Innsbruck, the capital of the Tirol, operates one of the largest ski pass regions in Europe by combining nine ski areas located around the city and which together offer 300km of groomed slopes served by 90 lifts on to one Olympia SkiWorld lift ticket, which also includes public transport between the city and the ski areas.
This year two of these areas have announced they’ll be unveiling new gondola lifts this winter a state-of-the-art lift with 10 seat cabins at Igls, and another new gondola with 8 passenger cabins at Rangger Köpfl.
The new Igls lift serves the famous Patscherkofel ski area with its stunning views over the city and its World cup ad Olympic Downhill run. The ultra-modern cable car will transport up to 2,600 people an hour from the village up to the 2,248m top of the Olympic slopes.
At Rangger Kopfl the new gondola serves its 18-km of beginner and intermediate pistes, located just 12km from the city centre. The cable car also connects to the longest toboggan run in the region, for added winter fun.
International marketing manager for Innsbruck Tourism, Peter Unsinn said: “Winter sports are in the DNA of Innsbruck and the city is quite literally surrounded by ski and snowboard heaven. Yet what makes Innsbruck unique is its ability to combine Alpine pursuits with the buzz of a vibrant yet historic city centre. If you have non-skiers in your group, this is quite simply the perfect holiday destination.”