Loving Apartments is now pleased to offer over 350 apartments in Tyrol, Austria, providing many locations to take a winter and skiing holiday. It makes no difference whether you are a seasoned slope skier conquering the steepest of runs, a cross country skier or just a beginner. Tyrol has around 3,000 km of skiable terrain – the stuff of winter sports enthusiast’s dreams.
Tyrol is divided up into many different skiing regions. Here are some of the most popular regions in which Loving Apartments offers accommodation.
Innsbruck – Olympia SkiWorld
Innsbruck with Olympia SkiWorld gives access to nine ski areas including Glungezer, Stubai, Schlick, Kühtai, Axamer Lizum, Oberperfuss – Ranger Köpfl, Muttereralm, Patscherkofel and Nordkette. This ski area is one of the liveliest in Tyrol offering great ski runs, areas for cross-country skiing, snowboarding at 6 different snowparks, snow-shoeing and tobogganing. Innsbruck also has a fascinating cultural history as well with being a three-time host for the winter Olympics. The city centre of Innsbruck is only a 20 minute journey from 200-metre peaks. How’s that for the best of both worlds? Shuttle buses run from the Innsbruck city centre to each of the nine ski areas.
Alpbachtal and Wildschönau
The skiing areas of Alpbachtal and Wildschönau are the up-and-coming ski regions of Tyrol, Austria. In the winter of 2012/2013, these two ski areas were combined with a new ski lift that runs from Inneralpbach up to Schatzberg Mountain. The decision to combine the two was popular and has been labelled as “Rising Star of the season 2012/2013″ and “Best combination of skiing areas 2013″ by the ADAC ski guide. It has become one of the largest skiing areas of Tyrol and caters to advanced skiiers with the Wiedersbergerhorn and beginner skiiers with Schatzberg. There are also three snow parks in the area – the Snowboard Family Park Schatzberg , Race’n’Boarder Arena on the Tennladenhang and Snowpark Alpbachtal. If you are looking to spice up your skiing, this ski area is particularly known for its night skiing.
Paznaun – Ischgl
The Paznaun – Ischgl is home to over 300 km of slopes and 43 cablecars. Many of those runs are found in the Paznauntal Valley and the Silvretta Arena. Snowboarders will also be pleased with the “Kalle” fun park that has the Big Air Bag which is a giant air cushion to break people’s jump (or maybe even fall). This ski area is also home to the longest, natural toboggan run in Tyrol, making it a very family-friendly destination. The Sunny Mountain Adventure Park is another family paradise. You’ll have no problems meeting everyone’s desires with the variety of activities in the Paznaun – Ischgl area.
Elfer Lifte Neustift – Stubaital
The Elfer Lifte Neustift – Stubaital may be one of the smaller ski areas of Tyrol, but it packs a lot in. This area is good for beginning and improving winter athletes because of its moderate dimensions. If you are interested in tobogganing, there is the toboggan run, Elfer Neustift Dorf, which is 6.4 km and Pinnistal run which is 8 km long. The area has shuttle bus services and a handy lift access to all the slopes, the toboggan runs and the indoor pool Neustift. This is the perfect region of Tyrol if you are looking for a more relaxed winter holiday.
Christlum – Achensee
The Christlum – Achensee ski area is perhaps one of the most magical and picturesque ski regions of Tyrol because of Lake Achensee. The area has slopes for all skill levels, but it is especially known for its cross-country skiing. However, its real gem is all of its lake activities. You can skate, snowshoe or hike trails along the lake, soaking up for the winter wonderland. You can also bet on some good toboggan runs for the kids. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, try your hand at winterkiting or winter paragliding on the lake.
Seefeld is more of an urban area between the Wetterstein and Karwendel mountain ranges. Having snow for your winter holiday is rarely a concern in this area because once the first snow falls it usually persists until Spring. The area has great slopes including night time skiing at Leutasch-Kreithlift and Seefeld-Rosshütte. If you’re a bit tired of skiing, you have the option of curling, snow-shoeing or sledding. You can even visit the recently opened restaurant, Seelos Stüberl, which has received raving reviews, or you can grab a drink at Murmelebau, a bar which opened in the winter of 2013/2014. You’ll have no difficulty staying entertained.
I hope this list will help to get the gears in your head turning. However, this list just skimmed the surface. Loving Apartments offers accommodation in Austria at each of these listed locations, so be sure to give each of them a look.