Ski Lifts in Innsbruck

Innsbruck Olympia Skiworld’s lift system includes an impressive funicular railway and two cable cars from Innsbruck (575m) to Nordkette 2,300m with magnificent views of the city. As many as nine ski areas surrounding Innsbruck are served by a total of 90 ski lifts and numerous free ski bus services providing efficient and comfortable transportation to and from most ski areas with multiple pick up points within the city.

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Innsbruck Ski Lifts

Innsbruck’s Olympia SkiWorld lift system features an ultra modern 21st Century funicular railway located close to the city centre and nearly 90 ski lifts serving nine ski areas including three cable cars on the Nordkette and Patscherkopfl dating from 1928, 11 gondolas, 27 chairlifts including some older fixed grip chairlifts and 36 T-bars which prove their worth when the Foehn wind blows.

Innsbruck Ski Lift Passes

A 1-Day Lift Pass costs 37 Euros for Innsbruck Nordkette; 43 Euros for Stubai Glacier and the full Innsbruck Olympia SkiWorld lift pass valid for all lifts in the region costs 124 Euros for 3-days (minimum) and 209 Euros for 6-days. All prices here are peak season dates 2014/15 with discounts of 10% for seniors, 20% for teenagers and up to 50% for children, and cheaper prices off-peak.

Innsbruck Free Ski Bus Services

There is a good free ski bus service from Innsbruck city centre to all main ski areas and it’s a worth investing a little time on arrival to read the Olympia SkiWorld information leaflet (available in all hotels) to identify nearest bus stop and timetable for each route. Knowing something about the free ski bus services may also influence your choice of accommodation in Innsbruck.

The free ski bus to the Nordkettebahn funicular in Innsbruck calls at the Hotel Ramada, Hilton Hotel, Grand Hotel Europa, Hotel Sailer and Hotel Café Central and drops off close to the Congress Centre and the ski lift (three minutes walk) from the Bus Terminal. First bus from the Ramada at 8:45am; last return service 16:30pm and takes 10-minutes or less.  

Free ski bus services from Innsbruck to Patscherkopfl, Axamer Lizum, Mutteralm, Stubai Glacier, Schlick 2000 and Kuhtai call at Austria Trend Hotel Congress, Hotel Ramada, Hilton Hotel, Grand Hotel Europa, Hotel Sailer and Hotel Café Central. First bus from Austria Trend Hotel Congress at 08:50am; last return times between 16:30 pm and 17:15pm and journey time 15-45 minutes from Innsbruck plus pick up time. The ski bus service utilises luxurious air-conditioned coaches with skis stowed underneath or rear ski compartment and are for skiers only. Locals use the regular PostBus service, which is a useful back up for skiers.

If staying on the outskirts of Innsbruck you can request a pick up and transfer to connect you with the free ski bus service to Patscherkopfl, Axamer Lizum, Mutteralm, Stubai Glacier and Schlick 2000. Advance reservation essential and by 6:00pm the previous day. Tel: +43 676 84 63 11 528; Email: [email protected].

Check locally for timetables (and to identify the correct bus line for each destination) or contact Innsbruck Tourist Office for more information.

Innsbruck Tourismus
Burggraben 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Tel: +43 512 59 850
Email: [email protected]

Innsbruck Card

Innsbruck Card available online at allows free one-time admission to all museums and sights in and around the city, one return trip on any of the lifts and cable cars in the Innsbruck Olympia SkiWorld region (Nordkette highly recommended) and free use of public transport services (IVB), not to be confused with the free ski bus which is a separate service.

Innsbruck Olympia Skiworld Lift Companies

Innsbruck Nordkette Ski Lifts
Höhenstrasse 145 . 6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43 512 29 33 44
Email: [email protected]

Patscherkofel Ski Lifts
Bilgeristraße 24, A-6080 Igls
Tel: +43 512 377234
Email: [email protected]

Glungezer Ski Lifts
Herrengasse 4, A-6075 Tulfes
Tel: +43 5223 78 321
Email: [email protected]

Axamer-Lizum Ski Lifts
Axamer Lizum 6, A-6094 Axams
Tel: +43 5234 28 240
Email: [email protected]

Muttereralm Ski Lifts
Nockhofweg 40, A-6162 Mutters
Tel: +43 512 54 8330
Email: [email protected]

Schlick 2000
Tschaffinis-Umgebung 26, A-6166 Fulpmes
Tel: +43 5225 62 270
Email: [email protected]

Stubaier Gletscher Ski Lifts
Mutterberg 2, A-6167 Neustift im Stubaital
Tel: +43 5226 8141
Email: [email protected]

Kuhtai Ski Lifts
Kühtai 48, A-6183 Kühtai
Tel: +43 5239 5229
Email: [email protected]

Oberperfuss Rangger Kopfl Ski Lifts
Peter-Anich-Weg 11, A-6173 Oberperfuss
Tel: +43 5232 81 505
Email: [email protected]

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