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Bits & Pieces

by Julia in Bits & Pieces

“Downhill”: The Filming Locations

The film “Downhill” featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell was shot in winter 2019 on location in Ischgl, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and the Kaunertal Valley in the Austrian Tirol. We have taken a close look at the filming spots to find out where you can ski “The Beast” yourself.

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by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Game for a Game?

Tiroleans are renowned for being a little reserved when you first get to know them, so there is no better way to break the ice than with a game of “Perlaggen”, “Doz’nhacken” or “Tschongelen”. Here are nine traditional games from the region ideal for long nights in mountain huts.

9 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…

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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?

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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 Mary in Bits & Pieces

12 things that make Christmas in Tirol a unique experience

With snow-covered mountains and festive markets, there are few places in the world more Christmassy than Tirol. But for outsiders, some of the customs and traditions might seem slightly on the odd side. We asked six newcomers to the region to share the things that surprised them most about Christmas in the Austrian Tirol.

5 min. Reading time
by Christina in Bits & Pieces

Mountain Weddings

Small weddings are on the rise as couples seek to make their weddings a more personal and intimate celebration. Lonely beaches are very popular, but what could be dreamier than getting married on a mountaintop, surrounded by all of nature’s glory? Mountain weddings make a unique alternative to the standard beach destination wedding.

6 min. Reading time
by Theresa in Bits & Pieces

TimeTour: A Virtual Time Travel Experience of Innsbruck

Have you ever wondered what it used to be like in Innsbruck in the year 1905? Well, there was an iron bridge over the Inn River, a tram route across Maria-Theresien-Street and a custom house in front of the Triumphal Arch. I know that because we placed ourselves back in time: Thanks to a VR-enhanced…

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