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by Klaus in People

Having a Blast: The Men Who Make Avalanches Above Innsbruck

Heavy snowfall in Innsbruck is inevitably followed by the early-morning sound of explosions in the Nordkette Mountains. As the city’s awakes, the men of the avalanche safety commission are already out and about blasting away the snow to keep the population safe.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Lord of the Harakiri

With a notoriously steep ski run, innovative state-of-the-art lifts and 142 kilometers of downhill trails, it’s easy to see why Mayrhofen consistently ranks as a top Tirol ski resort. Behind the scenes, Josef Geisler is overall responsible for the smooth running of all operations of the resort.

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by Benjamin in Recommendations

Five Tips for a Relaxing Ski Holiday in Tirol

For most of us, holidays are first and foremost about one thing: relaxing. Winter holidays in the mountains of Tirol are no different. However, long queues at the breakfast buffet or hangovers at high altitude can put a downer on what is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times of the year. We…

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by Klaus in People

Making Corduroy: The Ski Groomer on Harakiri Run

With a 78 percent grade, the thrilling double black Harakiri Trail rakes in hard-core honours for being Austria’s steepest downhill run. This sickeningly steep terrain requires a special winch cat to groom, which is driven by heavy machinery operator Christoph Egger.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Recommendations

5 Ski Resorts Easily Accessible by Train

No traffic jams, no stress, no black ice – just lean back and enjoy the scenery; then go directly from the train station to the ski slope. Travelling by train is the best and easiest way to reach many Tirolean tourism destinations. Today we would like to show you five ski resorts you can easily…

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by Ines in Recommendations

Where Snow Meets Sun – My Favourite Slopeside Patios in Tirol

Imagine sitting with an inventive drink, on a sun drenched terrace, listening to chill music while overlooking the most awe inspiring mountain views after a day on the slopes. Sounds like paradise doesn’t it? Spring is my favourite ski season. Having enjoyed the awesome spring conditions on the slopes, I find myself a patio and…

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Sports

Five Legendary Ski Runs

With 3,400 kilometers of ski runs, Tirol has some serious mileage on offer. Skiing and snowboarding come in many forms, and though every Tirol ski resort offers an amazing variety of terrain, each has its own flavour. If you fancy setting yourself a challenge or adding to your ski bucket list, check out these five…

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by Eva in Sports

Autumn skiing on Tirol’s five glaciers

While some are still enjoying autumn walks in the mountains and valleys, snow-hungry skiers and boarders are already heading for Tirol’s glaciers. I have to admit, skiing in autumn has many advantages. Here are a few of the highlights for the 2019/20 season together with some information on what’s new in the region’s glacier ski…

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