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Overview

The Olympic resort of Igls is a typical picturesque small and quiet Tyrolean village just 5 kms from Innsbruck and it is connected to the city’s tram network. It has its own local ski area on the Patscherkofel, which rises to 2245m, but is also well placed for exploring the other areas in the Innsbruck region: Neustift, Fulpmes and Stubai, Axamer Lizum and Seefeld.

Profile

Igls is a typical picturesque small and quiet Tyrolean village just 5 kms from Innsbruck and it is connected to the city’s tram network. It has its own local ski area on the Patscherkofel,which rises to 2245m, but is also well placed for exploring the other areas in the Innsbruck region: Neustift, Fulpmes and Stubai, Axamer Lizum and Seefeld. Igls itself is quiet and relaxed village with a few tea shops and small family run gasthofs and pensions. For visiting groups or families with non skiers this is a fair option as it is easy to get into Innsbruck each day, which is a gateway to many otherdifferent areas.

Mountain Information

Central feature of the skiing and boarding on the Patscherkofel mountain is the long, rolling red run which was the 1976 Olympic downhill on which Franz Klammer scored his famous gold medal winning victory. Otherwise there is a long blue descent which makes an easier option, so it is a pretty limited area with really just six runs, but two new lifts are being built. There is one short beginners’ lift nearer the village. Snowmaking covers much of the mountain now. There are two local ski schools and daycare is available for kids except at weekends.

Apres Ski

Igls has a few hotels and tea and coffee shops. The biggest hotel is the five star Schlosshotel and Sporthotel Igls. The latter has a disco and good restaurant. The Olympic bob run is also here and is open to the public. With the very easy access in to Innsbruck apres ski, eating out and other accommodation options are greatly increased.

Resort Information • Igls

Resort Height Resort Height 893m
Top Station Top Station 2247m
Bottom Station Bottom Station 893m
Vertical Descent Vertical Descent 1354m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 5
Chair Lifts Chair Lifts 1
High Capacity High Capacity 2
Opening Dates Opening Dates Dec - April
Rating Expert Rating Expert 4
Rating Intermediate Rating Intermediate 7
Rating Beginner Rating Beginner 6
Apres Ski Rating Apres Ski Rating 6
Snow Reliability Snow Reliability 6