Innsbruck in winter

Hotels in Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ski resort and hotel accommodation

A skiing holiday in the Austrian Alps will offer you more than a bit of excitement on the slopes, in fact you’ll come away with a head full of memories of a natural scene that is beautiful, it’s almost blinding.

Innsbruck is a hugely popular ski resort, however it offers more than slope action, which gives it almost a two-centre holiday feel. Known widely as the capital of the Alps, accommodation in Innsbruck is plentiful, and you’ll find reasonable flights to boot. As the three times host of the Winter Olympics, you’re looking at a true alpine holiday, with plenty of holiday villages to use as your base whilst exploring everything in this white-out city.

Getting to Innsbruck is easy, with its own airport and plentiful flights during ski season especially. Once you’ve decided where to stay in Innsbruck, the next thing is to turn your attention to is what you plan to do during your winter break.

Skiing and snowboarding in the Austrian Alps

Innsbruck offers nine different areas for skiing, with the option of alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. You can also try your hand at tobogganing, ice skating, alpine style curling and bobsleigh if the mood takes you! The free ski bus will get you around the various areas, with different settings for various levels of expertise, from beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.

The new and highly impressive Bergisel ski jump is a popular place to head, with Patscherkofel one of the best sites for beginners. Alternatively, Muttereralm is a fantastic destination for families, and easily reached. Nordkette Mountain Range is close to the city centre, which makes it one of the most popular ski sites, with Seegrube and Hafelekar your choices.

After an exhausting day schussing down the ski slopes, a coffee and a chat down at Maria-Theresien Strasse is a good choice, with a slow wander through the small shops, and a little souvenir retail therapy.

Booking one of the many apartments in Innsbruck, rather than a hotel in Innsbruck, could be a good choice if you want more freedom to come and go, cook your own food, or order in, and relax with a more homely setting. This is a fantastic idea after a strenuous day out on the mountains.

Historic Innsbruck sites

Tyrolean royalty left its mark on Innsbruck, and the Imperial Palace has to be the must-visit site. Quite stunning on the eyes, this baroque-style wonder will be a thrill for anyone interested in royalty, history and architecture. There are daily guided tours available, and you could maybe combine this with a guided walking tour of the city, to give you a true overview of the area. The golden roof of the court church and Ambras Castle are two other attractions of note.

Great restaurants, cafes and shopping in Innsbruck

You’ll find plentiful mountain restaurants, giving you the perfect view, and a touch of romance, as well as city centre restaurants or cafes, with plenty to keep you occupied of an evening.

Keeping with the modern-day theme, shopping is the order of the day. Rathausgalerien and Kaufhaus Tyrol shopping centres will give you more than enough opportunities to spend your holiday money!

A ski break in Innsbruck offers more than simply energy on the slopes, in fact you might struggle to tear yourself away from everything the city has to offer!