Stubai Ski Resort

The Stubai valley has four bus-linked ski areas including Schlick 2000 and the famous Stubaier Gletscher, the high snowsure glacier at its head, with excellent skiing in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. The main villages are Mieders, Fulpmes and Neustift.

The Stubai Valley offers traditional Tirolean family holidays with a transfer time from Innsbruck Airport of less than 30 minutes. You can even stay in the picturesque old town of Innsbruck itself, and commute to the main villages on a tram. But there is nothing urban about the outstanding mountain scenery in the valley, with 80 glaciers and over 100 peaks above 3000m, topped by the Zuckerhütl peak at over 3500m.

There is excellent skiing here, particularly on the Stubaier Gletscher which is frequently named the best glacier ski area in the world. It’s certainly Austria’s largest, with 26 lifts (10 of which rise above 3000m) and 35 snowsure runs to suit every standard, from nursery slopes and easy blues, to intermediate friendly reds and onto black runs and ungroomed ski routes. To end your day there are 10km long runs back to the base stations at Eisgrat (1695m) and Gamsgarten (1750m) although beginners and less confident intermediates will have to return in the lift because there is no easy way down. Off-piste skiers, freeriders and ski tourers can use the high lifts as starting points for even longer itineraries if they hire a guide.

Schlick 2000 above the main ski resort in the valley Fulpmes is the other main ski area. This has skiing above and below the treeline, from 1000m to 2240m. Although there are only 7 numbered pistes, they each have several variants. Again there are nursery slopes, blue pistes, red pistes and black pistes, an official ski route and some unofficial off-piste.

The other Stubaital ski areas, at Serles above Mieders, and Elfer above Neustift, have very few pistes for skiers but excellent tobogganing runs, winter walking paths and snowshoe trails. Elfer is also a noted paragliding centre and there is high quality cross-country skiing all over the valley and several ice skating rinks. This reflects the prevailing attitude that downhill alpine skiing should be just one of several activities you try on a holiday here, and if you adopt this, there will be more than enough runs to last a week. All the skiing is covered by the Stubai Super Ski Pass and there are ski schools and guides based in all the main villages.

There is a string of villages where you can stay. Meiders, Fulpmes and Neustift are the main ones, but there are also tiny hamlets closer to the glacier, such as Ranalt, Falbeson, Volderau, Krossbach and Gasteig and self-contained isolated hotels. None are within walking distance of the glacier, but all are connected by the efficient bus service. There is not much nightlife because the accommodation is too scattered, but what there is, is mostly in Neustift and Fulpmes.

Ski Hire in the Stubai Valley

There are equipment rental shops up and down the valley, but it's hard to negotiate discounts if you simply walk into them when you arrive. works with several shops and can secure discounts of up to 35% if you book online here

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Stubaital Pros (+) Cons (-)   

+ Good skiing for all abilities
+ Snowsure glacier ski area
+ Wide choice of quality accommodation
+ Good transport infrastructure
+   Easy to get to
+ Good facilities for families and beginners

-  Limited apres-ski
-  Not a central hub resort
-  Commuting by ski bus or car to main ski area
-  Limited piste skiing for experts

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Stubai Statistics

  • CountryAustria
  • StateTirol
  • RegionStubaier Superski Pass
  • Base 1,721 m
  • Peak3,200 m
  • Vertical1,500 m
  • Beginner38 %
  • Intermediate25 %
  • Advanced38 %
  • Longest Run12 km
  • Ski Lifts38 
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts
  • Surface Lifts22 
  • Riders per hour 49,620 
  • Day PassEuros 43
  • 6-Day PassEuros 228

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