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Skiing in Stubaital
Skiing in Stubaital
Ski holidays in Stubai - a 40km long valley flanked by towering mountains with the Stubai glacier, Austria's largest and most famous, at the helm giving guaranteed snow and a ski season that usually starts in October and runs through to the end of May.
Just 30 minutes drive from Innsbruck, Stubai is one of Austria's most beautiful valleys just over the Brenner pass from Italy and home to some traditional, authentic, family friendly villages.
These inlude the quaint resorts of Neustift, Fulpmes, Telfes, Meiders and Schönberg. Only Neustift and Fulpmes have ski schools and their own ski areas.
However, don't be fooled by it's quaintness! Stubai punches well above it's weight when it comes to the skiing and for the the apres-ski - relaxed and fun is how we would describe it.
On the Stubai glacier, children are well looked after with the "Big Family" creche at the Gamsgarten mountain station taking kids from the age of 3 where they can play with handicrafts, painting and playing inside or outside in the snow. The opening times are daily from 8.45 am to 4pm.
There is also the "Big Family Ski Camp" next door which is a secure area where kids from the age of 4 can learn to ski. See www.schischule-neustift.com for more information and how to book lessons.
The skiing around the valley is suitable for all levels of skier and boarder with over 140kms of piste covering the ski areas of:
For the complete beginner, there are some excellent nursery slopes at Fulpmes and the Neustift villages with gentle open slopes that are ideal for learning the basics.
Most of the terrain throughout the Stubaital valley are geared towards intermediates with long open pistes that are great for carving. There is also the fun park on the glacier to try a few new tricks....
For the advanced skier there are a few blacks but most of the fun is off the piste and on the 20km of trails. If you are thinking of doing this on the glacier, it is essential you take a guide.
There is plenty for snowboarders on the Stubai Glacier including the snowboard fun park with it's table-top and quarter-pipe. If you fancy something different, you can head to Schlick 2000 where there is a natural fun park.
In total there is about 100 km of cross-country skiing tracks from beginner to expert in the Stubai Valley. On the glacier, there are 2km of high-altitude cross-country tracks (skating).
If you don't fancy skiing or boarding, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy around the valley including:
Many of the hotels in the Stubai valley have well equipped and sophisticated wellness & spa centres with outdoor pools to relax in - quite similar to the spa resort of Leukerbad in Switzerland.
The villages in the Stubai valley can be as lively or as relaxing as you want to make it with several good bars and restaurants to relax in. Probably the best way to describe the après-ski is typical Austrian with Tyrolean style "knees up" evenings which people tend to enjoy.
The accommodation in the villages around the Stubai valley is superb offering a full range of options from family owned hotels to beautiful self-catering ski chalets and apartments.
Offering a warm and very friendly stay, the ski resorts in Stubai are excellent value and provide nothing less than the highest quality in service.
|Region||Resorts near Stubai||Distance|
|Ziller Valley||Zell am Ziller||90km|
The Stubaital valley is known for being one of the best areas in the Alps for family ski holidays. With welcoming villages, stunning scenery and home to Austria's largest glacier, the Stubai valley certainly earns it's reputation as being a fun place for a ski holiday on and off the slopes.
Ski holiday rentals are getting more popular with travellers from families to adventurers.
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