Axamer Lizum, on the edge of the Stubai Alps in Austria, is an excellent alternative for someone staying in Innsbruck (post here) as it is just a quick drive (19km) and has some good ski runs.
The Stubai Alps are part of the Austrian Central Alps and extend from North Tyrolean territory to the South Tyrol/Italy.
The area has around 40 km of slopes with 10 cable cars and lifts, situated between the elevations of 1.580 and 2.340m.
It has a mix of beginner, intermediate (the majority) and advanced slopes, ensuring all skiers and snowboarders can have fun.
The area is well known because it hosted the Olympics twice, in 1964 and 1976.
Axamer Lizum is also called “white roof” thanks to its high-altitude and it is one that has the most reliable snow conditions in the winter having snow from November until the end of April.
At the top of the mountain, there is the “Hoadl-House” restaurant with a spectacular panoramic view of the entire Inn valley. Just breathtaking!
This resort is good because it is not the most popular (yet) so the prices are still decent and there are not too many people around.
Prices: adults €39.50, youth €32 and children €23.50.
Prices confirmed in February of 2019.
How to get there?
The nearest airport is Innsbruck Airport, also known locally as Kranebitten Airport.
There is no train to the resort and if you don’t want to drive, there is a free shuttle bus from Innsbruck. Just ask at the hotel reception and they will help you with all the information about it.
– they have on-site ski school and equipment rental.
– there is a snow-park for freestylers
– there is tobogganing for those who like it (I love it!)
For more information: https://www.axamer-lizum.at
I hope you have a lovely time as I did…