Tirol is home to over 80 ski resorts. Amongst them, you will find many with flat and simple slopes that offer plenty of variety to beginners. These regions have specialised in catering for the needs and requirements of beginners and ski returnees. They shared a few hot tips with us.
Kitzbühel Alps: St. Johann Cable Cars
The St. Johann ski area in the Kitzbühel Alps ski region offers wide, easy to moderate runs, scenic trails and fabulous views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Regional special service: personal breakfast pick-up by your own personal ski instructor.
Where to stop off: situated right next to the piste, the Angerer Alm is a special tip for wine lovers. Proprietor, Annemarie Foidl, runs the alpine guesthouse together with her daughter.
Away from the slopes: the „Kas Kreuz Koasa“ guided snowshoe hike first takes you to a tasting session at the Wilder Käser Dairy. Then, with a summit-snack safely stowed away in your backpack, the tour leads uphill through snowy forest to the Sprisslerkreuz.
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Pitztal: Hochzeiger Ski Area
The Hochzeiger ski area in Pitztal is clearly laid out, offering great diversity for beginners with its predominantly easy and moderate slopes. There is even a money back guarantee for those who fail to improve their technique after lessons with a private ski instructor.
Where to stop off:Tanzalm ski hut in the middle of the slopes is a quaint hut with spacious sun terrace. You can enjoy overnight stays here too!
Away from the slopes: the opportunity to have a peek behind the scenes of piste preparations during a snowcat ride is offered several times a week.
Stubaital: Stubai Glacier
At the Stubaier Glacier ski area, beginners are particularly well catered for at the nursery slope near Gamsgarten mountain lift terminal and the pistes surrounding the 6-seater “Murmele” chairlift. The convenience of the mountain ski depot (Gamsgarten lift terminal) is not to be underestimated. Not only that, the ski season in the glacier region is exceptionally long (mid-September – late June), meaning there is plenty of time for practising.
Where to stop off: after a few exhausting hours on the slopes, you can savour pleasures of the palate at the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant, with its beautiful pine-clad lounge, warming fireplace and dreamy sun terrace.
Away from the slopes: have you heard about the ice cave at the Stubai Glacier? Hidden in the glacial ice, the ice cave on Eisgrat on the Stubai Glacier gives visitors a fascinating insight into the world of snow and ice.
Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau
Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau is one of the 10 largest ski resorts in Tirol and offers incredible diversity for skiers of varying levels of ability, for example, around Mount Schatzberg. Ski hire and depot storage are directly at the cable car base terminal and ski schools offer guaranteed success.
Where to stop off: savour the romantic mountain hut ambience and stunning views from the Gipföhit mountain restaurant whilst sampling the strange sounding but delicious tasting local delicacies such as Kasspatzl, Pressknödel, Tiroler Kaiserschmarren, the „Brodakrapfen“ speciality, or an authentic mountain hut snack with farmer’s homemade bread.
Away from the slopes: in addition to all the skiing fun, thrills and spills can be had at the 5 kilometre long natural toboggan run at Schatzberg!
Wilder Kaiser: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental
SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental ski area, Austria’s largest inter-linked ski area, offers a huge choice of wide, easy (134 km) and moderate (129 km) slopes. There are special nursery lifts and runs back down in the valley. A success or money-back guarantee is given here too.
Where to stop off: spoil yourself with a visit to the Sunseitdirndln Hut in Scheffau at the Wilder Kaiser.
Away from the slopes: don’t miss a visit to the ALPENIGLU-Village with restaurant, bar, igloo hotel and sun lounge.