Located under the Patscherkofel summit is the Olympic track for bobsleigh and skeleton. Built for the winter olympics of 1964 and1976 in Innsbruck - Igls. It is the host of intenational and world competitions for Bob ,sledge and Skeleton. Open both in summer and winter.
When you see the Patcherkofel, It's easely recognisable as it is the only round summit for miles with a TV and Radio traqnsmitter station on top. It has always reminded me of a giant "Germknodel "- an austrian sweet round cake with jam and coated with vanilla cream :)))
resort details - winter
Lifts (9 total)
* 1 cable car
* 3 chairlifts
* 4 t-bar lifts
* 1 conveyor belt lifts
Ski slopes (20 km total)
* 10 km easy
* 7 km intermediate
* 3 km difficult
* 1 floodlit by night
Lift open :26.11.2010 - 03.04.2011
Hours :daily from 9am to 4pm
Sea level : 900m - 2250m
Warning - The family run is most of the time icy and with patches of pure ice, so rather take the olypmic run which is in better condition even if steeper.
Transportation - The J line takes you to the bottom station of Patscherkofelbahn in Igls. You can catch it vis s vis from Sillpark shopping center ot by Tivoli stadium sport center.
Equipment Ski, snowboard, sledge in winter . Hiking shoes and poles,as well as weatherproof jacket in summer.
Located about 15 min of distance from the town center the NITRO PRO PARK Innsbruck is situated above the city in the Northern slopes called Nordkette. It offers a spectacular view over the city.
the park has the legendary Superpipe, that Pros from the snowboard scene come to enjoy. The local riders from Innsbruck use the park as a quick training facility. But also international stars have been spotted there ,such as Nitro top rider Erro Ettala,from Finnland and Andreas Wiig from Norway who trained for the Air&Style in Munich beginning of december.
The Obstacles and the Pipe are daily prepared from the shape team to provide you with the best possible service. It is planned in the future to use the park for Events,Contests and Shootings of NITRO. A permanent Nitro testcenter is also planned, along with a homepage.
Equipment Characteristics: Quarteterpipe - hight 5,5 m , width 12m with integrated wallrideSkyline Kicker height 1,5m , width 6m, Superpipe length 120m , width 15m,height 5,5m ,8 rails ad some more..
Park Details : Length :200m , width 200m 2 man chair lift
Tickets for Nordkettebahn combined with alpine zoo start from 9 euro up
The Olimpia Ski World Innsbruck is composed of 9 skiing regions - 80 lifts and railways and 285 km slopes. Owners of the Innsbruck card get reduced rates for the ski passes.free ski and cross-country busses to all 9 regions. Night skiing in Kuhtai.
ski places i remember mostly small plus a few mid size and large. these places are less than 3 hours from innsbruck. note some of these may be closer to salzburg or lichinstein than innsbruck..
andelsbuch., au,lanterns,mellau,schruns,kappl, vandans, ,all have 7 to 11lifts.
vandans was and still is a good place for beginners.
runs at the other places ok for beginners . ok to good for other levels
finkenberg,krimml, 7 lifts or less ,runs ok at beginners level . ok to good other ski levels.
obergurgi, zell am ziller , are very good for beginners and each have 20 lifts.
runs at the other levels are very good and some are very very good.
lech , is very good for beginners and has more lifts than zell am ziller .
runs here at all levels are good to very very good.
schrocken ,with few less lifts than zell am ziller i recall as being good on most runs and a couple of very good runs at the blue,red,black levels.
nauder, with about the same number of lift as zell am ziller has runs about the same as schrocken.
neustift in stubaital i recall as being very good on the beginners runs , however the web sites i looked at rate the beginners as ok and the run on the other levels as ok good.
it has 20 lifts
tschagguns i recall as having good and very good runs only at beginners level
the web says they now have some very good black level runs . but no runs in the levels between beginners and black.
zurs, has more lifts than neustiff, but the runs as i recall were alway mostly ok with one or two good at each level. the web page says the runs are still the same.
st anton am arlberg is larger than lech and zurs only went there a few times . there was many very good runs there each time i went. reviews say there are still many very good runs there at levels above beginners.