Crystal Ski Holidays launch Innsbruck City & Ski for winter 2017/18
Innsbruck’s nine ski resorts cater for skiers of all abilities and you only need one lift pass. The choice of slopes range from family-friendly and gentle terrain to truly challenging descents as well as high altitude ski areas. And once skiing has finished, enjoy the conviviality Innsbruck offers.
With the ‘Olympic Ski World Innsbruck’ lift pass you can enjoy over 300 kilometres of snow-sure pistes and you can get to all of those nine areas by means of a complimentary, comfortable and eco-friendly ski bus service.
The Nordkette offers wonderful views of Innsbruck and it takes only 20 minutes from city centre to the Seegrube mountain lift station at 1,900 metres above sea level. The next lift up takes you to the Hafelekar which is also the starting point for the “Karrinne” – an extreme ski run with a gradient of 70% and is only suitable for experts. In good snow conditions, it’s possible to ski or board all the way back down to Hungerburg.
Located a few kilometres south of the city (if you miss the bus, take the tram), the Patscherkofel gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to ski in the tracks of Olympic icons from the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games (remember Franz Klammer?).
Axamer Lizum keeps scoring top points for its immaculately groomed runs and well-equipped snow park with perfect infrastructure for intermediate skiers and boarders.
Popular with families is the Muttereralm with the longest snow park in the region as well as a Kidspark, Slopestyle Area and other attractions. Another family-friendly area is on the Rangger Köpfl by Oberperfuss, while Glungezer is close to nature and offers magnificent views of the Inn Valley.
Schlick 2000 near Fulpmes has excellent natural snow but can also be completely covered using snowmaking facilities if required. The Stubai Glacier is Austria’s largest glacier ski resort with the highest point over 3,200 metres.
Last, but not least Kühtai, Austria’s highest ski resort, is only a mere 20-minute drive away from Innsbruck. It has state-of-the-art facilities, including the k-park Kühtai, a true playground for all freestylers with limitless off-piste options to be explored.
After a day on the slopes, come back to all the comforts of the city – check out the galleries, historic artefacts and museums, or sample some live music at one of many great venues. Try some local specialities, or just go for whichever international cuisine takes your fancy.
If the weather’s not right for a day on the slopes, there’s always the Olympic bobsleigh track at Patscherkofel to have a go on, miles and miles of cross-country skiing tracks and pleasant wooded walks, or ice skating to try.
Accommodation at the following properties:
Modern style city hotel; indoor wellness area with penthouse swimming pool with panorama, sauna, steam bath, solarium, quiet room and sun terrace; fitness room; beauty and massage facilities; ski room; wireless internet connection in the entire hotel. Price from £685 per person.
Good-value family-run hotel, airy, simple decorated rooms; Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; an ideal base for enjoying the slopes of the surrounding mountains, as well as the hustle and bustle of this lively city. Price from £619 per person.
- Direct flights from Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
- First arrival Saturday 23 December 2017 and last departure 24 March 2018.
- Six-day adult lift pass £209, senior £189, youth (16-18) £169, child (10-15) £127
- Longest run Stubai Glacier – 16.5km
- Number of lifts – 90
For a week’s stay at the 3*Hotel Zillertal from £619 per person (two sharing) including flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck and transfers departing on 17 march 2018 and transfers.
For further information visit www.crystalski.co.uk