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Skiing and snowboarding in Innsbruck

Innsbruck is a popular holiday destination at the foot of the Alps in southwestern Austria. As well as a great place for a summer holiday, the medieval city is a wonderful destination for a city break and the perfect starting point for a winter sports holiday. You will be on the snow-covered slopes in no time. Or sit back in one of the many outdoor cafes and sip a hot drink as you admire the wunderschön mountain views. Curious to see what else the capital city of Tirol has to offer? Plan your ideal holiday with Transavia Holidays. Book your flight, choose a hotel and arrange a rental car or activity at the same time.

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The best ski resorts and slopes

If you are going on a holiday or city break to Innsbruck for winter sports, you are in the right place. This region boasts 13 different ski resorts. A short cable car ride carries you to one of the most breathtaking peaks of the Alps. Are you a beginner? No worries. But even as an expert, you will have a great time on these pistes. The closest ski resort is the Nordkette with 15 kilometres of runs. Patscherkofel is only a another 15-minute drive away. This is Olympic resort has hosted the Winter Games twice. A 45-minute drive takes you to the versatile Stubaier Gletscher. Besides skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy cross-country skiing, rock climbing and hiking. Did you book a ski resort a little further from Innsbruck? Pick up your rental car and drive out in comfort.

Culture in and around Innsbruck

There are plenty of things to do in and around Innsbruck and for the more laidback winter sports enthusiast. Discover Innsbruck at your own pace with a relaxing walk along the many historic sights, such as the house with the Golden Roof. Emperor Maximilian I had this built for his lover around the 15th century. Or visit the hunting lodge, also built for the very same emperor. To explore the modern side of this vibrant university city, visit the House of Music with its glass front and dark facade or the impressive Bergisel ski jump. This Olympic ski jump was designed by Zaha Hadid and has a roof terrace that provides a sweeping city view. The various museums will also keep you entertained. For example, learn all about our hearing with the fun and interactive exhibits at the AUDIOVERSUM ScienceCenter family museum.

‘If the many wonderful ski resorts don’t spark your enthusiasm for Innsbruck, the ancient city and delicious Tirolean cuisine will.’

Sample the food and atmosphere

You really must try the Tirolean cuisine during your winter sports holiday or city break. Traditional dishes, such as Knödel and Gröstl often include potatoes, cheese and bacon: perfect to warm you up before or after an adventure in the snow or a lovely city tour. For the ultimate indulgence, order a slice of Sachertorte, the famous rich chocolate cake that you will instantly fall in love with. No matter what you eat in Innsbruck, you will always have a view of the Alps. Innsbruck is also famous for its atmosphere. Soak up the ambiance at the six Christmas markets; each has its own character and theme. This is also a perfect opportunity to pick up a great souvenir to remind you of your enchanting winter sports holiday.

Get our ski pass for Innsbruck

You buy a ski pass for a specific ski area. Usually, you can get a pass via your hotel. Otherwise, the hotel reception can refer you to a nearby selling point