Skiing fun times four
Above the clouds, clear blue skies, impressive glaciers, white mountain summits as far as the eye can see, and a freshly groomed slope ahead of you. You are the first to make your mark. An overwhelming nature and sport experience!
Originally from Norway, skiing rapidly spread to Central Europe from the 1890ies. Adapted to the conditions in the Alps, alpine skiing became also popular here as of the 1920ies. At the beginning, it was an experience for few people only, but today it has become a popular sport in the alpine experience area and forms the centre of entertaining winter holidays in the Stubaital.
Secure snow conditions from October to June
Four skiing areas allow numerous winter sports fans to experience unforgettable skiing moments every year. Limitless skiing fun at the Stubai Glacier, the family-friendly atmosphere in the Schlick 2000 skiing centre, the beginner-friendly skiing area of the Serlesbahnen as well as the challenging slopes of the Elferlifte provide for varied holidays in the Stubaital. Beginners and professional, piste and free riders, short-run and mogul slope lovers –there are suitable descents matching every taste in the Stubai.
Free-riding & free-style
Off the slopes in the Stubaital powder
The Stubai is well known as a Mecca for free-riders. Wide slopes, narrow gorges and challenging descents fascinate off-piste skiers. The Kalkkögel in the Schlick 2000 is a great backdrop for spectacular runs. At the Stubai Glacier deep snow slopes embedded in the high-alpine scenery are waiting to be discovered. The Powder Department offers 15 of the most popular runs that can easily be found thanks to the off-piste map and the GPS TRACK. In addition to that, the Stubai Glacier regularly offers courses on off-piste safety. However, free-riders are solely responsible for their actions. Cable car operators recommend checking the avalanche-warning situation before leaving the secured pistes, never venturing out without safety equipment or – even better – following the lead of a mountain guide.
Snow parks in the Stubaital
Two popular and excellently shaped parks await free-stylers in the Stubai.
Particularly in autumn and spring, the Snowpark Stubai Zoo at the Stubai Glacier is one of Europe’s largest and most popular parks with Pro, Medium and Easyline. International and local free-stylers meet at the Gaisskarferner, not only on occasion of the top events of Moreboards Stubai Zoo, but also to work on their own jumps.
The Stubaipark Schlick 2000 can be found in the Schlick 2000 skiing centre. Numerous kickers and rails guarantee variety. If the weather presents itself from its most beautiful side, great photographs of the coolest jumps are a must.
The Stubaital – Tyrol’s largest sledding arena
After a hike through the snow-covered forests or a cable-car trip up the mountain, winter sports-enthusiasts look forward to a fast-paced sled run. In the Stubai there are no less than twelve sled runs distinguished with the Tyrolean Naturrodelbahn quality seal. With a length of 43 kilometres, the Stubaital is Tyrol’s largest sledding arena. One of Tyrol’s longest runs for the fast sleds lies in the Stubaital: The Elfer run takes you over six kilometres directly down to the centre of Neustift.
From means of transport to an entertaining leisure activities
The sled (called “Rodel” in Austria) was a practical means of transportation in traditional agriculture. At the beginning of the 19th century, sledding competitions became popular as a kind of sport. Today a fast-paced sled ride is an absolute must when spending your winter holidays in the Stubaital! Sledding is not only an activity that everyone can enjoy, but also a type of winter sports that guarantees great fun. Is it the fascination of speed, the joy of the sport or the animated atmosphere during an entertaining stopover in one of the many huts that make sledding so incomparable? Try the entertaining sport for yourself!
14 rental shops can be found in the Stubai. Sleds can either be rented from the sports shops in Neustift, Fulpmes and Mieders, at the three cable car operators at Schlick 2000, Elferlifte and Serlesbahnen or directly in most of the huts at the start of the runs.
A particularly exciting experience is the night sledding. Four runs are illuminated, and the huts and restaurants in the Stubai are open for an entertaining night together with friends.
You can ascend to the start position with one of the cable car operators, or take the Rodeltaxi. Those fit enough can, of course, also reach the start points on foot.
Cross-country skiing & skating
Cross-country skiing is pure recreation for everyone. In addition to alpine skiing, this Nordic sport is highly popular in the Stubaital. Not only the kilometres covered, but also the conscious experience of nature plays a key role here.
Crunching snow under your feet
Feeling the fresh snow step by step, past snow-covered trees, inhaling the cold winter air, accompanied by the glittering of thousands of ice crystals – winter and snow shoe hiking are particularly idyllic in the Stubaital. Far away from the troubles of everyday life and stress, you will discover the essential nature of the Stubai when hiking through the snow-decked forests. On more than 80 km of groomed winter hiking paths active holiday-makers can let both their eyes and soul wander and find peace.
Warming yourself during a rest in one of the many quaint rest stops of the Stubaital is the perfect end of a tranquil winter hike. Experience hiking through the winter-dream scenery in the Stubaital yourself!