As the winter season grows short in Tirol, so do the skis. In spring, figl skis are king. The figl is a special, supershort ski. It is an acronym for firngleiter, meaning “firn glider”, called Figl for short. Firn is the German word for spring or corn snow. Both, the snow called Firn and the…4 min. Reading time
Bits & Pieces
Innsbruck Airport: Not Your Average Landing.
Tirol’s Most Spectacular Cable Cars – the Vallugabahn II in St. Anton am Arlberg
Schönherr Haus. A Very Aesthetically Pleasing Place in Stubai Valley.
Farm Stays Reloaded in Tirol: 6 Special Places to Stay in the Countryside
As we roll on into March and a new season, celebrate by shedding those winter layers, getting out and smelling the flowers. Spring in Tirol means taking advantage of sun in the valley and snow in the mountains. I’ve always been an advocate of making seasonal to-do lists in order to keep life interesting. However, I fully…7 min. Reading time
Change up your workout, lace up your running shoes and hit the trails! Trail running is almost like cross training for road running—it helps you build more strength and power. At its best, trail running is a more minimalistic endeavour than road running. Trail running puts you face-to-face with an all-natural running high in the…3 min. Reading time
Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.
First, let’s lay it all on the table. My boys aren’t as enthused about hiking as I am. It can be quite a challenge to encourage the two of them to pull on some hiking boots and hit the trail. We could try to walk to an Alpine pasture with them, or even scaling peaks…8 min. Reading time
Never heard of “Karrinne” and “Kofel”? Well, neither had I before moving to Innsbruck a few years ago. I have explored Innsbruck’s ski resorts for one day, so here’s everything you need to know about getting your ski fix in Tirol’s capital. Including a solid bet for a quick in-and-out powder mission.9 min. Reading time
At the moment, all eyes are drawn to South Korea’s Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, where athletes from all over the world are fighting for their chance at glory—and where Olympic Medals are awarded across 102 events. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be an Olympic racer, Tirol is the place…5 min. Reading time
An organic mountain hotel. The smallest village in all of Austria. An upland plateau dotted by centuries-old sycamore maples… Our Blog team has rounded up (in no particular order) 11 of our local favourites – those spots that make us remember just how lucky we are to live here. And maybe, we’ll mention a spot…8 min. Reading time
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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