If you’ve ever wondered who gets to drive the monstrous machines that leave ski runs smooth and velvety, this is your chance to find out. In some of Tirol’s ski resorts, you can accompany a groomer driver on real trails, and learn about the process from a pro. I met the person behind the corduroy…5 min. Reading time
I am pretty discerning when it comes to hotels… How about you? How fortunate that Tirol boasts a great number of characterful places to stay for that true home-away-from-home feeling. Here I present the cream of the crop, farmstays with a difference: While they offer the pleasures of a beautiful old house, they also cater…6 min. Reading time
Admittedly, I am one of those who start counting down the days to ski season in the summer. Not just for the skiing itself, which is quite wonderful, but also to enjoy the full skiing experience, start to finish. In my eyes, skiing is the perfect excuse to have a nice big lunch on the…7 min. Reading time
Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.
This is a place where time stands still. At least for a weekend. On my search for epic ski touring adventures, I went to East Tirol’s Villgratental Valley for Easter 2016 – and I definitely found what I had been looking for. Here’s my adventure report with personal recommendations for a memorable ski touring weekend…7 min. Reading time
Opened in 1955, the Valluga II in the ski resort of St. Anton is the oldest of the six cable cars featured in this series and was the highest cable car in Austria when it came into service over 60 years ago. Even if it still looks the same as back then, it today enjoys…6 min. Reading time
“Wow,” I said to myself, “I wouldn’t have expected something like this in Stubai Valley.” Minimalist design, reclaimed timber and attention to detail… Schönherr Haus in Stubai Valley is not your average mountain retreat. Despite the stylish sports store on premises.4 min. Reading time
Passengers flying in to Innsbruck (IATA: INN) are fortunate. They will enjoy the most dramatic approach to any airport in Europe, as the aircraft descends through a deep mountain valley. We talked to three people who told us why Innsbruck is their fav airport in the world to fly in/out of…7 min. Reading time
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In the ski resort of Kirchberg-Kitzbühel we find the Kitz 3S-Bahn – the tallest cable car not only in Tirol but in the whole of Europe.6 min. Reading time
I have to admit, I like a little sweetness in my life every now and then. A steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. A delicate cake. A spoonful of sugar really does help everything go down. Whatever tantalising treat you’re in the mood for, let the experts do the work and delve into six of…6 min. Reading time