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by Guest Author in Sports

Ice, Ice Baby!

Tirol is famous for skiing and cross-country skiing in winter. However, there are also other adventures for you to embark on in the snowy mountains: ice climbing for example. Today, our author will tell you more about his first ice climbing experience.

10 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Which Ski is Right for Me?

These days you are likely to find more different types of skis on offer in your local sports shop than the toppings available at your favourite pizzeria. So when it comes to winter sports, like good pizza, is it all just a question of taste? Not quite. Only if you know what you want and…

4 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

DIY Hotel

Camp fire instead of hotel bar, board games instead of après-ski, home cooking instead of haute cuisine. Tirol’s many self-catering mountain huts are the ideal place to get back to basics and enjoy the simple life. Here are some top tips for stays at these DIY hotels in the Alps.

5 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Your Own Private Log Cabin

A self-contained cabin in the mountains is the antitheses of bland all-inclusive resort-style accommodation: It’s a great place for families and friends who don’t mind snow shoveling, wood chopping and cooking for themselves. Vacation or no vacation?

11 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

By Skiers, for Skiers: The Custom Ski Builders

With Innsbruck-based startup SPURart, ski manufacturing is going back to its small-batch roots. Small is better. Small means ash cores and wood veneers. Small means the people building the boards also ride them. We checked in with co-founder Peter Pfeifer to find out more.

7 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Meet the Animals of the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo

Take a walk around the Alpine Zoo at Innsbruck while scouting animals that roam large-acreage, natural habitats. With its distinctive hillside setting above town, the zoo is a must-see for animal and plant lovers. You can even discover endangered species that were protected by the Alpine Zoo’s conservation programs. Meet some of the mountain animals…

5 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Food & Drink

Hunters, gatherers and gourmets

Understanding nature, enjoying fresh produce, staying healthy. More and more people are getting out into the forests and meadows to search for ingredients for their kitchen. The trend, known as foraging, has spread around the globe. In Tirol people have been living off the land for thousands of years, making the most of what nature…

8 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Rise & Shine: 5 Great Early Morning Activities in Tirol

Sorry, night owls: When it comes to eye-opening activities, Tirol is really a morning person’s world. There are many beautiful places that have a magical quality early in the morning that you just can’t experience any other time of the day. Here are five recommended experiences for larks who are happy to wake up early…

4 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Man or mouse?

In the Ötztal Valley – to be precise at 47° latitude – lies Austria’s largest outdoor adventure park. Our author, for whom summer in the mountains had so far meant nothing more than an easy walk in the meadows, agreed to take on the challenge of Area 47.

14 min. Reading time
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