboarders from the base station to the mountain centres of Gamsgarten and Eisgrat and further lifts fan out from here.
Families are well catered for with excellent nursery slopes, ski schools, a family ski and boarder-cross and all-day childcare available at Gamsgarten (0845 – 1600; from 3 years). Children under 10 are entitled to free lift passes when parents purchase lift passes.
For beginners and early intermediates, there are plenty of wide, open, flattering blues and good progression on to steeper slopes and more challenging reds. Intermediate skiers will find a great cross-section of slopes to enjoy.
For advanced and expert skiers, there are 11 dedicated freeride runs and plenty of itinerary routes to explore. Day and multi-day ski tours are popular on the glacier.
‘Stubai Zoo’ is a popular, feature-packed snow park for all abilities.
The mountain huts and restaurants on the Stubai Glacier close promptly to ensure all skiers and boarders are off the glacier in good time and the ever-popular ‘Mutterberg Umbrella bar’ captures the big après-ski crowds at the bottom station. The last ski bus heads back down the valley to Neustift around 7pm, later at the weekend.
Neustift has a good choice of cafés, pubs and bars with the most popular bars located around the Dorfplatz. Nightlife is much more low-key than the likes of St Anton or Sölden however, there is a good après-ski scene and a wide selection of traditional and international restaurants as well as a couple of nightclubs.
Fulpmes is slightly smaller than Neustift and offers après-ski at the bottom of the Schlick 2000 local area and a selection of local bars, restaurants and shops in the village centre.
Other activities in the valley include the swimming and leisure centre in Neustift (free with the Stubai Super Skipass), tobogganing on Tyrol's longest toboggan runs (Elferlift from Neustift, floodlit three times a week), snowshoe hiking, sleigh rides, ice skating and ice climbing (Gamsgarten on Stubai Glacier).
Please note that we do not have Resort Managers or representatives in the Stubai valley. Our guests enjoy the remote services (24/7 mobile) of our Resort Managers who are based in the Kitzbüheler Alps region.